Quick and Healthy Summer Salad

chopped veggie salad with Avo dressing  

If you love a quick lunch, this recipe is for you.

All it involves is chopping some veggies, mixing up a delicious dressing and wa-lah…an instant lunch that is healthy, great for the warmer weather and perfect for your waist line.

I’m busy with many emails, teaching yoga, coaching clients and living a full life so I don’t want to take too much time in the kitchen this summer to slave over the hot oven or stove. I’m going to keep it simple and suggest you do to. Your body naturally wants cleaner, easy to digest and cooling foods during the hot summer and this salad is perfect.

If you want to lose weight or maintain your gorgeous body, then start chopping and eating.


Makes 4 servings

4 cups red cabbage, thinly sliced

1 large cucumber, peeled and diced

1 large celery rib, chopped

1 large apple, chopped

Creamy Avocado Dressing (see recipe below)

¼ cup pumpkin seeds

Add the cabbage, cucumber, celery, and apple to a large bowl. Coat with the Creamy Avocado Dressing. Mix well. Top with pumpkin seeds.



2 large avocado (preferably Hass variety)

1 garlic clove

Juice from ½ lemon

¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

Sea salt and pepper

1 to 2 tablespoons of water (to thin out the dressing, if needed)

Add the avocado, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, sea salt, and pepper to a food processor or blender. Blend well. Add water if needed to thin it out. Serve immediately with your salad.


Eating healthy in the summer is so easy and, to be honest, delicious. There are days for gourmet recipes and meals but summer is the time to simplify and enjoy.

I would love to hear form you. Do you have a quick summer recipe that you love to make? Leave a comment below and share.