With summer here, cooking on the stove or with the oven can be too hot to handle. At the same time, eating chips straight out of the bag or getting take-out every night for dinner shouldn’t be your go-to options either!
Instead, why not stay healthy with some cool (and delicious) summer salads!
Here are 3 healthy summer salad recipes you can try:
1. The Classic Wedge
For something quick, classic, and super delicious, create a wedge salad.
You’ll need a wedge of iceberg or romaine lettuce (cut lengthwise to your desired size). Put the wedge on a plate or shallow bowl, add sliced red onions, sliced radishes, halved cherry or grape tomatoes, feta cheese, bacon crumbles, fresh chives and serve with blue cheese dressing!
2. Shaved Cucumber and Feta Delight
There’s nothing more refreshing than a cucumber in the summer!
For this Greek-inspired salad, shave a few English cucumbers into strips with a peeler, add a few halved and pitted Castelvetrano olives, some sliced green onions, and a mixture of 2 parts rice vinegar to 1 part extra virgin olive oil. Toss and top with fresh feta cheese!
3. Melon Salad
And finally, for a little “salad dessert,” consider this melon salad:
Grab a melon baller, a cantaloupe, a watermelon, and a honeydew melon. Create a mixture of melon balls with these melons, and add to a bowl (about 2 to 3 cups altogether).
Next, top with the following dressing: 1 Tbsp white balsamic vinegar, 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, a few squeezes of fresh lime juice, salt, ground black pepper, a bit of crushed red pepper, and 2 Tbsp chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley.
For some added flavor and crunch, add a few thinly sliced radishes and crumbled, cooked and cooled bacon.
For Healthy Summer Cooking, You Need the Right Kitchen
If you’re going to be making salads every day this summer (and why not!?), make sure you have the right kitchen to do so in. A spacious kitchen with functional and efficient appliances and tools can make all the difference.
At Kruseway Commons, our apartment kitchens are one of the biggest draws. Looking to relocate to the area? Call our offices today to see which Oswego, OR apartments floor plans are still available!