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Seasonal Salad Recipes

One of the biggest perks of summer is enjoying access to some fresh seasonal produce. There’s nothing better than sinking your teeth into fresh berries or summer veggies grown in your own backyard or maybe from a farm stand nearby. If you live in apartments in Saginaw, MI like Camelot Place, then you’ll enjoy easy access to great local produce at farmers markets and local stores. One of the freshest and easiest ways to use up some summer produce is to make a salad. But summer is a great time to go beyond basic iceberg lettuce with some ranch dressing. Here are some summer salad recipes to help you savor the season!

#1: Cucumber Salad
If you grow cucumbers, then you know you can end up with an abundance of this crunchy veggies on your hands. Its crunchy, juicy texture makes it light to eat and easy to keep fresh longer. Here are the ingredients you may find grown or produced locally:
Red onion

#2: Crunchy Ramen and Cabbage Salad
You read that right. You can bring back a staple from your college days (or current days) with a salad featuring Ramen noodles. The noodles make a great texture for this salad with a homemade dressing. Here’s what you may find locally to help you make it:
Green cabbage
Red cabbage

#3: Fresh Peach Salad

There is something especially satisfying about biting into a juicy slice of peach on a hot summer day. Bring that experience to your salad with this fresh and fruity mix. It includes a sweet and savory homemade dressing that uses maple syrup! Here’s the local produce it uses you may find near you:
Mixed greens
Red onion
Goat cheese

#4: Mediterranean Chickpea Salad
Nothing says fresh quite like the flavors of the Mediterranean coast. This salad features classic flavors and will fill you up with protein from the chickpeas. Look for these local ingredients:
Red bell pepper
Cherry tomatoes
Red onion

#5: Mexican Street Corn Salad
Go on another culinary adventure with some flavors from Mexico. This salad features a quick and easy chipotle crema to top it off. You may find these ingredients locally:
Green onions

#6: Watermelon Feta Salad
Change up your salad with another fresh and fruity twist that uses watermelon. It adds a light, sweet flavor to this dish. Check for these local ingredients:
Grape tomatoes
Red onion

#7: Cherry, Arugula, and Goat Cheese Salad
Here’s one more salad with a fruity flair! This combination has it all. Fresh fruit flavor, peppery arugula, creamy cheese, and crunchy, toasted texture. You can look for these local ingredients to make it:
Sunflower seeds
Goat cheese

Do you need apartments in Saginaw that make it easy to find local ingredients and the perfect place to cook up your creations? Come visit Camelot Place Apartments. We are in an ideal Saginaw location close to the downtown farmers market and other top local destinations. Schedule your tour and call today: (989) 623-4153