I love summertime, not just because of the weather, but because of the fresh produce in season. I love fruits and vegetables, so during the summer, nothing makes me happier than getting tons of fresh ingredients and making a nice big summer salad. I was looking for some yummy summer salad recipes and I thought I would share my favorites with you all in case you wanted to treat yourself. I love going to my local farmer’s market in town to get my fruits and veggies, but I’m sure these easy salad recipes would taste just as good with ingredients from your convenience store. Whether you like fruit in your salad, only veggies, no dressing, homemade dressing, there’s a recipe in this post for you. These are The Best Salad Recipes For Summer, and I hope you enjoy them!
Grilled Veggie Salad With Citrus Dressing
This salad is loaded with fresh summer veggies that are grilled to perfection and over the top is a tangy homemade citrus dressing. What more could you want for a summer salad? You can add all of your favorite vegetables into this dish, to make it all of what you love and nothing you don’t.
Strawberry Avocado Spinach Salad With Poppyseed Dressing
This superfood summer salad is packed with simple but delicious fruits and veggies designed to give you a boost for the day! This recipe is super flexible so you can add in other fruits, take out some veggies, add more yummy nuts, whatever you’d like. What makes this salad so great is the homemade poppy seed dressing, and boy is it good. If you’ve never had it, you’re missing out!
Apple Cranberry Walnut Salad
This salad reminds me of Thanksgiving! With the crisp apples, dried cranberries, and crunch of the walnuts just gives me a holiday joy during the summer that perks me up! They also have a super simple and oh so yummy recipe for an apple cider vinaigrette dressing that is to die for.
Grilled Chicken Basil Beach Salad With a White Balsamic-Honey Vinaigrette
I don’t know about you, but I love good fresh peaches in the summer. They’re one of my favorite fruits, so adding them to a salad takes it to a whole new level. Add in some great feta and basil grilled chicken, how can you go wrong? This recipe makes for an amazing summer salad for any peach lover.
Cucumber, Feta, Mint, and Watermelon Salad
No doubt this salad is one of the most refreshing in this list. With watermelon coming in at 92% water and Cucumber even higher at 96%, this salad is basically the perfect summer salad to keep you good and hydrated. Not to mention it tasted delicious!
Almond, Berry, and Chicken Spinach Salad
Fruit, Fruit, Fruit. That’s the base of this gorgeous looking salad, that actually tastes better than it looks. It’s filled with fresh crisp veggies, grilled chicken, and delicious four ingredient vinaigrette. Topped with freshly squeezed lemon juice and just a few sliced nuts its a fresh salad fit for a perfect summer day.
Avocado Shrimp Salad
This recipe is definitely not for the faint of heart. It is a heartier salad with lots of fresh veggies that pair very well together with shrimp. The avocado gives the salad a creamy kick, and the corn adds a sweet flavor like no other vegetable can. It’s a perfect recipe to make for a summer cookout or a pool party, and all your guests are sure to love it.
Triple Berry Kale Salad With Creamy Strawberry Poppyseed Dressing
If you love berries, then this superfood salad is perfect for you! It’s packed with all your favorite berries, plus kale which is packed with nutrients to get you through the day. The salad comes together with this amazing recipe for Strawberry Poppyseed Dressing that is sweet, creamy, and delicious! And the secret ingredient that makes the dressing creamy will blow your mind.
Pineapple Cucumber Jalapeño Salad
If you want a refreshing summer salad that packs some punch, look no further. This is a perfect salad to wake you up and get you refreshed. Loaded with hydrating cucumbers, tart pineapple, and spicy jalapeño’s, who wouldn’t enjoy this salad on a picnic or at a barbecue?