7 Super Salad Recipes for 7 Days of the Week

These amazing salad recipes will make you feel like it's summertime even in the dead of winter.

Thai cashew chicken and mango salad by Taste Love & Nourish
Thai cashew chicken and mango salad by Taste Love & Nourish

We love salad any day of the week. But, truth be told we tend to make the same ones over and over. Enough! Time for a change! To switch things up, we searched the world of food blogs to find new salad recipes that would bring excitement to our tables. Here are the 7 top recipes that grabbed our eyes and made our mouths water. Now all we have to do is pair them with some great slow cooker soups.

Monday: Avocado and Heirloom Tomato Salad

Avocado Heirloom Tomato Salad by What's Gaby Cooking/Photo by Matt Armendariz
Avocado Heirloom Tomato Salad by What’s Gaby Cooking/Photo by Matt Armendariz

Where we found it:

On What’s Gaby Cooking

Why we like it:

It mixes large and cherry tomatoes, avocados, red onion, basil, mint, and other ingredients to make an ultra fresh meal.

Tuesday: Blueberry Salad with Vanilla Bean Vinaigrette

Blueberry Salad with Vanilla Bean Vinaigrette by Café Johnsonia
Blueberry Salad with Vanilla Bean Vinaigrette by Café Johnsonia

 

Where we found it:

On Cafe Johnsonia

Why we like it:

Lindsey Johnson packs in ingredients like honey, pumpkin seeds, blueberries, cucumber, fresh basil–need we go on?

Wednesday: Spinach Salad with Pears, Cranberries and Candied Pecans

Spinach Salad with Pears, Cranberries and Candied Pecans by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Spinach Salad with Pears, Cranberries and Candied Pecans by That Skinny Chick Can Bake

 

Where we found it:

On That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Why we like it:

The main ingredients that Liz Berg combines are magical. The dressing includes maple syrup, balsamic vinegar, whole grain mustard, and olive oil, among other things.

Thursday: Papaya, Pear, Arugula Salad

Papaya, pear, arugula salad by I Am A Food
Papaya, pear, arugula salad by I Am A Food

Where we found it:

I Am A Food

Why we like it:

It’s simple, but delicious. Add to the title ingredients some lightly toasted pecans and a dressing with mustard, olive oil, and lime juice, and you’re ready to eat.

Friday: Chicken Quinoa Salad with Orange, Pumpkin & Feta

Chicken Quinoa Salad with Orange, Pumpkin & Feta by On Bake Play Smile
Chicken Quinoa Salad with Orange, Pumpkin & Feta by On Bake Play Smile

 

Where we found it:

On Bake Play Smile

Why we like it:

For the same reason its author, Lucy, does: As she puts it, “I like my salads to be PACKED with yummy flavours and full of delicious vegetables, meats and nuts that keep you full for hours.” Aside from the title ingredients, it also has avocado, paprika, and baby spinach; the pumpkin is roasted.

Saturday: Thai Cashew Chicken and Mango Salad

Thai cashew chicken and mango salad by Taste Love & Nourish
Thai cashew chicken and mango salad by Taste Love & Nourish

Where we found it:

On Taste Love & Nourish

Why we like it:

It uses cashews and cashew milk, which is interesting; lemongrass, lime juice, and soy sauce; peppers, onions and cilantro. The chicken is grilled and the cashews are roasted.

Sunday: Super Bean Salad Using Florette Salad

Super Bean Salad Using Florette Salad by Mother Nature Loves You
Super Bean Salad Using Florette Salad by Mother Nature Loves You

 

Where we found it:

On Mother Nature Loves You

Why we like it:

It includes in its ingredients crispy lamb’s lettuce, frisee, radicchio, red kidney beans, sweetcorn, borlotti beans, and green beans. Ivelina, the author, serves it with Italian ciabatta bread bruschetta. Yummy! We think it would be a great counterpart to a winter stew or casserole.

What’s in your favorite salad? Share with us by leaving a comment below!

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