By using locally-sourced produce, you can take your salad to a whole new level. Not only are these foods better for you and your community, they’re also better tasting. A quick stop by your neighborhood farmers market (we love the Downingtown Farmers Market) will make for healthier, more exciting meals. You can have fun mixing and matching your favorite fruits and vegetables, and put your own spin on salad making.
Say, goodbye to those boring combinations and hello to a few of my favorites…
Tomato & Peach Salad
1 red onion
Toss tomato and peach wedges with red onion slices. Drizzle with cider vinegar and olive oil. Season with sugar, salt, and pepper.
Chinese Marinated Cucumber Salad
4 medium cucumbers
Red pepper flake
Slice cucumbers thin. Sprinkle with salt and drain in a colander, then rinse. Combine the remaining ingredients with the cucumbers and adjust seasonings to taste.
Want more? Start with one of these upgraded ideas—and feel free to adapt as you wish.
Lemon-Shrimp & Orzo
Watermelon, Feta & Mint
Avocado Potato Salad
Expecting to be busy after a long holiday weekend? That makes this the perfect time to try your hand at one of these recipes. Or make one of your own! Be sure to let us know what you come up with in the comments below or tag us on Instagram with the hashtag #summersalads.