If the thought of ditching your winter coat and relaxing outside isn’t enough to get you excited about summertime, we have two words for you: summer produce. The best fruits and vegetables come out when the weather warms, from juicy tomatoes to sweet watermelon. One of our favorite ways to eat seasonally during the summertime is to create a tasty salad, featuring all of summer’s bests.

Dive into a delicious mixture of summer produce, the perfect pick-me-up on a hot, steamy day. Bonus: Each of the salads pairs wonderfully with your favorite Riceworks snack! Check it out. 👇

Southwestern Chopped Salad

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This Southwestern Salad is a party in a bowl! Filling, flavorful, and fresh, this gluten-free dish features some of summer’s best produce, from tomato to sweet corn. Give your taste buds an extra treat by pairing it with our Salsa Fresca Riceworks for added texture and crunch! Find the full recipe here.

Easy Mediterranean Salad

Easy Mediterranean Salad

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Take a walk on the savory side of life with this Mediterranean-inspired salad. Using only a handful of ingredients, this salad is as easy as it is tasty. Because of its simplicity, we think it’s a great option for a quick, summer lunch. Did we mention it’s gluten-free too? And don’t forget to add a side of Sundried Tomato Mediterrannean Herbs and Cheese Riceworks! Find the full recipe here.

Sesame-Crusted Ahi Tuna Salad with Ginger Dressing

Tuna Salad

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If you’re a fresh seafood fan, you’ll know there’s almost nothing more refreshing than a seared-tuna salad. Plated with beautiful watermelon radishes and mango, it’s the perfect balance of savory and sweet. Instead of topping with wontons, we love piling ours high with Sea Salt & Black Sesame Riceworks. Take a look at the full recipe here.

Thai Chicken Buddha Bowl

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Get your summer glow on with this Thai Buddha Bowl! We love making Buddha bowls in the summertime because not only are they hearty and filling, but they feature a number of colorful and nutritious veggies too! This recipe from Damn Delicious is no exception. Because of this meal’s bold flavor, we recommend pairing it with our Sea Salt Riceworks. (Note: this recipe is not gluten-free, but we recommend subbing the farro for sorghum, and soy-sauce for coconut aminos!)

Asian Fusion Salad

Asian Fusion Salad

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With so many produce options available during the summertime, we believe a salad should never be boring! That’s why we are so excited to introduce you to this Asian Fusion Salad from Tasty Kitchen. Once your ingredients are prepped and chopped, this salad is as easy as pouring and stirring! Not only is this dish great on its own, but it’s the perfect dish to bring to all of your summer BBQs as a side dish.
Pair it with our Wild Black Japonica Rice and you’re ready for the cookout!

What salad are you dying to make this summer? Tell us in the comments below.

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