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Top 10: Fast & Fresh Summer Salads

Top 10: Fast & Fresh Summer Salads

We're counting down our favourite light and leafy salads for summer.

1) BLT Salad

When is a salad like a sandwich? When it's this deconstructed BLT Salad recipe, a bowl of homemade crunchy croutons, tomatoes, lettuce and avocado, tossed in a creamy basil dressing.

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2) Lemon Kale Salad

with parmesan apples and pine nuts

Kale is a superfood and this lemony kale salad with apples, dried cherries, currants and pine nuts is superb food. An amazingly refreshing and crunchy salad, kale is tossed in a lemon vinaigrette and served in an edible Parmesan bowl. Move aside romaine...there's a new salad star at our tables.

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3) Zesty Mediterranean Couscous Salad

If you're looking for the perfect big bite, you've found it with each forkful of this lemony Israeli couscous salad. A super-easy recipe, this satisfying salad combines tender Israeli couscous (aka pearl couscous) with roasted red peppers, arugula, mozzarella and basil.

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4) Mango Cranberry Salad

with Candied Pecans

This is the most versatile salad around - perfect for brunch, nice for lunch (add chicken and goat cheese and make a meal of it) and elegant at dinner. The combination of homemade sugared pecans (lethally delicious), chunks of sweet mango and tart cranberries are tossed in a delicious honey mustard dressing.

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5) Strawberry Salad

with Sugared Almonds

Some people believe strawberries are an aphrodisiac, others, that almonds bring good fortune. So get lucky with our “perfect bite” – a fork crammed with crisp lettuce, scarlet strawberries and sugared almonds, all coated in a sweet-and-sour poppy seed dressing.

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6) Caprese Orzo Salad

What do you do when tomatoes aren't in season but you're craving the classic Italian Caprese Salad? Think inside the box, as in the box of year-round juicy and flavorful cherry tomatoes and the box of orzo pasta, tossed up with melt- in-your-mouth bocconcini and slivers of chopped sweet basil.

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7) Seven Bean Salad

While a three bean salads are fine and five bean salads are swell, there's nothing as spectacularly simple and delicious as this (Lucky) Seven Bean Salad. This quick, easy and healthy salad, a combination of tasty beans tossed in a tangy Lemon Dijon dressing, is guaranteed to become a staple at your table.

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8) Watermelon Arugula Salad

Did you know that watermelon isn't just for dessert? The sweet and juicy fruit is also perfect in salads, especially in this fresh and fantastic Watermelon and Arugula Salad, a tasty combination of watermelon chunks, creamy goat cheese, peppery arugula and honey-roasted walnuts, all tossed in a zingy citrus dressing.

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9) Sweet Chutney Chicken Salad

Taking its cues from the sweet side of Indian cuisine, this healthy and refreshing chicken salad mingles sugary mango, juicy grapes and plump raisins with tart lime and crunchy apples. A winning, timeless and trouble-free marriage of East-West flavors.

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10) Tomato, Cucumber, Pita Salad

While we love stuffing them, we're thrilled to cut up our pitas for this easy and refreshing Middle Eastern salad. A combination of juicy tomatoes, crunchy cucumbers, sliced pita and peppers tossed with mint, parsley and a lemon dressing, this pita salad is both fresh and fantastic.

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Crunchy Croutons 101!

Find out you how to make the perfect crunchy compliments to your summer salad.