Eating light and healthy has its benefits in summers! It’s too hot to have heavy meals, anyway. If the heat is getting to you, the simplest way is to rustle up a salad. It serves as a meal in itself or as a side and no more sweating over the stove!
It’s a good way to include the local produce on your plate – not only is it fresh, it’s packed with nutrients! And there is a variety of vegetables and fruits to choose from.
Check out our collection of 10 low-calorie, salads that define freshness, are light as the summer breeze that promises to fill your belly and nourish your body.
Quick now, grab a big bowl, gather your favorite fillings and prepare a crisp, juicy, healthy summer salad.
Summer Feast – Corn Zucchini Salad Sprinkled With Herbs
This salad is a delicious combination of the crisp, slightly bitter zucchini and the warm and tender sweet corn sprinkled with dried herbs like oregano and thyme. It is an easy warm summer salad that is a must try!
Mediterranean Style Spinach Pie Salad With Fresh Herbs
Check out this healthy salad recipe of ‘Spanakopita Salad’ – a very rich and tasty Mediterranean style spinach pie made from layers of phyllo dough, stuffed with cheese, spinach, and herbs. This nutritious salad can be enjoyed as a luxurious lunch, a quick-fix weeknight dinner, or as a salad course for your next dinner party.
Tangy Cucumber Salad To Restore pH Balance
This is a very healthy snack or side dish. Cucumbers are one of the most alkaline vegetables, which help offset the highly acidic American diet. Ginger is good for digestion, for those with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or other gastrointestinal (GI) issues.
High-Potassium Low-Calorie Zucchini Noodles Salad
Zoodles (a.k.a. zucchini noodles) are one of the hottest food trends right now. Using a spiralizer, you can turn zucchini into tasty noodles. This ‘Zoodle Salad’ recipe is an excellent alternative to a side salad, traditional pasta salad, or as a pair with almost any meal. Moreover, it is simple to make and is loaded with vitamins.
Binge On Beans With This Easy-To-Make Black Bean Salad
For a delicious and healthful salad recipe, try this warm Mexican-inspired, black bean salad. You can have it plain or also enjoy putting it in a pita with a little Tofutti sour cream and buffalo sauce.
Nutritious Quinoa And Bulgar Bowl Salad Recipe
Quinoa – the seed of a herb is often called a ‘superfood’ owing to it’s rich protein content. Bulgur – comes from hulled cracked berries of whole wheat and has a nutty flavor. When the two of them are combined and mixed with collard greens, pecans, apples, onions and carrots, it turns out to be an amazingly nutritious salad recipe.
Quinoa And Sun-Dried Tomato Salad
If you have never tried quinoa, give this recipe a go! Kalamata olives and sun-dried tomatoes are a really good match for this grain. Flavor-packed with lots of veggies this is a very healthy and delicious salad or stuffing for a great vegan wrap.
Mixing It Up With A Low Calorie, Nutritious Fruit Salad
This fruit salad recipe is simple, requiring only 5 ingredients and one bowl. It is easily versatile if you want to add in different fruits. Keeping fruit salad on hand is a great way to ensure you have a tasty treat to reach for when you are hungry, short on time, looking for a side dish for dinner, and so much more!
Acid Buster Detox Salad With Watermelon Basil And Lime
Watermelon is one of the most hydrating and enjoyable fruits for summer, but did you know that it is also one of the most alkalizing? Our bodies thrive in a slightly alkaline state, but unfortunately a big make-up of the American diet is acidic. The more alkalizing foods like watermelon we can add to our diet, the better it is!
Honey And Lime Fruit Salad Recipe
This fruit salad is a healthy mix that takes only abut 10-15 minutes to put together. Apart from all the nutrition it will also subdue those sweet cravings you have every now and then. Feel free to switch fruits every now and then or just include whatever fruit you are craving for.