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Summer Salad Recipe from Taste of Home

Looking for some tasty and nutritious recipes? If so, try this delicious summer salad recipe from Taste of Home! It’s simple to make and can serve as a meal or side dish for summer barbecues.

Summer Salad Recipe from Taste of Home

summer salad recipe from taste of home

Recipe from Taste of Home


For Salad:

  • 3 cup uncooked pearl (Israeli) couscous
  • 2 cans (14 ounces each) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 large navel oranges, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup fennel bulb, thinly sliced, fronds reserved
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 8 fresh basil leaves, chopped, plus more for garnish

For vinaigrette:

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  1. Firstly, prepare the couscous according to the directions on the package. Once it is prepped, fluff with a fork and let it cool.
  2. Next, in a bowl, combine the couscous and the next 9 ingredients (salad ingredients).
  3. Then, in a small bowl, whisk together vinaigrette ingredients until blended. Pour the vinaigrette over the salad and toss to coat.
  4. Lastly, garnish with additional chopped basil and reserved fennel fonds.

Summer Salad Nutrition Facts

This summer salad recipe makes 12 servings. Each 3/4 cup serving of salad is 403 calories. It contains 16g of fat, 12mg of cholesterol, 335mg of sodium, 57g of carbohydrates, as well as 10g of protein. It also contains 5g of fiber and 15g of sugar.

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