Seasonal Soup & Salad Recipes ♥ June

Tired of the same-old salads? Check out Seasonal Soups & Salads for June, a monthly feature ♥ A Veggie Venture
Seasonal Soup and Salad recipes, summery ideas perfect for the month of June, all from A Veggie Venture's decade+ collection of 1300+ vegetable recipes. As usual, June's recipes are mostly veg(etari)an and mostly low-carb and call for fresh summer vegetables and other easy-to-find ingredients, mostly common pantry ingredients. Find your own June salad (and soup!) inspiration here ... what's in your fridge? cucumber? green beans? cauliflower? It's Summertime Salad Time! (Readers from the Southern Hemisphere? Look for your wintry seasonal soup and salad recipes in the December collection!)

About June's Recipe Collection

Discerning readers will notice the change, how May's recipes were springy but June's are decidedly summery. That's how it works for those of us who are seasonal cooks. No tomatoes yet, it's too soon for that. No summer fruits, either, also too early. Most of all? No soups! Since 2005, I've never once posted a summer soup recipe during June! (Never fear, I borrowed a soup recipe from Kitchen Parade. And it's a winner: it's the single soup recipe I make over and over again all summer long.)

An Entire Year of Seasonal Soup & Salad Recipes? We're 3/4s Way There!

January February March April May June (you're here) July (to come) August (to come) September (to come) October (to come) November December

Quick Lists for June

(click right through or scroll down for more information on why I've chosen each recipe)

SALADS of the Month – June
SUPPER SALADS
Homemade Cobb Salad 10min/10min – WW8 – PP8 – SP9 – FS5 – NetCarb4

SIMPLE SALADS under 15 minutes prep time
Simple Arugula Salad 5min/5min – WW1 – PP1 – SP1 – FS1 – NetCarb0
Beets with Feta 5min/5min – WW1 – PP2 – SP3 – FS1 – NetCarb8
Finnish Summer Potato Salad 10min/40min – WW2 – PP3 – SP3 – FS3 – NetCarb17
Chilled Green Bean Salad with Rosemary & Garlic Oil 10min/45min – WW1 – PP2 – SP2 – FS1 – NetCarb5
Marinated Tomatoes 10min/1hr – WW1 – PP2 – SP2 – FS1 – NetCarb5
Nana’s Cucumbers with Sour Cream 10min/65min – WW2 – PP2 – SP4 – FS3 – NetCarb5
Raw Beet, Carrot & Kohlrabi Salad 15min/15min – WW1 – PP2 – SP2 – FS2 – NetCarb9
Warm German Potato Salad 15min/15min – WW2 – PP3 – SP4 – FS4 – NetCarb23
Bok Choy Salad with Chinese Salad Dressing 15min/15min – WW3 – PP5 – SP5 – FS5 – NetCarb18
Eloisa's Jicama Salad 15min/24hrs – WW0 – PP0 – SP1 – FS0 – NetCarb5

BIGGER SALADS more than 15 minutes prep time
Asparagus & Edamame Salad 20min/50min – WW2 – PP3 – SP4 – FS1 – NetCarb6
Classic Seven Layer Salad 20min/4hrs–WW5 – PP5 – SP7 – FS6 – NetCarb7
Chinese Cucumber Salad 20min/60min – WW1 – PP1 – SP2 – FS0 – NetCarb2
Fresh Green Bean Salad with Asian Dressing 35min/35min – WW1 – PP2 – SP2 – FS1 – NetCarb6
Asian Slaw with Sugar Snap Peas & Almonds 40min/40min – WW1 – PP1 – SP2 – FS1 – NetCarb3
Cauliflower "Potato" Salad 40min/24hrs – WW1 – PP1 – SP2 – FS1 – NetCarb5

SOUP of the Month – June
Finnish Summer Soup 50min/50min – WW2 – PP3 – SP5 – FS4 – NetCarb12 (Kitchen Parade)

BONUS RECIPE of the Month – June
Rhubarb Cake 20min/60min – WW4 – PP5 – SP9 – FS9 – NetCarb31 (Kitchen Parade)

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Seasonal Salads for JUNE


Homemade Cobb Salad

10min/10min – WW8 – PP8 – SP9 – FS5 – NetCarb4

A True Summer Classic. Works for One or Many. Naturally Gluten Free. Low Carb. High Protein. Weight Watchers Friendly. Super-Easy to Make, No Measuring! Hearty Comfort Food.

