Super Salads For Those Summer Days

Leeanna McKamey

SNAP-Ed Program Assistant

Ohio State University Extension, Highland County


Summer is a great time to load up on veggies in a tasty salad.  Lots of great vegetables at the grocery or farmers markets.  Serve a small salad before dinner. Or, add protein to make a quick and tasty meal.

Try these combos!

  1. Simple Spinach Salad-Spinach, shredded carrots, hard-boiled eggs, dried cranberries and a honey mustard dressing.
  2. Southwestern-Romaine lettuce, corn, diced tomatoes, black beans, cooked and chilled brown rice, shredded cheddar, slice olives, citrus dressing with a pinch of chili powder.
  3. Greek-Romaine, cucumber, tomato, onion, feta cheese. Dressing-2 Tablespoons of olive or vegetable oil, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of oregano.

Or experiment and make you own. Here is an easy way to help you out.

4 cups of greens (lettuce, Spinach, Kale, Romaine or Mixed greens)

1-2 cups of veggies (carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, cucumber, tomatoes, corn, peas, peppers etc.)

2 cups Optional Protein (canned beans rinsed and drained, hard-boiled eggs, nuts, chicken, turkey, beef or pork)

½ cup Optional Add-Ins (low fat cheese, pasta, olives, fruit which can be fresh, canned or dried.

Salad Dressings – Try making your own and saving a bundle.  Use oil or vinegar, honey, mustard.  Go online to find great recipes.


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