Melissa Kaylene: 12 Scrumptious Salad Recipes

Thursday, May 1, 2014

12 Scrumptious Salad Recipes

This week has been such a pleasant surprise in Oregon! Last week was rainy with highs in the 50's, and now we have sunshine temperatures in the 80's! The kids definitely have got some serious summer fever happening right now (okay, maybe I do too!).

 When the weather warms up I like cooking less, so we tend to  eat a lot more salads. I'm always on the lookout for new recipes to try and different ingredients to use to change things up a bit so we don't get bored with the same thing over and over again. One of the things I really love about salads is that they are so versatile. They can be made sweet, or savory - low calorie, or not ;) .

What are some of your favorite salads? Some of the ingredients I use most often are:

  • Grilled Chicken
  • Apples
  • Pecans
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Feta Cheese
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Olives
  • Hard-boiled Eggs
  • Crumbled Bacon
  • Dried Tomatoes

I prefer romaine lettuce, butter leaf, and spinach for my salads, but we also use a lot of baby greens because that's what my husband likes. When I was younger I never really cared for salads that much until I realized what is was that bugged me: stems and centers. Now I make my salads and tear the stems off of the spinach and rip the leaf part off of the romaine and I love it! Guess it was just a texture thing!

I was browsing on the Foodie website  for some inspiration and found 12 scrumptious looking salad recipes that I wanted to share with you!

12 scrumptious salad recipes

What are your all-time favorite salads?

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  1. I just linked my weekend blog hop on your Thursday link party. Thanks for hosting! Also, I love salads. My best one was breakfast at Jason's Hill, wine estate, South Africa, on Valentine's Day

  2. I'm pretty picky with salads, even though that has become an 1-2/day meal for me. I'm trying to add things and change it up some so I don't get sick of them and go back to burgers.

    Thanks for sharing these so I can get some inspiration!!

  3. These all look delicious. One of my favorite salads is a chopped antipasto salad. This looks like fun. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link Party.
    Debi and Charly

  4. I love adding in the dried cranberries with some salty nuts like walnuts or maybe even sunflower seeds. For me the dressing can make the whole thing! I love balsamic dressings but always basic but with lots of flavor. Thanks for sharing this with us at Countdown in Style! I hope you will join us next week to see if you are featured!

  5. I am a salad addict and love coming across new combinations! Thanks for sharing!

  6. These look perfect for the upcoming summer season! Thanks for sharing on Wake Up Wednesday Link Up :-)