I have salads year round, but I especially love them when the weather gets hot. Nothing’s more refreshing than a crisp salad full of greens and other goodies. Here are six salads that should help you keep cool this August.
Asparagus and Greens with Ginger Orange Vinaigrette
This salad is light and refreshing. I like using the thicker asparagus for this recipe and those are usually the ones you can find this time of year.
Romaine and Avocado Salad with Papaya Dressing
This is another light and refreshing salad. The avocado gives it some creamy richness which goes perfectly with the crunchy romaine lettuce and slightly sweet dressing.
Pea Shoot, Edamame and Tangerine Salad
I’m always looking for inventive ways to use pea shoots, and this easy to make salad, with the addition of edamame and tangerines is one of my favourites.
Cauliflower Salad with Lemon Za’atar Dressing
Although there are no “greens” in this salad it’s still perfect for hot weather. The lemon dressing makes this salad light and refreshing.
This salad originates from Lebanon, a country with plenty of hot days. Pair it up with purchased falafels.
Smashed Cucumber Salad with Sweet and Sour Dressing
Nothing is more refreshing than cucumbers, well…except for watermelon. Enjoy!