There are so many amazing food-bloggers out there that I’ve met since I started this blog that I wanted to share the love and show you some of the incredible recipes that other people out there are creating!
When the sun is shining I always want something healthy and fresh to eat – It’s so much easier to make better food choices in the summer so I reached out my fellow bloggers for their favourite Summer Salad Recipes! Salads are so versatile and can be adapted and customised for a wide variety of dietary needs and specifications. Whether you eat meat or fish or a vegetarian diet there are endless possibilities and of course, the dressing can make or break the perfect salad.
Here are just a few of my favourite ones and some from my food-blogging friends around the web. Have go at trying a new one so you don’t get stuck in the salad rut! They’re all Grain-Free and Gluten-Free and if they’re not completely SCD or Paleo then they’re very easily customisable to be so.
Pear, Prosciutto & Goat’s Cheese Salad – This salad is the perfect mix of creamy, salty, crunchy and sweet and is definitely one to have when you feel like indulging yourself. It’s easily adaptable for SCD by swapping the goat’s cheese for feta or Paleo by topping the Grain-Free Bread with mashed avocado instead of the cheese.
Minty Strawberry Avocado Salad from Athletic Avocado – This fresh and vibrant salad is a mix between a savoury salad and a fruit salad and is SCD, Paleo, Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Whole30 and Vegan!! It’s a winner for a hot summer’s day.
I’d never heard of a Bulgarian Shopska Salad before, but this one from Cooking the Globe makes me definitely want to try it. A mixed vegetable chopped salad topped with Bulgarian sirens cheese (but you can use feta) and olives almost like a greek salad but it’s a national dish for Bulgaria too!
My Cauliflower Rice Tabbouleh is the perfect accompaniment to BBQs due to its summer flavours and the fact that it’s jam-packed full of fresh herbs and citrus. Lighter than a traditional tabbouleh due to the fact that it’s made with cauliflower rice instead of bulgur wheat, it’s perfect for anyone on a Grain-Free diet.
If you prefer something a bit meatier, this Taco Salad from Rainbow Delicious is Whole30, SCD, Paleo and Grain/Gluten-Free as well as Dairy Free compatible and packs a punch of chilli and spices
If fish is more your thing then this Honey Salmon & Berry Salad from Everyday Sarah Jane will be perfect for you. Paired with fruits, it’s definitely a new flavour combination for me but one that looks so appetising I’m definitely going to give it a go.
This Melon Salad with Crispy Prosciutto & Feta from The Kittchen really does look like summer in a bowl, and I’m a big fan of crisping up the prosciutto in the pan before serving it – it concentrates all the flavours and gives a really nice crunch.
And the pièce de résistance is this Grilled Pear Salad Bowl from the BBQ Bastard. Sweet and salty is my favourite flavour combination so you can bet this one will be next on my ‘to-make’ list – and the pistachio oil is an ingredient I’ve never cooked with so I’m definitely intrigued!
Hopefully you found something in this round-up that makes your mouth water. Let me know in the comments which one’s your favourite!