Seasonal Soup & Salad Recipes ♥ July

Seasonal Soup & (Mostly) Salad Recipes for July, summer recipes and a monthly feature ♥ A Veggie Venture
Seasonal Soup and Salad recipes, ideas perfect for full summer and especially the month of July, all from A Veggie Venture's decade+ collection of 1300+ vegetable recipes. July's recipes are mostly veg(etari)an and call for easy-to-find ingredients. Find your summer salad (and soup!) inspiration here ... even new recipe ideas for Canada Day and Fourth of July salads! (Readers from the Southern Hemisphere? Look for your winter seasonal soup and salad recipes in the January collection!)

About July's Recipe Collection

so so many summer salad recipes, mostly raw, mostly vegan, mostly simple
seven salads to make in ten minutes, just a few ingredients, quick to the table
familiar ingredients, often in unexpected combinations
like lots of beets and lots of blueberries – some times together!
two potato salads, my mom's recipes plus an especially festive red, white & blue potato salad for Fourth of July celebrations
two versions of caprese salads, one composed and serene, another slightly messy and deconstructed
three slaws, including one with jicama instead of the traditional cabbage

Weight Watchers, THIS Is Your Source for Low-Point Summer Salads & Soups

60% of these summer soup and salad recipes – 0 or 1 Freestyle points
60% of these soup & salad recipes – low carb (10 or fewer net carbs)
More than half are vegan (or easy converted to vegan)
More than half are "no recipe" recipes, easy combinations of fresh summer produce

Who Cooks From "No Recipe" Recipes?

My friend Ann loves the "No Recipe" recipe collections from the New York Times and inspired me to try something similar. All the salads in July's collection are essentially "no recipe" recipes – just fresh vegetables plus occasional seasonal fruit or occasional canned beans plus fresh herbs plus a dressing of some sort.

Can anyone cook from these simple ingredient lists? Maybe, maybe not.

But as you look through this list, realize that it's essentially a grocery list. If you keep fresh produce like this on hand, chances are, you've got tonight's salad in the bag. Is it possible you have an entire month's worth of salads on hand? Enjoy!


Avocado + Hearts of Palm + Cucumber + Mini Tomatoes + Lemon + Homemade Herb Vinaigrette
Cabbage (Green) + Onion + Carrot + Celery + Frozen Apple Juice
Cabbage (Red) + Carrot + Green Onion + Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette
Chickpeas + Summer Tomatoes + Bell Pepper + Red Onion + Cilantro + Cumin + Chipotle
Corn + Cucumber + Red Onion + Cilantro + Jalapeño + Blueberries + Homemade Lime-Cumin Vinaigrette
Corn + Black Beans + Cucumber + Celery + Green Pepper + Cilantro + Jalapeño + Feta + Homemade Cumin-Lime Vinaigrette
Couscous + Lemon + Ripe Tomato + Bell Pepper + Onion + Parsley + Mint
Cucumber + Radish + Vinegar
Fennel + Endive + Radicchio + Radish + Cilantro + Feta
Green Beans + Lima Beans + Celery + Corn + Scallions + Mini Tomatoes + Lime-Cumin Vinaigrette
Iceberg Lettuce + Bacon + Tomato + Corn + Fresh Dill + Sunflower Seeds
Jicama + Cucumber + Radish + Carrot + Onion + Cilantro + Lime
Orzo + Radicchio + Olives + Sun-Dried Tomato + Balsamic Vinegar + Basil
Pickled Beets + Blueberries + Fresh Mint
Potatoes (New) + Hard-Cooked Eggs + Mayo + Cottage Cheese + Sweet Pickle + Onion + Celery + Fresh Herbs
Potatoes (Red, White & Blue) + Hard-Cooked Eggs + Celery + Red Onion + Green Onion + Red Pepper + Radishes + Corn + Mayo + Greek Yogurt + Sweet Relish + Dijon
Ripe Tomatoes + Onion + Fresh Mint
Ripe Tomatoes + Fresh Mozzarella + Fresh Basil
Ripe Tomatoes + Fresh Mozzarella + Cannellini Beans + Basil + Homemade Basil Vinaigrette
Ripe Tomatoes + Country-Style Bread + Garlic + Red Onion + Capers + Basil + Red Wine Vinegar
Roasted Beets + Onion + Sour Cream or Greek Yogurt + Balsamic Vinegar + Caraway + Fresh Dill
Roasted Beets + Mango + Blueberries + Blue Cheese + Fresh Herbs
Tomatillos + Lime + Blueberries
Zucchini + Good Olive Oil + Good Vinegar + Good Salt
Zucchini + Corn + Sun-Dried Tomato + Pesto

