Shaking It Up
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Healthy Seasoned Summer Salad Recipes
Chef’s, Caesar, Greek…your typical salads can feel so mundane sometimes. Impress your guests and your taste buds this summer with these spruced up salads featuring fresh and simple ingredients from your garden or farmer’s market. Finish them off with a sprinkle of Kernel Season’s to add an unexpected hint of flavor that will have you going back for more.
Avocado and Basil Ranch Salad
Extra virgin olive oil
Cut avocados into large pieces (sliced lengthwise) and arrange on a platter. Next, chiffonade fresh basil leaves. Pile basil leaves, one on top of the other and roll up tightly. Then cut into thin slices, creating long strands of basil. Sprinkle basil on top of avocado along with fresh blueberries. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and shake on Kernel Season’s Ranch seasoning to taste.
Grilled Peach and Jalapeno Roquefort Cheese Salad
Mixed baby greens
Slice and remove pits from peaches then place on the grill. Heat until warm and soft, but still firm. Then spread grilled peach slices across a bed of mixed baby greens. Top with crumbled Roquefort cheese and sprinkle lightly with Kernel Season’s Cheesy Jalapeno seasoning.
Garlic Parmesan Kale Salad
Soft or hard boiled eggs
Pepper salami slices
Creamy dressing (choose your favorite)
This heartier salad features nutritious kale and protein packed eggs and salami. Using soft or hard boiled eggs, peel the shells and slice eggs in half. Spread eggs over top pieces of freshly washed kale. Add slices of peppered salami and sprinkle Kernel Season’s Garlic Parmesan seasoning on top. Finish by dropping small spoonfuls of your favorite creamy dressing on top.
These summer salads can be prepped ahead of time, but are also easy enough to throw together last minute. Create all three for a buffet spread or make just one of these easy salad recipes for dinner with the family.