Summer Salad Sundays! 7/22/2012

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:

Gazpacho Salad by The Healthy Beehive

Gazpacho is such a refreshing summer dish, and what a clever idea to take all of the ingredients and turn it into a salad!

French Lentil Salad with Fresh Mint by Food Connections

This salad is a perfect one-bowl, protein-rich meal. Lentils are combined with a tasty selection of salad vegetables, with kalamata olives, pistachios and mint adding even more flavor and goodness.

Crab, Avocado and Corn Salad by The Fountain Avenue Kitchen

Crab meat is such a treat, and pairing it with corn and avocado makes for a very tasty salad!

Salad Dressing Feature:

I am delighted to be featuring this award winning Miso Sesame Dressing by Saturdays with Maggie. A versatile, tasty and healthy salad dressing. Congratulations, Gwen!

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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  3. mjskit says:

    The Crab, avocado and corn salad was one of my favorites too! I missed the lentils. Must go check it out. Thanks for hosting and hope your having a marvelous weekend!

    1. Debbie says:

      Thanks MJ, you too 🙂

  4. Thank you for featuring my crab, avocado, and corn salad this week! I just dropped off a flavorful and light green salad that I love to top with my lime honey chicken for a complete dinner. I will post a link to your wonderful collection of salads on my page later today. Thanks again, Debbie!

    1. Debbie says:

      You’re welcome! You’re latest creation looks amazing too!

  5. Jacinda says:

    Thank you for inviting me to party with you! I linked up my quinoa salad. Have a great weekend!

    1. Debbie says:

      Thanks for linking up! Great to see you here 🙂

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  9. Jane says:

    Thanks again for featuring my salad! I think the crab salad sounds divine! I hope you are having a great weekend!

  10. Dropping by with a yummy Seared Rare Tuna Salad with Chayote Slaw & Roasted Garlic-Green Chile Dressing adapted from Rick Bayless. Thanks for hosting Debbie. 😉

    1. Debbie says:

      Oh wow, that sounds amazing, thanks Deb!

  11. Amber says:

    Hi Debbie,

    Phew, is it hot there over the hills? We were like 104 degrees today. Blah. Staying cool with salads, that’s for sure.

    This week I am sharing a kale and golden beet salad with a tahini cider dressing. It’s so yummy, one of my favorite salads (although I can’t eat raw kale..or very much of it) I think this salad is great.

    Have a great week.


    1. Debbie says:

      Yikes, I would melt in heat like that! We tend to average 10 degrees cooler, thank goodness. But perfect salad weather for sure!

  12. Debra says:

    Thanks so much Debbie for hosting this blog party. I’m a little late posting my strawberry salad today since I;ve been putting up cherries. Thanks also for featuring my lentil salad! Have a great week!

    1. Debbie says:

      You’re welcome! Your latest salad looks delish! You have a good week too!

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