NO-RECIPE RECIPE RESOURCES No Recipe Recipes (dinner ideas from current food editor Sam Sifton) and 101 Simple Salads (salads, duh, from cookbook author and former NYT food writer Mark Bittman) both from the New York Times Easy Summer Recipes Less Cookin', More Livin', that's the summer motto at Kitchen Parade, my food column.


A Whole Year of Seasonal Soup & Salad Recipes? We're Getting Close!

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Quick Lists for July

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

SALADS of the Month – July
SUPPER SALADS
Creamy Feta Mousse with Greek Salads 20min/90min – WW3 – PP3 – SP5 – FS5 – NetCarb3
Chipotle Chickpea Salad 20min/20 min – WW2 – PP3 – SP4 – FS1 – NetCarb14
Spring & Summer Sliced Salad 20min/20min – WW0 – PP1 – SP2 – FS1 – NetCarb3

SIMPLE SALADS under 15 minutes prep time
Pickled Beet Salad with Fresh Blueberries & Mint 5min/5min – WW1 – PP1 – SP2 – FS0 – NetCarb9
Insalata Caprese 5min/5min – WW3 – PP4 – SP5 – FS4 – NetCarb4
Loaded Iceberg Steaks with Homemade Thousand Island Dressing 5min/5min – WW1 – PP2 – SP3 – FS2 – NetCarb6
Raw Tomatillo Salad with Blueberries 10min/10min – WW1 – PP2 – SP3 – FS1 – NetCarb5
Roasted Beet Salad with Fresh Mango, Blueberries & Blue Cheese 10min/10min – WW1 – PP2 – SP4 – FS1 – NetCarb16
Borscht Beets 10min/15min – WW1 – PP2 – SP3 – FS1 – NC10
Tomato & Onion Salad 10min/45min – WW1 – PP1 – SP2 – FS1 – NetCarb4
Tossed Caprese Salad 15min/15min – WW2 – PP3 – SP4 – FS2 – NetCarb7
Apple Juice Slaw 15min/15min – WW1 – PP1 – SP3 – FS2 – NetCarb8
Cowboy Coleslaw 15min/15min – WW1 – PP1 – SP2 – FS1 – NetCarb5
Zucchini Carpaccio 15min/15min – WW2 – PP2 – SP3 – FS2 – NetCarb1
Avocado Salad with Hearts of Palm 15min/20min – WW4 – PP5 – SP8 – FS4 – NetCarb19
Chilled Zucchini Noodle Salad with Pesto, Sweet Corn & Sun-Dried Tomato 15min/2hrs – WW3 – PP4 – SP4 – FS2 – NetCarb17

BIGGER SALADS more than 15 minutes prep time
Cucumbers in Vinegar 20min/2hrs – WW0 – PP1 – SP1 – FS0 – NetCarb4
Jicama Slaw 25min/25min – WW1 – PP1 – SP2 – FS1 – NetCarb4
Summer Orzo with Radicchio 30min/4hrs – WW3 – PP4 – SP5 – FS5 – NetCarb22
Mom’s Potato Salad 30min/45min – WW3 – PP3 – SP4 – FS3 – NetCarb15
No-Cook Tabbouleh 30min/24hrs – WW1 – PP2 – SP2 – FS1 – NetCarb10
Corn & Cucumber Salad with Fresh Blueberries 40min/24hrs – WW1 – PP2 – SP2 – FS1 – NetCarb10
Black Bean & Corn Salad 45min/45min – WW1 – PP1 – SP2 – FS1 – NetCarb6
Succotash Salad with Green Beans, Lima Beans, Corn & Tomatoes 45min/45min – WW1 – PP2 – SP3 – FS0 – NetCarb11
Red, White & Blue Potato Salad 50min/6hrs – WW2 – PP2 – SP3 – FS1 – NetCarb12
My First Panzanella 30min/30min – WW4 – PP6 – SP7 – FS6 – NetCarb25

