When it’s a beautiful summer day, the last thing you want to do is spend your evening in the kitchen. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite salad recipes that take 10 minutes or less to make. That means you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time having fun in the sun!
10 Minute Couscous Salad
If you’re looking for a refreshing way to get a serving of grains, try whipping up this healthy couscous salad. Not only is it great for a quick dinner side dish, but it also packs well for a light picnic lunch! The couscous complements the crunchy cucumber, onion and pepper in the salad. Feta cheese adds a nice creamy texture. The pesto is a delicious alternative to a traditional bottled salad dressing that really brings the dish together.
Try the recipe: 10 Minute Couscous Salad from BBC Good Food.
Strawberry Spinach Salad With Almonds and Goat Cheese
When strawberries are in season, it’s tempting to add them to every meal. Luckily, this quick salad makes it easy to have berries for dinner! Strawberries and spinach are the only main ingredients in this simple salad, but the toasted almonds and goat cheese provide a mixture of textures and complement the sweetness of the berries. This recipe also features a homemade dressing with a special kick: Worcestershire sauce!
Try the recipe: Strawberry Spinach Salad With Almonds and Goat Cheese from Foodess.
Quick and Easy White Bean Salad
If you’re looking for a quick protein fix, look no further than this simple recipe. All you need for this salad is a can of white beans and some onion. The basic dressing requires just five ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. While this salad can be served right after you prepare it, the flavors will blend together better if you chill it for a few hours first.
Try the recipe: Quick and Easy White Bean Salad from Simply Recipes.
Massaged Kale Salad
This easy, four-ingredient salad gives your body a boost of a lot of important vitamins and minerals in very little time! All you have to do is de-stem the kale, make a very simple dressing and then massage the dressing into the kale to increase tenderness and flavor. Once you try this recipe, you’ll wonder why you never thought of massaging your kale before!
Try the recipe: Massaged Kale Salad from Nutrition Stripped.
Summer Peach Salad
If you have some fresh, juicy peaches on hand, why not try putting them in a salad? This summer peach salad pairs the sweet flavors of the peaches with sharp Pecorino cheese, while a homemade dressing with honey, champagne vinegar and olive oil adds a mild summer flavor to the mix.
Try the recipe: Summer Peach Salad from Oprah Magazine.
Salads don’t have to be time-consuming and complex! These 5 recipes prove that sometimes the tastiest dishes are the ones that can be thrown together in a matter of minutes.
Looking for an entrée to pair with your salad? Try pecan-crusted Tilapia for a unique and flavorful dish.