Category Archives: Salads

Sensational Summer Salads

Summer is the perfect time for salads!

What’s not to love about salads? They’re delicious, nutritious, versatile, and easy to prepare. You can make them as simple or elaborate as you want, and the combinations of ingredients are endless.

Great salads begin with fresh ingredients. Buy local produce from your neighbors’ vegetable stands and farmers’ markets. Check out some of our favorites: Poplar Ridge Farm, Commonwealth Farms, Lila’s Garden, and a great online resource, localharvest.org.

Once you purchase your fruits and vegetables, learn how to keep them fresh and contaminant-free with these Food Safety Basics for Fruits and Vegetables from the Centers for Disease Control.

Experiment with your salads and have fun trying new recipes. Select a variety of colorful fruits, vegetables, cheese, meat, nuts, and beans to create salads that are healthy and satisfying.

Here are some of our favorite types of salads.

SAVORY POTATO SALADS

REFRESHING FRUIT SALADS

TRADITIONAL GREEN SALADS

HEARTY BEAN SALADS

SATISFYING PASTA SALADS

How to Store Fruits and Vegetables

50 Salad Dressing Recipes