SOUPS of the Month – July
Chilled Carrot Soup with Honey 20min/4hrs – WW1 – PP2 – SP4 – FS2 – NetCarb17
Weight Watchers Italian Zero Points Soup 40min/55min – WW0 – PP1 – SP1 – FS0 – NetCarb6
Favorite Summer Soup Recipes

BONUS of the Month – July
Favorite Seasonal Vegetable Stews

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Seasonal Salads for JULY


Creamy Feta Mousse with Greek Salads

20min/90min – WW3 – PP3 – SP5 – FS5 – NetCarb3

Smooth & Tangy. Summer Beautiful. Great for Meal Prep. Just a Little Somethin' Special from the Fridge.

Creamy Feta Mousse with Greek Salads, another summer Meal Prep idea ♥ AVeggieVenture.com.
Feta + Buttermilk + White Pepper + Greek Salads

No surprise, mostly my vegetable salads are all about summer's favorite vegetables! But my cooking style is also about keeping dibs and dabs in the fridge that somehow round out a salad or a meal. That's how I think about special spreads like a smooth, tangy spread that's somehow just a little bit better than feta, its main ingredient.



Chipotle Chickpea Salad

20min/20 min – WW2 – PP3 – SP4 – FS1 – NetCarb14

Vegetarian & Easily Vegan. Weight Watchers Friendly. Weeknight Easy. Endlessly Variable. Rave Reviews!

Chipotle Chickpea Salad, another weeknight easy, adaptable summer salad ♥ AVeggieVenture.com. Easily Vegan. Weight Watchers Friendly. Rave Reviews!
Chickpeas + Summer Tomatoes + Bell Pepper + Red Onion + Cilantro + Cumin + Chipotle

What a reader favorite! And no wonder! It's a hearty salad that's packed with flavor and even a small measure of heat from chipotle. Readers love this recipe! Just be sure you have good tomatoes ...



Spring & Summer Sliced Salad

20min/20min – WW0 – PP1 – SP2 – FS1 – NetCarb3

Bitter in the Good Way! Habit-Forming In the Good Way! Great Crunch. Concept Recipe. Endlessly Variable. Weight Watchers Friendly. Low Carb. Gluten Free. Easily Vegan. Easily Whole30. A "No Recipe" Recipe. July's Best Salad Recipe in 2006!

Spring & Summer Sliced Salad, another easy, adaptable summer salad recipe ♥ AVeggieVenture.com. Weight Watchers Friendly. Low Carb. Gluten Free. Easily Vegan. Easily Whole30.
Fennel + Endive + Radicchio + Radish + Cilantro + Feta

An Italian-style salad using vegetables with a slight "bitterness" to their taste, rounded and sweetened with a simple mustard-y vinaigrette. Lunch? A light supper? It's a salad that earns the repeat button.



Pickled Beet Salad with Fresh Blueberries & Mint

5min/5min – WW1 – PP1 – SP2 – FS0 – NetCarb9

Just Three Ingredients. Beautiful! No Measuring, No Chopping. Weeknight Easy. Summer Party Favorite! Weight Watchers Friendly. Low Carb. Low Cal. Naturally Gluten Free. Weight Watchers Friendly. Vegan. Familiar Ingredients in Unexpected Combination. A "No Recipe" Recipe. July's Best Recipe in 2015!

Pickled Beet Salad with Fresh Blueberries & Mint, another easy summer salad ♥ AVeggieVenture.com. Low Carb. Gluten Free. Weight Watchers Friendly. Vegan. Just Three Ingredients.
Pickled Beets + Blueberries + Fresh Mint

Heads up, beet lovers! It makes up in five minutes, really! And it captivates people's taste buds. This is one of my favorite party salads (that color!) but also works for a quick side salad for one or two.



Insalata Caprese

5min/5min – WW3 – PP4 – SP5 – FS4 – NetCarb4

Beautiful! Weeknight Easy, Company Special. A "No Recipe" Recipe. Naturally Gluten Free. Make It a Meal! July's Best Salad Recipe in 2007!

