Summer Salad Sundays! 8/12/2012

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!

German-Style Potato Salad by Little Kitchen Big Flavors

I am drooling over this potato salad recipe. Flavored with fresh herbs, balsamic vinegar, mustard and olive oil…it even has bacon! So good 🙂

Massaged Kale and Sweet Potato Salad by MJ's Kitchen

Tasty, healthy, colorful, flavorful and satisfying! What more could I want from a salad?

Cold Mediterranean Quinoa Salad by Cookin The Keys

I love making salads with quinoa, and the mediterranean-inspired ingredients in this salad sound super tasty. This is a satisfying and complete meal for a hot summer’s day.

Salad Dressing Feature:

I’m excited to highlight this DIY Fruit Flavored Vinegar by Healthy Frugalista. This is such a great idea, and surprisingly simple and easy. The fruit-infused vinegar can then be used to create the most delicious salad dressing. I can’t wait to try this myself!

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. Good morning and happy Sunday. I’ve brought a green on green salad with charred corn and chicken dressed with homemade Green Goddess dressing.

    Thank you so much for hosting.

    1. Debbie says:

      Sounds wonderful, thanks Sam!

  3. I have no recent salad anything posts. I was on a homemade dressing kick for a while, but for some reason I have not made any lately. But just stopping by to say hi and see what others have posted.

    1. Debbie says:

      Hi Suzy, thanks for stopping by anyway! Always good to hear from you:)

  4. Danni says:

    Thank you for the Feature! Today I am sharing my Millet Salad with Sprouted Beans. Enjoy!

    1. Debbie says:

      Perfect, I’ve been looking for more millet recipes, thanks!

  5. Thanks for highlighting my Fruit Flavored Vinegar. I posted a recipe for zucchini crusted pizza this week, so I don’t have anything to share in the salad department. I will be back later though to check out the salads. I love this resource for summer dinner salad ideas. I find new ideas for using my garden produce too.

    1. Debbie says:

      Thank you! I love it that people can stop by to get ideas 🙂

  6. Thanks for hosting! I shared my Egyptian Lentils which is good served hot with cold yogurt on the side but my family likes it cold!

    1. Debbie says:

      That sounds really tasty! Lentil salads make a wonderful and satisfying meal.

  7. […] post is part of:  Summer Salad Sundays, Full Plate Thursday, Pennywise Platter, GAPS Friendly Friday, Fresh Bites Friday, Whole Foods […]

  8. mjskit says:

    Debbie, Thanks for featuring my massaged kale salad!!! I hope you get a chance to make it some day because it’s SO good! I may have said this before, but ALL of the salads in your hop look wonderful! I love salads year round so I’m getting lots and lots of great ideas! Thanks again for hosting and hope you’re having a marvelous weekend!

  9. Today I linked up my Quinoa Fruit Salad with a homemade coconut lime balsamic dressing. This is such a refreshing and simple salad to put together for any meal of the day during the warm summer months!

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  11. Debra says:

    Thanks so much for hosting Debbie. Love all these salad choices, the perfect remedy for summer. Hope you’re staying cool. I posted a Romano Bean Salad with Arugula and Peppers.

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  13. Vanessa says:

    Hi Debbie,

    I’m no. 13. Not sure what happened, but my picture isnt showing. Let me know if you can fix this and if not I can relink it.



    1. Debbie says:

      Hi Vanessa, I’m not sure how that happened, but I was able to fix it up. Thanks for linking up, good to see you again!

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