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Wheat Berry Salad with Watermelon and Arugula

Wheat Berry Salad with Watermelon and Arugula

An intriguing combination of sweet watermelon and tangy arugula makes for a refreshing summer salad! The cucumber slices and sunflower seeds add crunch, and it is finished with fresh mint. Wheat berries provide a nutty flavor and chewy texture, but other whole grains can be used to make this salad- try quinoa, farro or brown rice. 

Mediterranean Bean Salad

Mediterranean Bean Salad

A variation of a traditional three-bean salad, this recipe combines legumes and locally grown green beans with crunchy radishes for a flavorful picnic dish! Dried beans provide folate, iron, potassium, selenium, dietary fiber and a range of antioxidants. The salad is finished with a fresh herbs and an olive oil and vinegar dressing.

No-Pasta Mediterranean Zucchini Salad

No-Pasta Mediterranean Zucchini Salad

This fresh and colorful summer salad features uncooked “zoodles”.  Other suggested add-ins for the salad include bell peppers, toasted pine nuts, wilted spinach or chick peas.

Emerald Greens with Orange

Emerald Greens with Orange

The combination of orange and cranberry is perfect for this side dish. Use rainbow Swiss chard for added color, if available. To avoid bitter-tasting greens, sauté them just until the color darkens and they are wilted.

Quinoa salad with green garlic walnut vinaigrette, grilled peaches, and pickled rhubarb

Quinoa salad with green garlic walnut vinaigrette, grilled peaches, and pickled rhubarb

Peaches are a delicious part of summer months. They have plenty of healthy antioxidants and make a tasty addition to this quinoa salad. If you’ve never tried grilled peaches, you’re in for a treat with this recipe!