When it comes to food, summer is synonymous to ice creams and firing up the grill. But don’t overlook crispy and cool summer salads!
The perfect summer salads do come with a few requirements: they must be vibrantly colorful, juicy, packed with nutrients and filling. No boring iceberg lettuce with cucumber and tomatoes as a side!
You can easily assemble a satisfying summer salad by sprinkling a healthy dressing over your greens. Next, add raw, pickled or grilled veggies, fresh herbs and your choice of protein. And don’t forget to top it off with crunchy bites like nuts, seeds or savory granola. I know that adding fruit to savory meals is a controversial topic among foodies. But to me, any excuse to enjoy juicy fruit on a summer’s day is perfectly legit.
No matter if you’re having lunch al fresco, going on a picnic or hosting a cookout, try these 17 summer salads when the sun’s out!
Summer Abundance Salad from Half Baked Harvest
Grilled Corn, Tomato and Avocado Salad with Chimichurri from How Sweet Eats
Cucumber Basil and Watermelon Salad from FoodieCrush
Green Goddess Potato Salad from The Bojon Gourmet
Mediterranean Chickpea Salad from Salt & Lavender
Zesty Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad from Skinny Taste
Niçoise Salad from Half Baked Harvest
Greek Bruschetta Pasta Salad from Climbing Grier Mountain
Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing from Savory Nothings
Cobb Salad Recipe with Creamy Carrot-Kimchi Dressing from Feed Me Phoebe
Chinese Chicken Salad from The Real Food Dieticians
Fajita Salad with Steak (Whole30, Low Carb, Keto) from 40 Aprons
Peach Panzanella Salad with Burrata and Bacon from FoodieCrush
Lemon Herb Asparagus Potato Salad from Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures
Vegan Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Epica’s Red Pepper Tapenade from The Little Plantation
Quinoa Cucumber Salad with Feta, Dill & Mint from The Bojon Gourmet
Southwest Salmon Salad from How Sweet Eats
Which summer salads do you like to eat on long, warm evenings?
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