4 summer salad recipes for your first picnics of the year

4 summer salad recipes for your first picnics of the year

The weather's good, the sky's blue and the mercury's rising. It's perfect timing, because to celebrate the return of warm weather, we've put together a list of our 4 favorite summer salad recipes, along with tips on how to keep them fresh in our storage boxes. They'll inspire you for the first picnics of the year.

They're healthy, light, flavorful and colorful. At the beach, in the park or in the orchard, take your salad with you wherever you go. And enjoy a gourmet break in the great outdoors... guilt-free!

But before you can enjoy your salad, you need to know which recipe you're going to use. If you're fed up with pasta salads, here are 4 quick and easy summer salad ideas, plus all our tips for serving your salads and keeping them fresh.

  1. The timeless Greek salad

This is the queen of summer salads. From the very first bite, you're immediately transported to the shores of the Mediterranean. And to impress your guests, you can serve your Greek salad in our Santorini salad bowl, inspired by the most famous of the Greek islands and its bluish roofs.


  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 yellow onion
  • ½ cucumber
  • ½ lemon
  • 120 g feta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano


Dice the tomatoes and place in a glass salad bowl. Add the sliced green bell pepper, cucumber and olives.

Thinly slice the onion and mix with the other ingredients. Place the diced feta cheese on top of your Greek salad.

Finally, squeeze the lemon to extract the juice and complete the dressing with olive oil, oregano, salt and pepper.

  1. Delicious lentil salad

To delight your taste buds, there's nothing like a lentil salad. Rich in iron, calcium and magnesium, this superfood will delight you... and keep you healthy! Best of all, with your Duralex Freshbox Duralex®Freshbox, you can keep your lentil salad in the fridge for up to 5 days. Enough to make the pleasure last!


  • 240 g green lentils
  • 100 g feta cheese
  • 14 dried tomato petals
  • A few green salad leaves
  • Balsamic vinegar


Bring a pot of salted water to the boil. Pour in the lentils and cook for 20-25 minutes.

Meanwhile, wash and spin-dry your salad. In a glass salad bowl with a lid, add a few salad leaves, then the feta and sun-dried tomatoes.

When your lentils are cooked, drain and rinse under cold water. Then add them to the salad bowl. Mix and season with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

  1. Bright red cabbage salad

Crisp and colorful, red cabbage salad is rich in antioxidants. But it's above all for its subtle, almost slightly sweet taste that this product is so appreciated. For a colorful picnic, serve your red cabbage salad in our Jungle Green Lily salad bowlor in the timeless Le Gigogne salad bowl® .


  • ½ red cabbage
  • 1 carrot
  • 30 grams walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • Parsley


Cut your red cabbage half into thin strips. Peel and grate your carrot. Then crush your walnuts.

For your vinaigrette, mix 3 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar and 1 teaspoon mustard.

In a salad bowl, add the red cabbage, carrot, walnuts and chopped parsley. Pour your vinaigrette over the mixture. Mix well and refrigerate for 30 min.

  1. The tasty green bean salad

This isn't the best-known summer salad recipe, but it's tasty, healthy and easy to prepare. Tasty, healthy and easy to prepare, this green bean salad is sure to delight young and old alike. You can serve it in a Lys glass salad bowl with lid. For a salad that keeps longer and more easily.


  • 400 g green beans
  • 4 potatoes
  • 1 red onion
  • 6 cherry tomatoes
  • 2 eggs
  • Parsley, chopped
  • Garlic powder

Preparation :

Peel the green beans. Then peel and slice the potatoes. Cook the green beans and potatoes in a casserole dish.

Meanwhile, wash your tomatoes. Cut them into quarters, then peel and thinly slice your onion.

Cook your eggs for 10 minutes. Crumble the egg yolk over the mixture. Mix everything together in a salad bowl, then add the garlic, chopped parsley, olive oil and vinegar.

How to store your salads?

Making a good salad is great, but keeping it well is just as important! For this, it's best to use a glass storage box, as :

➡️ Duralex glass® is healthier. In fact, it contains no harmful chemical components, just natural materials sourced almost exclusively from France and whose origin is verified and controlled. And unlike plastic, there's no risk of transferring particles into your food!

➡️ Glass preserving tins are also more environmentally friendly than plastic containers. They never wear out, and are (very) easy to wash.

➡️ Last but not least, glass is resistant to cold and heat, guaranteeing that your preserving tin won't warp and will retain its qualities for many years to come.

Now you know everything! All that's left is to wish you bon appétit and a wonderful summer with our glass salad bowls and storage boxes Freshboxes from Duralex®. At your side every day, for ever!