salads / the main course

Summer Salads to Beet the Heat

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Side salad who? To celebrate the arrival of our long-anticipated Imperfect Foods Salad Kits, we’ve put together a round-up of our tastiest, roastiest, most refreshing salads that take center plate. Here are a few of the salads we’re looking forward to eating this summer. And don’t forget! Making your own dressing is super quick, easy, and fun.

Grilled Watermelon, Blueberry and Mozzarella Summer Salad

Grilled Watermelon, Blueberry, and Mozzarella Salad

This super easy-to-make summer salad is more than just patriotic. It’s refreshing and surprisingly bold with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.

superfood salad

Plant-Based Superfood Salad

Topped with a creamy tahini dressing and juicy pomegranate seeds, this superfood salad is a satisfying way to make veggies the center of your plate.

lentil salad with roasted summer veggies

Lentil Salad with Roasted Vegetables

This one is worth turning the oven on for. Lentils are paired with caramelized roasted vegetables and drizzled with a savory-sweet miso vinaigrette.

Citrus and Beet Summer Salad

Citrus and Beet Salad

The shallot vinaigrette stands up well to bitter greens like radicchio, but is also delicious on mixed greens or shredded kale, while roasted beets add texture and earthiness. 

fennel and zucchini summer salad

Crisp Fennel and Zucchini Salad

This bright and festive spring salad is delicious, healthy, and an ideal way to celebrate fennel, the vegetable that everyone honestly kind of always forgets about.

quinoa with feta and spring vegetables

Quinoa with Feta and Spring Vegetables

Finally! A salad with cheese in it. Nutty, fluffy quinoa and crisp veggies are zhuzhed up with a lemony vinaigrette.

Mexican corn salad with Imperfect corn tortilla chips

Mexican Corn Salad

Corn kernels are sautéed in butter until they’re just the right amount of charred and then mixed in a spicy, creamy lime dressing and topped with more good stuff like cotija cheese and cilantro. 

Cherry tomatoes, kidney beans, and avocado

Cherry Tomato Salad with Kidney Beans

Cherry tomatoes are one of the sweetest things about summer, and the mix of textures in this salad makes every bite something to look forward to.

warm lentils with roasted sweet potatoes and sun-dried tomatoes

Warm Lentil & Sweet Potato Salad

Sometimes a salad is really just an excuse to eat sun-dried tomatoes.This hearty lentil and sweet potato salad makes for a perfect lunch or easy dinner.


  • Laura Anesko
    July 21, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    Those salads look delicious!

    • Imperfect
      July 22, 2021 at 12:09 am

      Lettuce know if you try them out! 💚

    July 22, 2021 at 3:24 pm

    Yummy 😋 please keep the healthy food ideas coming. I would love to see more tofu dishes as well.

    • Imperfect Foods
      July 23, 2021 at 1:03 am

      We’ll pass this suggestion along to our team! 🙌

  • Kelly Furlong-Rezac
    July 22, 2021 at 4:35 pm

    sound yummy! I would love to try! <3

    • Imperfect Foods
      July 23, 2021 at 1:04 am

      Lettuce know how you like them if you give them a try!

  • Helen Reynolds
    July 22, 2021 at 4:54 pm

    When?! When are they comin’?!?

    • Imperfect Foods
      July 23, 2021 at 1:05 am

      You should see them in upcoming customization windows! We’ve already launched them in most areas, but keep looking out 🙌

      • Mike
        July 26, 2021 at 10:21 pm

        Hi, still don’t see them… in southern CA, is it still too early for this region?

        • Imperfect Foods
          August 4, 2021 at 11:27 pm

          We may not have them in your area quite yet but be sure to keep your eyes out for them!


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