Summer Salad Sundays! 8/5/2012

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. This week I’m featuring 4 salads instead of 3, because I’m skipping the salad dressing feature this week. I hope you’ll take the time to check these delicious salads:

Spinach-Cherry Salad w/ Yogurt-Marinated Grilled Chicken by Savoring Today

The combination of sweet, juicy red cherries and tangy feta really appeals to me, and the yogurt marinated chicken sounds delicious!

Shrimp Salad in Endive Cups by Living Low Carb

This is a great low carb meal idea, and sounds incredibly tasty. Perfect lunch for a hot day!

Guacamole Salad by Katie Kate's Kitchen

Yummy, Guacamole Salad sounds great! Packed with tons of flavor and goodness, this salad looks perfect for a BBQ, picnic or party.

Sweet Cucumber and Feta Salad by Healthy Journey Cafe

I love this salad because it is so tasty and refreshing, and it’s a great way to use up some of those cucumbers that I have sitting in my fridge 🙂

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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  2. Vicky says:

    HI! Happy Sunday! I shared my Bean Salad here today! Hope you have a lovely week and thank you for hosting!

    1. Debbie says:

      Thanks Vicky! Your bean salad sounds lovely!

  3. Ann says:

    Thanks again for hosting, Debbie, and wishing you a wonderful week!

    1. Debbie says:

      Thanks Ann, I hope you have a wonderful week too!

  4. mjskit says:

    What another great collection of salads! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend. Thanks for hosting!

    1. Debbie says:

      Thanks MJ!

  5. Hi Debbie
    I left a link for making fruit flavored vinegars to use in salad dressings. It’s not a dressing recipe itself, so if it doesn’t fit with Summer Salad Sundays I will understand if you delete it.

    I really enjoy your blog. I often find when I click on an interesting looking link in a blog hop it takes me to Easy Natural Food! 🙂

    1. Debbie says:

      Thank you! 🙂 You’re link is very welcome……I love your idea of using fruit flavored vinegars in salad dressings, that’s awesome!

  6. Thanks for your invitation to join your party. I’m celebrating homegrown tomatoes with two simple salads that are perfect for summer. Thanks so much for hosting.

    1. Debbie says:

      Welcome, Sam, thanks for linking up!

  7. Debra says:

    Thanks for hosting Debbie. I love, love, love the fruit flavored vinegar, I’ve wanted a recipe for that for a long time. I posted my favorite Cucumber Salad. See you next week!

    1. Debbie says:

      Yay, glad you found it! I have cucumbers in my fridge that I need to use – will definitely be checking out your recipe!

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  9. Jane says:

    Hi Debbie! Thank you for hosting 🙂 I linked up a cabbage and beet salad I made this week – not the prettiest salad, but it is tasty!

    1. Debbie says:

      Love cabbage and beets, thanks Jane!

  10. […] Debbie @ Easy Natural Food on August 5, 2012 at 2:05 pm said: I have never tried amaranth, but I keep meaning to. Your salad sounds delicious! I’d love it if you would come on over to Summer Salad Sundays and share this recipe. Here’s the link: […]

  11. Danni says:

    Thanks for finding me and for hosting! I am sharing my Caribbean Amaranth Salad & My Summer Mediterranean Quinoa Salad.

  12. Hi Debbie,

    This week I’m sharing a salad that was inspired by one of yours…
    Kohlrabi Mango Mint Salad.

    Thanks for the inspiration! 


  13. Gwen says:

    Thanks for hosting this every week, it has been fun participating:)

  14. Thank you for hosting! I am new and excited to be a part. I can’t wait to try some of the great sounding (and looking) salads!

    1. Debbie says:

      Thanks Dina-Marie! So happy to have you here!

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  16. Amber says:

    Hi Debbie,

    Hope you’re well.

    I just adore that shrimp salad! So yummy. Great picks.

    Have a fabulous week.


  17. I have a salad again this week. 😉 A slightly different take on potato salad with a Tangy Avocado Dressing, roasted potatoes and poblano chile. Mmm…

    Thanks for hosting!

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