“Hi Honey, what’s for dinner?”

“It’s Salad for Dinner!” quiet and not at all hidden look of disappointment and confusion follows….

Top 10 Summer Salads

But these salads will change all that! Here are my Top Ten Summer “Salad for Dinner” Salads. That means they will fill you up and are delicious enough and hearty enough to keep even my husband from complaining about where the rest of the meal is. (That is saying something HUGE by the way.)

I also love that many of them utilize already cooked proteins like leftover chicken (which a lot of have in the refrigerator post BBQing in the Summer) and even smoked trout, which is my favorite and is an awesome alternative for tuna or smoked salmon. If it is already in your fridge, then that only means it will be FASTER to make dinner!!!

There is also bacon in some of these. What I like about bacon is that a little can go a long ways in flavor and in feelings of satisfaction.

Then there are a few “all veggie” salads, but with the likes of fresh corn and hearty beets, you won’t notice that they are “missing” meat!

We are trying to substitute a few dinners a week for big salads right now so that we are feeling light on our toes for the Summer! Try and see what you think…

Rosemary Chicken, Avocado and Bacon Salad

Rosemary Chicken, Avocado and Bacon Salad

Fried Chicken Cobb Salad

Oven Fried Chicken Cobb Salad

Chicken Chop Chop Salad with Creamy Mango Vinaigrette

Asian Chicken Chop Salad with Mango Dressing

Kale, Beet and Bacon Salad with Goat CheeseVinaigrette

Kale, Beet and Bacon Salad with Goat Cheese Vinaigrette

BBQ Chicken Salad with Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

BBQ Chicken Chop Salad

Hot Spinach, Bacon and Strawberry Salad

Hot Spinach and Strawberry Salad with Bacon

Shrimp, White Bean and Radish Salad

Shrimp, White Bean and Radish Salad

Kale Salad with Charred Corn and Feta

Kale Salad with Charred Corn and Feta

Asian Chicken Salad with Honey Sesame Dressing

Asian Chicken Salad

Summer Chopped Veggie Salad with Smoked Trout

Summer Veggie Chopped Salad

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salads for dinners

“Hi Honey, what’s for dinner?”

“It’s Salad for Dinner!” quiet and not at all hidden look of disappointment and confusion follows….

Top 10 Summer Salads

But these salads will change all that! Here are my Top Ten Summer “Salad for Dinner” Salads. That means they will fill you up and are delicious enough and hearty enough to keep even my husband from complaining about where the rest of the meal is. (That is saying something HUGE by the way.)

I also love that many of them utilize already cooked proteins like leftover chicken (which a lot of have in the refrigerator post BBQing in the Summer) and even smoked trout, which is my favorite and is an awesome alternative for tuna or smoked salmon. If it is already in your fridge, then that only means it will be FASTER to make dinner!!!

There is also bacon in some of these. What I like about bacon is that a little can go a long ways in flavor and in feelings of satisfaction.

Then there are a few “all veggie” salads, but with the likes of fresh corn and hearty beets, you won’t notice that they are “missing” meat!

We are trying to substitute a few dinners a week for big salads right now so that we are feeling light on our toes for the Summer! Try and see what you think…

Rosemary Chicken, Avocado and Bacon Salad

Rosemary Chicken, Avocado and Bacon Salad

Fried Chicken Cobb Salad

Oven Fried Chicken Cobb Salad

Chicken Chop Chop Salad with Creamy Mango Vinaigrette

Asian Chicken Chop Salad with Mango Dressing

Kale, Beet and Bacon Salad with Goat CheeseVinaigrette

Kale, Beet and Bacon Salad with Goat Cheese Vinaigrette

BBQ Chicken Salad with Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

BBQ Chicken Chop Salad

Hot Spinach, Bacon and Strawberry Salad

Hot Spinach and Strawberry Salad with Bacon

Shrimp, White Bean and Radish Salad

Shrimp, White Bean and Radish Salad

Kale Salad with Charred Corn and Feta

Kale Salad with Charred Corn and Feta

Asian Chicken Salad with Honey Sesame Dressing

Asian Chicken Salad

Summer Chopped Veggie Salad with Smoked Trout

Summer Veggie Chopped Salad