Savory Summer Salad You'll Make All Season Long

Happy belated Mother's Day to all the incredible moms out there! This past Mother's Day, we celebrated with a delicious barbecue. While the grill was sizzling, I was busy whipping up the sides.

I stumbled across this recipe online and made a few tweaks. It quickly became a crowd-pleaser, and let me tell you, I will be making this salad all summer long 😍. It's the perfect balance of everything.

Here's what makes this salad so special:

• A Symphony of Flavors: It's a beautiful harmony of savory (black beans, feta), fresh (spinach, vegetables), sweet (mango), and spicy (green chili) notes.

• Endless Customization: Feel free to personalize it with your favorite ingredients or dietary preferences.

• Make-Ahead Magic: The dressing can be prepped a day in advance, and the salad itself tastes even better the next day. ( I like salad for breakfast).

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Summer Salad


Dressing Ingredients

• 4 or 5 mint stems
3 stems of basil
1 fat green chilli, deseeded and chopped
1 small garlic clove
7 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 limes, zested and juiced
2 tbsp white wine vinegar
2 tsp honey


Salad Ingredients

15 oz black beans, drained
2 large handfuls of baby spinach leaves, roughly chopped
4 tomatoes, chopped into large chunks
1 cucumber chopped
1 mango, peeled and chopped into chunks
1 large red onion, halved and finely sliced
2 avocados, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup of mix olives
feta, crumbled to taste
handful of herbs (reserved from the dressing)


  1. Make the Dressing: Make the dressing by blending all of the ingredients in a food processor (or very finely chop them), saving a few herb leaves for the salad. You can make the dressing up to 24 hrs before serving.
  2. Assemble the Salad: Scatter the beans and spinach over a large platter. Arrange the tomatoes, cucumber, mango, onion and olives on top and gently toss together with your hands.
  3. Finishing Touches: Top the salad with the avocados, feta, and herbs, and serve the dressing on the side.


Wine Pairings:

Enhance your summer dining experience with these refreshing white wine recommendations that perfectly complement the salad's diverse flavors:

• 2023 Folk Machine White Light, Central Coast, CA
• 2022 MNW OPP (Other People's Pinot Gris), Willamette Valley, OR
• 2022 Wölffer Summer In A Bottle White Blend, Long Island, NY
• 2022 Quinta da Lixa Vale Dos Pombos Rosé, Vinho Verde DOC, Portugal
• 2022 Quinta da Lixa Vale Dos Pombos White, Minho-Vinho Verde, Portugal
• 2021 Fifty Leven Petit Manseng, Two Principals Vineyard, Warrenton, VA

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