Summer brings warm weather, sunshine, and a sense of vibrant energy. It’s a season that encourages us to spend more time outdoors engaging in activities and enjoying time with family & friends. With all the fun, it’s crucial to fuel our bodies with meals that are both nourishing and refreshing. Rather than heat up the kitchen by turning on the oven, why not opt for something fresh? Go beyond the greens this summer and learn new ways to use your favorite greenhouse grown vegetables in hearty, nutritious salads!
Are you ready to dive into something fresh this summer? We have curated an incredible selection of our favorite summer salads that will help you enjoy all the flavors of summer! Salads don’t have to be simply greens – you can build something that will cater to everyone’s tastes and be both nourishing & delicious. Incorporate greenhouse grown Tomatoes, Peppers, and Cucumbers into your next salad for a consistent flavor that will leave your tastebuds happy! Wave goodbye to mundane greens because salads should be full of flavors, textures, and colors.
Salads offer more than just a delightful taste; they are also a nutritional powerhouse that nourishes your body with essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants – especially crucial during the summer heat. As hydration is vital during this season, incorporating Mini Cucumbers with high water content into your salads helps keep you refreshed and adequately hydrated. Juno® Bites Grape Tomatoes help in maintaining a healthy count of red blood cells. Furthermore, the fiber present in these ingredients promotes healthy digestion and supports gut health, while the abundance of vitamins and minerals contributes to overall well-being. Win-win for both flavor and nutrition!
INCLUDE COLORFUL INGREDIENTS –
One of the greatest advantages of building your own summer salad is the unparalleled control you have over the ingredients that go into your bowl. This level of freedom allows you to customize your creation to perfectly suit your individual preferences and dietary needs.
There are numerous ways to build your best salad, each offering its own unique twist. For those looking to explore international flavors, incorporating ingredients from different cuisines can add a delightful and unexpected global twist to your salad. Whether it’s adding some Mediterranean flair with feta cheese and Cloud 9® Bite-Sized Fruity Tomatoes or giving your salad a Mexican-inspired twist with Aurora Bites Mini Sweet Peppers, the possibilities are endless!
THE FLAVORS OF SUMMER –
Creating family-friendly salads can be a great option if you’re looking to cater to kids & parents alike. This involves keeping things simple & incorporating ingredients that are loved by everyone. High-protein salads are a great option for those focused on getting a boost of protein! By incorporating ingredients like lean meats, tofu, quinoa, or hard-boiled eggs, along with Organic Juno® Bites Red Grape Tomatoes you can create a satisfying and nutrient-dense salad that keeps you feeling full and energized throughout the day.
If you’re feeling nostalgic, why not recreate some childhood favorites in salad form? For those following a plant-based lifestyle, there is no shortage of options when it comes to building your own plant-based salad. From grilled Sweet Bell Peppers to legumes, nuts, and seeds, the combinations are endless to make a salad option that is filling and flavorful.
If you’re looking to entertain this summer, budget-friendly salads can be a great option to help stretch your dollar. This can involve incorporating flavorful ingredients like Poco Bites® Cocktail Cucumbers or Sangria® Medley Tomatoes to give your salads a burst of flavor & color without breaking the bank. Mason jar salads can also provide added convenience for those on the go, allowing you to prepare your salads in advance and grab them for work, camp or day-trip adventures.
No matter how you choose to build your best salad, remember that the possibilities are endless when you incorporate greenhouse grown veggies. Round out your salad creation by ensuring to layer proteins, grains, healthy fats, a variety of toppings, and your preferred dressing to elevate both the taste and nutritional value of your salad. With a bit of creativity and experimentation, you can create a delightful and satisfying salad experience every time.
Let’s go beyond the greens and make this Summer of Salads summer flavor-packed!