Simple Yet Special Summer Salads

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Baby, it’s hot outside and I’m looking in every direction for something refreshing. It’s pretty easy to grab a glass of something cold and refreshing but it’s often a little more difficult to find something equally refreshing to eat. Don’t think these are boring just because they’re salads — they’re actually pretty special.

One of the absolute best attributes of these salads is that each can easily be whipped up on a whim. Maybe you’re having a hard time thinking of simple yet special ways to use those fabulous vegetables you picked up at the farmers market over the weekend — these recipes have you covered.

Using anything from avocado, fennel and beets — these salads sound and look absolutely refreshing. You’ll be excited to serve up lunch to your family because it’ll be a surely be a hit! So check out these simple and special summer salads to keep you cool:

Pear, Apple and Fennel Salad, Cannelle-Vanille
Shaved Fennel Salad, Tartelette Blog
Avocado and Grilled Corn Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette, Authentic Suburban Gourmet
Fresh Farmer’s Market Salad, Scandi Foodie
Green Bean and Black Quinoa Salad, Sprouted Kitchen

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