Summer Salad Sundays! 7/1/2012


Welcome to Summer Salad Sundays!

Summer is a time of abundant garden produce – fresh, crunchy and juicy! What better way to enjoy it than a big bowl of salad! Salads are so incredibly versatile and there is no limit to the combinations and flavors that you can create. Make a small side salad to a complement a meal, or add some protein, carbohydrates and healthy fats, and you have a complete meal!

Summer Salad Sundays is a place to link up and share your salad recipes, or to get some great ideas for your next salad. Summer Salad Sundays will run all through summer!

Anything goes!

  • Leafy green salads
  • Meat-based salads
  • Grain or lentil-based salads
  • Pasta salads
  • Potato salads
  • Coleslaws
  • Fruit salads
  • Cooked vegetable salads
  • Homemade salad dressing recipes/tips
  • ….etc…provided it’s healthy and salad-related!

Thank you for the wonderful selection of salads from last week’s Summer Salad Sunday! I hope you’re getting as much inspiration as I am from the variety, creativity and amazing flavor combinations of the salads being shared here. Here are the featured salads from last Sunday. I hope you’ll take the time to check them out:

Bacon Lettuce & Tomato Salad w/ Avocado and Poached Egg by The Saucy Southerner


A BLT salad with avocado and poached egg sounds like the perfect meal to me. Good protein, healthy fats, and wonderful taste!

Chicken and Cantaloupe Salad by MJ's Kitchen


Love the idea of serving this delicious chicken salad in it’s own edible cantaloupe bowl! This looks like such a tasty and refreshing salad for a hot summer’s day!

Watermelon and Mint: A Perfect Summer Match by The Soulicious Life


Watermelon and mint is indeed a perfect summer’s match, and The Soulicious Life offers 3 great ways to enjoy – salad, smoothie and popsicles!

Salad Dressing Feature:

I also wanted to highlight this Homemade Ranch Dressing by The Old-Fashioned Housewife. This is a much better and healthier alternative to the store-bought stuff.

Carnival Guidelines – PLEASE READ:

1) Real food ingredients only! This means no industrial foods such as processed vegetable oils (extra virgin and cold pressed are ok), refined sugar, unfermented soy etc.

2) No store-bought salad dressings! Making your own mayonnaise or vinaigrette using quality oils and other healthy ingredients is so easy, and so much better for you. If you’ve never tried making your own before, stay tuned, because there are sure to be many great mayo/vinaigrette recipes shared here!

3) Please add a link back to Summer Salad Sundays on your post. This is standard linky etiquette and helps more readers find all of the great recipes shared on Summer Sunday Salads. Only posts that link back will have a chance of being featured.

5) Finally, if you see something that you like, leave a comment for that person on their blog and let them know you found them through Summer Salad Sundays! It’s always great to get positive comments 🙂

Link up using the Linky tool below. Please make sure that you link the URL of your actual blog post and not your blog’s home page.

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22 Comment

  1. Amber says:

    Hi Debbie,

    Great picks this week!! Yum-o.

    This week I am sharing my roasted potato salad (gluten free, dairy free, egg free, vegan). 🙂

    Have a great rest of your weekend.

    Hugs,
    –Amber

    1. Debbie says:

      Great, I love potato salad and I’m always looking for new ways to make it!

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  4. Patti says:

    Hi Debbie! Joining in this week with my Cauliflower Salad. Have a safe and fun 4th of July!

    1. Debbie says:

      Yummy, I love cauliflower. Thanks Patti, you too!

  5. mjskit says:

    Debbie – Hope you are having a great weekend! Thanks SO MUCH for featuring my Chicken and Cantaloupe Salad! You’re right – it’s a great salad for a hot summer’s day! We have it many times already this year since it’s SO hot here. Thanks for hosting this great hop! With all of the heat everywhere, salads are perfect!

  6. I linked up some health info on black rice and a recipe for Main Dish Rice Salad with Honey Vinaigrette. This is a versatile recipe. You can use pretty much any meat, vegetable and herbs that you have on hand and come up with your own version.

    1. Debbie says:

      Sounds great, thanks Kristel!

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  8. I just linked in my corn and cucumber salad with basil and chives. It’s my favorite way to use leftover corn on the cob. In fact, I make sure I have extra just for this salad! Thanks for another great week of delicious salads!

    1. Debbie says:

      That sounds like a great combination of summer veg. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Thanks for telling me about the link up! I’m always looking for new salads!

    1. Debbie says:

      You’re welcome, thanks for linking up!

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  14. Hi Debbie, so many great salads linked up on your Summer Salad Sundays! I’m busy working on my site upgrade, so no recipes from the Fox Kitchen to link up this week but a girls gotta eat, I hope you don’t mind if I hang out here for a while 🙂

    1. Debbie says:

      Good for you for tackling the site upgrade. I need to do the same (procrastinating big time!) Love you to hang out here for a while! Hope you found something yummy to make!

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