Homemade Cobb Salad, tips for an easy, surprisingly healthy supper salad ♥ AVeggieVenture.com. A summer classic. Weight Watchers Friendly.
Chicken + Cooked Egg + Bacon + Avocado + Tomato + Blue Cheese

Have Cobb Salads gone out of style? Not around here, they haven't! In this recipe, I share a couple of tips to avoid a Cobb salad's usual plateful of calories. My version is super satisfying but still, with chicken, eggs, tomato plus lettuce, it's surprisingly Weight Watchers friendly. My goal this month: Cobb Salads on the repeat button.



Simple Arugula Salad

5min/5min – WW1 – PP1 – SP1 – FS1 – NetCarb0

Light and Summery. Just Four Ingredients. Weeknight Easy But Company Special. Vegan. Naturally Gluten Free. Low Carb. Whole30 Friendly. Weight Watchers Friendly.

Simple Arugula Salad, another simple but special light salad ♥ AVeggieVenture.com. Vegan. Weeknight Easy, Company Special. Gluten Free. Low Carb. Whole30 Friendly. Weight Watchers Friendly.
Arugula + Lemon

Something so simple hardly qualifies as a "recipe" but if you're not dressing arugula with lemon juice, you're truly missing out. If you're lucky enough to have a Trader Joe's handy, you probably already rely on arugula for salads, here's reason to pick up another bag pronto.



Beets with Feta

5min/5min – WW1 – PP2 – SP3 – FS1 – NetCarb8

Just Three Ingredients! Simple But Sumptuous. Naturally Gluten Free. Super Easy to Make: No Chopping, No Measuring!

Beets with Feta, another five-minute simple salad ♥ AVeggieVenture.com. Just Three Ingredients. Gluten Free. No Chopping, No Measuring.
Roasted Beets + Feta + Lemon Juice

Once upon a time, I taught an after-work cooking class for some young women at a church. Knowing they'd be HOA (hungry on arrival), I brought along some roasted beets and had them plate their own salads on the spot. "Hunger is the best sauce" and all that but I think the earthy beets and creamy-salty feta drizzled with lemon juice had something to do with the big smiles that ensued.



Finnish Summer Potato Salad

10min/40min – WW2 – PP3 – SP3 – FS3 – NetCarb17

An Early Summer Classic in Finland. Pinterest Loves It! Vegan. Gluten Free. Whole30 Friendly.

Finnish Summer Potato Salad, another light, simple and summery salad ♥ AVeggieVenture.com. Vegan. Gluten Free. Whole30 Friendly.
Finnish Potatoes + Simple Vinaigrette + Fresh Chives

The Nordic countries (also Holland) are c-r-a-z-y for their new potatoes, the first vegetables to pop out of the ground in late spring and early summer. I don't know how or why but oh! those northern potatoes are extra good! My Finnish sister made this salad for us one evening when we last visited her and I've been making it this way ever since – even without the special potatoes, so-so good.



Chilled Green Bean Salad with Rosemary & Garlic Oil

10min/45min – WW1 – PP2 – SP2 – FS1 – NetCarb5

Vegan. Low Carb. Weight Watchers Friendly. Whole30 Friendly. Naturally Gluten Free. Great Crunch. Rave Reviews.

Chilled Green Bean Salad with Rosemary & Garlic Oil, another simple salad to repeat all summer ♥ AVeggieVenture.com. Vegan. Weight Watchers Friendly. Whole30 Friendly. Gluten Free. Rave Reviews!
Beans + Infused Oil + Basil + Shallot

When the green beans are pretty in summer, I return again and again to just three recipes. This first one's all about the beans, the garlic and rosemary somehow make them even more what they are or are meant to be. (Too esoteric? Just try them!) The others? "Best Ever" New Potatoes & Green Beans and Fresh Green Bean Salad with Asian Dressing (it's below).



Marinated Tomatoes

10min/1hr – WW1 – PP2 – SP2 – FS1 – NetCarb5

Vegan. Naturally Gluten Free. Low Carb. Low Cal. Weight Watchers Friendly.

Marinated Tomatoes, another simple summer salad ♥ AVeggieVenture.com. Vegan. Gluten Free. Weight Watchers Friendly. Low Carb.
Summer Tomatoes + A Little Onion + Pickling Liquid + Fresh Herbs

Good summer tomatoes don't need much – anything, really – but we like to "pickle" tomatoes for a little while, just while putting the rest of dinner together. I keep wanting to call all of June's salads "sumptous" ... that means it's summer, right?



Nana’s Cucumbers with Sour Cream

10min/65min – WW2 – PP2 – SP4 – FS3 – NetCarb5

Family Recipe. Low Carb. Naturally Gluten Free.

