summer salads.

When it gets warm out, I crave salads- interesting, healthy, satisfying salads. I’ve scoured the internet and friends’ blogs for some of the best salad recipes for this summer. They call for seasonal, healthy ingredients, readily available from your supermarket or green grocer. All are vegetarian except for the Thai salad, which calls for fish sauce, which I deem optional. Happy Sunday. (Recipes’ links appear at the bottom of the page in the order in which the photos appear.)

This salad has coconut in it. Yum! Thanks, Jamie Oliver.

This salad has coconut in it. Yum! Thanks, Jamie Oliver.

Simple fruit salad with ginger & agave nectar.

Simple fruit salad with ginger & agave nectar.

Arugula salad with lemon dijon dressing & cherry tomatoes.

Arugula salad with lemon dijon dressing & cherry tomatoes.

Pineapple & pea salad.

Pineapple & pea salad.

Thai Green mango salad with peanuts.

Thai Green mango salad with peanuts.

My friends Mike & Ana made this when they visited last spring, and it's delicious. Orzo with spring onions & feta.

My friends Mike & Ana made this when they visited last spring, and it's delicious. Orzo with spring onions & feta.

If you haven't tried jicama before, this is the salad for you. It goes well with citrusy vinaigrettes.

If you haven't tried jicama before, this is the salad for you. It goes well with citrusy vinaigrettes.

Mango & avocado salad with black beans.

Mango & avocado salad with black beans.

Crunchy carrot & radish salad.

Crunchy carrot & radish salad.

Chickpea salad with lemon & mint.

Chickpea salad with lemon & mint.

Crunchy Keralan Salad

Simple Fruit Salad with Ginger, Mint, & Agave

Arugula Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette

Pineapple & Red Pepper Salad with Black Eyed Peas

Green Mango Salad

Orzo with Tomatoes, Feta & Scallions

Spicy Jicama Salad

Mango & Avocado Salad with Black Beans

Carrot and Radish Salad

Summer Chickpea Salad

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