Favourite Summer Salads

Summer always calls for salad.  There is an abundance of fresh, local produce that you can play with in your kitchen.

Gather what’s in season, compliment with other ingredients that you need and most importantly fill your plate with summer salads.

We’ve selected five summer salads that will be hitting our dinner tables this season!

Grilled Romaine with Green Goddess Dressing

Grilled Romaine with Green Goddess Dressing | www.canolaeatwell.com

Grill lettuce? Yes, by grilling the lettuce it adds a subtle smokey flavor to complement the creamy avocado dressing with three herbs: Italian parsley, fresh tarragon and chives.

Make this your go to summer salad. Creamy greek yogurt, smoked bacon and fresh cherry tomatoes complete this salad.

This recipe is courtesy of our partners at EatIn EatOut Magazine

Fruit Salad with Mojito Dressing

Fruit Salad with Mojito Dressing|www.canolaeatwell.com

Perfect for the patio, a summer bridal or baby shower, brunch or a fruity twist to a week night meal.

Try prepping the fruits in individual bowls for a fun presentation.  Add season fruit to the mix or pick your favourites.

Grilled Tomato and Chickpea Salad

Grilled Tomato and Chickpea Salad | www.canolaeatwell.com

Tomato season is just around the corner.  Get ready with a new twist.

The slightly charred tomato flavor pairs beautifully with the tang and subtle sweetness of the pomegranate molasses.

Combine juicy chickpeas, garlic and fresh herbs to complete this tasty salad.

Barley Salad with Spinach and Strawberries

Barley Salad with Spinach and Strawberries|www.canolaeatwell.com

Sweet, tart strawberries make a delicious addition to a summer salad.

If you’re taking this to a party, add nuts just before serving to keep them crunchy.

Recipe courtesy of our partners at CanolaInfo 

Rhubarb Poppy Seed Dressing

Rhubarb Poppyseed Dressing|www.canolaeatwell.com

This beautiful pink hued dressing is light and creamy, perfect for spring lettuce greens topped with fresh sliced strawberries, toasted almonds and crumbled goat cheese.

If you really want a knock-out, add paper thin slices of rhubarb to your salad.

 

Eat Well…Tenesha & Jenn

Tenesha Lawson 2015 13A communication student, soccer player and camera operator spending a summer with the Manitoba Canola Growers as a project assistant.

She is always on the lookout for student-friendly recipes. She seeks recipes that are easy, quick, inexpensive, and delicious to keep her focused during her eight-hour school days.

Get to know her @teneshamarley.