3 Simple Salads Perfect for Spring and Summer

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Salads are perfect recipes for spring and summer, making the most of the season’s veggies and fruits’ flavors. You can eat them as a main dish or as a side dish. Simply mix the ingredients, add the dressing and topping and enjoy all the fresh ingredients and nutritious benefits.

We selected below 3 colorful and tasty recipes from Pinterest that are easy to make (10-25 minutes). Check them out!

Blueberry Broccoli Spinach Salad

Preparation: 10 minutes

Blueberry Broccoli Spinach Salad Diet of the Common Sense Source: Pinterest

Ingredients

• 1/2 avocado, ripe
• 4 oz baby spinach, fresh
• 1/4 cup blueberries
• 1/2 cup broccoli
• 2 tbsp cranberries, dried
• 1/2 tsp dill, dried
• 1 clove garlic
• 1/8 tsp garlic powder
• 1/4 tsp onion powder
• 1/2 tsp parsley, dried
Baking & Spices
• 1 black pepper
• 1/8 tsp black pepper
• 1/4 tsp paprika
• 1 tsp poppy seeds
• 1/8 tsp sea salt
Oils & Vinegars
• 1/2 tsp lemon juice or white vinegar
Nuts & Seeds
• 2 tbsp sunflower seeds, roasted
Dairy
• 1/4 cup buttermilk
• 1/4 cup feta cheese
• 1/2 cup Greek yogurt or sour cream

 

Apple Cranberry Walnut Salad
Preparation: 10 minutes

Diet of the Common Sense Source: Pinterest

Ingredients
6 cups salad
1 red apple
1 green apple
1 cup walnuts
1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/3 cup dried cranberries
Dressing
1 cup apple juice
4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (or white vinegar in a pinch)
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup oil

 

Quinoa Avocado Spinach Power Salad
Preparation: 5 minutes ; Cook time: 20 minutes ; Total Time: 25 minutes

Diet of the Common Sense Source: Pinterest

Ingredients

1 cup quinoa (cooked according to package instructions)
2 medium avocados
3 oz. baby spinach
8 oz. cherry tomatoes
3 green onions
1-2 cloves garlic
2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
1/8 tsp. salt

Check them out and fall in love with the taste of a fresh salad!

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