12 Summer Dishes Served Best in a Salad Chopping Bowl
Summer is here, and it's time to beat the heat in your kitchen with fresh salads! And what better tool to bring a whole lot of fun and function to your summer meals than the right salad chopping bowl.
Whether you're planning a backyard barbecue or enjoying a delightful picnic in the park, these 12 summer dish recipes showcase the endless possibilities for your salad chopping bowls and take your hosting skills to a whole new level.
Start with a classic! A salad chopping bowl is perfect for chopping romaine lettuce and tossing them together with homemade croutons, Parmesan cheese, and a tangy Caesar dressing. Take your Caesar salad to the next level by adding grilled chicken, shrimp, or fresh summer vegetables for added summer appeal.
Capture the flavors of the Mediterranean by combining Moroccan couscous, diced cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, olives, feta cheese, and a zesty vinaigrette in a wooden salad chopping bowl. A touch of lemon in the dressing and the addition of fresh herbs infuse this summer dish with a light, invigorating flavor that will leave you craving for more.
Bring a burst of tropical flavors to your summer table with a refreshing Thai mango salad. In your wooden chopping bowl, cut up red bell peppers, red onions, and cilantro, and toss together with ripe mangoes and roasted peanuts. Drizzle with a homemade sesame dressing for a delightful balance of tangy, creamy and crunchy.
Embrace the sweetness of summer with a refreshing watermelon feta salad. Gently toss together cubed watermelon, crumbled feta cheese, fresh mint leaves, and a drizzle of balsamic glaze in a wooden salad bowl. Use a black walnut wooden bowl with deep, rich tones that beautifully complement the vibrant colors of the salad.
Elevate the classic Caprese salad by combining cooked pasta (use shells, spirals or penne) with your sweet cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella balls, and basil leaves. Use a large chopped salad bowl to cut up cucumbers and red onions for added crunch. Toss everything together and drizzle with balsamic vinaigrette. Whether you're soaking up the sun at a picnic or chilling by the beach, this Caprese pasta salad will bring happiness in every single bite.
Get ready for a fiesta in your mouth with this fabulous Mexican street corn salad - fresh, bright, lightly creamy, and just the right amount of spicy to bring the heat. In a large wooden salad bowl, combine grilled sweet corn, creamy mayo, chopped garlic and scallions, cilantro, and tangy, salty Cotija cheese. To give it a smoky kick, sprinkle in some paprika; if you’re craving some spice, throw in some jalapeños - pickled ones for a fun twist. It's a summer side favorite that's sure to please a crowd.
Take advantage of the summer's bounty by grilling a medley of colorful vegetables like zucchini, bell peppers, eggplant, asparagus, sweet corn, and cherry tomatoes. Chop and toss in a wooden salad bowl with a lemon vinaigrette infused with fragrant herbs, plus bits of creamy, salty blue cheese, for a smoky and satisfying salad - each bite bursting with grilled flavor goodness.
Whether you're enjoying it for a delightful lunch or a satisfying dinner, this protein-packed Quinoa Black Bean Avocado Salad is a true winner. Cut up your avocadoes, cherry tomatoes and onions in a large chopping salad bowl and combine with cooked quinoa, black beans, and a tangy lime dressing. It's the perfect recipe to keep you fueled and satisfied all summer long.
This Greek salad recipe celebrates summer veggies without leafy greens stealing the spotlight. Slice sweet juicy tomatoes, crunchy bell peppers, red onions and crisp cucumbers in a large salad chopping bowl. Toss the veggies together with olives and feta cheese and an easy zesty Greek salad dressing; for a peppery garnish, sprinkle pinches of oregano and black pepper. It's a versatile summer dish that can be enjoyed as a refreshing side or as a light main course.
A burst of flavors and colors, this vibrant Asian Noodle Salad is the perfect gluten-free and vegan delight for summer. Rice noodles, crunchy carrots and fresh red peppers, tossed in a creamy, spicy, and nutty dressing, will transport your taste buds to the Far East. Serve in a maple wood bowl that allows the vibrant colors of the salad to truly shine.
Combine the sweetness of juicy berries and the goodness of spinach leaves in one refreshing salad. Cut up your raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and strawberries in a chopped salad bowl. Toss together with fresh baby spinach and drizzle with a homemade tart dressing. Whether you're enjoying it as a side dish or as your main meal, this salad tastes like summer in every bite.