Our collection of unique salad recipes is growing, and growing, and there’s a reason for that!
If you are anything like me, the second winter fades away and summer arrives, I am all about salads. People ask, ‘what do you cook for your family during the warmer months?’ and my answer is always the same: Salad. Salad with fish, salad with chicken, salad with steak, salad with shrimp. Basically, salad with everything.
But, I want to assure you that I am not a total bore – and I do not eat the same salad for each and every meal. And with our easy access to fresh ingredients, salads are not relegated to the warmer months only. In fact, these unique salad recipes are just perfect for any time of year. With minimal meal prepping!
Unique Salad Recipes:
One of our favourite unique salad recipes, this arugula salad is just like summer on a plate. With seasonal leaves, salty feta, and a bit of crunch from the almonds, your taste buds will be delighted.
Experiment with different berries and cheeses for new taste sensations.
When asparagus is in season, the high ratio of asparagus to everything else in this salad recipe is intentional. The fresh, seasonal produce is the star of the show. Feel free to swap in a different grain of your liking if quinoa isn’t your fave. Barley, wheat berries, or a small pasta shape, like orzo, would be fantastic.
Sometimes when it comes to salads, we use the term ‘recipe’ very loosely. Rather then tracking down and following a recipe, we like to take stock of what we’ve got on hand and create something unique every time. Like this big summer salad, for example. It’s loaded with healthy goodness (think vibrant greens, omega-rich avocado, crisp radishes, and protein-filled quinoa), filling enough to be served as your main meal, and super easy to make.
Here is one of our favourite unique salad recipes that is as easy as it is delicous.
Cherry tomatoes, arugula, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and a sprinkle of flaked sea salt is all that you need to create one of the best summer sides.
This bright and fresh cucumber, radish, and dill slaw (with a yummy and easy orange vinaigrette) is going to prove that coleslaw is making a comeback. The best thing about this unique salad recipe is that it can easily be doubled, tripled, or even quadrupled, depending on how many guests you’re expecting.
Caprese salad is a summer staple. And this Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad is the prettiest – and arguably the simplest – salad you will ever make.
In this recipe, we toss quinoa with some of our favourite salad ingredients (think tomatoes, cucumber, and red pepper) and kick it up a notch with chickpeas for a protein burst. Add some crumbled feta and toss with a fresh lemon vinaigrette for the perfect meatless dish.
One of our most unique salad recipes also packs a superfood punch. Not only is it bursting with healthy ingredients, it’s hearty enough to serve as a main meal (but we also love it with grilled shrimp).
This unique recipe for a roasted salmon salad with a tangy lemon vinaigrette that is anything but boring and bland. Organic greens, delicate roasted salmon, salty feta, cherry tomatoes, avocado… Yum!