Easy, Fresh Summer Salad Recipe

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Each Sunday evening, I meal plan for the coming week. I try to mix things up so we aren’t eating the same 7 dinners each week. Pizza typically makes the cut though and gets a weekly showing. It’s simple, easy, fast and everyone cleans their plate.

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I do try to mix things up a bit with the side dish though. Some weeks we’ll have sliced apples or a mix of fresh fruits. Other weeks, we’ll have a tossed salad. The latter was the basic plan last week until I was picking up groceries at Publix and spied fresh corn in the produce section. I gravitated toward it with intentions to buy some to serve as corn on the cob one night, but then a new idea crossed my mind – why not use it in our salad for pizza night?

The weather had suddenly turned cooler & rainy last week after days (weeks?) of warm sunny days that teased of the summer ahead. There is something so tasty and “summery” about grilled corn on a salad. If I couldn’t change the weather, I could at least give us a fun dinner where we could imagine for a moment that it was the end of May and not the beginning of March.

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I quickly husked a few ears with some “assistance” from my little helper, and added them to our cart before picking out a Freshetta® Pizza to pair it with. The hard part was choosing just one! I found a variety of options including different crust styles (Naturally Rising, Brick Oven, and Artisan Crust) – all made with quality ingredients. The new Artisan Crust grabbed my attention with its blend of 3 whole grains. I decided the Freshetta® Artisan Four Cheese Pizza would be perfect to pair with our salad and grabbed the Artisan Margherita Pizza to try another night.

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Once home, I started prepping for our dinner. It was bleak and dreary out, but my kitchen was colorful and full of summer feeling as I unpacked the fresh corn and other vegetables to prepare our salad. Here’s how I made it …

>> TIP: turn on the oven to start warming up in preparation for your pizza before you start on the salad. <<


  • Green Leaf Lettuce
  • Red and Orange Peppers
  • Ears of Corn
  • Grape Tomatoes

Fresh Summer Salad Recipe: Ingredients


Step 1 Rinse and dry all vegetables.

Step 2 Fire up the grill and start grilling your corn. Be sure to check on it periodically to turn the ears while you prep the rest of the salad.

Step 3 Shred the lettuce and place in serving bowl.

Step 4 Slice up one (or more if desired) of the peppers into thin strips. Then cut into thirds for easily manageable pieces.

Step 5 Cut the tomatoes into halves or quarters.

Step 6 Remove the corn from the grill. Allow to cool to the touch. Then slice off the cooked corn and add to other vegetables.

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That’s it! Your summer salad is complete. Serve with your favorite dressing and Freschetta® Pizza.

What’s your favorite pairing with pizza?

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