From summer potlucks at a friends house to family picnics in the park, the summer salad is dining staple. But if you’re tired of the same old potato salad, try these 7 classics with a twist from some of our favourite Canadian food bloggers.
Grilled Corn, Avocado, and Tomato Salad
Summer and corn go hand-in-hand in our house, especially grilled corn. Why not toss those tasty grilled nibblets into a salad, like Ceecee’s Grilled Corn, Avocado, and Tomato Salad from Within the Kitchen.
Simple Tomato Salad
Most people treat tomatoes as a salad accessory but this Simple Tomato Salad from Lyndsey at Vanilla Cloud and Lemon Drip makes those tomatoes the star.
Summer Pasta Salad with Tofu
Add a little twist to a simple pasta salad by adding stirfry tofu like in this Summer Pasta Salad with Tofu recipe shared by Ginni from Mindfully Spiced.
Mango and Bell Pepper Salad
I love fruit in the summer. We can never get enough of it. It’s even fabulous in salad like Nasma’s Mango and Bell Pepper Salad from Crumbs and Tales. I might have a difficulty sharing this one.
Fruit Slaw with Citrus Yogurt Dressing
Sweeten up a traditional cold slaw with the additional of some fruit. Try adding some cherries, oranges, and strawberries like in Jen’s Fruit Slaw with Citrus Yogurt Dressing recipe on The Fit Housewife.
Egg Salad with Zucchini
Egg salad is summer picnic staple but Jan from Family Bites finds a way to sneak in some healthy greens. Her Egg Salad with Zucchini recipe as in, you guessed it, a some shredded zucchini. Probably the only way my kids will eat this veggie.
Summer Salad Rolls with Peanut Sauce
Not all salad has to be eaten by a fork. Try these Summer Salad Rolls with Peanut Sauce from Korena at Korena in the Kitchen. Perfect finger food the next potluck backyard BBQ.
Our article on How to Plan a Picnic might give you some additional ideas for your next outling.
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