Here are some easy-to-make salad recipes for your next summer meal. The best part of these recipes is that each of these dishes can be eaten at any time during the day. So, if you make extra salad for dinner you can always take it to work the next day and eat it for lunch as well. Also Read - Krishna Janmashtami 2020: Easy to Prepare Sweets That Can be The Festive Bhog

Many of these salads are made with produce available during the summer months, so you don’t have to worry about the freshness of the ingredients. Toss these with some simple, homemade salad dressing and tada! You’ve got a yummy, healthy meal that is perfect for the hot weather. Also Read - 3 Best Herbs For Your Kitchen Garden

1. Tomato Cucumber Salad

Tomato Cucumber Salad[Photo Source: Pinterest] Also Read - Gochujeon or Chilli Pepper Pancakes Recipe: Follow These Easy Steps to Make The Tasty Pancakes at Home

Tomatoes and cucumbers are both in season all summer long. Cucumber, in particular, helps retain water in our body and prevents dehydration.

Ingredients 

  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Kalamata olives
  • Feta cheese
  • Fresh dill to garnish

Salad Dressing – Dill and garlic

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon dill (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and black pepper to taste 

Directions

1. Cut the tomatoes in half and add the diced cucumbers along with chopped olives. Add some feta cheese as well.

2. To make the dressing, whisk the ingredients together until everything is blended.

3. Mix the vegetables in a bowl and garnish with dill. Toss with dressing. Cover the bowl and keep refrigerated for two hours. Then, enjoy a refreshing salad.

2. Summer Sunshine Salad

Summer Sunshine Salad[Photo Source: Pinterest]

Summer is the best season for berries—and with readily available ingredients, this salad is also easy on your pockets.

Ingredients

  • Lettuce
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Avocado

Dressing – Honey and cilantro

  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon Italian dressing
  • Dash of lemon pepper

Directions

1. In a bowl, mix the dressing ingredients and whisk together until everything is well-blended.

2. Mix the berries with the lettuce and avocado, and toss it with the dressing. Refrigerate for an hour and then enjoy the sunshine!

3. Chicken Citrus Salad

Chicken Citrus Salad[Photo Source: Pinterest]

Worried about what to prepare for your next summer party? This easy chicken citrus salad is a true life-saver!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 chicken breast
  • 2 oranges
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 4 cups romaine hearts
  • 1 avocado

Salad dressing

  • 1/3 fresh lime juice
  • 9 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 red onion (minced)
  • 1 large serrano chile (minced)
  • 1 large serrano chile (seeded)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ancho chile powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Directions

1. For the salad dressing, whisk the olive oil with lime juice. One-by-one add onion, chile, cumin and chile powder. Add salt and pepper to taste.

2. Once the dressing is made, brush the chicken with the dressing and let it marinate for a few minutes. Meanwhile, peel and cut the oranges. Combine it with the tomatoes and cilantro.

3. Heat the frying pan and cook the chicken for 7-10 minutes, or until it is fully cooked. Once cooled, cut the chicken into bite-size pieces.

4. Add the oranges and tomatoes to the chicken pieces. Mix with the remaining dressing and add the romaine. Toss to coat.

5. Add sliced avocados and season with salt and black pepper. Serve immediately.

4. Shrimp Cobb Salad

Shrimp Cobb Salad[Photo Source: Pinterest]

Here is yet another light, filling salad loaded with protein. This is sure to be another hit for your next gathering.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups peeled shrimp
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 bacon slices
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 1 cup canned corn kernels

Salad dressing – Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

  • 1 cup cilantro
  • 1 lime (juiced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions

1. To make the vinaigrette, mix cilantro, lime juice and garlic, then whisk the mixture together. Add olive oil and vinegar slowly until everything is blended. Season with salt and pepper.

2. Preheat the oven to 400° F. Place the shrimp on a baking sheet, then add olive oil on top. Bake until the shrimp is pink, which should take about five minutes.

3. On a large skillet, cook the bacon until it is brown and crispy.

4. Boil the eggs. Peel off the shell and set aside.

5. In a large bowl, place romaine lettuce and arrange it with rows of shrimp, bacon, eggs, avocado, corn and goat cheese in any order you like. Serve with the vinaigrette.