A good salad is refreshing, decently filling but also complex in its textures and flavors. Sure, you can get your veggies in by loading a bagged mix of leaves in a bowl with a big dollop of dressing, but if you have access to fresh fruits and vegetables, there’s no better meal during a sweltering summer day than a bountiful, crisp salad.
Full of vibrant, fresh colors, this grain salad is the perfect power lunch or a great side dish. If you’re looking for a salad that has a lot going on (in a good way), continue reading. This is one of those the-more-the-merrier recipes when it comes to the raw ingredients, which include something you may have growing in your backyard!
A classic side dish to picnics and grill outs, this potato salad is creamy, sweet and a little tangy with the addition of some homemade quick pickled cucumber and carrot.
This vegan chickpea “chicken” salad is one of my absolute favorite lunchtime sandwiches. It’s a perfect blend of savoriness and texture. You can keep the sandwich as simple as using garbanzo beans and silvered almonds, or even try adding in grapes and celery.