Summer Side Salad fantabulosity.com
Food + Drink, Side Dishes

Summer Side Salad

Summer Side Salad: An incredibly easy side salad to serve any day of the week, and versatile enough to switch it up, for ingredients that you may need to substitute, making different kinds of salad recipes!

Oh mylanta.  It all started when I made a trip to Costco, and overfilled the fridge.  Dinner time rolled around, and I opened the door and there was an avalanche of food that started to fall out.  It was time.  It was WAY overdue to clean the fridge out.  Those trips to Costco (with the oversized and bulk purchases) tend to use every bit of space that we have.

Summer Side Salad Recipe

I decided to call it the Summer Side Salad, because the bright ingredients remind me of summer, and I’ll be making this salad recipe to take to all of the Summer outings that we attend.  It’s super easy to make, and it looks like I worked REALLY hard to make it look good.  (But shhh… it literally took me five minutes to toss together.)

Summer Side Salad fantabulosity.com

Looking For More Healthy Side Dishes?

I compiled all of our healthy side dish recipes HERE!

Slightly Homemade Recipes

Back to our Summer Side Salad Recipe…

Summer Side Salad fantabulosity.com

We had spinach, and leaf lettuce (it can be bitter at times, so romaine is always a safe bet) The secret to a really good salad, is to chop it up super super fine.  (My mother-in-law taught me that very important tidbit. See exactly what I do, HERE! Thanks Jan!)

Summer Side Salad fantabulosity.com

Our entire house is full of goat cheese fans, so any time I make a salad, I try to include goat cheese as one of the ingredients.

Summer Side Salad

Strawberries on a salad, not only taste stinking delish… but that pop of color make it hard to deny.

Summer Side Salad fantabulosity.com

Toss on the nuts and the dried fruit. (I used a dried cranberry & blueberry blend.)

Summer Side Salad fantabulosity.com

Oh, and avocados… if I could buy stock in avocados, I would.  Wait… can I?

Summer Side Salad fantabulosity.com

Summer Side Salad fantabulosity.com
0 from 0 votes
Print

Summer Side Salad Recipe

Summer Side Salad: An incredibly easy side salad to serve any day of the week, and versatile enough to switch it up, for ingredients that you may need to substitute! 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword easy dinner recipes for family, salad with avocado, salad with fruit, summer salad recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 195 kcal
Author Jessica

Ingredients

  • 2 cups spinach chopped finely
  • 2 cups romaine chopped finely
  • 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup dried fruit I used a blueberry/cranberry blend
  • 1/4 cup candied nuts I used pecans
  • 1/4 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1 avocado sliced

Instructions

  1. In a large salad bowl, layer chopped lettuce and top with remaining ingredients.

  2. Using a dressing of your choice, toss the salad or individually dress each salad. We love using poppyseed dressing for this salad

Recipe Notes

See "The Secret Side Salad" recipe for a great lettuce tip!

Nutrition Facts
Summer Side Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 195 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 110mg 5%
Potassium 399mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 10g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 73.5%
Vitamin C 18.8%
Calcium 5.3%
Iron 7.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

I just adore when random ingredients flow together lovely.  I couldn’t resist sharing the recipe with you all, and I hope you find a chance to make it this Spring or Summer!

Pin this to remember, so you have it when you need it:

Summer Side Salad Recipe. I'll be taking this to EVERY outing, this year. fantabulosity.com

3 thoughts on “Summer Side Salad

  1. Tanya says:

    A really really summer salad! Bright, light, colorful and full of vitamins! I can’t stand trying to cook it.

  2. Alex says:

    what type of nuts did you use on this?

    1. Jessica says:

      I’m so sorry Alex! It looks like there was a glitch in the system and my recipe totally disappeared! (But it’s working now!) 🙂 I actually used candied pecans for this salad. I hope it helps!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.