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20 BEST Summer Salad Recipes

Summer is coming soon and that means more light, delicious, chilled salads!  If you need some inspiration to whip the best summer salads for an easy meal, you will love these best summer salad recipes! This huge variety of really great summer salads are perfet for taking to a BBQ or potluck. Try all 20 of these yummy, good summer salads. 

Summer is coming soon and that means more light, delicious, chilled salads!  If you need some inspiration to whip the best summer salads for an easy meal, you will love these best summer salad recipes! This huge variety of really great summer salads are perfet for taking to a BBQ or potluck. Try all 20 of these yummy, good summer salads. 

BEST Summer Salads

With the variety of different fruits and vegetables during Summer, one can make the most delicious AND healthy salads! Plus when the weather is hot, it is so nice to eat something light and refreshing. Try these best summer salads for some unique variations of lettuce, spinach, cucumbers, peppers, corn, plus a variety of ingredients to make each of these great summer salads different. From peaches to fresh mozzarella, strawberries to pecans, these good summer salads are each unique and delicious!
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Best summer salad recipes

Start out by taking a peak at this Strawberry & Spinach Salad, Classic Carrot Summer Salad, Creamy Cucumber Salad and  Cucumber Caprese Salad.

Get creative with your combinations of fruit and vegetables and find new salads your family surely will love. How about a Peach, Feta and Pecan Salad, Triple Berry and Kale Salad, Broccoli and Cranberry Salad(interesting pairing) or Three Peppers Salad?

BEST Summer Salad Recipes
Great summer salads

For the carb loving folks: add a starch to your salad combinations. Good examples are these Summer Vegetables Pasta Salad or Hawaiian Tortellini Salad, Pesto Pasta Salad, BBQ Ranch Pasta Salad, Loaded Potato Salad and Thai Quinoa Salad.

Make a Summer statement by layering your salad in a bowl or large jar like this Seven Layer Salad. It does look delicious!

protein heavy healthy salad recipes

Good Summer salads

Lastly, for the more adventurous group (and the ones that need their protein fix): Shrimp Avocado Salad, Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Salad, Hawaiian Chicken and Mango Salad, Southwestern Beef Salad and Creamy Corn and Bacon Salad.

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Which Summer salad will you try first? And do you have a favorite to add to the list?

DIY Lava Lamp - super easy way to make your own lava lamp with simple things you have around your house. This homemade lava lamp is such a fun science project for kids of all ages to sneak in some summer learning. This science experiment is for toddlers, preschoolers, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and kids of all ages at home, homeschool, summer camps, classroom, etc. Looking for a really fun and memorable science experiment for kids? You will love these EPIC pop rocks experiment. Try this pop rocks science experiment with preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade students to try a simple chemical reaction. This Whether you try this pop rocks science experiments for homeschool science, at a science birthday party, or as part of a summer science project - this is a MUST try,  really cool science experimentkids will LOVE. Take your homemade playdough to a whole new level of FUN with this amazing Color Changing Playdough recipe. This is sure to be a hit with toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade children alike.  These super EASY to make marshmallow shooters are a must for your summer bucket list. This summer activity for kids is not only fun, but it is actually a STEM activity for kids too! Students assemble, tweak, and design this simple marshmallow cannon to try to get the most distance they can. THis is such a simple, but fun summer activities your preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and elementary age students in first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grdae, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students will want to try over summer break!

Summer Fun

Looking for more outdoor activities for kids and things to do in the summer? Your toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, and elementary age kids will love these fun ideas to keep them busy all summer long:

If you are looking for a fun unique activity using eggs, you will love this silly egg head craft. This egg shell diy chia pet is cute, simple and silly spring activities for kids. This egg shell craft is fun for toddler, prsechool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders too! bleeding tissue paper fireworks craft Spring is the time for field trips to the local zoo. In an attempt to make our homeschool field trips extra fun (and educational) I created these super cute, zoo scavenger hunt templates. We have lots of choices with these zoo scavenger hunt printable pack to accomidate kids of all ages from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten to elementary age students in first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students. Whether you use the simple animal scavenger hunt or learn about endagered animals or animal habitats in one of these zoo scavenger hunt ideas - kids will have fun learning about zoology in science. Simply download free printable scavenger hunt pdf file and you are ready to learn about animals with this printable scavenger hunt at your local zoo. EPIC Bubble Painting - kids of all ages will love this fun summer art project where they will make a bubble craft by blowing bubbles. Recipe included for this fun to make, easy, summer activity for kids!

Summer Activities for Kids

Edible Ice Cream Playdough Recipe - amazing 2 ingredient playdough recipe perfect for toddler, preschool, kindergarten and kids of all ages for an ice cream thing, kids activity, or summer bucket list #playdough #playdoughrecipes #icecream This vinegar and baking soda rocket is an out-of-this-world fun AND educational summer activity for kids! Preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students will enjoy making the baking soda rocket. This how to make a bottle rocket project is one of those really cool science projects your kids will remember forever!  EASY Stained Glass Craft for Kids - this fun art project is great for kids of all ages from toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, elementary age age and families to make to bright their front door or a window up with a spring craft for kids. You will love this art project

Fun Summer Activities for Kids

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Nadia

Nadia is South African mom to two littlies, a former preschool teacher and currently working as a reading therapist at a remedial school. She blogs over at teach-me-mommy.com about easy and playful activities inspiring you to be your child's first teacher.

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