Fresh and crunchy or grilled and smoky, salads are a wonderful way to use seasonal produce and incorporate new and diverse flavors. In this post, we’ve rounded up our favorite & easy side dish salad recipes that can serve as the perfect compliment to your summer BBQ, or can stand alone as a light dinner meal.
We love to use seasonal ingredients in our cooking. We find it makes for the best flavor, price, and sustainability! What better way to use all those fresh fruits and veggies than a bright, crisp salad? But salads aren’t just for summer! Just ask Williams-Sonoma and their Salad of the Day calendar.
So what do you include in a seasonal salad? Everyone knows that tomatoes taste best in the summer. But in the fall, roast turkey, apples and cranberries make for great add-ins. Winter brings crunchy broccoli and kale. While in the spring, scan your farmer’s market for tender asparagus or top your salad with perfectly grilled salmon.
The salads listed below can be shared family style as a side dish to BBQ meat or a holiday roast. Or when topped with their own protein, can serve as a deliciously light dinner idea all on their own.
Delicious Side Salads Recipes
Serve alongside grilled chicken, BBQ ribs, or your Sunday roast.
On hot summer days, all I crave is a cool, refreshing salad. These recipes are packed with protein, nutrients and flavor!
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