Summer Season Salads

Strawberry and Kale Salad

Strawberries, kale and almonds give this salad a lot of nutrients, including vitamins A, C and calcium. Sesame seeds add trace minerals copper and manganese that help keep your bones healthy.

This delicious salad for 4 will take you about 30 minutes to prep it.


  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 quart strawberries, hulled and sliced’10 ounces fresh kale, rinsed and dried
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds
  • 3 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds

How to prep it:

In a small bowl, whisk together sugar, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce.

Then in a larger bowl, combine the strawberries, spinach, almonds, and sesame seeds. Just before serving, add the dressing to the salad, and toss to combine.

Tomato and Avocado Salad

Tomatoes, avocados, and olive oil offer a delicious combination of vitamins, antioxidants, and healthful oils. Truly easy to prep and a heart-healthy dish.


  • 2 small tomatoes, each cut into 8 wedges
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and sliced
  • 1 small sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

How to prep it:

Arrange avocado, tomatoes, and onion on a serving plate in alternating fashion. Whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, and cilantro. Pour the dressing over the salad, and add salt and pepper to taste.

You should know that if fresh cilantro isn’t available or isn’t to your liking, you can use parsley instead.

          Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Tomatoes shine as the superfood star of this recipe, and they’re combined with two other superfoods—garlic and olive oil.  The rest of the ingredients are good for you too.  Cucumbers add vitamin C and minerals, and feta cheese adds protein and calcium. Try this tasty salad immedieately.


  • 2 cucumbers, peeled and thinkly sliced
  • 2 large tomatoes, cut into small wedges or diced
  • ½ cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste

How to prep it:

First in a large mixing bowl, combine the cucumber, onion, tomato and feta cheese.

Second, in a small bowl, whisk together the garlic, vinegar, oil, oregano, salt, and pepper.

Finnaly add to the cucumber and tomato mixture, and toss to combine. Cover and refrigerate until you’re ready to serve.