Does this summer’s heatwave have you saying, turn the oven off? I know firsthand how the heat can affect our desire to spend time cooking but don’t fret! CSA boxes, farmers’ markets and garden bounties make this the perfect time to enjoy a yummy salad for lunch or dinner. Here are a few easy and delicious salad recipes guaranteed to be crowd-pleasers at meal time.


Corn Salad With Tomatoes, Basil & Cilantro

This salad is delicious! If you garden in the summer or shop at local farmers’ markets, this is an easy recipe to use some of your fresh bounties.

Classic Bean Salad

A super easy three-bean salad recipe…make this salad in advance and allow the flavors to come together in yummy goodness!

Tequilaberry Salad 

Bring out the Hellmann’s and bring out the BEST! All joking aside you have to make this legendary salad with Helmann’s Mayonaise. This salad and the restaurant that shared Tequilaberry are legendary in some Minnesota circles. If you like broccoli bacon salad, you’ll LOVE tequilaberry salad.

Stone Fruit Caprese

Alexa play the song Juicy Fruit by Mtume because this salad is ALL ABOUT THE FRUIT. The salt, lemon and sugar add a refreshing POP to the flavors of this salad. 

I hope you enjoy these recipes as much as I do. If you make one, two, three or all four of these salads, let me know how they turn out.