Salads are an amazing dish to have, especially in the summer, for so many reasons. Not only are there so many gorgeous vegetables that are in season, but it’s a great way to get in extra water and refresh your palette.
The only thing about salads is that they’re usually raw, which isn’t amazing for your digestive system. However, by adding some seasonal veggies and grilling them, you can get great flavor and even more digestive benefits from your salad! Try these combinations out for yourself.
Corn is obviously one of the main ingredients of summer, as it is sweet and super versatile. Throw a few ears onto the grill, and once they’re nice and charred, shave them off into a bowl with some tomatoes, cucumber, radishes, fresh herbs, and a nice big squeeze of lime juice. Drizzle over with olive oil, season with salt and pepper and you have an insanely flavorful dish in no time.
All sorts of squash are in season during the summer, including zucchini, yellow squash, and more! Grilling these types of veggies gives them great body, and makes for an awesome salad! Keep them large or cut them small and add them to a bowl with quinoa and crumbled feta and you have a simple but wholesome side dish!