5 Mouthwatering Summer Salad Recipes For Your Next Picnic

The sun is shining and your local parks and beaches are calling out for you to enjoy the fresh air by having a picnic. We’ll help you get started by sharing five salad recipes that will make your picnic an instant hit. Of course, you could always call up Picnic People to take care of the food. . . But nevertheless, here are five great recipes to try.

1. Summer Salad By The Lake

Enjoy this salad by the lake or the beach — it will taste amazing wherever you decide to have your picnic. This salad is as delicious as it looks, and well worth the time it will take to prepare it. Ingredients include garlic cloves, sweet peppers, olive oil, salt, pepper, couscous, red quinoa, tomatoes, arugula (or baby spinach), fresh pineapple, peas, feta cheese, sunflower kernels, parsley, balsamic vinegar, honey, and lemon zest. Did you get all of that?

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2. Honey Poppy Seed Fruit Salad

Sweeten your summer picnic with this eye-popping fruit salad packed with vitamins and antioxidants. All you need is two bananas, two cups of blueberries, two cups of raspberries, two cups of fresh strawberries, five tablespoons of honey, one teaspoon of lemon juice, and ¾ teaspoon of poppy seeds.

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3. Chicken And Spinach Pasta Salad

Enjoy a fresh twist on the classic pasta salad by substituting mayonnaise with hummus. Say what? Yes, you read that right. Using humus will add texture and taste, while boosting the nutritional benefits of the salad. For this recipe, you’ll need whole wheat rotini, hummus, Italian salad dressing, salt, pepper, baby spinach, chicken breast, cherry tomatoes, ripe olives, and crumbled feta cheese.

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4. Chicken, Nectarine, and Avocado Salad

Simple, yet yummy, this salad hits every box: sweet, savory, and delicious. You’ll need six ounces fresh baby spinach, two medium nectarines, two cups cubed cooked chicken, one cup crumbled feta cheese, ½ cup poppy seed salad dressing, one medium ripe avocado, and one cup of granola with fruit and nuts.

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5. Shrimp and Spinach Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing

This savory salad is sure to be a summer favorite once you read the ingredient list: shrimp, Montreal steak seasoning, bacon, shallots, cider vinegar, olive oil, Dijon mustard, sugar, salt, pepper, spinach, sweet red peppers, and almonds. Tempted?

Check out the full recipe here.

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