Nana’s Cucumbers with Sour Cream, a German-Russian salad ♥ AVeggieVenture.com. Family Recipe. Low Carb. Gluten Free.
Cucumber + Sour Cream + Chive

So "Nana" was my grandmother and I believe, through a combination of family lore and cultural research, that her birth family was German-Russian. Lo and behold, more evidence: other German Russians who chimed in when I first published this recipe way back in 2005. Cucumbers "brined" in a little sour cream are super simple and hmm ... again ... sumptuous. Forgive me!



Raw Beet, Carrot & Kohlrabi Salad

15min/15min – WW1 – PP2 – SP2 – FS2 – NetCarb9

Raw. Rich Beet Color. Low Carb. Easily Made Vegan. Fresh & Crunchy.

Raw Beet, Carrot & Kohlrabi Salad, another raw salad ♥ AVeggieVenture.com. Low Carb. Easily Vegan.
Beets + Carrots + Kohlrabi + Lemon + Honey + Herbs + Hot Sauce

So many vegetables can be eaten raw ... but beets, really? Yep! Just try a Raw Beet Sandwich if you want to give raw beet a try with little effort. The key, I think, is getting the beet thin enough (for a sandwich) or small enough (for a salad). In this salad I tried a mandoline but found it fussy with raw beet so switched to a cheese grater. Much easier and just the right small size!



Warm German Potato Salad

15min/15min – WW2 – PP3 – SP4 – FS4 – NetCarb23

Simple Pantry Ingredients. Flexible Time-Wise. A Nice Change from Mayo-Based Potato Salads. Easily Made Vegan. Hearty Comfort Food.

Warm German Potato Salad, another summer classic ♥ AVeggieVenture.com. Easily Vegan. Hearty Comfort Food.
Potatoes + Sweet 'n' Sour Sauce

If you've got potatoes, chances are Warm German Potato Salad can be tonight's dinner, it's that simple. If you've got cooked potatoes, Warm German Potato Salad can be on the table in 15 minutes. Now that's a dinner win.



Bok Choy Salad with Chinese Salad Dressing

15min/15min – WW3 – PP5 – SP5 – FS5 – NetCarb18

Vegan. Gluten Free. Hearty. Easily Embellished for a Weeknight Salad Supper.

Bok Choy Salad with Chinese Salad Dressing, another year-round salad ♥ AVeggieVenture.com. Vegan. Gluten Free. Easy Base for a Supper Salad.
Bok Choy + Homemade Garlic-Ginger-Soy Dressing

Funny, but June must bring out the Asian-style dishes in me! This is the first of four Asian-ish salads in June's collection, that's three more than the prior seven months combined! Funny, eh? And hey, have you tried bok choy? It's easy to find and it's great. The stems are wet and crunchy and the greens slightly peppery. Good stuff!



Eloisa's Jicama Salad

15min/24hrs – WW0 – PP0 – SP1 – FS0 – NetCarb5

Low Carb. Very Weight Watchers Friendly! Vegan. Gluten Free. Whole30 Friendly. Cool & Refreshing During Hot Weather!

Eloisa's Jicama Salad, another low-carb salad ♥ AVeggieVenture.com. Very Weight Watchers Friendly. Gluten Free. Whole30 Friendly. Cool and Refreshing.
Jicama + Carrot + Cucumber + Orange + Surprise Ingredient!

I a-d-o-r-e it when readers send in their own favorite recipes: it gets me out of my own familiar comfort zone. Here's it's a common pantry ingredient that I'd never-ever thought to put into a refreshing salad. Soooo good!



Asparagus & Edamame Salad

20min/50min – WW2 – PP3 – SP4 – FS1 – NetCarb6

Vegan. Gluten Free. Low Carb. Whole30 Friendly. Weight Watchers Friendly. Great Color & Great Crunch.

Asparagus & Edamame Salad, another low-carb summer salad ♥ AVeggieVenture.com. Vegan. Gluten Free. Whole30 Friendly. Great Color & Crunch.
Asparagus + Edamame + Radish

The thing about salads, you can toss together almost any vegetables and so long as you mix color and shape and texture, odds are high, the salad will just work. Then again? Some times certain slightly unusual combinations really work and this is one of those, asparagus plus edamame and radish. The local asparagus is gone but luckily, the markets will still carry asparagus for many weeks.



Classic Seven Layer Salad

20min/4hrs – WW5 – PP5 – SP7 – FS6 – NetCarb7

Summer Classic. Potluck Favorite. Lightened Up. Vegan Options.

