3 salad ideas to save money this summer

Summer is salad season. But if you’re tired of store-bought staple salads, try making one at home. It’s not difficult at all and you don’t have to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. It can also be eaten chilled, making it perfect for hot days.

However, special cooking utensils are required to prepare different types of salads. These include professional vegetable slicers (or spiral vegetable slicers), multi-function graters, and juicers for salads. If you want your salads to be waterless and dry like in a restaurant, the salad squeezer is a must-have for your kitchen.

You’ll also need large bowls and platters for a variety of salads, especially if you plan to serve salads to your guests and take beautiful photos to post on social networks.

And if you’re out of ideas and don’t know what else to make, here are three healthy salad ideas you should try this summer.

1. Appetizer Salad Recipe – Egg Salad

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An aperitif salad with eggs is perfect for breakfast. This can be served on toasted bread or sticks.


  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • ½ bunch of dill
  • 2-3 endives (or salad)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • lemon juice
  • salt
  • pepper

How is it prepared

Peel the hard-boiled eggs in half. Remove the yolks and cut the whites into cubes.

Mash the yolks and mix with yogurt, mustard, oil, lemon juice and finely chopped dill.

Finely chop the endives and add to the bowl. Add egg white and egg yolk sauce on top and mix well. Finally, season with salt and pepper. You can also add mustard or lemon juice if you like.

2. Vegetable Salad Recipe – Sweet Potato Cauliflower Salad

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This salad is easy to prepare and can be served cold in the summer or warm in the winter.


  • 2-3 sweet potatoes, cut into wedges
  • 1 small cauliflower, cleaned and cut into florets
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tsp lemon juice
  • salad (mix)
  • pomegranate seeds
  • salt
  • pepper

How is it prepared

Bake the potatoes and cauliflower until they are nicely crunchy and percolate.

Serve your plate with a bag of mixed salad (or you can buy a few different salads and prepare your own). Place cooked vegetables (cold or hot, depending on your preference) and top with pomegranate seeds.

Add lemon juice, oil, salt, and pepper to a bowl and mix until evenly combined. Pour the sauce over the salad and serve immediately.

3. Chicken and avocado salad

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If you’re tired of the classic chicken salad recipe, here’s a recipe you’ll love!


  • 250 g roasted chicken breast, cut into cubes
  • ¼ grated celery
  • 1 avocado (diced)
  • 2-3 green onions, cut into rings
  • 1 bunch finely chopped parsley
  • lemon
  • 50g grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2-3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • salt
  • pepper

How is it prepared

Combine chicken breast, celery, avocado, onion, parsley, Parmesan cheese, and mayonnaise in a large bowl. Mix well until even. Then add the lemon zest and juice to taste, and season with salt and pepper.

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