30 Sensational Summer Salads

Summer is in full swing, kids are on vacation, days are long, time is short and meals are aplenty!

Check out this round-up of 30 Sensational Summer Salads for all occasions to get your tastebuds and inspiration flowing!

Whether you need a salad for lunch or dinner, a side salad, or some great ideas for salads to serve at a summer BBQ or picnic there is one here for every occasion and every palate!

Here are some inspirational recipes so let’s get cooking!!

Entree Salad Dishes (Meat Free)

 

Quinoa Tabbouleh

Kale Salad with Pear, Berries & Walnuts by Simply Fresh Dinners

Almond, Mango, Kale, Pasta, Green Bean Chopped Salad by Kitchen Chopper

 

Entree Salad Dishes with Meat/Poultry

 

Cobb Salad

Taco Salad

Warm Spinach Salad

Chicken Salad with Strawberry Balsamic Dressing

Tuna Nicoise Salad

Crab, Tangerine & Fresh Herb Salad by Simply Fresh Dinners

Southwestern Cornbread Salad by Recipes For Our Daily Bread

 

Side Salads

 

Traditional Coleslaw

Red Cabbage & Broccoli Slaw

Three Bean Salad

Simple Green Salad

Berry Salad by Coffee With Us 3

Roasted Corn Salad with Feta & Tomatoes by Coffee With Us 3

Cranberry Green Salad by Coffee With Us 3

Fresh Tomato & Feta Salad by Eat It & Say Yum

 

Potato & Pasta Salads

 

Cheesy Ranch Potato Salad by From That’s My Home

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad by A Kitchen Hoor

Pasta Salad with Zing! by My Freshly Brewed Life

Healthy Potato Salad by Simply Fresh Dinners

Grandma’s Potato Salad by Coffee With Us 3

Summer Pasta Salad

 

Dessert Salads

 

Simple Fruit Salad by Coffee With Us 3

Pistachio Salad by Thrifty Treasures

Strawberry Pretzel Salad by Thrift Treasures

 

Salad Dressings

 

Greek Style Vinaigrette

Italian Balsamic Dressing

Ranch Dressing Mix

Greek Salad with Tuna

 

I had a craving for Greek Salad recently.

We decided to make it for dinner but we wanted to bulk it up a little by adding some extra protein – hence the tuna!

Greek Salad with Tuna was born and it was very quick, simple and delicious!

This Greek Salad with Tuna provides the perfect family summer dinner (or lunch) for your family or friends as it is very easy to make especially great for those summer evenings on the go, or after a long day when you need something quick and nutritious to eat.

We paired this with our Greek Style Vinaigrette which made for the perfect combination!

This is the simplest recipe I have made in a very long time! It’s so simple it doesn’t really require instructions-but I have them for you anyway! Ready? Blink and you will miss them!

Wash and chop romaine lettuce (or a different favorite lettuce) and place in a bowl

 

Add 2 cans of drained tuna fish to the bowl

 

Add cherry tomatoes, black and green olives, sliced bell pepper and diced cucumbers

 

Add crumbed feta cheese and thinly sliced red onion

 

And serve! That’s it!

Ingredients:

Serves 3-4

2 heads of romaine lettuce, chopped

1 cucumber, diced

1/3 C green olives

1/3 C black olives

1/2 red onion, finely slivered

1 orange/red bell pepper, sliced

2 cans tuna, drained

4oz feta cheese, crumbed

1/2 C cherry tomatoes

Celebrate 4th July Round-Up: Food

4th July is fast approaching and I wanted to celebrate one of my favorite holidays in style with a Celebrate 4th July Round-Up!

Yesterday I did a decor and crafts round up which you can find HERE

Today it is all about FOOD! You all know how much Captain America & I LOVE food, cooking and recipes so I am really excited by the ones featured here.

I also included a few of our personal favorites and for some more 4th July recipe inspiration check my Celebrate 4th July post from last year!

I am delighted to share these exceptional creations with you! They caught my eye from The Pretty Pintastic Party a link party I co-host every Friday 

Now onto the Round-Up:

Breakfast

 

Spirited Star Waffles by Kenarry

 

Burgers & Hot Dogs

 

1) Oven-Baked Chili Cheese Dogs by Foody Schmoody

2) Blue Cheese Stuffed Burgers by My Family Mealtime

3) Turkey Burgers by Captain America & His English Rose

4) Chipotle Burger by A Mother’s Shadow

 

Meat & Grilling

 

1) Mango BBQ Chicken Skewers by The Housewife In Training Files

2) 3 Ingredient Pulled Pork by Mommy On Demand

3) Fall-Off-The-Bone Ribs by Recipes For Your Daily Bread

4) Deviled Chicken Drumsticks by Living The Gourmet

 

Salads & Sides

 

