4 Fun Salad Recipes to Try

Hey, Bobcats! Need a break from Chick-fil-A? Check out these awesome salad recipes! Some are ones that I have come across online, tried, and loved. Some are ones I created myself. Either way, they're all delicious and refreshing! 

 

1. Tomato/Cucumber/Avocado Salad

This one is suuuuper simple. This photo has grape tomatoes, but I like to use vine tomatoes in mine and just cut them into chunks! Throw those chunks in a bowl with a diced avocado and a chopped cucumber! Add some olive oil, lime/lemon juice, salt, pepper and that's it! YUM! Also, I heard cilantro is great in this if that's how you roll! 

** If you need to know the easiest way to dice an avocado, checkout this helpful video link below:

 

2. Kale Greek Salad (my favorite) 

 

Okay, so this is my Kale Greek salad. Obviously, I put however much kale I want as a base for the salad. The cool thing about Greek salads is you can really throw any kind of vegetables in there, top it with feta cheese, and it's practically a Greek salad no matter what. With mine, I like to add chopped raw mushrooms, vine tomatoes, green olives, kalamata olives (sodium, yum), cucumbers, and feta cheese. Onions are popular in Greek salads too.

For my dressing I just mix olive oil, lime juice from half a lime, salt, pepper, and minced garlic! The lime juice and the kale together is so refreshing! 

 

3. Quinoa Mediterranean Salad

My favorite thing about salads is that you can't really screw them up, which is great for someone like me! This Mediterranean is great every time I make it, no matter how differently I make it each time! I boil one cup of quinoa in two cups of water. Then I dice green peppers, red peppers, yellow peppers, cucmbers, tomatoes, and kalamata olives. Throw it all together once the quinoa is cooked, add feta cheese, and stir it all together. This is supposed to be a warm salad, but if you're into cold salads you can pop it in the refrigerator for a few hours and it's just as yummy! You don't have to, but I always add a little bit of olive oil so that the quinoa doesn't dry out quickly! You can really get creative with this salad! 

 

4. Chic Pea Salad

 I love this chic pea salad! I use half a can of chic peans, olive oil, salt, pepper, diced cucumbers, tomatoes, feta cheese, onions, and cilantro! Like I said with the other salads, get creative! 

 

I used to be so anti-salad. I was like ugh nothing is more boring than a  salad, but really, salads are fun because you can make them your own using everything you like to eat! I pretty much use similar ingredients in my salads, but changing the base of the salads, and discovering new bases to use, is what makes these salads different and delicious! Try these out and let us know what you think! Enjoy!