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Far From Boring: 10 Summer Salad Recipes

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Salad Recipe Roundup

As we get closer and closer to the heart of the summer and the temperature keeps rising, the idea of toiling away in the kitchen over a hot stove or oven becomes less and less appealing. The solution: salad for dinner!

Salad unfortunately has the stigma of being a boring, bland side dish, but here are 10 delicious salad recipes that will definitely change your mind. They can also make for a great summer dinner without overheating your kitchen.

1. Heirloom Tomato and Beet Salad from Cooking Light

Tomatoes are in their prime in the summer. Highlight them in this light and simple salad with delicious beets.

Heirloom Tomato Beet Salad

2. Summer Pasta Salad with Baby Greens from Skinnytaste

Whole wheat pasta gives this salad substance without being too heavy.

Summer Pasta Salad with Baby Greens

3. Bread Salad with Cherries, Arugula & Goat Cheese from Delightful Crumb

Sweet, savory, crunchy, soft – this salad has it all!

Bread Salad with Cherries Arugula Goat Cheese

4. Chopped Brown Rice Salad with Grapes and Pecans from The Kitchn

Summer grapes lend a surprising sweet bite in this delicious medley.

Chopped Brown Rice Salad with Grapes

5. Tomato, Corn, and Avocado Salad from Martha Stewart

Capture the essence of summer in this simple salad. Serve it as a main course or as a side at a summer BBQ!

Tomato Corn Avocado Salad

6. Lemon and Olive Oil Marinated Fennel with Burrata and Mint from Food52

Creamy, sweet burrata contrasts with crunchy, tangy fennel in this refreshing meal.

Lemon and Olive Oil Fennel with Burrata

7. Quinoa Taco Salad from Love and Lemons

Try this lighter take on a burrito bowl for a refreshing summer dinner.

Quinoa Taco Salad

8. Black Bean Confetti Salad from Smitten Kitchen

Colorful and delicious – yes please!

Black Bean Confetti Salad

9. Curried Waldorf Salad from the New York Times

Add a summer spicy twist to this classic salad.

Curried Waldorf Salad

10. Mango, Avocado, and Feta Kale Salad from Aida Mollenkamp

From sweet mango to tangy feta, this salad has it all.

Mango Avocado Feta Kale Salad

What’s your favorite summer salad? Tell us below! 

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Asia just finished her sophomore year at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, where she is majoring in Public Health Studies with a minor in Entrepreneurship and Management. From food trucks to juice cleanses, she absolutely loves everything having to do with food, but especially how it is such an important element of everyday health and wellness. Asia also loves staying active. She ran her first half marathon this spring, and has recently become hooked on spinning.

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