10 Filling Summery Salads You Can Make at Home

Crisp, fresh salads are wonderful on a hot summer day, but you need more than just lettuce and veggies to make a meal. These salads have ingredients loaded with filling protein, fiber and healthy fats—and they’re easy to make.

10 Filling Summery Salads You Can Make at Home

When summer’s heat is on, warm, heavy dinners tend to lose their appeal. Instead we crave foods that are light, cool, and fresh. Salads are ideal for this kind of hot-weather eating, but too often they’re dismissed as insubstantial meals.

Not so fast. It’s actually easy to make a light, yet filling salad if you have the right formula. All you need is a balance of fiber, protein, and good fats. It’s that easy. Take a look at these ideas for simple, substantial salads you can make at home this summer. Maybe they’ll inspire you to come up with some combinations of your own.


Provided by Dr. Oz The Good Life Magazine

Salmon-Summer Veggie Salad

Salmon is an excellent choice when you’re looking for a lean, filling protein because it’s also high in omega-3 fatty acids. Sauté a portion of salmon with diced summer squash in a pan with a buttery spread made with plant-based oils—another source of good fats. Season with fresh chopped herbs like basil and serve atop greens of your choice. Spritz with fresh lemon to dress and complete the meal with a slice of fiber-rich 100% whole grain toast.

Pumpkin spice — it gives you all the warm and cozy feelings of fall! The pumpkin spice latte is a go-to for a lot of people. But at 400 calories from one store and at least $5 a drink, it racks up in more ways than one. So here's a quick and easy recipe to slim down the fall-favorite drink and enjoy it without the guilt. It's Dr. Oz-approved at just 45 calories!