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Refreshing Summer Salads

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With the recent heat wave, some cool meal options can help take the temperature down a notch around your kitchen and dinner table. These two delicious salads could be just what the weather man ordered.

Corn, Tomato, & Avocado Salad

recipeThis Corn, Tomato, & Avocado Salad is summer in a bowl! The perfect side dish with anything you’re grilling, or double the portion as a main dish.

 Yield: 4 servings, Serving Size: 1 cup

INGREDIENTS

Corn kernels from 1 large steamed corn on the cobb (1 cup)
5 ounces diced avocado, from 1 medium
1 1/2 cup diced Persian cucumbers (about 3 small)
1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
2 tablespoons diced red onion
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice (from 1 medium lemon)
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
fresh black pepper, to taste

PREPARATION

  1. Toss all ingredients together and serve immediately. Enjoy!

NUTRITION INFORMATION

Amount Per Serving: 128 calories; Total Fat: 8.5g; Sodium: 83mg; Carbohydrates: 14g; Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 3.5g; Protein: 2.5g

Source: Skinny Taste, July 2018

 

Chopped Feta Salad

recipeChopped salad with romaine lettuce, Feta cheese, cucumbers, red onion and dill tossed with a simple red wine vinaigrette. A light meal or an easy side salad to go with all your Mediterranean dishes.

Yield: 4 servings, Serving Size: 2 cups

INGREDIENTS

8 cups chopped romaine lettuce
1/2 English cucumber, peeled and diced in large chunks
1/3 cup Feta cheese, crumbled
1/8 small red onion, sliced lengthwise
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh chopped dill
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
fresh black pepper, to taste

PREPARATION

  1. Toss all the ingredients together and serve right away.

NUTRITION INFORMATION

Amount Per Serving: 173 calories; Total Fat: 16.5g; Cholesterol: 11mg; Sodium: 289mg; Carbohydrates: 4.5g; Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 2.5g; Protein: 4g

Source: Skinny Taste, July 2018