Summer Garden Salad

Summer Garden Salad recipe from

Come into my kitchen any day of the week during lunch and you'll more than likely see me enjoying a nice big salad. I love to rummage through my fridge and throw all kinds of seasonal fruits and veggies on top of salad greens to make a hearty, healthy, and tasty meal for myself or my family. 

Summer Garden Salad recipe from

Summer produce has all the perfect flavors to add into this gorgeous Summer Garden Salad. Fresh corn, radishes, and cucumbers give that refreshing crunch. While roasted beets are soft and earthy, and the sun dried tomatoes add a nice tangy sweetness to round it all out. 

Summer Garden Salad recipe from

Look for edible flowers at your local farmers market to turn this salad into something really special. They're just so pretty, aren't they?! I like to top it all off with a homemade zippy Italian dressing. Let me know in the comments below: what is your favorite summer vegetable? 

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Summer Garden Salad

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egg free

nut free

dairy free

gluten free


  • 6 cups spring greens salad mix
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 1 persian cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 beet, roasted
  • 1/2 cup chopped sun dried tomatoes
  • 4 watermelon or breakfast radishes, thinly sliced
  • 2 hearts of palm, cut into thin circles
  • handful edible flowers, optional
  • for the dressing:
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine or champagne vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard (mild)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


For the salad: 

1. In a large bowl, mix together the salad greens and vegetables. Toss with the dressing to combine well. Garnish with edible flowers, if desired. 

For the Dressing: 

1. Place all of the ingredients in a mason jar and shake vigorously (this is a fun job for kids) or whisk in a bowl.
2. Dressing can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 9 days. 


How to Roast a Beet

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

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