Insalata Caprese, another easy summer salad ♥ AVeggieVenture.com. Gluten Free. Weeknight Easy.
Summer Tomatoes + Fresh Mozzarella + Fresh Basil

One serendipitous summer, my Finnish sister and I ordered fresh tomato and fresh mozzarella salads all across Switzerland. Each one was different! This is the simplest version, food for kings, queens and tomato lovers. Gorgeous!



Loaded Iceberg Steaks with Homemade Thousand Island Dressing

5min/5min – WW1 – PP2 – SP3 – FS2 – NetCarb6

BLT on a Plate. Weeknight Easy. A "No Recipe" Recipe. Make It a Meal! Great Crunch. Weight Watchers Friendly. Low Carb. Naturally Gluten Free.

Loaded Iceberg Steaks with Homemade Thousand Island Dressing, another easy summer salad ♥ AVeggieVenture.com. Weeknight Easy. Weight Watchers Friendly. Low Carb. Gluten Free.
Iceberg Lettuce + Bacon + Tomato + Corn + Fresh Dill + Sunflower Seeds

Who joins me in loving a really good iceberg lettuce salad? Here, we cut "steaks" from heads of iceberg lettuce, then load them up with BLT goodies. Heaven on a plate ...



Raw Tomatillo Salad with Blueberries

10min/10min – WW1 – PP2 – SP3 – FS1 – NetCarb5

Just Three Ingredients! Summer Beautiful! Weeknight Easy. No Measuring. Weight Watchers Friendly. Naturally Gluten Free. Vegan. Paleo. Familiar Ingredients in Unexpected Combination. A "No Recipe" Recipe.

Raw Tomatillo Salad with Blueberries, another easy summer salad ♥ AVeggieVenture.com. Just Three Ingredients! Weeknight Easy. No Measuring. Gluten Free. Vegan. Paleo.
Tomatillos + Lime + Blueberries

Try the tomatillos raw in this simple salad – isn't it pretty?! – just be sure to follow my quick technique for making raw tomatillos taste extra sweet and citrusy. I swear, it works!



Roasted Beet Salad with Fresh Mango, Blueberries & Blue Cheese

10min/10min – WW1 – PP2 – SP4 – FS1 – NetCarb16

Just Five Ingredients. Weeknight Easy. Beautiful Summer Color. Weight Watchers Friendly. Naturally Gluten Free. Familiar Ingredients In Unexpected Combination. A "No Recipe" Recipe.

Roasted Beet Salad with Fresh Mango, Blueberries & Blue Cheese, another easy summer salad ♥ AVeggieVenture.com. Just Five Ingredients. Weeknight Easy. Beautiful Summer Color. Weight Watchers Friendly. Gluten Free.
Roasted Beets + Mango + Blueberries + Blue Cheese + Fresh Herbs

You do roast beets, right? Don't you??? Right????? Roasted beets are a busy cook's best friend. They take awhile to roast but once you've got a few on hand, so many inventive, colorful salads are five minutes from the table. This is a delightful combination, one to easily make into a meal.



Borscht Beets

10min/15min – WW1 – PP2 – SP3 – FS1 – NC10

Great for Meal Prep. Weight Watchers Friendly. Vegetarian. Naturally Gluten Free.

Borscht Beets, another easy summer salad ♥ AVeggieVenture.com. Weight Watchers Friendly. Great for Meal Prep. Vegetarian. Gluten Free.
Roasted Beets + Onion + Sour Cream or Greek Yogurt + Balsamic Vinegar + Caraway + Fresh Dill

So simple! I mixed a big batch of these last month, we enjoyed them for a week, small scoops at a time. Sour cream is traditional but for Weight Watchers, use non-fat Greek yogurt and you've got yourself a one-point hearty salad.



Tomato & Onion Salad

10min/45min – WW1 – PP1 – SP2 – FS1 – NetCarb4

Beautiful on a Plate. No Chopping, No Measuring. A "No Recipe" Recipe. Vegan. Weight Watchers Friendly. Low Carb. July's Best Salad Recipe in 2008!

