August seems to have come and gone in the blink of an eye, but there are still a few weeks of summer to savor before we have to say goodbye to warmer temperatures, ripe juicy summer tomatoes, aromatic fresh basil and perfectly grilled peaches on a Sunday afternoon.
Instead of counting down the days to fall, enjoy the final days of summer by making some delicious summer salads. Here are the salad recipes we’re making before the end of summer.
Grab an assortment of veggies and LET’S FILL THOSE SALAD BOWLS UP with some summertime goodness.
1. Quinoa Stone Fruit Salad
This summery and delicious quinoa salad is loaded with fresh peaches, plums, grapes, basil and feta cheese. Grab the recipe and get your produce ready!
2. Caprese Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes and Hot Bacon
The quintessential summer dish. Fresh tomatoes. Crunchy fried bacon, crumbled and turned into hot bacon dressing. Fragrant basil. Fresh mozzarella! STOP dreaming about it and go get the recipe!
3. Salmon Strawberry Panzanella Salad
Flaked, buttery salmon paired with strawberries and goat cheese vinaigrette for the ultimate panzanella salad.
4. Summer Watermelon Salad with Arugula
A recipe that'll inspire you to use some of the last slices of summer watermelon with fresh arugula, feta, olives and sherry vinaigrette.
5. Mediterranean Chickpea Salad
This summer salad incorporates the flavors of a classic Greek salad plus hearty chickpeas and fresh herbs - oregano and parsley. It is great for end-of-summer gatherings because a) you can make it ahead, and b) you don’t need to cook anything, and c) it’s fairly filling so you can serve it as light meal.
6. Garden Veggie Balsamic Chickpea Salad
Not only does this salad take a total of fifteen minutes to make, but it also keeps well for several days in the fridge. Fresh, simple & perfect for summer!