We’ve been on a bit of a health kick this summer and changing up our nutritional habits was the first order of business. That meant incorporating more salads into our weekly meals but neither Shawn nor I are the type of people who crave salads on the daily. So, to keep things fresh, we like to add an element of flavor to our greens and veggies. Adding healthy cheeses like feta and mozzarella, fruits like strawberries and mango to add sweetness, and nuts like pistachios or walnuts to add crunch are all simple ways that make salads so much more approachable and fun. Here are some salads recipes that we’ve enjoyed this summer and can’t get enough of!
Arugula and Peach Salad – I love balancing the peppery flavor of arugula with a bit of sweet.
Cherry Tomato Basil Salad – Caprese salads are my absolute favorite. You can’t go wrong with tomatoes, basil and mozzarella!
Strawberry Caprese – Speaking of capreses, this strawberry version is amazing. We usually trade the basil and for baby spinach and go light on the strawberries.
Couscous Tabbouleh – This is my go-to side salad for fish or seafood and pairs so well with a crisp glass of white sauvignon blanc.
Go-to Kale Salad – So this one is probably the healthiest of the bunch, but load it up with a variety of veggies, sprinkle with pomegranate seeds and you’ve got a different flavor with each bite.