Tomato & Onion Salad, another easy summer salad ♥ AVeggieVenture.com. Vegan. Weight Watchers Friendly. Low Carb. No Chopping, No Measuring.
Ripe Tomatoes + Onion + Fresh Mint

This is salad is so much more than the sum of its very few parts. "All it is" is perfect summer tomatoes, sliced thin, drizzled with olive oil and vinegar, topped with ice-soaked onions and fresh mint. But somehow? So so much more.



Tossed Caprese Salad

15min/15min – WW2 – PP3 – SP4 – FS2 – NetCarb7

Summer Comfort Food. A "No Recipe" Recipe. July's Best Recipe in 2010!

Tossed Caprese Salad, another easy summer salad ♥ AVeggieVenture.com. Summer Comfort Food!
Ripe Tomatoes + Fresh Mozzarella + Cannellini Beans + Basil + Homemade Basil Vinaigrette

This salad is a de-constructed version of the usual fresh tomato and fresh mozzarella "caprese" combination plus some beans for added protein and staying power.



Apple Juice Slaw

15min/15min – WW1 – PP1 – SP3 – FS2 – NetCarb8

Great for Meal Prep. Refrigerator Salad. Great Crunch. Quick to Make. Low Carb. Paleo. Vegan. Naturally Gluten Free. Year-Round Favorite.

Apple Juice Slaw, another easy summer salad ♥ AVeggieVenture.com. Low Carb. Paleo. Vegan. Gluten Free. Great for Meal Prep.
Cabbage + Onion + Carrot + Celery + Frozen Apple Juice

This is the one not-especially seasonal salad in July's collection – except that summer really does call for easy, fresh salads at the ready all summer long. This slaw is naturally sweetened with apple juice (instead of processed sugar like most other coleslaws) which adds a lovely tart-apple tang that really makes the coleslaw stand out from the crowd.



Cowboy Coleslaw

15min/15min – WW1 – PP1 – SP2 – FS1 – NetCarb5

Weeknight Easy. Small Batch. Beautiful Color. Low Carb. Weight Watchers Friendly. Vegan. Easily Whole30. A "No Recipe" Recipe.

Cowboy Coleslaw, another easy summer salad ♥ AVeggieVenture.com. Weeknight Easy. Small Batch. Beautiful Color. Low Carb. Weight Watchers Friendly. Vegan. Easily Whole30.
Red Cabbage + Carrot + Green Onion + Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette

What do cowboys have to do with coleslaw? Ha! Honestly? It was my simple ploy to appeal to kids. But the combination of ribbons of red cabbage and grated carrot does have its own very colorful appeal, aside from the name.



Zucchini Carpaccio

15min/15min – WW2 – PP2 – SP3 – FS2 – NetCarb1

Super Simple. No Measuring. Vegan. Low Carb. Whole30. A "No Recipe" Recipe.

Zucchini Carpaccio, another easy summer salad ♥ AVeggieVenture.com. Super Simple. No Measuring. Vegan. Low Carb. Whole30.
Zucchini + Good Olive Oil + Good Vinger + Good Salt

"Carpaccio" is usually a beefy affair, here's it's decidedly plant-based. No baseball bat zucchini for this simple zucchini salad, though, in fact, reserve it for the small, perfect zucchini you can find, even in the supermarkets, for the next couple of weeks. Check yours!



Avocado Salad with Hearts of Palm

15min/20min – WW4 – PP5 – SP8 – FS4 – NetCarb19

Rich & Satisfying. Weeknight Easy. Gluten Free. Paleo. Vegan. A "No Recipe" Recipe.

Avocado Salad with Hearts of Palm, another easy summer salad ♥ AVeggieVenture.com. Weeknight Easy. Gluten Free. Paleo. Vegan.
Avocado + Hearts of Palm + Cucumber + Mini Tomatoes + Lemon + Homemade Herb Vinaigrette

I love salads where a shelf-stable pantry ingredient like hearts of palm can supplement fresh vegetables. If you keep a can or two in the pantry, this salad is minutes away from the table.



