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Super Summer Salads for Busy Weeknights

Hot summer days call for cool food! Try one of these summer salads–perfect to pack up and take with you on your summer adventures.

Cold summer salads are perfect meals for hot summer nights

Summer swim team has started, which means lots of eating on the run–either out at away meets or spending hours at the home pool.

Rather than spend lots of money at snack bars and overdo it on unhealthy foods, the kids and I searched on Pinterest for some new-to-us cold salad recipes that we can prep in the morning and pack to take for dinner.

We love our old standby, the Spinach & Feta Pasta Salad, but we're eager to try something new. These Super Summer Salads look great!

Summer Broccoli Salad from That's So Michelle | Super Summer Salads | MoneywiseMoms
Summer Broccoli Salad from That's So Michelle

The sweet & sour dressing soaks in when you chill this salad ahead of time, so make it the night before or early in the morning for a crunchy, delicious dinner by the pool.

Fresh Summer Quinoa Salad from Hungry Couple | Super Summer Salads | MoneywiseMoms
Fresh Summer Quinoa Salad from Hungry Couple

This has all the flavors my kids love–chickpeas, cucumbers and salty feta cheese, with a light homemade dressing to pull it all together. Yum!

Summer Orzo Salad from Oh My Veggies | Super Summer Salads | MoneywiseMoms
Summer Orzo Salad from Oh My Veggies

So simple, and with kid-favorite green beans plus garden tomatoes and orzo pasta. This would be good both warm and cold. Can't wait to try it!

Creamy Asian Slaw from Mommy Moment | Super Summer Salads | MoneywiseMoms
Creamy Asian Slaw from Mommy Moment

Love the pizzazz of the dressing, made with almond milk and apple cider vinegar. If you have leftover grilled chicken, put a few slices on top for protein.

BLT Chopped Salad from How Sweet It Is| Super Summer Salads | MoneywiseMoms
BLT Chopped Salad from How Sweet It Is

You had me at bacon. This chop salad also includes lettuce, arugula, corn and avocado–a fabulous medley of flavors–with a simple olive oil & lime dressing.

Vegetarian Greek Quinoa Salad

Vegetarian Greek Quinoa Salad from MoneywiseMoms

Quinoa is a nice change from pasta in salads, and we love how it soaks up the homemade dressing. It's also a great source of protein!



For more easy family meals, read Get Dinner on the Table FAST. I also have more delicious salad recipes pinned to my Salads & Veggie Sides Pinterest Board.

Super Summer Salads - roundup of easy, cold salad dinners for busy families - MoneywiseMoms
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Amy

Sunday 22nd of June 2014

I made the "summer broccoli" salad tonight, and oh my it was so yummy! A new favorite for sure! Thanks for sharing! I'll be sure to try some of the others as well.

Chris Carter

Wednesday 18th of June 2014

OH my gosh those look AMAZING!! Thank you for sharing them. Now- to get them made... STAT. Each one sounds delicious.

Jeanae

Wednesday 18th of June 2014

This is a wonderful selection for summer! I am one huge fan of salads because it quickly becomes too hot to turn on the oven.

Cindys Recipes and Writings

Wednesday 18th of June 2014

Great Summer salad roundup!

Bola

Wednesday 18th of June 2014

The summer broccoli salad and the BLT chopped salad seems to be calling my name. Ideal for those muggy summer days. #typeaparent

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