Despite the pandemic above our head, it is hard to overlook the amazing summer produce. We are seizing every opportunity to indulge in all those gorgeous fruits and veggies in their peak-season glory. An added benefit to eating lots of fresh produce: It does wonders for your immune system. If there were ever a time to boost your health by eating smart, it’s now, as COVID-19 cases continue to rise. Need some salad inspiration? We’ve rounded up six colourful, immune-boosting summer salad recipes that are every bit as delicious as they are healthy. Have a look!
Summer Salad With Corn and Shrimp
You can make delicious Corn and Shrimp salads by adding quinoa as it is a great source of fibre and protein, and ideal to build our immune system. Just toss the corn with quinoa, grape tomatoes, feta cheese, spinach and sautéed shrimp in a simple, tangy homemade of olive oil and red wine vinegar.
Healthy Tricolour Slaw Salad
This tricolour slaw salad is the best option to keep your immunity sound. Make the slaw with purple and Napa cabbage, kale, microgreens, carrots, cilantro, radishes, toasted seaweed, and black and white sesame seeds and tosses it all with an umami-laden dressing made from miso, sesame and flax oil, fresh ginger, maple syrup, and garlic. .
Beet is a great source of Vitamin C, folate, manganese, iron and phytochemicals, and a beet salad is ideal for any season. You can top a bed of mixed greens with pickled beets, white onions, shredded carrots, sliced cucumbers, red peppers, pepitas, and vegan parmesan, then dresses it all with honey mustard dressing.
The Buttermilk Dressing recipe is perfect for drizzling on your favourite salad mix or as a dip for cut veggies. There are two variations of this buttermilk-based dressing, one with and one without mayonnaise, and you can toss in whatever dried or fresh herbs you have on hand.
Marinated Cucumber & Tomato Salad
This marinated salad is such a healthy way to enjoy those fresh summer veggies and is easily customizable. Whisk vinegar, oil, vinaigrette, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Add tomatoes, cucumbers, and onion; gently stir to coat. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator, stirring once or twice, for at least 2 hours before serving, simple right?