7 Healthy 4th of July Salads

Want to balance your holiday indulgences with some flavorful, yet healthy salads? Look no more. Following are some tasty, dairy-free and gluten-free options for your picnics and BBQs all summer long. From kale to coleslaw to quinoa and everything in between. Here’s to independence from boring deli salads!

Summer Kale Salad

Summer Raw Kale Salad
Dressed in a lemon cilantro vinaigrette and tossed with fresh fruit and nuts, this salad is light and bright, just like summer.

Avocado and Grapefruit Salad

Grapefruit Avocado Salad
Grapefruit – it’s not just for breakfast! It’s a welcome addition to most summer salads, especially when paired with avocado. The healthy fat makes this salad surprisingly satisfying, yet light.

Cabbage and Avocado Slaw

No Mayo Coleslaw
This is basically guacamole and coleslaw combined. Colemole? Need I say more?! You won’t miss the white stuff.

Chipotle Coleslaw

Chipotle Coleslaw
Sold on the idea of guacamole coleslaw, but love a little kick? This is the slaw for you.

Quinoa Black Bean Salad

Black Bean & Quinoa Confetti Salad
This one takes some advance planning, but this gluten-free version of the original is one of my all-time favorite summer salads. As festive as it is colorful, this dish will steal the spotlight at your gathering! You will get asked for the recipe.

Radicchio SaladTerra Restaurant’s Radicchio Salad
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his stunning salad will bring color and sophistication to any holiday event. The brilliant red bitter leaves will help you digest the rest of your feast! Note: This salad is not dairy-free.

Nicoise-Style Salad

Nicoise-Style Salad
This take on Julia Child’s Nicoise can double as a light main dish. Keep the ingredients on hand and let this salad transport you to the South of France any evening.

Have a festive and safe 4th of July!

-Maribeth