Temperatures are heating up, and for me that means keeping meals light and simple (and the oven OFF). I love eating fresh, seasonal salads for lunch and/or dinner in the summer because they are easy to make, have a cooling effect, and are so very nourishing. This White Bean Summer Salad is the kind of meal I’ve been craving lately.
The components of this salad are simple, flavorful, and come together quickly. Plus, it contains great sources of protein and healthy fats, so this salad can act as a meal when you don’t feel like cooking. You can use any fresh greens you have on hand. I like arugula for its spiciness and romaine for its crunch, but baby lettuce or spinach would also work well. The lemon vinaigrette pulls it all together, and adds brightness and a touch of sweetness to the salad.