Chilled Zucchini Noodle Salad with Pesto, Sweet Corn & Sun-Dried Tomato

15min/2hrs – WW3 – PP4 – SP4 – FS2 – NetCarb17

Beautiful On a Plate or Platter. Vegan. Naturally Gluten Free. A "No Recipe" Recipe.

Chilled Zucchini Noodle Salad with Pesto, Sweet Corn & Sun-Dried Tomato, another easy summer salad ♥ AVeggieVenture.com. Vegan. Gluten Free.
Zucchini + Corn + Sun-Dried Tomato + Pesto

Whose basil pots are ready for their first harvest? Mine are juuust about ready, despite an unseasonably cool and wet June. And if you haven't yet tried a no-cheese pesto that just shouts fresh basil, you're in for a treat with Homemade Fresh Basil Pesto Without Cheese. It makes for a lovely bed of zucchini noodles ...



Cucumbers in Vinegar

20min/2hrs – WW0 – PP1 – SP1 – FS0 – NetCarb4

Great for Meal Prep. Pretty! Vegan. Gluten Free. Weight Watchers Friendly. A "No Recipe" Recipe.

Cucumbers in Vinegar, another easy summer salad ♥ AVeggieVenture.com. Great for Meal Prep. Pretty! Vegan. Gluten Free. Weight Watchers Friendly.
Cucumber + Radish + Vinegar

An old-fashioned cucumber salad, just cucumbers and a few pretty-pretty radishes in vinegar seasoned with no more than a little salt. So fresh and summery!



Jicama Slaw

25min/25min – WW1 – PP1 – SP2 – FS1 – NetCarb4

Great Crunch. Vegan. Weight Watchers Friendly. Low Carb. Whole30 Friendly. Naturally Gluten Free. Familiar Slaw with Unexpected Ingredients.

Jicama Slaw, another easy summer salad ♥ AVeggieVenture.com. Great Crunch. Vegan. Weight Watchers Friendly. Low Carb. Whole30 Friendly. Naturally Gluten Free.
Jicama + Cucumber + Radish + Carrot + Onion + Cilantro + Lime

This is my fresh take on coleslaw, substituting wet and crunchy jicama for cabbage. It's a really summery coleslaw, light and bright tasting.



Summer Orzo with Radicchio

30min/4hrs – WW3 – PP4 – SP5 – FS5 – NetCarb22

Great for Meal Prep. Vegan. Fresh & "Lightened Up". Potluck Favorite. No Mayonnaise.

Summer Orzo with Radicchio, another easy summer salad ♥ AVeggieVenture.com. Great for Meal Prep. Vegan. Potluck Favorite. No Mayonnaise.
Orzo + Sun-Dried Tomatoes + Olives + Basil + Radicchio

It's been way too long since making Italian-style Summer Orzo but oh! it was wonderful to have on hand when I made a big batch last week. It keeps for days, you could definitely make it a day or two in advance of a family gathering or neighborhood potluck. We ate it on its own as a side salad but it's a lovely bed for fish or seafood. So so good!



Mom’s Potato Salad

30min/45min – WW3 – PP3 – SP4 – FS3 – NetCarb15

Summer Comfort Food. Potluck Favorite. Relatively (for Potato Salad) Low-Calorie & High-Protein.

Mom’s Potato Salad, another easy summer salad ♥ AVeggieVenture.com. Summer Comfort Food. Potluck Favorite. Relatively (for Potato Salad) Low-Calorie & High-Protein.
New Potatoes + Hard-Cooked Eggs + Mayo + Cottage Cheese + Sweet Pickle + Onion + Celery + Fresh Herbs

My mother's recipe for a traditional American-style homemade potato salad – it's the one potato salad I make again and again without needing a "recipe". And while not "diet food," the recipe calls for cooked eggs and cottage cheese so the potato salad contains a good measure of protein too. Fresh herbs really brighten the flavors!



No-Cook Tabbouleh

30min/24hrs – WW1 – PP2 – SP2 – FS1 – NetCarb10

Perfected Over the Years. Great Addition to Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern Meals. Weight Watchers Friendly. Vegan. Low Carb.

