A Go-To Simple Summer Salad

August 2, 2017

my super easy yet delicious recipe for a summer salad is now up on M Loves M

Salads are one of my favorite dishes to make for an easy lunch at home. They’re also great for a light dinner with a glass of white wine! wink wink When it’s hot outside, something fast and easy, with no oven required, is a must! Usually, when I make salads I like to mix things up a bit, adding different ingredients based off what we have on hand. We’re currently trying to use up everything in our fridge and pantry {If you saw on InstaStories I made some epic oatmeal cookies and a hearty granola over the weekend!}, but lately, when it comes to salads, I’ve been making the same one. There’s a reason I keep coming back to this combo- it’s just so good! Here’s a recipe for my go-to simple summer salad that I’ve been loving the past few months. I have a feeling you’ll love it too!

my summer salad recipe is my new favorite go-to for lunches- M Loves M @marmar strawberries and feta are the perfect toppings to your salads for this Summer - M Loves M @marmar my super easy yet delicious recipe for a summer salad is now up on M Loves M my favorite go-to lunch this Summer - M Loves M @marmar


Strawberry, Avocado & Feta Summer Salad


mixed lettuce



toasted pine nuts

red onion

feta cheese

fresh dill

poppy seeds/chia seeds

olive oil and balsamic dressing

These ingredients seem simple enough, right? And maybe you already have them on hand? If so you should totally try this combo and let me know what you think! And if you have a go-to simple summer salad, please share with me! I’d love to try it out. With our move this week, I’m needing all the easy lunch and dinner ideas!


P.S. Try this Healthy 15 Minute Summer Pasta or these Breakfast Acai Bowls!

  • Natali

    Mmmm, thats a perfect salad for Summer! I have always loved your recipes Mara, thank you for sharing!


    • So glad you like it Natali! I’ll keep posting new ones throughout the summer so stay tuned!

  • Michelle Joseph

    Ooh strawberry in salad. I really need to try this 😀

    Mich x

    • You should definitely try it Mich! It’s so yummy!!

  • Rach

    I’m always looking for salad recipes. I love to cook but for some reason I’m not good with coming up with good salads haha. This looks delicious!


    • I tend to be the same way Rach, that’s why I keep coming back to this one 😉 You should try it and let me know what you think!

  • What a beautiful salad! I love any salad with fruit in it, lately I have been doing a lot of salads with cherries. And in Mykonos, in early July, I had one of the BEST salads of my life. It was a watermelon, cherry tomato, feta, balsamic salad… it was so good I can’t really put it into words. Thanks for sharing this salad recipe I think I’ll try it out next week!

    • Thanks so much Sharon! Wow, that salad sounds fantastic, I might need to try that one out in the last couple weeks of summer! Thanks so much for the recommendation!

  • Yum!!! I’m TOTALLY going to give this a shot! Thanks, Mara! My favorite salad of all time is from Salata. I do a mix of kale and spring mix, add in edamame, corn, kidney beans, cucumber, tomato, mushrooms, red onion, avocado (that’s a must), almond slices and a touch of cilantro with pesto chicken and balsamic dressing. I’ve been replacing a meal with a salad and my body is craving another salad just talking about this, ha!

    She Sweats Diamonds

    • Oh I love kale so much! It’s such a fun addition to any salad, as is avocado, so yummy!!! Sounds like an amazing salad. I can’t wait to try it out!

  • Paige Cassandra Flamm

    This salad looks amazing and your pictures are beautiful!


  • I love salads! Especially since I’m trying to lose weight. So fresh and delicious!
    I’m going to have to try this one, thanks for sharing Mara!


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