Chopped Greek Salad

When it’s this hot out, let’s face it. No one wants to turn their oven (or stove) on. I enjoy refreshing, cold, no-cook meals like this Chopped Greek Salad when it’s unbearably warm. This salad features crisp romaine lettuce, tender chickpeas, briny kalamata olives, juicy tomatoes, crunchy cucumbers and a smattering of the best creamy…

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Bacon Pea Salad

There’s just something super nostalgic about bacon pea salad. It reminds me of being a kid and making this and macaroni salad on a hot summer day. My dad would grill burgers and we’d sit down as a family at the kitchen table in our house that was not air conditioned and enjoy every last…

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Lemony Broccoli Pasta Salad

We are heading into the summer season in just a few short weeks, so I’m thinking about side dishes and light salads I can throw together for camping, potlucks and backyard BBQs. That’s where this lemony broccoli pasta salad comes into play! It’s made with whole grain (or veggie!) rotini, red onion, sunflower seeds and…

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Brussels Sprouts Cranberry Salad

Can I interest you in a festive salad that goes perfectly with any holiday meal but is easy enough to make on a weeknight? I thought so! This Brussels sprouts cranberry salad is filled with nutritious ingredients like apples, pomegranates, walnuts and dried cranberries with an easy vinaigrette dressing you can make at home (and…

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Creamy Cucumber Salad

Do you have loads of cucumbers popping up in your garden? Did you visit the farmer’s market and grab a big bag of cucumbers? If you said yes to either of these questions, then boy do I have the recipe for you! Perhaps you have a family favorite cucumber salad recipe in your back pocket,…

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Strawberry, Kale & Feta Salad

What are your favorite summer foods? From all of the recipes I’ve posted now, I’m sure you can tell I am a lover of all the berries. I also know many of us are trying to find ways to fit in more dark leafy green veggies (they’re uber-nutritious!), so why not combine the two in…

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Citrus Pomegranate Salad

I am SO ready to celebrate winter’s fruit bounty. And I’m speaking specifically about citrus fruit and pomegranate. Oranges and grapefruit can be purchased year-round, but blood oranges and pomegranates are only in season in the winter, and they super juicy and ripe – and SO delicious. I just HAD to put them on a…

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Seared Salmon Taco Salad

I don’t know about you, but on many weeknights, I’m only in the mood and have time for a meal that takes no more than 30 minutes to throw together. And with any luck, it barely takes 20. But what I always want is a delicious meal. And just because it doesn’t take much time…

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Lightened-Up Potato Salad

Growing up in the Midwest meant potato salads were basically the star of the show at every potluck and summer gathering. Most of them, while delicious, were ladened with mayonnaise with little trace of potatoes, eggs, herbs or other vegetables. I am a huge mayonnaise fan, but I like the actual salad to shine while…

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Cucumber & Cherry Quinoa Salad

I love when recipes are customizable, meaning it’s very easy to make substitutions to fit what you’re craving. This salad, for example, has quinoa, cucumber, sweet cherries, pistachios, feta and parsley and is tossed with a fresh orange vinaigrette dressing. Yum! But next time I make it, I might use farro (an ancient grain), strawberries,…

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