7 Yummy Summer Salad Recipes to Add to Your Menu ...

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When the weather is sunny and warm, and there's a nice breeze, there is nothing like making and enjoying your favorite refreshing summer salad recipes.

They taste great, help you eat smaller portions, and have a huge amount of nutritional value if you're eating the right one.

Salads are great because they don't take much cook or prep time, and they're easily shareable!

There a few salad recipes I'd like to share.

These summer salad recipes will definitely be yummy, and if served at a dinner party, it'll be one your star dishes this season!

1. Fruit Salad with Honey Dressing

Fruit Salad with Honey Dressing

This recipe is so simple and definitely one of my favorite summer salad recipes.

It takes very little time to make and has so many great, refreshing, summery ingredients.

It's everything I love about fruits in a salad on top of a luscious bed of lettuce!

The honey dressing adds such a nice, sweet finish too.2

You can make this for your friends at a gathering or you could enjoy it as a snack or even a light lunch!2

You can also add in some of your own favorite fruits, like the picture!

Ingredients:

1/3 cup honey

1/4 cup orange juice

1/4 cup canola oil

1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice, plus the juice 1 lemon2

1 1/2 teaspoons poppy seeds

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon prepared mustard

1 apple, cored and diced

1 banana, sliced

1 avocado, peeled and sliced

1 (11-ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained

1/4 cup raisins

1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

Directions:

For the dressing, combine the honey, orange juice, oil, 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice, poppy seeds, salt, and mustard in a jar with a tight lid;2

cover and shake well.

Toss the apple, banana, and avocado with juice from 1 lemon to prevent the fruit from turning brown.

Combine the fruit, raisins, and nuts in a glass bowl.

Add the dressing and stir gently.

Serve on red leaf lettuce

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