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A Simple Summer Salad Recipe

This simple summer salad is easy to make and tends to please just about everyone. It takes some of the best ingredients from common summer salads and blends them together into one delicious bite.

lettuce, pasta and tuna salad in a white dish and clear serving bowl

How To Make A Simple Summer Salad

When you think of classic summer salads, what do you think of? I think of lettuce salads, overflowing with beautiful greens. I think of my mom's macaroni and tuna salad. I think of a pasta salad dressed with a simple vinaigrette. What if we combine those together?

This salad blends greens, pasta, tuna, and a simple vinaigrette. And guess what? You end up with a delicious and healthy salad that pairs well with almost any summer meal and can also be a meal unto itself. And best yet, it's simple to pull together.

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A Simple Summer Salad Recipe

*all measurements are approximate - just use what you have, use more of what you love, skip what you don't

Salad Ingredients:

2 cups washed and chopped lettuce

1 cup cooked and cooled pasta

1 can albacore tuna, drained

1/4 cup chopped red onion or scallions

1/4 cup chopped salty bites (olives, capers, marinated artichoke hearts, etc)

handful of chopped parsley or other herbs

And any other salad ingredients you want! Radishes would be a lovely addition.


2 TBSP While Balsamic vinegar (or whatever you have)

1 TBSP olive oil

1 teaspoon mustard

salt & pepper to taste (not too much salt if you use a lot of olives and caper)

Combine salad ingredients in a bowl. Top with dressing and toss.

Top with shaved parmesan cheese.

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Aug 20, 2023

Really yummy.

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