No-Cook Tabbouleh, another easy summer salad ♥ AVeggieVenture.com. Weight Watchers Friendly. Vegan. Low Carb.
Couscous + Lemon + Ripe Tomato + Bell Pepper + Onion + Parsley + Mint

Another huge favorite from the first year of A Veggie Venture, a vegetable-packed version of traditional tabbouleh that couldn't be simpler to make. First "cook" couscous in lemon juice, then just add piles of vegetables. This a great "refrigerator" salad, it keeps for many days. Weight Watchers? You're going to love this salad!



Corn & Cucumber Salad with Fresh Blueberries

40min/24hrs – WW1 – PP2 – SP2 – FS1 – NetCarb10

Sweet+Tart+Smoky. Weight Watchers Friendly. Low Carb. Vegan.

Corn & Cucumber Salad with Fresh Blueberries, another easy summer salad ♥ AVeggieVenture.com. Weight Watchers Friendly. Low Carb. Vegan.
Corn + Cucumber + Red Onion + Cilantro + Jalapeño + Blueberries + Homemade Lime-Cumin Vinaigrette

In summer, we like to know people who love to grill corn (No-Guilt Grilled Corn with Chipotle-Lime Browned Butter), cook it briefly in the microwave (Microwave Summer Cream Corn) and for parties, pull out for cooler for cooking lots of ears at the same time (Cooler Corn - How to Cook Corn in a Beer Cooler). But mostly? I just throw raw corn kernels into salads. Nothin' better, people.



Black Bean & Corn Salad

45min/45min – WW1 – PP1 – SP2 – FS1 – NetCarb6

Great for Meal Prep. Weight Watchers Friendly. Low Carb. Easily Whole30 Friendly. Vegetarian & Easily Vegan.

Black Bean & Corn Salad, another easy summer salad ♥ AVeggieVenture.com. Great for Meal Prep. Weight Watchers Friendly. Low Carb. Easily Whole30 Friendly. Vegetarian & Easily Vegan.
Corn + Black Beans + Cucumber + Celery + Green Pepper + Cilantro + Jalapeño + Feta + Homemade Cumin-Lime Vinaigrette

This salad is Summer in a Bowl, just fresh vegetables and a can of black beans, brightened with a cumin-lime vinaigrette. So good! A great salad for dinner or a potluck and just to keep in the fridge. I made a big bowlful just last week ... it was a hit on Taco Tuesday and days beyond.



Succotash Salad with Green Beans, Lima Beans, Corn & Tomatoes

45min/45min – WW1 – PP2 – SP3 – FS0 – NetCarb11

Low Carb. Gluten Free. Paleo. Weight Watchers Friendly. Vegan.

Succotash Salad with Green Beans, Lima Beans, Corn & Tomatoes, another easy summer salad ♥ AVeggieVenture.com. Low Carb. Gluten Free. Paleo. Weight Watchers Friendly. Vegan.
Green Beans + Lima Beans + Celery + Corn + Scallions + Mini Tomatoes + Lime-Cumin Vinaigrette

This summery salad is a version of the American South's succotash, here with the traditional lima beans (just a few, they're precious) and corn, but with green beans added for bulk, celery for crunch, tomatoes for a little sweetness, all married together with a lime vinaigrette spiked with hot sauce. A real treat ...



Red, White & Blue Potato Salad

50min/6hrs – WW2 – PP2 – SP3 – FS1 – NetCarb12

Festive for Patriotic Holidays & Potlucks. Packed with Vegetables. Great Crunch. Relatively (For a Potato Salad) Low Carb & High Protein. Weight Watchers Friendly.

Red, White & Blue Potato Salad, another easy summer salad ♥ AVeggieVenture.com. Festive for Patriotic Holidays & Potlucks. Great Crunch. Relatively (For a Potato Salad) Low Carb & High Protein. Weight Watchers Friendly.
Red, White & Blue Potatoes + Hard-Cooked Eggs + Celery + Red Onion + Green Onion + Red Pepper + Radishes + Corn + Mayo + Greek Yogurt + Sweet Relish + Dijon

A festive potato salad, made with a mix of red-skinned, white-skinned and amazing blue-colored potatoes, perfect for 4th of July and other American patriotic holiday gatherings. Not "low carb" (it's potato salad, after all) but still, a "lower carb" potato salad, thanks to so many vegetables and a higher measure of protein thanks to the addition of eggs and Greek yogurt.



