6 Delicious Salad Recipes For Summer

With Summer just around the corner, days are getting longer and hotter. After sweating it at work during the day, the last thing you want is a hot, stodgy dinner. The perfect evening meal is a light, refreshing salad that tastes delicious and fills you up! Using fresh and simple ingredients, these Delicious Salad Recipes are great for a full meal or a side dish to your main. Try one and see what you think!

1. Feta And Beetroot

This tangy Feta and Luscious Beetroot is a great combination for salad. The saltiness of the Feta and the Sweetness of the Beetroot complement each other perfectly – the best salad recipe for a main or a side.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cooked Beetroots
  • ½ Small Red Onion
  • ½ Tsp. Salk
  • ½ Tsp. Black Pepper
  • 3 Sprigs of Fresh Parsley
  • ½ Cup of Feta Cheese

Method:

  • Cube Beetroot and place in a bowl
  • Dice the Red Onion and chop the Fresh Parsley and add to the bowl
  • Sprinkle with Salt and Pepper and mix until all ingredients are combined
  • Crumble the Feta on top of the salad
  • Serve!

6 Delicious Salad Recipes

2. Asian Inspired Ginger Beef Salad

This zingy, spicy salad recipe is a great evening meal. The sharp Ginger Beef works well with the cool sliced cucumbers and carrots in the Asian Inspired Salad.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Beef Sirloin Strip
  • 2 Tsp. Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tsp. Sesame Oil
  • 3 Tsp, Ground Fresh Ginger
  • ½ Tsp. Salt
  • ½ Tsp. Black Pepper
  • ½ a cucumber
  • 1 Carrot
  • Handful Spinach
  • 2 Green Onions
  • 1 Tbsp. Canola Oil
  • 1 Whole Red Chilli

Method:

  • Sliced the Beef Sirloin Strip into thin pieces
  • In a bowl mix the Soy Sauce, Sesame Oil, Salt, Pepper and Fresh Ginger
  • Add the Beef slices to the mixture, making sure the meat is fully coated.
  • Flash fry the beef strips in a hot pan until cooked. Set aside to cool.
  • In a large bowl, slice the Carrots and Cucumber into long ribbons and combine with Spinach. Toss the Carrots and Cucumber in the Canola Oil.
  • Lay the Beef Strips on top of the Salad, and pour remaining juices on top.
  • Chop the chilli and Green Onions and sprinkle on top of salad
  • Serve!

6 Delicious Salad Recipes

3. Classic Caprese Salad

Nothing tastes more like Summer than a Classic Caprese! This Salad Recipe is SUPER simple to make – and is great alongside BBQ’s, or on its own!

Ingredients:

  • 3 Whole Tomatoes
  • 2 Balls of Fresh Mozzarella
  • 8/18 Fresh Basil Leaves
  • 5 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • ½ Tsp. Salt
  • ½ Tsp Black Pepper

Method:

  • Tomatoes and  Mozzarella into thin slices and lay out on a plate
  • Scatter the Fresh Basil Leaves on top
  • Drizzle the Olive Oil on top pf the salad.
  • Sprinkle with Salt and Pepper
  • Serve!

6 Delicious Salad Recipes

4. Lentil Bean Salad

This Lentil Bean Salad Recipe is a great protein boost, being light and fresh while filling at the same time. With a lemon, coriander dressing, it’s zesty and refreshing – perfect for summer!

Ingredients:

  • 1 Can Kidney Beans
  • 1 Cup Cooked Lentils (Red or Green)
  • ½ Red Onion
  • 1 Whole Tomato
  • 1 Tbsp. Chopped Chives
  • 3 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
  • 10 Sprigs Coriander
  • ½ Tsp. Salt
  • ½ Tsp. Black Pepper

Method:

  • Combine Lentils and Kidney Beans in a large bowl.
  • Dice the Tomatoes and Onion – add to the Lentils and Kidney Beans.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the Lemon Juice, Chives, Salt and Pepper. Pour over the Lentil and Bean mixture – tossing until all is coated and combined.
  • Chop the Coriander and sprinkle over salad.
  • Serve!

6 Delicious Salad Recipes

5. Pesto Pasta Salad

Everyone loves a pasta salad! It’s a great side or main for the summer, and this Pesto Pasta Salad Recipe is salty and delicious!

Ingredients:

  • 3 Cups Cooked Pasta (any kind)
  • ¼ Cup Jarred Pesto
  • 2 Tbsp. Ground Parmesan
  • 1 Whole Tomato
  • 2 Green Onions

Method:

  • Mix the Pasta and Pesto in a large bowl
  • Chop the Tomato and Green Onions, and mix into the pasta
  • Sprinkle the Parmesan on top and serve!

6 Delicious Salad Recipes

6. Warm Spicy Corn Salad

The Tex-Mex inspired Spicy Corn Salad Recipe is the perfect mix between sweet and spicy. The warm Corn and Sweet Tomatoes is a match made in heaven!

Ingredients:

  •  2 Cans Sweet Corn
  • 1 Red Onion – chopped
  • 1 Whole Tomato
  • 10 Sprigs Coriander
  • 2 Jalapeños
  • ½ Tsp. Paprika
  • ½ Tsp. Salt
  • ½ Black Pepper

Method:

  • In a warm pan, add the Sweet Corn, the Onion (chopped), Paprika, Salt and Pepper and heat through until just warm – remove from heat
  • Dice Tomato and add to Corn Mixture
  • Chop Jalapeños and Coriander and add to Salad – serve!

6 Delicious Salad Recipes

These Salad Recipes are PERFECT for Summer! Try one and see!

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