Top 7 Summer Salads

As we move from Spring towards Summer, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite Summer salads. These are a perfect starter or a side dish for those hot summer nights. Click on the link below the photo to take you to the recipe.

Corn, Cherry Tomato and Asparagus Salad

Corn, Cherry Tomato and Asparagus Salad

Grapefruit and Avocado Salad

Avocado and Grapefruit Salad

Tabbouleh (cracked wheat salad)

Arugula Salad with Peaches

Arugula Salad with Peaches and Goat Cheese

Quinoa Salad

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Watermelon with Feta and Mint

Watermelon with Feta and Mint

Caesar Dressing

Homemade Caesar

Arugula Salad with Peaches and Goat Cheese

Arugula Salad with Peaches

Does anyone else literally drool over the peaches every single time they walk by the market? These days, I sure do! The peaches this year are absolutely beautiful and I must say, I have definitely made a couple ‘peach stops’ in the past few weeks and they taste as good as they look. Given that my eye has been on the peaches, I made this recipe last week for my book club and it was not only beautiful but also tasted yummy. Enjoy!

Arugula Salad with Peaches and Goat Cheese
 
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Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • 4 peaches on the firm side of ripe
  • 6-8 cups arugula
  • 1 bunch basil, chopped
  • Approximately 4 oz crumbled goat cheese – more or less to your liking
  • Additional freshly ground black pepper, optional
  • Apple cider or a simple lemon vinaigrette
Instructions
  1. Slice the peach in half and remove pit. Cut each half into 3-4 slices.
  2. Place arugula in salad bowl. Toss with the vinaigrette to coat all the leaves. Divide onto plates.
  3. Divide peaches onto plates. Sprinkle each with basil and goat cheese.
  4. Grind a little extra pepper over each, if you like.

Photo Credit: Blue Kitchen