This light and refreshing Summer market salad is packed with your favorite Summer produce and drizzled in a sweet and tangy honey mustard dressing. Lighten things up with this easy, seasonal meal!
Ah Summer… can you tell it’s my favorite season? I just love Summer recipes and there’s been an abundance on the blog this year! From delicious berry popsicles to pesto vegan pasta salad, there’s so many fruits and vegetables I love!
Summer market salad is the perfect combination of vegetables in season like sweet corn, grape tomatoes, red onion, and avocado all on a bed of fresh greens.
What’s a market salad?
A market salad is just a term that means it includes a bunch of produce in season. It’s basically all the veggies compiled from a Farmer’s Market haul.
Eating in season has so many benefits. It’s better for the environment because produce isn’t being shipped great lengths, it supports local farmers, it’s cheaper because there’s an abundance, and it typically tastes best because you’re consuming the produce at its peak!
How to make honey mustard dressing
You guessed it, honey and mustard are the prime ingredients in this dressing! Apple cider vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper are mixed in to create this creamy dressing.
Either whisk ingredients in a small mixing bowl or add to a mason jar and shake! Homemade dressing is stupid easy to make and it is much healthier than the store-bought varieties.
Note: If vegan, you can substitute honey with maple syrup and it will taste just as delicious! You may need to adjust the ratios of mustard to sweetener though.
Leftovers keep for a few days, just make sure to keep the dressing separate!
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Summer Market Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing
- 4 cups greens spinach, spring mix, arugula, or kale works
- 1 cup grape tomatoes sliced in halves
- 1/2 small red onion sliced
- 1 15-ounce can great northern beans can substitute with chickpeas; drained and rinsed
- 1/2 medium avocado peeled, pitted, and sliced
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped
- 1/2 Tablespoon olive oil can substitute with avocado or grapeseed oil
- 2 ears of corn shucked
Honey Mustard Dressing
- 1/4 cup honey can substitute with maple syrup if vegan
- 1/4 cup dijon mustard
- 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil can substitute with avocado or grapeseed oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a medium pan, heat 1/2 Tablespoon of olive oil on low-medium heat. Add corn and let cook until light golden brown (about 8-10 minutes). Stir every couple of minutes.
- Add all ingredients to dressing to a small mixing bowl. Whisk until well combined. Add more honey for sweetness, mustard for tanginess.
- Combine greens, tomatoes, onions, corn, beans, and avocado on plates or bowls. Top with fresh parsley and dressing. Leftovers keep for 3 days with dressing separate.
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