Three Delicious Fresh Salads For Summer

· 19th July 2018
Salads have the great advantage that they can be made the day before. They remain perfectly preserved in the fridge. In addition, there are many delicious salad recipes, so it is impossible to get bored of them. 

Little by little, the middle of summer is approaching and with it, some intense heat. As the heat intensifies, surely you want to spend less time in the kitchen, and you certainly must have no desire to turn on the oven? For this reason, we want to provide you with a variety of fresh salads for summer so that you can continue with healthy eating during the hottest months of the year.

With each of these fresh salads for summer, you can change the recipes in order to adapt them according to your tastes…but be careful not to add these ingredients.

Fresh salads for summer

Quinoa Salad

Until a few years ago, quinoa was an unknown food. Now, it is becoming increasingly popular and it is used for all kinds of recipes. Here, we want to propose a complete and refreshing recipe for you to enjoy this delicious ingredient throughout the summer.

Quinoa Salad

Ingredients for two servings: 

  • 150 grams of quinoa
  • 1 tomato
  • Half a cucumber
  • Half a head of lettuce
  • A can of canned mussels
  • Salt
  • Vinegar

Instructions:

  1. Wash the quinoa in order to eliminate the saponin and then cook it for a few minutes. While it cooks, prepare the rest of the salad.
  2. Chop the tomato and cucumber into cubes and toss in a bowl. Then, shred the lettuce and add it to the bowl.
  3. Drain the quinoa to remove all the water and let it cool. When it is cool, pour it into the bowl.
  4. Open the can of mussels and with a fork, add them to the salad. While stirring all the ingredients, pour some of the oil from the can into the bowl.
  5. Finally, add a pinch of salt and vinegar. As the oil from the can has a fairly powerful flavor, just a little salt and vinegar will suffice.

Cucumber and Shrimp Salad

Few foods remind us as much of summer and are as refreshing as cucumber. It is the ideal ingredient to add to any salad and it has very few calories. Here is a salad that involves cucumbers, as well as shrimp. Undoubtedly, a great dish to eat at any time of summer.

 

shrimp and cucumber salad

Ingredients for two servings:

  • 2 cucumbers
  • 12 shrimps
  • 4 quail eggs
  • Half a head of lettuce
  • Salt
  • Oil
  • Vinegar

Instructions:

  1. Start by peeling the cucumber and cutting it into very thin slices. If you dislike its bitter taste, you can place it in a strainer and add a little salt. Place a dish under the strainer and when the cucumber has released enough water, you can wash it and add it to the salad.
  2. Set the quail eggs to cook. Once the water starts to boil, they will be ready in less than five minutes.
  3. Peel the shrimp. For this recipe, it will be best to buy them already cooked, so that it will be much easier and less time consuming to prepare.
  4. Wash and shred the lettuce, and place it on the plate. Then, place the cooked eggs, cut in half, around the lettuce, interspersed with the shrimp. In the center, place the cucumber.
  5. Add a little salt, olive oil, and vinegar. You can also make a pink sauce that will go perfectly with the shrimp.

Orange and Grapefruit Salad

This final salad is the most original out of these fresh salads for summer. Whoever said that a salad cannot include fruit? The acidic flavors of orange and grapefruit are going to be the main focus of this refreshing salad.

 

orange and grapefruit salad

Ingredients for two servings:

  • Half an orange
  • Half a grapefruit
  • Arugula
  • 6 walnuts
  • Balsamic vinegar

Instructions:

  1. Peel the orange and grapefruit and carefully cut each segment. Leave only the pulp and remove the skin so that eating it is more pleasant.
  2. Place a bed of arugula on the plate.
  3. Distribute the orange and grapefruit segments throughout the plate.
  4. Chop the walnuts in small pieces and add them to the salad as well.
  5. Finally, season the salad. Since orange and grapefruit are both very flavorful, you just need to add a splash of balsamic vinegar.