Fresh strawberries, juicy watermelon, crunchy lettuce: nothing beats a summer salad! And with in-season fruit comes in-season sales which make the bounty even sweeter. As you hunt for 4th of july food ideas, whether you’re bringing a dish or preparing the whole feast, these five frugal amazing salads will have your mouth drooling and your wallet saving!
1.A Classic Twist: Cookie Cutter Fruit Salad. Spruce up this red, white and blue summer salad by cutting the watermelon slices with a star-shaped cookie-cutter. Simple, fresh and frugal! Recipe and photo from: Wit & Whistle.
4. Shake it up: Blueberry, Strawberry and Jicama Salad! This sweet and savory salsa dish will encourage guests to embrace their wild side. The chef recommends baking the tortilla chips for an even healthier snack! With less than 10 ingredients, this salsa is an amazing 4th of july food idea. Recipe and photo from: Two Peas and Their Pod
5. Goblet of goodness: Strawberry and Blueberry Parfait. With three ingredients and the optional meringue for topping this summer salad is the simplest dish by far. While store bought cool whip or yogurt is not expensive, you can make this dish even cheaper by whipping your own white frothy goodness! Recipe and photo from: Better Homes And Gardens
What are some of your favorite frugal salads or sides? Which one of these would you bring to share?!