It’s no secret that salads pair perfectly with summertime—they’re cool, colorful, refreshing and filled with nutritious ingredients to fuel all of your sun-soaked adventures! Today, we’re taking a look at the benefits of enjoying salads this summer, as well as a few prep tips and our favorite go-to salads. Read on and dig in.
Salads are filled with fresh ingredients—and H2O
Have you ever wondered what makes a crisp, colorful salad so refreshing on summer days? Salad is usually served cold, of course, but it’s what is inside the salad that counts—namely, plenty of H2O! Lettuce is actually one of the most hydrating foods at a whopping 96 percent water content. Add to that common ingredient mix-ins like tomatoes and cucumbers (which can both be found in our Grilled Salmon Salad), and you’ve got a dish that is thoroughly cool, hydrating and refreshing. Salad’s hydrating properties can be enjoyed all year-round, of course, but they pair perfectly with hot summer days spent outdoors!
They make for breezy entertaining…
Salads also work perfectly when you’re feeding a crowd of family and friends, which is another reason why they work perfectly for summertime—they make entertaining easy! You don’t need to shy away from hosting an impromptu dinner party or backyard picnic when you can simply toss together fresh greens and other mix-ins for a satisfying meal.
… and provide a fun way to mix things up
Virtually any ingredient can be mixed into a bright summer salad, making this dish a delicious go-to for testing out all your fresh produce! On long, hot days, it can be easy to fall into the same routine, but salads keep at-home foodies on their toes, inviting them to try out a wide variety of colors, textures and flavors in pursuit of the perfect medley.
Tips for getting more out of your summer salads
Serving up salad at home or on-the-go? Here are a few simple tips to keep in mind…
Enjoying crisp, colorful salads at Peach Valley
Don’t forget to enjoy your favorite salads here at Peach Valley! We take care of the tossing so that you can focus on the crisp, refreshing “aah” moment that comes in every bite. We’ve got plenty of delicious salads to choose from.
Plus, you can further customize your Peach Valley salad with the addition of char-grilled chicken, or char-grilled or blackened shrimp or salmon, as well as a variety of flavorful dressing options. The end result? A unique salad for every day of your summer adventures!
Whether you stick to your favorite salad or try to enjoy a new one every day, there’s no denying that this colorful dish is perfect for summer! Come enjoy one with us soon.