Five salads that aren’t boring

With the hot weather this summer, there’s a good chance you want your food to be cold. Many people resort to salads because they’re easy, they’re delicious, and they’re perfect for the summertime. If you’re somebody who likes salads but gets sick of eating the same one, then this article is perfect for you because I’ve brought five salads that aren’t boring. 

Balsamic chicken avocado caprese salad- The salad is easy and simple but still tastes expensive. For this one, you’ll get mozzarella, tomatoes, chicken, avocado, and then your choice of lettuce. If you haven’t already, you’re going to want to cook your chicken and then cut it up to add to the salad.  After you’ve done that, you literally mix all the ingredients, the mozzarella, tomatoes, avocado, lettuce, and then toss it with the balsamic vinegar.  

Pear salad- Pear salad is often seen in restaurants or in a little container at the grocery store, but how often do we go out of our way to try one? If you haven’t tried a pear salad yet, this recipe is perfect for you as long as you like feta and pears.  you’ll need arugula, sliced pears, feta cheese, and candied pecans. You can really add any dressing to this, but most people prefer balsamic. Throw all these ingredients into the bowl and cover it with dressing, and you’re good to go.

Peanut edamame salad – This salad has a few more steps than the others, so I’m going to leave a link to the blog below where I found this recipe. But if you like peanut sauce, this is a perfect salad, or if you are a Thai food lover, a peanut sauce is a great way to spice up your dinner.

Jennifer Aniston salad- If you’re a Jennifer Aniston fan and love curling up on the couch watching “Friends”, then this salad is for you because it’s the same salad that Jennifer Aniston ate for lunch almost every day while filming friends. 

Pasta Salad – Pasta salad is incredibly filling compared to the others.  It’s a great way to load up on carbs or stay full throughout the rest of your work day. My favorite one is 12 oz pasta noodles, mayonnaise, garlic and onion powder, olive oil, black peppers, peas, and bacon, sprinkled with parmesan cheese. This is a great salad to make if you have a big family –you can make lots of it and save it for another afternoon or bring it to that church potluck. 


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