These delicious summer salads are full of flavor and showcase summer’s best produce! If you like summer fruit and vegetables, you’ll want to try these recipes.
How to Make Great Summer Salads
A great salad has a mix of flavors and seasonal ingredients. When you eat seasonal produce you’re not only getting the best flavors, but it’s usually cheaper too.
Summer seasonal produce includes berries (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, etc), melon, stone fruit (cherries, peaches, nectarines, plums, etc), corn, tomatoes, bell peppers, eggplant, zucchini, summer squash, watermelon, and more.
This recipe for a honeydew melon and blackberry salad with watercress and red spring onions is a delightfully flavorful and unique summer salad. It’s especially good if you get very ripe, juicy blackberries!
Caprese Salad is a simple and elegant salad made with alternating slices of juicy, ripe tomatoes and creamy mozzarella. It’s topped with fresh basil leaves and drizzled in olive oil and balsamic vinegar, then sprinkled with salt and pepper.
This beautiful beet walnut salad with maple balsamic vinaigrette is full of flavour and texture and perfect for a healthy meal on a warm Summer evening. The salad features nutritious red cabbage, walnuts, beets, carrot and raisins on a bed of spinach and arugula. This recipe is vegan and gluten-free.
Simple and delicious, this Ramen Cabbage Salad packs in all the crunch! Chopped cabbage, ramen noodles peanuts and more make this crisp salad one that everyone will gobble up. An easy peanut dressing to top it all off!
This Vegan Rainbow Coleslaw is a perfect side dish for summer cookouts. A confetti of fresh rainbow vegetables is all tied together by a tangy, slightly spicy sauce with an Asian flair. Cashew butter is the backbone that gives this vegan sauce a luscious creaminess, while sriracha adds a pleasant burn.
This Japanese Potato Salad is super tasty out-of-the-bowl! Creamy and tart, with a hint of sweetness. This homemade potato salad is economical to make and chances are you already have the ingredients at home!
Fresh, vibrant, crunchy, and delicious Sugar Snap Pea Salad with fronds of fresh dill and a super tasty, fresh and zingy lemon, mustard, garlic vinaigrette. It feels like summer in the best possible way!
Roasted garlic chickpeas mixed together with chopped veggies and herbs then tossed in oil and vinegar to create a healthy, flavorful, low-calorie Italian lunch! So good you’ll forget you’re eating a salad!
This French potato salad with green beans is a hearty side dish or a wonderful lunch. It’s full of flavor, has velvety potatoes, a fresh punch from the green beans, and added substance from the hard-boiled eggs.
This roasted vegetable salad with halloumi and quinoa makes for a very satisfying lunch. You may want to save this quinoa and halloumi salad recipe for the next time you want a quick, warm, and healthy lunch or even a light dinner.