Recipe Ideas

Simple Summer Salad Recipes

Fresh and easy, summer salads keep the kitchen cool and make a great go-to dish on hot summer evenings. Adding hard boiled eggs to salad is a great way to incorporate protein into your meal. Make a big batch so you only have to use the stovetop one time, and have hard boiled eggs ready to go in the fridge for the rest of the week.

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A potato salad makes a great side for BBQs and picnics. Try this easy Summer Potato Salad featuring hard boiled eggs alongside a steak or our Great Canadian Burger! For a twist, try our Curried Egg and Potato Salad, a lightened-up version with an Indian kick. It uses fat-free yogurt (or you can use sour cream) and a pinch of curry powder for extra flavour.

A Chopped Chef Salad is a farmer favourite, with an abundance of tasty and nutritious ingredients such as cooked turkey, hard boiled eggs, carrots, tomatoes, cucumber, onion and Parmesan cheese. We know everyone loves the classic Caesar Salad! Adding hard boiled eggs gives it a nice protein kick.

For a sophisticated summer meal, try this Soft Egg Salad with Warm Pancetta Dressing that places a delicately soft boiled egg atop a bed of gently cooked kale, tomatoes and slices of delicious warmed pancetta. On the other hand, if you need something quick and portable for lunch or a picnic, try our Pack and Go Salad.

Niçoise Salad is another elegant and protein-rich summer dish, with tuna and hard boiled eggs complemented by the exquisite salty sourness only black olives can provide. Red potatoes and red peppers offer a hint of colour, and a simple dressing of extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, Dijon mustard and pinch of pepper is the finishing touch to this classic French salad. Or, if you're a fan of bread salads, try our twist with this Cobb Salad Panzanella, hearty enough as a meal on its own!

Although not in season until late summer and early fall, mushrooms such as wild oyster, cremini, and shiitake are available year round, and make a delicious meal together with escarole leaves in this Wild Mushroom Salad with Poached Egg.

For more salad ideas browse our Salad Recipes and keep cool in the kitchen this summer!