Staying hydrated in the hot summer sun is a really challenging. Most of the people are consuming different kinds of refreshing drinks, but sometimes it doesn’t work. You can also hydrate your body through your proper diet, for example, eating delicious and refreshing salads!

The usual salads can be enriched by adding some refreshing fruits, such watermelon, blueberries or pineapple to all of your favorite salad greens!

Try our suggested recipes bellow, or be creative and add something of your choice. The great thing about salads is that all taste good!

To get the maximum benefits, when making them, use only fresh ingredients, and, visit your local farmer’s market to find organic vegetables and fruits.

6 Simple and Hydrating Summer Salads

1. Watermelon Feta Salad

Ingredients:

– 1/4 cups sliced red onions
– 2 teaspoons lime juice
– 4 cups cubed watermelon
– 1 cup cubed cucumber
– 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
– Cilantro, salt, and pepper to taste

Preparation:

1. Enjoy!
2. Top with fresh chopped cilantro, salt, and pepper.
3. Toss in the marinated red onions and the feta cheese.
4. Next, mix cubed cucumber and cubed watermelon.
5. Marinate the red onions in lime juice in a small bowl.

2. Orange Slice and Mixed Green Salad

– 4 cups of mixed greens
– 2 sweet oranges peeled
– Option: Cheese, walnuts, almonds

Dressing:

– 4 tablespoons olive oil
– 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
– ½ cup orange juice
– Salt, pepper and a pinch of sugar

Preparation:

1. Put the mixed greens (romaine, kale, and bok choy are good options) in a bowl.
2. Peel and section sweet oranges and mix in.
3. Make the dressing.
4. Add cheese, walnuts, and almonds for some extra substance.

3. Melon and Pineapple Salad

Ingredients:

– Arugula salad
– 1/2 red/purple grapes
– 1 cup chopped pineapple
– 1 cup diced melon

Dressing:

– ¼ cup orange juice
– 3 tablespoons olive oil
– 1 tablespoon vinegar
– 2 tablespoons honey
– 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds

Preparation:

1. To a fresh bed of arugula salad, add grapes, chopped pineapple, and diced melon.
2. To make the dressing, add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
3. Top the dressing with toasted sesame seeds, then pour it over the salad.
4. Enjoy!

4. Feta Cheese, Tomato, and Onion Salad

Ingredients:

– 2 large onions
– 1 cup feta cheese
– 1 cup sliced baby tomatoes
– Optional: Salad greens
– Balsamic vinaigrette
– Toasted nuts

Preparation:

1. Thinly slice two large onions.
2. Combine with feta or goat cheese and sliced baby tomatoes.
3. Add to a bed of salad greens if you want, or eat the tomato, onion, cheese mixture on its own.
4. Dress with a balsamic vinaigrette and toasted nuts.

5. Zucchini Pasta Salad

Ingredients:

– 2 cups zucchini cut into fine ribbons
– 1 cup shredded/julienned carrots
– 1 cup cherry tomatoes
– Vinaigrette (bought or homemade pesto)
– Mint leaves
– Cheese (feta and goat cheese are good options)

Preparation:

1. Cut the zucchini into fine ribbons.
2. Mix in the carrots and the cherry tomatoes.
3. Next, add a vinaigrette of your choice (or a homemade pesto).
4. Top the salad with mint leaves and a cheese of your choice.
Enjoy!

6. Blueberry, Cucumber and Arugula Salad

Ingredients:

2 cups cucumber
3 cups arugula
1 cup blueberries
Light vinaigrette
Sunflower seeds

Preparation:

1. Peel and slice two cups of cucumber.
2. Mix in the arugula and the blueberries.
3. Dress with a light vinaigrette and top with sunflower seeds.
Enjoy!