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Healthy Summer Salads

Healthy Recipes: Summer Salads

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Cool off this summer and keep it slim with these doctor-approved healthy recipes for summer salads.

Warm weather, longer days, family picnics, and barbecues are surefire signs summer is here. Socializing with family and friends is a must in the summer months, but these get-togethers can come with a high-calorie price tag. Cool off this summer and keep it slim with these doctor-approved healthy recipes for summer salads.

Grilled Snapper with Corn Salad: Rethink the traditional turkey or chicken breast for your protein, and mix it up with fresh fish to avoid salad boredom. The combination of corn, black beans, and avocado will give you the refreshing taste of summer you crave. 

Grilled Snapper with Corn Salad Calories: 511 Serves: 4 Prep Time: 30 minutes

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Tuna Nicoise Salad: Go Mediterranean! Studies show a diet supplemented with extra virgin olive oil can be beneficial for those at risk for cardiovascular disease. This salad packs in heart-healthy fat and high-quality vegetables that give you a taste of the Mediterranean. 

Tuna Nicoise SaladCalories: 510 Serves: 4 Prep Time: 50 minutes 

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Easy Falafel Salad: The perfect, refreshing side dish for a picnic or barbecue. The unique flavors will please everyone, even vegetarians! The Middle Eastern dish combines mashed chickpeas and spices such as onion, parsley, cumin, and sesame seeds formed into patties. It will be the hit of a party. 

Falafel SaladCalories: 471 Serves: 2 Prep Time: 45 minutes

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Modern Chef Salad: Bring the old-fashioned chef salad up-to-date by substituting a smidgen of bacon for the traditional ham and lightening the cheese and dressing. The combination of eggs and turkey packs in a whopping 36 grams of protein into one serving. 

Modern Chef SaladCalories: 545 Serves: 4 Prep Time: 30 minutes

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Cobb Salad: Use turkey bacon and skinless chicken breast to keep the fat low and taste high in this healthy spin on a classic favorite. Serve with a whole-wheat roll on the side to complete your meal. 

Cobb SaladCalories: 540 Serves: 4 Prep Time: 30 minutes

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Beet and Goat Cheese Salad: No time? No problem. Whip up this salad in a quick 10 minutes. Beets come with a long list of health benefits including reducing your risk for heart disease, providing you with natural energy, and are rich in many vitamins and minerals. It doesn’t get much healthier than that!

Beet and Goat Cheese SaladCalories: 539 Serves: 4 Prep Time: 10 minutes

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Southwestern Salad with Barbecued Shrimp: Bring the most popular dish to the barbecue. Give your summer salad a Southwestern kick by adding some delicious barbecued shrimp along with antioxidant-rich black beans and heart-healthy avocado.

Southwestern Salad with Barbecued ShrimpCalories: 534 Serves: 4 Prep Time: 20 minutes

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