Make these pretty and refreshing salad recipes for lunch, dinner, or as a side dish. Healthy and delicious, these are a great way to make use of seasonal produce like spinach, mesclun greens, and kale and add freshness to your summer cookouts. I love salads that include seasonal fruits and vegetables like strawberries, blueberries, mango, fennel, and beets. Get ready to indulge in these mouthwatering salad recipes!
1. California Quinoa Salad Recipe
California Quinoa Salad recipe is a popular Whole Foods copycat that is refreshing, nutritious, and incredibly delicious. This gluten-free salad features cooked quinoa tossed with fresh vegetables like red bell peppers, red onions, herbs, and a flavorful, zesty salad dressing. Get the California Quinoa Salad Recipe recipe here.
2. Fennel, Mango and Celery Salad
If you are looking for a light, crisp and refreshing salad, this Fennel, Mango, and Celery Salad is for you! It's easy to put together and topped with olive oil vinaigrette. Get the Fennel, Mango and Celery Salad recipe here.
3. Strawberry and Pecan Spinach Salad
This fresh Strawberry and Pecan Spinach Salad is easy to put together, gluten-free and a great way to show off summer strawberries. Make it for an easy lunch or take it to your next cookout. Get the Strawberry and Pecan Spinach Salad recipe here.
4. Chickpea Salad
This Summer Chickpea Salad is full of fresh flavors and herbs. It is light, healthy, gluten-free and travels well. Pack it in your lunch or your beach bag! Get the Chickpea Salad recipe here.
5. Grilled Tomato Salad With Feta and Basil
This Grilled Tomato Salad with Feta and Basil is bursting with summer flavor. Serve with grilled chicken or fish for a perfect summer dinner. Get the Grilled Tomato Salad With Feta and Basil recipe here.
6. Supergreens Salad with Cherries and Feta
This Supergreens Salad with Cherries and Feta will become your new favorite salad. It's super easy to whip up for weekday healthy lunches and delicious enough to take to your next cookout. Get the Supergreens Salad with Cherries and Feta recipe here.
7. Kale and Apple Salad with Maple Mustard Dressing
Kale and Apple Salad with Maple Mustard Dressing is loaded with pistachios and pomegranate arils. It is fresh, seasonal, and easy to make but sure to impress. Get the Kale and Apple Salad with Maple Mustard Dressing recipe here.
8. Quinoa with Zucchini and Tomatoes
This Quinoa with Zucchini and Tomatoes is the perfect way to celebrate seasonal summer produce. Sauteing the zucchini first gives it a nice smoky flavor. Make it on Sunday and eat healthy all week! Get the Quinoa with Zucchini and Tomatoes recipe here.
9. Lentil Salad with Tuna
This Lentil Salad with Tuna packs a protein punch that will keep you satisfied until dinner! It's full of Spring goodies like carrots and kale. Dress it with a simple lemon and olive oil dressing and you are good to go. Get the Lentil Salad with Tuna recipe here.
10. Strawberry Feta Salad
This Strawberry Feta Salad is one of the best summer salads for healthy eating. It is packed with flavor and texture and made with simple ingredients like baby kale, fresh strawberries, crunchy pecans, and creamy feta. Coated with a simple balsamic vinaigrette, this salad will surely be a hit at your table. Get the Strawberry Feta Salad recipe here.
11. Orzo Pesto Salad
This orzo pesto salad is the perfect, easy-to-make, fresh summer salad. It’s packed with ripe, bursting tomatoes and tiny perlini mozzarella and topped with toasted pine nuts. Get the Orzo Pesto Salad recipe here.
12. Strawberry Avocado Spinach Salad with Poppyseed Dressing
This Strawberry Avocado Spinach Salad recipe is a summer version of the classic Cobb salad. It has the traditional chicken, bacon, avocado, and egg, but adds the bright flavors of strawberries and oranges. Get the Strawberry Avocado Spinach Salad with Poppyseed Dressing recipe here.
13. Sweet Potato Salad
This sweet potato salad is simple to make, but it’s bursting with vibrant flavors and colors! It features Southwest ingredients like beans, chipotle powder, jalapeños, corn, and lime. Serve this healthy and filling dish for summer barbecues, potlucks, or a light weeknight meal. Get the Sweet Potato Salad recipe here.
14. Quinoa Salad with Berries and Candied Nuts
This Berry and Nuts Quinoa Salad is a light and fresh lunch or side salad, yet it has plenty of protein from quinoa and nuts. Fresh summer berries are little powerhouses of vitamins and are super kid-friendly. Get the Quinoa Salad with Berries and Candied Nuts recipe here.
15. Peach Salad With Arugula And Burrata
Made with peppery arugula, over-the-top-creamy burrata, grilled marinated chicken breast and juicy blueberries, there is no better ode to the bounty of summer. Get the Peach Salad With Arugula And Burrata recipe here.
