Salads are great for the summers. They make for a light and easily digestible meals that are full of a range of vitamins and minerals that are essential to keep the body going in the intense heat. Fruits are the perfect examples of nature’s bounty – they combine taste and nutrition. They also have high water content and hence, can keep you hydrated in the scorching heat. You can prepare it by yourself!
Strawberry Pecan Pretzel Salad
Strawberry Pecan Pretzel Salad is one of the most popular recipes. It’s cool and creamy with caramelized brown sugar pretzels and diced strawberries. There won’t be any leftovers of this dessert salad! Add a little crunch to your favorite side dish by mixing in crushed pretzels and chopped pecans.
Pina Colada Fruit Salad
Do you know how some people spend their entire summer at the pool? Yes, this Pina Colada Fruit Salad is the perfect taste of summer. Made with just 5 ingredients and ready in 10 minutes, this salad is ideal for summer picnics, parties, or lazy days by the pool! Your favorite poolside drink can be made into a summer dish you can enjoy all season long.
Cucumber, Basil, and Watermelon Salad
This refreshing recipe combines watermelon and mango with flavorful add-ons like ginger, lime, cilantro, and peanuts to create a one-of-a-kind dish. The salad’s base is all about the fresh fruit. Watermelon, cucumbers, and mango. The lime and rice vinegar are punched up with garlic and ginger. It’s just so good and a shining example that vegetables and fruits are far from limiting or boring when it comes to creative ways to showcase them.
Mojito Fruit Salad
Make this minty recipe (without the alcohol) for a family-friendly treat — or add a splash of rum to kick things up. Freshly chopped watermelon, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and mint are tossed with a quick and easy, lightly-sweetened lime glaze before serving. So simple. So unbelievably luscious.
Honey Lime Rainbow Fruit Salad
This salad shows you how to make fruit salad without the heavy, creamy fruit salad dressing that you’re used to seeing. It leaves plenty of room for all the flavors of the fruit to shine without drenching it in sugar and other random flavors. Taste the rainbow in this bowl full of happiness.
Winter Fruit Salad
You can make this colorful fruit salad any time of the year thanks to its readily available ingredients. For make-ahead with this salad you can peel the mandarines a day in advance, as well as seeding the pomegranate, and peeling and dicing the kiwi (just store them in the fridge). But for the bananas and apples you can wait until you’re just about ready to serve it to begin dicing those. And just like any fruit salad this is a versatile recipe, you can swap out the fruits for others you may have on hand like pears, tangerines, mangos, pineapple, etc.
Make sure you stock up on a range of fruits this summer, as they are essential for good health, and can also bring variety to your meals. Mix up your favorite fruits and turn them into a stunning salad in the summer!