A summer salad is just what is best for a hot day.  Who feels like cooking dinner on a hot summer day? Not me! Let’s keep cool!

Making a salad for dinner is simple. This summer salad doesn’t require any cooking and only takes 10 minutes. I enjoy sitting on my shaded deck, eating a whole meal in one bowl!

Cooling Summer Dinner Salad

This easy to make summer salad is very filling to be a complete meal. The best meal to fill you up with protein is for dinner and this salad has plenty of protein from almonds, pumpkin seeds, and tahini. The ingredients are also detoxing because the proteins are vegan and easy to digest, and it doesn’t combine proteins and starches, also making for easy digestion.

This is a salad that you can double or triple the recipe so you can have it the next day. When you make a large amount, don’t put in the cucumber and add it just before serving.

There are so many Powerfoods in this salad; you will discover their health benefits by following the links.

Ingredients:

4 inches cucumber
1 stock celery
1 carrot
1 handful spinach
2 handfuls leafy lettuce
1 handful dill weed
5 – 7 soaked almonds
2 tbsp soaked pumpkin seeds

Directions:

  1. Soak almonds and pumpkin seeds overnight. (read directions)
  2. Chop cucumber, celery, dill weed, and lettuce.
  3. Grate carrot.
  4. Mix all vegetables with nuts and seeds.
  5. Serve with Creamy Tahini Salad Dressing.

Creamy Tahini Salad Dressing

Note: This recipe is often recommended in our Seasonal Diets and Detoxes due to its high protein and great taste.

Summer Salad

Quinoa Arugula Salad

More of my Favorite Salad Recipes:

Quinoa Arugula Salad: This salad is yummy and nourishing for the summer and s full of good protein from the quinoa and the pumpkin seeds.

Asparagus Tomato Salad: A simple luxurious salad which was enjoyed by many the first time I created the recipe, so I keep serving it

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