Preparing Summer Salad in an exciting and fine Way

Here’s my wonderful Summer Salad recipe. Salad easy and delicious to prepare! Look forward to a great colorful leaf salad with zucchini and balsamic onions.

The summer salad is exciting and fine and pleases the eye. Your loved ones will be thrilled.

In this article I’ll tell you the most important professional cooking tips for salad preparation. Let it taste you!

1. Summer Salad, the most Important at a Glance

Ideal is home-picked lettuce from the garden. Alternatively you can buy the varieties Lollo Rosso, Lollo Bianco, Eichblatt, Radicchio, Romanosalat and Frisse at the market and prepare the lettuce for a whole week. Wash the salad and prepare it “How to” I show you in another contribution – wash, spin dry – marinate – enjoy!

2. Zucchini Rolls with Balsamic Onions, a great Variety

Anyone who eats a lot of vegetables in summer is looking forward to a change from fried vegetables. These courgette rolls with balsamic onions are the absolute taste kick. The onions get a fine, sweet-sour taste from the cooking in the matured vinegar. The fresh one comes from a zucchini slice cooked until al dente, with which you wrap the onions.

3. Summer Salad vegetarian and vegan

Whoever gets guests or likes to do without meat will add thinly sliced smoked tofu slices to the salad instead of fried bacon slices. Vegetarian bacon is available in some organic shops and is worth a try. With salads I like the variety and appreciate it that a modification is simply possible, depending upon nourishing desire.

4. Salad Marinade and Dressing

I like it spicy in summer and put some mustard in the salad dressing for the summer salad. Please try the combination of an old ripe balsamic vinegar, garlic, Dijon mustard and olive oil.

Colourful and with various tasty additions, the summer salad is served on your plate!

5. Recipe Summer Salad

The salad looks great, doesn’t it? Try this recipe for the summer salad and write a comment if you have any questions. I am happy

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5 from 11 votes
5 from 11 votes
Preparing Summer Salad in an exciting and fine Way
Summer salad with colourful leaf salads and exciting vegetable additions. A recipe from the professional chef Thomas Sixt.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: German Recipes
Keyword: Gluten Free Recipes
Servings: 4 Portions
Calories: 328kcal
Author: Thomas Sixt
  • 10 pc small shalotts or pearl onions
  • 100 ml balsamic vinegar
  • 100 ml vegetable broth
  • 4 tbs pine nuts
  • 6 slices bacon alternatively vegetarian bacon or smoked tofu
  • 1 pc Zucchini
  • 1 pc clove of garlic
  • 3-4 tsb white wine vinegar
  • 4 pinch salt
  • 4 pinch pepper
  • 2 pinch brown sugar
  • 2 tsp mixed Italian herbs fresh or frozen
  • 5 tsb oliv oil
  • 200-300 g salad mix (e.g. radicchio, lettuce Frisée and Lollo Rosso)
  • Bring a pot to the boil with approx. 1.5 l water, add salt.
  • Peel the shallots and place them in a saucepan with the balsamic vinegar and vegetable stock. Cook the onions without a lid. Turn several times, this reduces the liquid and makes it thick and syrupy. If necessary, add more water and check the cooking degree of the onions by piercing them.
  • Fry the pine nuts in a frying pan without adding any fat and then make ready.
  • Fry the bacon slices until crispy, alternatively use vegetarian bacon or smoked tofu.
  • Wash and dry the courgettes and plane them lengthwise into thin slices. Place the zucchini slices in a sieve and blanch them with the boiling salted water, then pour cold water over them. The zucchini have the ideal cooking degree.
  • Salad dressing for summer salad: Peel garlic and cut finely. Mix with the white wine vinegar, salt, pepper and Italian herbs in a bowl. Then stir in the oil little by little.
  • Marinate the colourful salad mixture with the prepared dressing in a bowl and serve on plates.
  • Wrap the balsamic onions with a zucchini slice and fix with a toothpick.
  • Add the onions, the crispy bacon/vegetarian bacon/smoked tufo and the pine nuts to the salad and serve.

6. Calories Summer Salad, the Nutritional Values at a Glance

Nutrition Facts
Preparing Summer Salad in an exciting and fine Way
Amount Per Serving
Calories 328 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 12g
Cholesterol 63mg21%
Sodium 642mg28%
Potassium 506mg14%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 9g18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Author: Thomas Sixt

Hi, I am a German Chef, Cookbook Author and Food Photographer. The imparting of cooking knowledge is my great passion. Everyone can cook for himself and with this website I would like to contribute to its success. Let yourself be inspired and enjoy good food. If you have any cooking questions, please use the comment function at the end of each article and recipe. I wish Thomas Sixt Good Luck!