Summer Side Salad

A perfectly refreshing salad for those hot summer days (and nights): get your greens on with our deliciously crisp summer side salad!

Summer is here! And though it might not feel quite like back in the day, it’s still the season of pool parties, picnics, and barbecues, oh my! What better way to celebrate than with a refreshing summer side salad? This one is a staple and super easy to recreate, tweak and throw together in a pinch. Plus, nothing beats the mix of hearty chickpeas, juicy tomatoes, crunchy cucumbers, and an oh-so tangy dressing. So, the next time you’re grilling up burgers, throw in this side salad to round out the meal. Plus, with all the fresh produce in season, there’s no shortage of delicious ingredients to choose from. So, what are you waiting for? Grab a bowl, toss in your favorite veggies (kudos if you choose to add in a more) and enjoy a taste of summer with every bite!

This light and refreshing salad is not only delicious, but it also provide numerous benefits for your health, well-being and of course, waistline. I know I drink a bit more heavily in the summer months and have absolutely no plans of changing anytime soon, so this is always helpful to have on hand next to all the other good summer staples. The combination of fresh and seasonal vegetables, like perfectly ripe avocados and in season tomatoes, provide a variety of vitamins and minerals that are essential for looking and feeling your best. Additionally, this sparkling summer side salad is low in calories but high in fiber so it’s a great way to start a fun summer meal that will fill you up before you get to the other good, less healthy (but no less important), bits.

Why You’ll Love It

Low in calories and high in fiber, making them an excellent choice for those looking to maintain a healthy weight.

The variety of ingredients used in summer side salads can help you diversify your diet and introduce new flavors and textures.

They are easy to prepare – simply chop up some ingredients and toss them together for a nutritious and delicious meal.

Nutritional Value
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Recipe Cost Breakdown

      1 14-oz can organic chickpeas: $2.79

      ½ red onion: $0.24

      1 cup cherry tomatoes: $3.99

      1 organic avocado: $2.50

      1 lemon: $0.48

      1 tbsp organic extra virgin olive oil: $0.24

      ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese: $2.24

      Handful of fresh mint: $2.68

      Total Cost: $15.16

What You’ll Need

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1 14-oz can organic chickpeas, drained and rinsed
½ red onion, thinly sliced
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 organic avocado, diced
1 lemon, juiced
¼ tsp salt
1 tbsp organic extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
Handful of fresh mint, chopped

Nutritional Information

482 Calories
28g Total Fat
529mg Sodium
38g Total Carbs
23g Fiber
4g Sugar
18g Protein



Wash, chop and combine all ingredients. Mix thoroughly and enjoy as a side or with a lean protein like grilled chicken or roasted salmon.
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