It’s officially summer which means…bring on the summer food! Sure, hot dogs, burgers, corn on the cob and watermelon are the seasonal favorites at picnics and other social gatherings, but one dish that has recently made a splash is the salad! A dish that typically ‘blends in’ on the table is now fun, creative, and colorful, and it becomes the hit of the party! Sometimes, lettuce is even completely left out! Check out these new and creative salads:

Strawberry and Feta Salad
Get those fresh, summer strawberries, and toss them with lettuce, almonds, feta cheese and tangy vinaigrette dressing.

Pear and Bleu Cheese Salad
Toss fresh, leafy greens with brown sugar, bleu cheese crumbles, pears and pecans.

Waldorf Chicken Salad
This traditional salad never gets old with chicken, juicy fruits, celery, nuts and mayo!

Tomato Watermelon Salad
Combine watermelon, tomatoes, onions, arugula, almonds and feta cheese for a refreshing salad.

Fun Facts About the Salad:

  • In USA salad is served before entrée. In Europe, it’s served after.
  • Coleslaw existed as early as the ancient Roman times. Its modern translation appears to have been derived from the Dutch term koolsalade.
  • We produce nearly 40 million pounds of salad per month!
  • July 4th may be our country’s most important holiday, but we can’t forget that it’s also National Caesar Salad Day!

Check out more Salad Fun Facts!

Get creative with your summer salads! And don’t forget to stop at your local Sparkle Market for your fresh, quality ingredients.