Classic Seven Layer Salad, another summer salad ♥ AVeggieVenture.com. Potluck Favorite. Lightened Up. Vegan Options.
Lettuce + Six More Layers

Are you a fan of seven-layer salads? Me, usually not, I find them too mayonaisse-y, too heavy. So that's why I lightened up the dressing for my own Seven-Layer Salad, it makes all the difference. PS Quick-Quick! Who can name the seven layers in a Seven-Layer Salad?! GO!



Chinese Cucumber Salad

20min/60min – WW1 – PP1 – SP2 – FS0 – NetCarb2

Very Weight Watchers Friendly. Low Cal. Low Carb. Gluten Free. Vegan.

Chinese Cucumber Salad, another simple vegetable salad ♥ AVeggieVenture.com
Cucumber + Asian-ish Vinaigrette + Sesame Seeds

Anyone else do endless variations of tomato and cucumber salads? Guilty as charged, right?! This Asian-ish cucumber salad is a much-appreciated change, sparking a whole different set of taste buds.



Fresh Green Bean Salad with Asian Dressing

35min/35min – WW1 – PP2 – SP2 – FS1 – NetCarb6

Vegan. Weight Watchers Friendly. Low Carb. Light Tasting But Hearty. Great for Potlucks or Home.

Fresh Green Bean Salad with Asian Dressing, another out-of-the-ordinary summer salad ♥ AVeggieVenture.com. Gorgeous Soy-Glazed Almonds. Potluck Favorite. Light Tasting But Hearty. Weight Watchers Friendly. Vegan. Low Carb.
Beans + Asian Dressing + Gorgeous Soy-Glazed Almonds

And let's keep an Asian-ish theme going, shall we? This time, the vegetables are green beans but the soy-glazed almonds alone are worth seeking out some really fresh beans.



Asian Slaw with Sugar Snap Peas & Almonds

40min/40min – WW1 – PP1 – SP2 – FS1 – NetCarb3

Vegan. Low Cal. Low Carb. Gluten Free. Paleo. Weight Watchers Friendly. Potluck Perfect.

Asian Slaw with Sugar Snap Peas & Almonds, another low-carb summer salad ♥ AVeggieVenture.com. Vegan. Low Cal. Gluten Free. Paleo. Weight Watchers Friendly. Potluck Perfect.
Cabbage + Bell Pepper + Sugar Snaps + Citrus-Soy Vinaigrette

This is a new take on slaw, none of the usual mayo, none of the usual plain oil & vinegar. This would make a great side to an Asian-style meal but really, it's just so fresh and summery, it'd go with anything.



Cauliflower "Potato" Salad

40min/24hrs – WW1 – PP1 – SP2 – FS1 – NetCarb5

Low Carb. Low Cal. Vegetarian. Gluten Free. Weight Watchers Friendly.

Cauliflower 'Potato' Salad, another low-carb summer salad ♥ AVeggieVenture.com. Weight Watchers Friendly. Gluten Free.
Cauliflower + Hard-Cooked Eggs + Traditional Potato Salad Dressing

If you love cauliflower's acts of chameleon (you know, like for rice in risotto and for chickpeas in hummus and more), then a classic potato salad made with cauliflower instead of potatoes is right up your alley. I never try to "fool" anyone with cauliflower but it does have a creaminess that mimics potatoes and other starchy plants.




Seasonal Soups for JUNE


Finnish Summer Soup (Kesäkeitto)

50min/50min – WW2 – PP3 – SP5 – FS4 – NetCarb12

Concept Recipe. Simple and Soothing. Turns Tables Silent.

Finnish Summer Soup (Kesäkeitto), a simple but sumptuous summer soup ♥ KitchenParade.com, just summer vegetables in a milky broth.
Milk + Summer Vegetables + Fresh Dill

Oops, I've not shared a single soup recipe on A Veggie Venture since 2005! But Kitchen Parade saves the day with my personal #1 summer soup, one I learned to love when I lived in Finland as a student. It's good both warm and chilled and takes advantage of all those pretty summer vegetables you can't resist ... on this entire list, #MakeItNow!




Bonus Recipe for JUNE


Rhubarb Cake

20min/60min – WW4 – PP5 – SP9 – FS9 – NetCarb31

Pinterest Loves It! Old-Fashioned. Barely Sweet.

Rhubarb Cake ♥ KitchenParade.com, simple and rustic, less sweet to really taste rhubarb's wonderful 'sour'.
Rhubarb + Everyday Baking Ingredients

Beginning mid-May every year, this old-fashioned rhubarb cake moves into Kitchen Parade's top ten recipes. The cake itself is barely sweet but on top is a thin, crispy sugary layer on top that just makes the cake. And since we're eating so many healthy salads, we have a few calories to spare, right? Right!





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