Are you looking for ideas for a 4th of July Summer Salads? After this last weekend of wedding festivities, I will be eating salads for the 4th of July and beyond.
We actually ate several salads in the weeks leading up to this past weekend. Chicken Caesar Salad is one of our favorites. It’s a quick and easy meal. A perfect meal on a hot summer day. You can find my recipe HERE. It is easy to put together and then dress right before you serve. Omit the meat if you just want it to be a side dish.
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More 4th of July Summer Salads
Shrimp, Pasta, and Peas is another salad that we love in the summer and would be perfect to take to a 4th of July get-together. Right now I have dill growing prolifically in my garden and that fresh dill is such a refreshing summer flavor and garnishes to this summer salad. Find my recipe HERE
I recently posted my version of Salade Niçoise. This is a really special salad that will make a statement no matter who you are serving. Your family and friends will be impressed. You can find the recipe in this POST.
Are Salads Good For You?
Leafy green vegetables are nutrient-rich because leaves contain the light-catching, energy-converting machinery of plants. Salad greens contain Vitamin A, Vitamin C, beta-carotene, calcium, folate, fiber, and phytonutrients
Are Salads Good for You?
Using fresh leafy greens and vegetables in a salad is really good for you. What you put on it as a dressing or additional toppings can be where you need to make wise choices to keep it a healthy meal.
Healthy Salad Fixings
- Homemade Dressings (Vinegar & Olive Oil) – I use lots of vinegar and very little olive oil. I’ve also used lemon and olive oil. Then I add my own spices (garlic and oregano are two of my favorites)
- Hard-Boiled Egg
- Avocado Slices
- Shredded Carrots or Broccoli Slaw Mix
- Green & Red Onions
- Strawberries or Grapes
- Any Green Veggie
Toppings You Should Use Sparingly or Avoid
- Shredded Cheese
- Mayo-based dressings
Add a Protein
Other Salad Ideas
I have a group of amazing blogging friends and I grabbed a few recipes from their blogs that look simply amazing.
My friend Michele from Vintage Home Design shared this Harvest Salad that you can change out ingredients depending on the season.
Renae over at Peacock Ridge Farms recently shared her Potato Salad Recipe that uses golden sweet potatoes. It sounds delicious.
It’s the season for fresh tomato, onion, and cucumber salad. Stacy Ling at Stacyling.com has you covered with her refreshing salad recipe.
You can find even more of my salad recipes in my blog post 7 Fresh Fall Salads.
Brussel Sprout, Pomegranate and Parmesan Salad
- 1 pound brussel sprouts, shredded
- seeds from 1/2 pomegranate
- 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
- juice of one lemon
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 cup roasted slivered almonds, for garnish
- Mix all ingedients together except for the almonds
- serve salad and garnish with almond slices and additional parmesan
There is a lot of great 4th of July Summer Salad options here! I hope you find one that you enjoy.
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