16. Broccoli Cauliflower Salad
A quick, zesty Italian broccoli cauliflower salad filled with juicy tomatoes, tangy roasted peppers, marinated mozzarella and a crunchy walnut topping. Tossed with a simple vinaigrette, this flavorful side dish is perfect for cookouts, gatherings or even a weeknight dinner since it only takes 10 minutes to assemble. Get the Broccoli Cauliflower Salad recipe here.
17. Mexican Caesar Salad
This recreation of the Mexican Caesar Salad at El Torito Restaurant has crispy romaine lettuce and hearty kale tossed with tangy cilantro-pepita dressing! Get the Mexican Caesar Salad recipe here.
18. Butter Lettuce Green Goddess Salad
This spring goddess salad is bright, fresh, and flavorful, with soft butter lettuce, sugar snap peas, radishes, cucumbers, and a creamy, herby dressing. Get the Butter Lettuce Green Goddess Salad recipe here.
19. Spinach Blueberry Salad
A colorful salad of fresh spinach, ripe blueberries, sharp parmesan, & crunchy pecans is a lovely spring recipe. It's fresh, nutty, sweet, & savory in every delicious bite. Toss together this easy recipe for spinach blueberry salad and fall in love. Get the Spinach Blueberry Salad recipe here.
20. Cilantro Chicken Chopped Salad
This easy cilantro chicken chopped salad recipe is ready in 20 minutes! With plenty of veggies and a creamy homemade dressing of Greek yogurt, avocado, and cilantro. Perfect for busy summer evenings! Get the Cilantro Chicken Chopped Salad recipe here.
21. Asian Edamame Salad
Edamame, cucumbers, bell pepper and cilantro are tossed in a miso sesame vinaigrette for an Asian edamame salad that’s anything but boring! It makes a deliciously simple lunch any day of the week! Get the Asian Edamame Salad recipe here.
22. Zesty Quinoa Salad With Pomegranate Dressing
This zesty quinoa salad is not only easy to prepare, but it's super healthy too! It's loaded with nutritious ingredients like quinoa, pomegranate seeds, veggies, and herbs. Get the Zesty Quinoa Salad With Pomegranate Dressing recipe here.
23. Super Citrus Salad
This gluten-free and vegetarian recipe is a total cinch to toss together. It is made with a sweet and refreshing orange vinaigrette. Place handfuls of tender baby greens into bowls, top with fresh slices of orange, tear up some fresh mint, and sprinkle on as many toppings as you desire! Get the Super Citrus Salad recipe here.
24. Spicy Southwest Salad
This spicy southwest salad is what dreams are made of! With an easy spicy ranch dressing, perfectly seasoned chicken, and tons of vegetables, it’ll be your new go-to salad at home! Get the Spicy Southwest Salad recipe here.
25. Vegan Watermelon Carpaccio Salad with Tahini
This colourful Vegan Watermelon Carpaccio Salad with Tahini salad is beautifully refreshing, easy and delicious! Serve at lunch or alongside a barbeque Get the Vegan Watermelon Carpaccio Salad with Tahini recipe here.
26. Cucumber Radish Salad with Dill Dressing
Crisp and refreshing, this cucumber radish salad with creamy avocado, tangy olives, and a zesty dill vinaigrette is a delightful way to welcome the spring season. Bursting with vibrant colors and flavors, each bite is a celebration of the season's bounty. Get the Cucumber Radish Salad with Dill Dressing recipe here.
27. Peach Burrata Salad with Pecans & Balsamic Glaze
Peaches, burrata, pecans, arugula all drizzled with a balsamic glaze. This peach burrata salad is an ode to summer, for sure! Get the Peach Burrata Salad with Pecans & Balsamic Glaze recipe here.
28. Easy Italian Pasta Salad
Made with tender rotini pasta, juicy cherry tomatoes, crisp broccoli, tangy olives, and creamy mozzarella cheese covered in Italian dressing. This classic recipe is the perfect balance of flavors and textures. Serve this at your next potluck, picnic, BBQ, or any occasion! Get the Easy Italian Pasta Salad recipe here.
29. Proscuitto and Melon Caprese Salad
This beautiful prosciutto and melon caprese salad is the ultimate summer salad! So fresh, so delicious, it's the perfect addition to any gathering! Sweet and savory and paired with a mouthwatering shallot vinaigrette, this recipe is an absolute must-try! Get the Proscuitto and Melon Caprese Salad recipe here.
30. Panzanella Salad
Panzanella Salad with homemade garlic croutons, juicy vine-ripened tomatoes, and a basil vinaigrette. This salad is a family favorite! Get the Panzanella Salad recipe here.
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