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No-Sweat Summer Salads

The hot days of summer leave us wishing for cooler temperatures, especially when it comes to cooking. With all the backyard parties, barbecues and picnics this summer, why heat up the kitchen when you can prepare delicious dishes that completely eliminate the use of an oven or stove?

 

5 No-Sweat Summer Salads

  1. Pepperoni Pizza Salad
    Combine a bag of lettuce, sliced ripe olives, turkey pepperoni slices, and halved cherry tomatoes. Drizzle with light Italian dressing.
  2. Crisp Tuna Salad
    Combine a bag of lettuce, thawed frozen peas, one bag of tuna, and chopped cucumber. Drizzle with light ranch dressing.
  3. Apple Walnut Salad
    Combine a bag of lettuce, bite-size apple chunks, walnut pieces, and cubed cheddar cheese. Drizzle with balsamic vinaigrette.
  4. Asian Chicken Salad
    Combine a bag of lettuce, one can of drained chicken breast, fresh pea pods, and shredded carrots. Drizzle with light Asian sesame dressing and top with chow mein noodles.
  5. Chicken Stuffing Salad

    Serves 4

     

    All you need …

     

    • 1 (12 oz) bag Dole salad lettuce blend
    • 2 cups chopped rotisserie chicken
    • 2 tbsp slivered almonds
    • 1 cup seasoned croutons
    • ½ cup dried cranberries
    • ½ cup light raspberry vinaigrette

     

    All you do …

     

    1. Combine lettuce, chicken, almonds, croutons, and cranberries.
    2. Drizzle with vinaigrette before serving and toss gently to coat.

     

    Nutrition Facts per serving: 160 calories, 6 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 350 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrates, 2 g fiber, 17 g sugar, 2 g protein.

     

    Daily Values: 40% vitamin A, 20% vitamin C, 2% calcium, 6% iron.

     

    Source: www.hy-vee.com

 

The information is not intended as medical advice. Please consult a medical professional for individual advice.

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