14 Terrific Summer Salad Recipes


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 strawberries
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.

sweet potato salad

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.

Cherry Tomato with Roasted Lemons Salad recipe

1905 Salad with Garlic Dressing

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.

1905 Salad recipe from Columbia Restaurant

Shrimp and Vegetable Couscous Salad

Kind of a salad, kinds of a grain bowl… this couscous salad is chock full of veggies and plump shrimp. Tossed with corn and dressed with fresh herbs and lemon this makes a great lunch or side. Yum!

Shrimp and Vegetable Couscous summer salad recipe

Mexican Chopped Salad with Chipotle Dressing

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.

Vegan Mexican Chopped Salad Recipe with Chipotle Dressing

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?

Summer Stone Fruit Caprese Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes Recipe

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.

Watermelon Feta Summer Salad Recipe

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.

Strawberry Spinach Salad Recipe

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.

Grilled Fig and Whipped Goat Cheese summer Salad recipe

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.

Melon and prosciutto caprese salad recipe

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.

Vegan Buckwheat Soba Noodle salad recipe

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.

Lemon Orzo Salad Recipe

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!

Mexican pasta salad recipe

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.

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