INFOGRAPHIC: Make This Your Go-To Summer Salad

Use fresh summer produce to make the salad of your dreams!

ILLUSTRATOR Maxine Tanjutco

Summer marks many good things in our culinary calendar: an excuse to eat ice cream every day, cocktails by the pool, icy fruit popsicles, and lots of fresh, juicy produce!

 

 

Celebrate summer flavors by putting together a colorful summer salad with readily-available, in-season ingredients. You can even go freestyle and pick different fruits and veggies to mix in! Here's a summer salad recipe that you can whip up with your eyes closed. It uses avocados (a summer favorite), ripe juicy tomatoes, plump yellow corn, and is tossed in a tangy lemon vinaigrette.

 




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1 bunch salad greens, washed and chopped coarsely

2 large red tomatoes, chopped

1 ear corn, boiled and cut off from the cob

3 boiled eggs, sliced

1 avocado, chopped into 1-inch cubes

1/3 cup bacon bits, cooked

 

1 lemon, squeezed

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

1 pinch ground black pepper

1 pinch salt

 

1

Top the salad greens with the tomatoes, corn, eggs, avocado, and bacon bits. Toss lightly. 

 

2

Whisk the lemon juice, olive oil, pepper, and salt together, Pour over the salad and toss. Serve immediately. 

 

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