3 Summer Salads I Can’t Stop Eating for Dinner

If you have been following me on Instagram this summer you will have seen these three yummy salads make an appearance on both my feed and in stories. I thought I would post links and any edits I make to the recipes here so that you can easily find them next time you need a little summer dinner inspiration. I like to include at least one salad in our weekly dinner rotation. These salads take advantage two of the best things summer has to offer: grilling outside and an abundance of fresh fruits and veggies at our Farmer’s Market. All of todays recipes are gluten free.

You can find each of these summer salad recipes on My Tested & Approved Pinterest Board. I’ll continue to add any recipes that receive a thumbs up from my entire family.

Peach Salad with Grilled Basil Chicken and White Balsamic Honey Vinaigrette

Peach Salad with Grilled Basil Chicken and White Balsamic Honey Vinaigrette

This Peach Salad with Grilled Basil Chicken and White Balsamic-Honey Vinaigrette by Cooking Classy is my personal favorite of the three salads! It is equally delicious with either peaches or nectarines. I prefer to substitute feta for the goat cheese that is called for in the original recipe.

Arugula Salad with Chicken & Apricots

Arugula Salad with Chicken & Apricots

This Arugula Salad with Chicken & Apricots by Cooking Light is the perfect antidote after indulging on a summer get-away. We like to use Trader Joe’s thinly sliced chicken breasts to save the time it would have taken to pound each breast. Plums are a great substitute if you aren’t a fan of apricots.

Steak Salad with Bacon, Crispy Potatoes and Blue Cheese Dressing

Steak Salad with Bacon, Crispy Potatoes and Blue Cheese Dressing

This hearty Steak Salad with Bacon, Crispy Potatoes and Blue Cheese Dressing I found on the pages of Real Simple magazine will please the meat and potato lovers in your life. We simplified the recipe by using store bought blue cheese dressing. Instead of using sirloin steak we grill up some flank steak with a little Grill Mates Montreal Seasoning. I like to add cherry tomatoes to boost our veggie intake.

What have been your favorite salads to make for dinner this summer?

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