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10 Crave-Worthy Summer Salads

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    Caprese Salad with Balsamic Glaze

    I always love the idea of Insalata Caprese but sometimes it can be a little bland. I like to add a little oomph with a drizzle of balsamic glaze.

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    Vietnamese Shredded Chicken Salad

    Satisfying and full of spicy Southeast Asian flavor, this entree salad is easy to make. You simply shred a rotisserie chicken, chop some veggies, whisk the dressing and dinner is done.

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    Roasted Pepper Salad with Feta, Pine Nuts & Basil

    Sweet and smoky bell peppers topped with tangy feta, toasted pine nuts, fresh basil and olives. This salad looks gorgeous on a platter and is delicious with toasted pita bread, grilled lamb burgers or chicken kebabs.

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    Chinese Chicken Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing

    This salad is similar to the Chinese Chicken Salad served at many restaurants, only I’ve left off the unhealthy fried wonton strips that are usually piled on top. Though the ingredient list looks long, the recipe couldn’t be easier to make — especially if you use leftover or rotisserie chicken

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    Black Bean & Corn Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette

    This is one of those make-ahead, easy salads that everyone loves. Whether I serve it as a salad with grilled meat or as a dip with tortilla chips, the bowl is always empty and the mouths are always full.

  6. Strawberry and Orange Salad with Citrus Syrup & Fresh Mint

    This is one of my favorite fruit salads, and it’s such a nice change of pace from the standard mix of pre-cut fruit from the supermarket. It's wonderful with brunch, but even better for dessert served with shortcake and whipped cream.

  7. Thai Crunch Salad with Peanut Dressing

    This recipe was inspired by the popular Thai Crunch Salad served at California Pizza Kitchen. It’s made with crisp Napa cabbage, crunchy vegetables and edamame but it’s the creamy peanut dressing that makes it so good; I guarantee you’ll want to put it on everything!

  8. Warm Couscous Salad with Apricot Vinaigrette

    I love Moroccan food, especially the blending of savory and sweet, which is the idea behind this delicious salad. Made with couscous, scallions, fresh herbs, crunchy almonds and a tangy-sweet apricot vinaigrette, it’s the perfect side dish for summer.

  9. Thai Quinoa Salad with Fresh Herbs and Lime Vinaigrette

    This vibrant and fresh Thai Quinoa Salad is a healthy eater’s dream: flavorful, chock-full of protein and veggies, satisfying and low in fat. I usually make it as a light lunch, but you can also serve it alongside other Asian dishes for dinner or make it a meal in itself by adding cooked shrimp, crab or lobster.

  10. Bulgur Salad with Cucumbers, Red Peppers, Chickpeas, Lemon and Dill

    Made with bulgur, fresh herbs, chopped vegetables and buttery chickpeas, this Middle Eastern-style salad is like a bulked-up tabbouleh. I like to make it over the weekend and keep it in the fridge all week long for healthy lunches.

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