When the heat of the sun is blazing, you don't want heavy meals; you want something that's fresh, light and inspired by summer itself. Salads are the perfect accompaniment to hot, sticky days, but rest assured—you don't have to eat a bowl of bland lettuce to enjoy the fruits of Mother Nature's labor. The residents of our Chicago apartments are sure to love these favorite summertime salad recipes.
Here are salad options that are sure to please everyone:
This salad is a gigantic, filling meal, perfect for putting your salad naysayers to rest. It's filled with incredible amounts of flavor and contains elements from most of the essential food groups. The avocados are the icing on the cake (or the salad, as the case may be). If you have vegetarians in your crew, keep the chicken separate so everyone can partake in your veggie creation.
The beauty of this salad comes by incorporating one of summer's most infamously favorite fruits and applying a plethora of other flavors that hit the taste buds just right. If you have someone who's not a fan of gorgonzola or blue cheese, you can leave it on the side, but these robust cheeses really do round out the marriage of flavors in the mix nicely.
If you have the oven going, toss on some salmon, shrimp or marinated tofu for a protein-packed addition.
Do you have vegan adversaries in your circle? Keep this salad's ingredients a secret until you've wowed the room. This protein-packed powerhouse of a salad is healthy, filling, comes with crunch and is served with a creamy dressing that skeptics will never suspect doesn't have dairy in it.
This salad adds an Italian twist, incorporating Fusilli pasta with a few simple ingredients that speak for themselves. Best of all? It can be served hot, right when the noodles are ready, or cold after it's chilled in the refrigerator for a while.
With a sparkling sun deck and private half-acre landscaped courtyard, our River North Park Apartments offer you an incredible way to enjoy the summer sun while you try out your new salad recipes. Stop by and take a tour of our community today!