I love sharing easy meal ideas, and am excited to be sharing 14 summer salad recipes with you all today in honor of National Salad Month. In addition to my own recipe, I have curated a collection of some of the other best summer salad recipes I could find! Enjoy!
Mixed Berry & Spinach Summer Salad
Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing:
2 tsp Garlic
1/3 cup Balsamic vinegar
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp Honey
1/4 tsp Black pepper, Ground
1/8 tsp Sea salt
2/3 cup Olive oil
Store in mason jar for up to 2 weeks in fridge
Sliced Fuji apple
These are great options to add to your salad: Goat cheese, avocado, and grilled chicken.
Summer Sweet Potato Salad
The Southwest flavors in this salad make a great accompaniment to BBQs and backyard parties. Sautéed sweet potato, creamy avocado and black beans up the protein factor and the homemade dressing brings it all together.
Cherry Tomato Salad with Roasted Lemons
This salad is as delicious as it is gorgeous. Sweet cherry tomatoes mix with tangy vinaigrette and roasted lemons for a mouthwatering recipe.
Made famous by the Columbia Restaurant in Florida, this 1905 Salad recipe is hearty enough to be a main course. Ham and cheese join traditional ingredients like lettuce and tomato but are topped with a killer garlic dressing that will knock your socks off.
This lightened up Mexican Chopped Salad recipe is vegan and dairy free but you could easily add a little grilled chicken it you wanted. Crisp, crunchy and flavorful with a creamy, no-oil dressing, this is a salad you’ll come back to again and again.
Summer Salad Recipes with Fruit
Summer Stone Fruit Caprese Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes Heirloom tomatoes? Yes please! Combined with juicy stone fruit, creamy burrito cheese and fresh basil, this salad screams summer! Plus, have you seen anything more beautiful?
Watermelon Feta Salad Crisp cool watermelon is perfect for beating the heat of summer. Try combining it with salty Feta cheese and a little tang from pickled radish for a satisfying summer salad.
Strawberry Spinach Salad Sweet strawberries are the perfect accompaniment to spinach salad, but you can up the ante with blue cheese, walnuts and fresh greens. Top with a sweet handmade raspberry vinaigrette to tie it all together and create the perfect summer salad.
Grilled Fig and Whipped Goat Cheese Salad The salty, creamy goodness of whipped goat cheese and the sticky sweet, grilled figs combine with micro herbs and pomegranate to make a memorable salad you’ll want to eat again and again.
Melon & Prosciutto Caprese Salad The classic Italian pairing of prosciutto and cantaloupe get a little upgrade in this tasty salad with fresh herbs and homemade dressing.
Summer Noodle Salads
Vegan Buckwheat Soba Noodle Salad This salad is another great option for limited diets. It makes a great light summer lunch or dinner that is full of nutrients and fresh vegetables.
Lemon Orzo Salad I love a good orzo salad as a substitute to heavy macaroni salad. This version features fresh herbs and veggies, feta cheese and zesty lemon dressing.
Mexican Pasta Salad A delicious and hearty pasta salad that makes a great side to backyard cookouts or an unexpected potluck dish. All your favorite Tex-Mex flavors combined in the salad bowl!
I hope these cool and tasty summer salad recipes have helped you add a little something something to your meal rotation. I love having new and tasty recipes on hand for when I am tired of the same old thing.