My First Panzanella

30min/30min – WW4 – PP6 – SP7 – FS6 – NetCarb25

Make It a Meal. Italian Indulgence. Embrace Occasional Carbs. Show Off the Best Summer Tomatoes. Summer Comfort Food. Works for One to Many. No Measuring. July's Best Salad Recipe in 2005!

My First Panzanella, another easy summer salad ♥ AVeggieVenture.com. Make It a Meal. Summer Comfort Food. Works for One to Many. No Measuring.
Tomatoes + Country-Style Bread + Garlic + Red Onion + Capers + Basil + Red Wine Vinegar + Olive Oil

Way back in 2005, I tasted my first mind-blowing bite of panzanella, the classic Italian tomato salad. So so good! It's a meal, for us, when the tomatoes are extra ripe and lush.




Seasonal Soups for JULY


Chilled Carrot Soup with Honey

20min/4hrs – WW1 – PP2 – SP4 – FS2 – NetCarb17

Great for Meal Prep. Beautiful Color. Chilled Soup for Summer. Pantry Ingredients. Easily Vegan. Freezes Beautifully.

Chilled Carrot Soup with Honey, a chilled soup for summer ♥ AVeggieVenture.com. Great for Meal Prep. Beautiful Color. Easily Vegan. Freezes Well.
Carrot + Onion + Spices + Honey + Lemon

Carrot soup served cold??? You bet. This is one of my summer favorites, it's so simple, bright with spices and a small kick of cayenne, sweetened with a drizzle of honey, soured with a splash of lemon juice. Dreamy good! (Looking for a carrot soup recipe serve to serve hot? I recommend my long-time favorite, Laura's Healthy Carrot Soup.)



Weight Watchers Italian Zero Points Soup

40min/55min – WW0 – PP1 – SP1 – FS0 – NetCarb6

Homemade Vegetable Soup. Very Weight Watchers Friendly. Great for Meal Prep. Vegan.

Weight Watchers Italian Zero Points Soup, the Mediterranean adaptation of the famous original zero points soup ♥ AVeggieVenture.com. Vegan. Low Carb. Gluten Free. Whole 30. Obviously, Weight Watchers Friendly!
Zucchini + Fennel + Red Pepper + Radicchio + Tomato + Parsley + Basil

The Weight Watchers soups are such favorites here on A Veggie Venture, this one gives an Italian bent to vegetable soup. There are four more, Weight Watchers Garden Vegetable "Zero" Point Soup, Weight Watchers Fresh Vegetable Soup, Weight Watchers Mexican "Zero" Point Soup and Weight Watchers Asian "Zero" Points Soup.



Favorite Summer Soup Recipes

A seasonal collection of soups especially for summer, some served chilled, some served warm.

Favorite Summer Soup Recipes ♥ KitchenParade.com, a seasonal collection of summer's best soup recipes, some served chilled and some served warm, filled with the bounty of summer's best fruits and vegetables.

Summer soups are a special thing, they're just different than winter soups, aren't they? This is my collection of summer soups, collected over the years.




Bonus Recipe for JULY


Favorite Seasonal Vegetable Stews

Special recipes that are all about the vegetables, turned into hearty, substantial stews.

Seasonal Vegetable Stews ♥ AVeggieVenture.com, 10 killer recipes plus 10 tips & techniques to create your own killer vegetable stew.

Do you eyes grow wide at the farmers market? Then this is your collection of recipes, all-vegetable stews with different spices and flavors, a mélange of fresh summer vegetables, different textures, shapes and colors, a summery cornucopia.







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MORE SOUP & SALAD RECIPES

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from A Veggie Venture

~ more soup recipes ~
~ more salad recipes ~
from Kitchen Parade, my food column

A Veggie Venture is home of "veggie evangelist" Alanna Kellogg and the
famous asparagus-to-zucchini Alphabet of Vegetables.

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Alanna Kellogg
Alanna Kellogg

A Veggie Venture is home of "veggie evangelist" Alanna Kellogg and the famous asparagus-to-zucchini Alphabet of Vegetables.

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