7 Easy Salads Starring 7 Summer Vegetables

by in Healthy Recipes, July 20, 2014

cherry tomato salad

Tomatoes? Check. Corn and cucumber? Double check. The next time you overdo it at the farmers market, you know what to do: Let’s get some salad up in here!

Cherry Tomatoes: Cherry Tomato Salad with Buttermilk Dressing (above, from Food Network Magazine)
Basil and garlic elicit their savory side, but these little tomatoes, tossed in buttermilk-sour cream dressing, also know how to sweet-talk.

Corn: Summer Corn Salad
Corn on the cob will always have a place in everyone’s heart, but those kernels are just as delightful in salad form, especially when they’re mingling with bell pepper, tomato and lime.corn salad

Cucumbers: Cucumber Salad
Fresh dill adds an herbaceous punch to delicate crescents of English cucumber strewn with red onion rings.
cucumber salad

Eggplant: Grilled Eggplant Salad
Beautifully charred chunks of eggplant and onion get perked up with avocado, oregano dressing and lemon zest.
eggplant salad

Green Beans: Green Bean and Celery Salad
A stunning portrait in green (thanks to parsley, celery, capers and crisp green beans) enlivened by lemon juice and Dijon mustard.
green bean salad

Green Tomatoes: Spicy Green Tomato-Avocado Salad
A jalapeno-spiked dressing unites creamy avocado with Bibb lettuce and those vibrant symbols of summer, juicy green tomatoes.
green tomato salad

Zucchini and Yellow Summer Squash: Shaved Summer Vegetable Salad
Dusted with chives, chervil and tarragon, this mélange of thinly sliced zucchini, squash, beets and mushrooms — courtesy of the mandoline — gets an uplifting tang from Dijon mustard, honey and champagne vinegar.
summer squash

Alia Akkam is a New York-based writer who covers the intersection of food, drink, travel and design. She launched her career by opening boxes of Jamie Oliver books as a Food Network intern.

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