1) Slow-Cooker Baked Beans

2) Italian Pasta Salad by Memories By The Mile

3) Tri-Color Pasta Salad by My Life Abundant

4) Best Ever Potato Salad by Delightful E Made

5) Red Cabbage & Broccoli Slaw by Captain America & His English Rose

6) Foil Roasted Potatoes by Captain America & His English Rose

7) Roasted Corn Salad by The Housewife In Training Files

 

Sweet Treats

 

1) Fruit Puree Shooters by Little Miss Celebration

2) Banana Cream Pie by Yesterfood

3) Red, White & Blue Cookie Stacks by Coffee With Us 3

4) Banana Nut Butter Soft Serve by Raia’s Recipes

5) Apple & Ginger Pie by Living The Gourmet

6) Malted Banana Ice Cream with Peanut Butter & Chocolate Pretzels by Eat It & Say Yum

7) Red, White & Blueberry Bowl by Meatloaf & Melodrama

8) Marshmallow Treat Fruit Skewers by Melissa’s Cuisine

9) Star Chocolate Cupcakes by Sizzling Eats

 

Drinks

 

Captain America’s Iced Tea by Captain America & His English Rose

Red Cabbage & Broccoli Slaw

As you all know by now I am not a fan of boring salads!

We recently signed up to bring salad to a pot luck lunch so I decided to liven things up a little with coleslaw! No regular coleslaw for me – I made Red Cabbage & Broccoli Slaw.

I love this kind of slaw-one because it’s different and 2-because it looks fabulous! It’s bright, bold and different! I like to mix things up a little and think outside of the box.

I love coleslaw, and I always like experimenting! This is not Captain America’s realm at all-he looked at me blankly when we were grocery shopping and I asked him what other ingredients I could use! Usually he is a fountain of creativity-but coleslaw had him stumped!

I picked red cabbage and broccoli slaw because I love the crunch and color of the two together – add in the orange of the fresh carrots and we are ready to go!

Feel free to experiment with other ingredients-next time I think I will add some dried cranberries! Delicious!

Ingredients:

1/2 red onion, diced

1/2 red cabbage, diced

1 large head of broccoli, cut into small florets

5 carrots, peeled and finely diced

For the dressing:

1/3 C fruit juice (any 100% juice will work)

1 tbsp garlic salt

1 tsp black pepper

1 tsp ground mustard

2 tbsp chives

1/2 tsp paprika

1 tsp lemon juice

1/2 tsp coriander

pinch of cayenne pepper

For serving:

sunflower seeds (optional)

Directions:

In a large measuring cup, add all the dressing ingredients and whisk together until there are no lumps. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, add the onion, carrots, broccoli and red cabbage and stir together.

Pour the dressing over the salad and stir until thoroughly mixed. Refrigerate until you are ready to serve.

Right before serving, sprinkle over a few sunflower seeds for added crunch!

This is best made the day before you want to serve it

Cinco De Mayo Recipe Round-Up

Cinco De Mayo Recipe Round-Up

Cinco De Mayo is just around the corner

What better way to celebrate than with a selection of our finest Mexican influenced recipes from Captain America & His English Rose in our Cinco De Mayo Recipe Round-Up!

We love Mexican food, and we love to create recipe influenced by some of our favorite foods!

These recipes were all created out of a genuine love for Mexican food – so let’s celebrate Cinco De Mayo in style!

 

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Greek Style Vinaigrette

Captain America recently made this INCREDIBLE Greek Style Vinaigrette!

It is very simple-so don’t be put off by the list of ingredients, and tastes delicious!

For those of you experiencing sunny, warm days like we are in California can put this to use immediately on a crisp salad…..the rest of you may want to make salad, whatever the weather is like, JUST so you can eat this dressing now!

We used it on the green salad we served at our Passover Meal and it went down a storm-resulting in many people wanting the recipe!

So here it is….as promised-Captain America’s Greek Style Vinaigrette!

For more salad dressing recipes, check out Our Italian Balsamic Dressing and our ‘no added ingredients’ Ranch Dressing Mix

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Quinoa Tabbouleh

Quinoa Tabbouleh

Seeing as the weather is warming up in California we are heading into salad season.

Those of you who follow the blog will know that Captain America LOVES salad and could eat it everyday, I on the other hand, am not a huge fan of salad! Growing up in England we didn’t really eat salad in the colder months, we stick to hearty, warming dishes. Salad was reserved for warmer days-of which we got very few-hence my dislike with salad!

However, Tabbouleh is one of my favorite salads! I fell in love with it while I was in Israel many years ago-there is nothing quite like proper Arabic Tabbouleh!

Unfortunately, I never got the recipe, as I was too young to care at the time, so I have to rely on others I find on the Internet!

Quinoa Tabbouleh

We made this as a starter dish for our recent Christ In The Passover Meal at church and it went down a storm. We made it with quinoa-so it was Kosher! Unlike the traditional Tabbouleh which is made with Bulgar Wheat.

You could make this recipe with bulgar wheat, couscous or quinoa-all of them would be fabulous I’m sure. The joy of making this recipe, with quinoa, is that you will get your fill of protein and it is perfect for those of you who are gluten-intolerant too!

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