There's no doubt salads steal the spotlight in the summer. With the warmer temperatures it only makes sense to cool the body with a refreshing meal made with fresh produce and seasonal ingredients. These outstanding summer salads will take you on an exiting culinary journey that make use of ingredients from around the world - you'll sample everything from Southwestern spices to zesty Mediterranean flavors and Asian-inspired vinaigrettes.
To make your summer salads a breeze you'll want to have a few staples on hand. We recommend at least one salad spinner (we like to keep two at home) so you can wash, rinse and dry your greens effortlessly. Be sure to have a good quality extra virgin olive oil in your cupboard, as well as dried herbs, sea salt and Asian seasonings like soy sauce, fish sauce and sesame seeds.
You'll also benefit from having rice, quinoa, pasta and bulgur on hand so you can whip up a hearty summer salad in no time. Here are 18 grand salads to enjoy all summer long:
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