5 Salad Recipes You Should Try

Salads differ from type and preferences of an individual. There are many different types of salads that you can make. During the summer, many people like to eat salad as a way to keep a healthy and balanced diet. It is good to enjoy salads during the summer because they are easy to make and they can also be good to accompany your main dishes. Here are five easy and delicious salad recipes should try.

Summer Fruit Salad

If you like to eat fruit salads often, then this is a recipe you should definitely try. It is easy and simple to do. This salad is also perfect for eating during the summer because of the fresh and rich flavored ingredients.Ingredients

  • ⅔ cup fresh orange juice

  • ⅓ cup fresh lemon juice

  • ⅓ cup packed brown sugar

  • ½ teaspoon grated orange zest

  • ½ teaspoon grated lemon zest

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 cups cubed fresh pineapple

  • 2 cups strawberries, hulled and sliced

  • 3 kiwi fruit, peeled and sliced

  • 3 bananas, peeled and sliced

  • 2 oranges, peeled and sectioned

  • 1 cup seedless grapes

  • 2 cups blueberries

Directions

  1. Bring orange juice, lemon juice, brown sugar, orange zest, and lemon zest to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla extract. Set aside to cool.

  2. Layer the fruit in a large, clear glass bowl in this order: pineapple, strawberries, kiwi fruit, bananas, oranges, grapes, and blueberries. Pour this cool sauce over the fruit. Cover and refrigerate for 3 to 4 hours before serving.

Strawberry Spinach Salad

Have you ever combined strawberries with spinach? If you have not done so, this recipe is perfect for you. This strawberry spinach salad is easy to make, and it is also a delicious recipe to try. Check it out.Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds

  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ½ cup olive oil

  • ¼ cup distilled white vinegar

  • ¼ teaspoon paprika

  • ¼ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 tablespoon minced onion

  • 10 ounces fresh spinach - rinsed, dried, and torn into bite-size pieces

  • 1 quart strawberries - cleaned, hulled, and sliced

  • ¼ cup almonds, blanched and silvered

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the sesame seeds, poppy seeds, sugar, olive oil, vinegar, paprika, Worcestershire sauce, and onion. Cover and chill for one hour.

  2. In a large bowl, combine the spinach, strawberries, and almonds. Pour dressing over salad, and toss. Refrigerate 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

Beet Salad

If you do not like strawberry or fruit salads, you should definitely try this beet salad. Although this beet salad takes a bit more time to make, it is definitely worth the wait. It is healthy and rich in nutrients.Ingredients

  • 6 large beets, trimmed

  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

  • Salt and black ground pepper to taste

  • 1 (8 ounce) package baby spinach leaves

  • 2 tomatoes cut into bite-sized pieces

  • ½ red onion, chopped, or to taste

  • 1 (4 ounce) container crumbled feta cheese

  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar

  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard, or more to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Place the beets into a large bowl, and drizzle with ¼ cup olive oil, salt, and black pepper. Layout 2 large squares of aluminum foil on a work surface, and place 3 beets onto the center of each sheet. Fold the aluminum foil into 2 envelopes, sealing the beets into the packets; place the packets into a baking dish.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until tender, 1 to 1 ½ hours. Check for tenderness after 1 hour by piercing a beet with a fork. Open the foil, and allow the beets to cool until they can be handled; peel and slice.

  4. Lay out the spinach leaves on an attractive oblong-shaped serving platter. Sprinkle pieces of tomato and avocado over the spinach leaves, and top with chopped red onion. Lay the sliced warm beets over the salad, and top with crumbled feta cheese.

  5. Whisk together balsamic vinegar, a ½ cup of olive oil, and Dijon mustard until smooth; pour over the salad to serve.

Spinach Cantaloupe Salad with Mint

Looking for a different type of salad? Check out this spinach cantaloupe salad with mint. This is a sweet and tangy recipe that you should give a try.Ingredients

  • 4 cups fresh spinach leaves

  • 1 cup sliced cantaloupe

  • 1 cup sliced avocado

  • ½ cup diced red bell pepper

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves

  • 1 tablespoon mint apple jelly

  • 1½ teaspoon white wine vinegar

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

Directions

  1. Divide spinach between 2 serving plates. Arrange half of the cantaloupe and half of the avocado in a pattern over the spinach on each plate. Sprinkle with diced red pepper and fresh mint.

  2. Mix together with mint jelly, white wine vinegar, oil and, garlic. Drizzle over the salads. Serve.

Roasted Asparagus Salad with Feta Cheese

Are you an asparagus and feta cheese lover? Then you will love this roasted asparagus salad with feta cheese. This recipe is fairly easy to make, and the asparagus are done in about 20 minutes.Ingredients

  • 1 bunch fresh asparagus, trimmed, and cut into bite-size pieces.

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 pinch garlic powder, or to taste

  • 4 cups lettuce leaves cut into bite-size pieces

  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved

  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Place asparagus in a large bowl. Drizzle olive oil over asparagus and season with garlic powder; toss well — transfer asparagus to a baking sheet.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until asparagus are tender, about 20 minutes.

  4. Place lettuce in the same bowl used for asparagus; top with tomatoes, feta cheese, and asparagus.

  5. What salad recipe do you want to try? Let us know in the comments below.

What salad recipe do you want to try? Let us know in the comments below.