Try one of these healthy options! Whether as a side or your main meal, these salads will brighten your day. Throw all the ingredients in a bowl together or leave them separate to make your own servings.

 


Start off with a traditional favorite:


Classic Strawberry & Feta


Classic Strawberry & Feta salad

Ingredients

3 cups spinach leaves

1 cup feta

2 cups strawberries, quartered

1 diced yellow pepper

½ cup pine nuts

 

Directions

Wash the spinach leaves, strawberries, and pepper. Quarter the strawberries and dice the yellow pepper. Mix and enjoy!


Makes 4 servings

 

Crispy Peaches & Swiss

 

Crispy Peaches & Swiss salad
 

Crazy about summer peaches? We are too! Try this clever blend of flavors which will sweeten and shock your taste buds.

Ingredients

4 heads of romaine lettuce

2 peaches, sliced

½ cup blueberries

1 cup shredded Swiss

½ cup baked walnuts

½ cup diced mushrooms


Directions

Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spread the walnuts on a cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Set aside and allow them to cool. Wash the peaches, blueberries, and mushrooms, then follow cutting instructions. Mix and enjoy!


Makes 4 servings



Berry Swarm

 

Berry Swarm salad


If you love berries, this salad is perfect for you!

Ingredients

3 cups of arugula

1 ball of 12oz fresh mozzarella

1 cup blackberries

1 cup almonds

½ cup raspberries

½ cup dried cranberries

 

Directions

Wash the arugula, blackberries, and raspberries. Halve the almonds and berries. Cube the fresh mozzarella. Mix and enjoy!


Makes 4 servings
 


Simple Elegance


Simple Elegance salad

Looking for a new tasting salad? This recipe combines all your favorites together! 

Ingredients

2 cups spinach

1 ½ cups halved grapes

1 cup sliced pecans

1 cucumber, quartered

1 cup crumbled goat cheese


Directions

Wash the spinach, cucumbers, and grapes. Cut the grapes, pecans, and cucumbers and crumble the goats cheese. Mix and enjoy!


Makes 4 servings


 

Sweet and Sour Apple Delight


Sweet and Sour Apple Delight salad


Ready to shed this summer heat? Get ready for fall with this simple apple salad.

Ingredients

3 cups arugula

3 sliced apples

¾ cup sunflower seeds

1 cup shredded sharp white cheddar

 

Directions

Wash the arugula and apples. Peel and slice the apples. Shred the cheese. Mix and serve!




A quick note on...

Dressings


Although these salads are delicious without dressings, if you want to add more flavor try making your own homemade dressing. For a more cutting flavor, throw on some oil and vinegar. If you want something to match the flavors of your salad, try the jam based dressing belo

Ingredients

 

½ cup olive oil

¼ cup balsamic vinaigrette

2 tablespoons raspberry preserves

1 teaspoon black pepper

½ teaspoon salt

 

Depending on your flavors, mix the type of vinegar or preserves you use. Try cider, herb, or wine-based vinegars. Get creative with your favorite jams; try blackberry, peach, or mango.
 

 

Have your own favorite combination of fruit and cheese? Or a favorite homemade dressing? Post it below for us to try!

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