3 Stunning Summer Salads to Make at Home

Summer, we’re so glad to see you! As the temperatures rise, we’re craving cool, refreshing salads piled high with vibrant produce. EAT Club has you covered all week long with fresh, flavorful lunches prepared to order and delivered to your desk. But what about the weekends?

We’re excited to share a few of our favorite salads from our summer menu that you can whip up at home. Embracing seasonal produce and unexpected combinations, these EAT Club originals are perfect for creating a simple meal for one or impressing your guests at a summer gathering. Best of all, there’s no cooking required, so you can step away from the stove and beat the heat!

Ready to get inspired? Watch the videos below to learn how to make three simple-but-stunning salads:

 

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Caprese

A classic caprese is all about the fresh tomatoes and mozzarella — the components are simple, but the results are spectacular! To make it a meal, we put it on a bed of romaine lettuce and mixed greens. Last but not least, drizzle on a delicious herbed balsamic vinaigrette and dig in!

Balsamic Vinaigrette
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground mustard seed
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
splash of soy sauce
1/8 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon honey
1/4 cup water
1 small shallot, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
juice from 1/2 lemon
salt to taste
1 sprig fresh thyme, finely chopped
1 sprig fresh oregano, finely chopped

Salad
2 romaine hearts, roughly chopped
1 cup mixed greens
8–10 grape tomatoes
8–10 fresh mozzarella pearls
fresh basil garnish

 

 

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Watermelon Feta

Start with a base of peppery arugula, then pile on the refreshing flavors of watermelon, cucumber, and a pop of peach in a unique vinaigrette. Top it all off with crunchy pecans and creamy feta and give your taste buds a real treat.

Peach Vinaigrette
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
salt to taste
1 tablespoon cane sugar
1/3 cup white balsamic vinegar
1 large peach, chopped (fresh or frozen)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup water

Salad
2 cups baby arugula, washed and spun dry1 sprig basil, torn by hand

1/2 cucumber, sliced
1/8 seedless watermelon, cut in 1-inch cubes
1/2 cup pecans
8–10 ounces feta crumbles

 

 

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Spinach Strawberry

Fresh berries meet spinach, red onions, walnuts, and goat cheese for a match made in salad heaven. This surprising combination of flavors comes together with minimal chopping, and a tasty poppyseed dressing ties it all together.

Poppy Seed Dressing
1 teaspoon poppy seeds
1–2 teaspoons cane sugar (to taste)
1 tablespoon granulated onion
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
1/2 cup canola oil
juice from 1/2 lemon

Salad
2 cups baby spinach, washed and spun dry
1/8 onion, sliced
1/4 pint blueberries
1/4 pint strawberries, sliced
2 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
walnuts (to taste)

What’s your secret weapon for a showstopping salad? A creative flavor combo? A special type of cheese? Share with us in the comments!