Grilled Salads: 5 Ideas for a Healthy Summer Meal

Grilled Salads. Ideas for a Healthy Summer Meal with a Touch of Smoke

    Grilled salads are a gift from the summer for all of us who like eating healthy and nutritious meals, but also crave for a bit of meat or a smoky taste. Find inspiration in our ideas and make your own combos!

    I like eating salads in the summer, and I like to make different crazy combos, so I don’t get bored eating healthy dishes. The best way to add a smoky, savory touch to summer meals is to make grilled salads as often as you can. You can make a salad with grilled meat, but you also have vegetarian and vegan options.

    Grilled chicken breast, beef, grilled shrimp, fish, halloumi cheese, bell pepper, corn on the cob, zucchini, eggplant, mushrooms, avocado, and even grilled watermelon or nectarine. Welcome summer, the season of grilled salads!

    Here are our best grilled salads

    When you make a salad, there aren’t any forbidden combos. You can add any of the grilled items above to the same bowl, mix them with fresh vegetables and choose your favorite dressing. You can get inspired by our grilled salads or you can make your own versions by adding or changing some ingredients with others.

    1. Grilled Halloumi with Feta Sauce and Vegetable Salad

    Crispy and satisfying grilled halloumi cheese takes your salad to a new level. This cheese made from sheep’s milk pairs perfectly with the veggie salad. Serve the halloumi on a bed of creamy yogurt and feta sauce with some cherry tomatoes on top.

    Here are the recipe steps.

    2. Grilled Shrimp Salad on Toast

    If you’re thinking of a new way to serve your fresh salad, you should try adding grilled shrimp to it. As for the veggies, we chose bell pepper, cucumber, carrot, and, in the end, a light yogurt dressing. The toast is optional!

    Here are the recipe steps.

    3. Grilled Chicken and Spinach Salad

    Looking for new ways of serving your chicken breast? Ok, but first we need to add some flavor to it, so make a simple marinade and let the meat rest in it for half an hour. Grill and serve the chicken with a savory spinach, bacon and hard-boiled egg salad.

    Here are the recipe steps.

    4. Grilled Chicken, Watermelon, and Spinach Salad

    If you want to eat something light, but also rewarding for lunch or dinner, you should really try this salad! It has a lot of ingredients and textures, that when combined lead to a wonderful dish, perfect for treating yourself. You should totally try it this summer since it has watermelon in it. If you want, you can also grill the watermelon!

    Here are the recipe steps.

    5. Baby Spinach and Grilled Zucchini Salad

    If you are on a diet, the last thing you should do is to eat only leaves and vegetables. You’ll be bored of this kind of menu in no time. Instead, try to make tasty salads, like this one here! Put together baby spinach with grilled zucchini and top with mozzarella. Green & healthy!

    Here are the recipe steps.

     

    I’m Raluca and I just peeled a peach before eating it, and I swear it tasted like the nectar of the gods. When it comes to cooking, I only have one rule: do whatever it takes to turn the whole thing into an enjoyable experience. When I was a little girl, I dreamed of cooking for sailors. Not because I loved food, but because I was madly in love with my godfather, who worked on a ship. But, as they say, love lasts three years, and I took a different path: I became a journalist who enjoys food, traveling, and hiking in nature. I usually cook for myself and my daughter, but my favorite meal is the one I'm having on a mountain peak, even if it's just a sandwich and a piece of chocolate.

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