Seven Summer Salads

by kitchenarian on June 11, 2011

I wish I could say I have been away on a remote tropical island vacation or that I have been on a grand European get-away, but the fact is I have been working. I’ve been away from my blog for a bit, but I am back. There has been some behind the scenes work going on as well and I will be launching a new website soon, but more on that later.

Summer is finally here for my entire family. The last of my children, my older son, just finished his last exam this past Monday and now all three children are in a constant state of motion all around the house coming and going, eating and eating some more.

Even though I haven’t been writing here, I have been trying to keep up with all of my favorite blogs to see what everyone is cooking. I have been in the mood for salads since the temperature has been hovering around 100 degrees over the past week. At the moment and for the foreseeable future, I am all about refreshing summer salads and anything else that does not require an oven.

Here are seven great summer salad recipes I spotted recently. Why seven? I just love the alliteration, but you probably knew that already. Enjoy!

Summer Salad of Chicken, Goat Cheese, Green Beans, Tomatoes… – The Good Spoon

Chicken Salad Straight From the Grill – Three Many Cooks

Israeli Couscous with Lemon and Asparagus – Happy When Not Hungry

Thai Mango Salad with Grilled Shrimp – Verses From My Kitchen

Greek Salad – The Pioneer Woman

Crunchy Peanut Slaw – Sprinkles of Parsley

Caprese Beet Salad with Balsamic Glaze – All That’s Left Are The Crumbs

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Kate@Diethood.com June 11, 2011 at 3:45 pm

It was 100 degrees two days ago… it is barely 60 right now. Crazy!

I love the chicken salad from ‘three many cooks’… sounds fantastic!

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Felice - All That's Left Are The Crumbs June 11, 2011 at 4:23 pm

Thanks for mentioning my salad on your list! I had already bookmarked the Thai Mango Salad with Grilled Shrimp – although no mango for me 🙁 – and the Crunchy Peanut Slaw, but I am glad to see the others too since I have had salad on the mind too.

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Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts June 11, 2011 at 9:37 pm

The weather has been crazy lately! Love the Crunch Peanut slaw by Sprinkles of Parsley – great idea!

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Krissyp June 11, 2011 at 9:57 pm

Thanks for compliling seven great salads in one spot. I’m feeling the love for salad right now…I love heat but it’s too suffocating to even grill right now.

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Jen at The Three Little Piglets June 11, 2011 at 10:36 pm

I know – the weather in Georgia has been crazy hot for at least a month now. I have no desire to turn on my oven during the day. What a great list – thanks for taking the time to put it together

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Heather June 12, 2011 at 12:22 am

What a great list! Do you think that quinoa would work in the first salad instead of the wheat berries?

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kitchenarian June 12, 2011 at 8:24 am

The original recipe called for farro, and the blogger replaced it with barley and then suggested wheat berries for the next time. I think quiona is an easy replacement. Quinoa is such a superfood; great idea. At your suggestion, I am going to try it that way myself.

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Emily @ Life on Food June 12, 2011 at 2:56 pm

I have a really hard time eating cold salads in the winter but come summer that is all I crave. Thanks for the sugguestions and the veggie pics are beautiful. Love farmer’s markets!

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Elyse @The Cultural Dish June 12, 2011 at 5:45 pm

I really want to try that thai mango salad and crunchy peanut slaw – they look delicious!

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yummychunklet June 13, 2011 at 1:40 am

Great roundup of salads! Thanks for sharing!

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