3 Easy and Delicious Salads

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Summer Salad Recipes

It’s summer time, which means it’s salad time. This is the perfect moment to indulge in salads because they are fresh, good for you and a great way to get your kids’ palates hooked on produce and veggies.

I’m excited to share my three favorite salad recipes with you: an avocado cucumber salad, an orzo salad (this one eats like a meal) and a strawberry corn and avocado salad. These are salads that I actually make in my own home and I can attest to them being delish!

Avocado-and-cucumber-saladAvocado and Cucumber Salad


• 2 cucumbers, peeled and cubed
• 2 avocados, peeled and cubed
• a handful of fresh chopped cilantro
• a handful of chopped green onions
• 1 garlic clove, minced
• salt to taste
• 1 lime
• 1/4 lemon
• a dash of your favorite chile powder


  • In a large bowl, combine cucumber and avocado.
  • Add salt.
  • Add minced garlic, cilantro, and onions.
  • Squeeze lemon and lime into the salad and toss.
  • Cover and refrigerate for about 30 minutes before serving.

orzo-saladOrzo Salad


• 1 pound uncooked orzo
• 1/2 cup olive oil
• 2/3 cup red wine vinegar
• 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
• 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
• As many drained, pitted, and sliced in half Kalamata olives as you like
• As much fresh, chopped basil as you like
• 6 ounces of crumbled Feta cheese
• 1 can of red kidney beans, drained


  • Cook orzo according to package directions.
  • Whisk together vinegar, olive oil, Dijon mustard, garlic poweder, salt and pepper.
  • Drain orzo, toss with salad dressing and set aside to cool.
  • Once the orzo is cool, add olives, feta cheese, kidney beans and as much basil as you like. Chill in fridge and then it’s ready to eat.


Strawberry-avocado-corn-saladStrawberry, Corn and Avocado Salad


  • 10 large strawberries, hulled and chopped
  • Kernels from 2 large ears of corn, grilled
  • 2 medium-sized grilled jalapeños- stemmed, peeled, seeded, and chopped (optional, if you don’t like heat, then leave them out)
  • 2 ripe avocados –peeled, pitted, diced
  • Juice from 2 limes
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • Splash of apple cider vinegar
  • Salt to taste


Toss everything into a large bowl, mix it up, yum, yum!

Photos: Claudya Martinez

En español: 3 ensaladas deliciosas y fáciles de preparar

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