Summer Salads

There is nothing more refreshing than a bright summer salad. And you get to mix and match a variety of seasonal vegetables! Salads are an easy way to ensure you are getting your daily servings of nutritious fruits and vegetables while still keeping flavors fun and interesting. Today, I have rounded up some of my favorite summer salads that make a regular appearance in my weekly meal planning.

Brussels Sprouts Salad with Paleo Poppyseed Dressing

I am such a fan of non-traditional salads. This salad featured Brussels sprouts as the main ingredient followed by bright pomegranates and a sweet poppyseed dressing. Not only is this salad tasty and colorful but it is also super nutrient-dense! I highly recommend introducing this dish to friends and family at your next get-together! It is perfect for hot summer days and does not leave you feeling heavy when outdoor activities are a part of the festivities.

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Easy Grilled Salad

It's grilling season so what better way to celebrate than with this beautiful grilled salad. The smoky goodness of the grilled romaine is balanced with the cool, fresh veggie toppings (feel free to pick your favorites) and creamy garlic dressing. This salad is the perfect addition to any barbeque and can be topped with grilled meats for an easy complete meal solution. Ocean Mist Farms Season & Steam Broccoli make your other cooked veggie prep simple with little clean up!

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Marinated Tomato and Artichoke Salad

This Greek-style Marinated Tomato and Artichoke Salad is equally beautiful and delicious. Any time I can work artichoke hearts into my salads, I count it a win! This is the perfect summer salad because it is so easy to make and is a light and refreshing balance to your main entrée. It is always nice to have a lighter option when serving a hearty meal. I try to think about that when making a dish that I know will be heavy. This recipe uses Ocean Mist Farms Artichokes.. of course! 😉

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Roasted Cauliflower & Arugula Salad

Now, this is a unique salad bursting with flavor! It is simple, yet delicious and packed with contrasting textures and flavors. The peppery arugula gives that perfect spice that I think every salad needs and the crunchy, roasted cauliflower offers a nice hearty bite.  Pair this with a light pasta or enjoy as a simple meal on it's ownOcean Mist - Cauliflower Arugula Salad_1R6A7627-1

 

What's your favorite salad combination?

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Diana McClean
Growing up on California's central coast, I enjoyed delicious artichokes around the family dinner table and always on Christmas Eve! It is beyond perfection that I now market artichokes for a living and get to share the Ocean Mist Farms story and my love of all things fresh.
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