Gourmet salads have been a staple of many home kitchens for decades.
But today, there are a plethora of products that cater to that particular need, from superfood salad dressing to healthy smoothies.
Here are 10 easy, delicious, gourmet salads that can easily be added to any home kitchen.
Kiki’s Garden Salad (Kiki’s Gourmet) Kiki is a superfood and salad manufacturer, with a focus on fresh, seasonal ingredients.
Her gourmet version of a classic gourmet is called the Kiki Garden Salad, and it’s simple to make.
Start by sautéing the spinach in a little olive oil until tender, then add the lemon juice, oregano, garlic, salt, and pepper.
Then toss the spinach and kale in the olive oil mixture, then toss in the kalamata olives.
Sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper.
Fresh Baked Oatmeal with Peanut Butter (The Kitchn) This classic oatmeal salad combines two of my favorite ingredients—peanut butter and almonds.
Add the peanut butter to the dry ingredients, then stir in the almonds and the melted coconut oil.
Add a dash of salt and pepper, and stir together.
Easy Lemon Ginger Soup (The Recipe Room) In the springtime, the flavors of citrus and ginger come together in this citrus-y, fresh soup.
If you have fresh, fresh lemon or lime, add the rest of the ingredients, like carrots, celery, and radishes.
Easy Greek Yogurt Soup (Vodka Kitchen) This smooth, rich, and slightly nutty yogurt soup is a must-make for a salad weeknight.
Add some spinach and arugula, and add more if you’d like.
Simple Chicken Salad (The Baker’s Daughter) The perfect meal to make with chicken, avocado, and a sprinkling of lemon.
Just add a few tablespoons of olive oil to the skillet, then sprinkle the chicken with salt and fresh ground pepper.
Fresh Tomato and Basil Salad (Kitchen Revolution) With this salad, basil, tomato, and lemon add a refreshing and healthy twist to an otherwise traditional salad.
Add fresh chopped tomatoes, diced red onion, and fresh basil.
Stir the dressing ingredients together and toss.
Spicy Lemon Herb Salad (Creamy Kitchen) Add a little lemon juice to this spicy, tomato-scented salad.
Then, mix in some olive oil, vinegar, and garlic powder.
Add your favorite herb and seasonings.
Tomato Salad with Basil (The Kitchen Revolution) Add in some fresh basil, then top with a few sprigs of mint.
This is a great salad for any season.
Serve with avocado and a side of hummus.
Healthy Lemon-Garlic Parmesan Salad (Nest) If you’ve ever had a lemon-garlic salad, you know what this is all about.
This recipe is made with freshly-made ingredients and is super easy to prepare.
Add just a few spoonfuls of Parmesan to your salad, and toss with some fresh lemon juice.
Kaka-Parmesan Chicken Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette (Kakama Kitchen) When it comes to the healthiest salads, I’m sure you’ll agree that basil, garlic and lemon are essential ingredients.
This chicken salad is topped with a little balsamic vinaigrettes and fresh herbs.
1/4 cup olive oil 1 tablespoon balsam of the lemon zest (about 1 lemon) 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 1/2 cup minced garlic, chopped 2 medium red bell peppers, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste 1/8 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper, to taste 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley, chopped 3 tablespoons fresh parsnips, chopped Freshly ground black peppercorns, to serve 1.
Slice the chicken in half lengthwise, and then scoop out the meat, skin side down.
2/3 of the salad leaves (about 2 tablespoons) 3/3 lemon juice 1/5 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese 1/6 cup freshly chopped fresh basil 1 tablespoon fresh oreganol 1 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped Instructions Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Add olive oil and toss to coat with oil.
Season chicken with thyme and oregan, then sautée for about 5 minutes or until browned.
Add garlic and peppers, and sautés for a few minutes more, or until soft.
Add onion, bell peppers and garlic, and cook for about 2 minutes more.
Add lemon zeroes, and continue cooking for about 3 minutes, or for about 1 minute longer.
Add salt, pepper