When I think of my favorite summertime foods, I always think about foods that are light, simple, and seasonal. One of the best parts about summer is access to the incredible produce that you can find at your local farmers market.
With an abundance of fresh produce, you can make tons of salads. Read on to find out 3 salads we'll be having on repeat.
Caprese salad is great all year round, but it's even better in the summer when tomatoes are in season. You may notice that when you go to a restaurant in the summer and order a BLT or tomato salad the tomatoes are so much more vibrant. Try adding some fresh basil (also in season during the summer), for some extra flavor.
Try the recipe for a delicious Caprese salad from Cookie and Kate.
Papaya salad is a staple in Thailand. Its main ingredients are green papaya, lime juice, chopped peanuts, chiles, and dried shrimp. It's light and refreshing with a crunchy consistency because of the chopped peanuts.
Try the recipe for a Green Papaya Salad from Epicurious.
Greek salad is great on its own or as a side salad. Its main ingredients are romaine, olives, red onion, feta cucumber, and tomatoes. The feta cheese is salty and gives the salad an extra boost of flavor. The vinaigrette usually consists of olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar, and some spices.
Try the recipe for a Greek salad from Damn Delicious.
Try some of our own salad recipes:
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