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Healthy Summer Salads

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Chopped Summer Salad with Figs and Avocado by Vegukate

June 2019

This summer, we know you’re probably hitting the beach or enjoying some natural beauty, but you’re probably also looking for new salad inspiration to keep things exciting in the kitchen and to keep you on track with your healthy goals. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Valley Fig Growers and some of our favorite bloggers to create some incredibly tasty, but easy to make #SummerSalads recipes. These recipes are all created with one of Mann’s Veggie Slaw Blends and Valley Fig Sun-Maid California Mission Figs for plenty of color, texture and flavor. Perfect for a potluck BBQ or summer weeknight dinner, each of these recipes will pair nicely with your favorite proteins from the grill. And next time you’re home on a scorching day, we promise nothing will be more enjoyable than one of these easy, refreshing summer salad recipes.

Southwest Slaw with BBQ Ranch Dressing Recipe from Valley Fig Growers Southwest Slaw with BBQ Ranch Dressing Recipe from Valley Fig Growers

This veggie slaw has all the southwest flavors you could ask for plus it’s super easy to prep in advance. You can easily layer the ingredients in a Mason jar for quick transport for your lunch, or pop it in a Tupperware for a summer picnic at the beach.

Recipe and photo by Annelies Zijderveld




Summer Salad Pizza with Fig and Prosciutto Summer Salad Pizza with Fig and Prosciutto by Mom Under Pressure

While not technically a salad, this pizza is bursting with flavor and is the best example of what a healthy pizza should look like. Topped with our classic Rainbow Salad, Sun-Maid California Mission Figs, prosciutto, spinach and tomatoes, it’s an easy to make summer dish thanks to our veggie slaw and the use of crescent rolls for the pizza dough. It’s a definite winner and will be a hit at your next summer party!

Recipe and photo by Michele Narsinghani of Mom Under Pressure



Chopped Summer Salad with Figs and Avocado

Packed with all the veggies you could ever want, this Chopped Summer Salad with Figs and Avocado is the quintessential summer salad you need to try this sunshine season. Not only is it full of flavor but it’s filled with veggies that are good for your health. Particularly, Brussels sprouts, Napa cabbage, kale, kohlrabi, and lettuce, which are all part of the Brassica family. Additionally, Figs provide the perfect sweetness to complement our Power Blend.

Recipe and photo by Kate Jenkins of VeguKate


Balsamic Glazed Fig & Salmon Kale Salad

Balsamic Glazed Fig & Salmon Kale SaladThis is a summer salad worth trying again and again. Made with Kale Beet Blend™ and topped with Sun-Maid California Mission Figs, fresh strawberries, feta cheese, and a balsamic dressing, it’s sweet, crunchy and oh so satisfying. It’s a gourmet salad that will surely impress your summer guests, yet simple enough for you to whip up and enjoy any day of the week!

Recipe and photo by Gal Cohen, MS, RD




Salmon Salad with Sweet Dill DressingSalmon Salad with Sweet Dill Dressing by Two Purple Figs

Your next summer party needs this succulent, fresh and tasty Salmon Salad. This jumbo salad has a little something for everyone and it’s great for sharing and passing around the picnic table. With Sun-Maid Calimyrna Figs on top and Mann’s Power Blend as the base, each bite is flavorful, crunchy and surprising!

Recipe and photo by Mahy Elamin of Two Purple Figs




Helpful Cooking Tips

  • Dried figs can also be reconstituted if they seem too hard or too dry. You can soak, steam, or poach them to restore some of the moisture.
  • Mann’s Veggie Slaw Blends can be eaten raw, steamed, baked, or sauteed.


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