21 Summer Salad Recipes

21 Summer Salad Recipes - Healthy and tasty salad recipe inspiration for a filling but lighter mealI’ll be honest, I make boring salads. Tasty salads, but boring. I’ve got myself into a bit of a rut with buying the same vegetables that can easily be chopped up and thrown together to resemble a salad, not much thought required. The cafe at my work however, rustle up some pretty awesome salads such as the lentil salad with quinoa, lentils, roasted shallots, pine nuts, feta cheese, tomatoes and rocket. Awesome, I tell you.

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It inspired me to seek out more interesting summer salad recipes to get myself out of my rut. Although summer seems to be almost over here in England, I’m not quite ready to exchange my plate of spinach for a bowl of chilli just yet. On my quest for inspiration I’ve found some pretty great summer salad recipes so I’ve decided to share them with you today. Sharing is caring so if you know of any yummy salads share them in the comments below. I hope you enjoy these recipes!

1. Quinoa, Apricot and Arugula (Rocket) Salad by Love and Lemons
Quinoa apricot rocket summer salad recipe by Love and Lemons
2. Paleo Power Salad with Lemon Chia Vinaigrette Dressing by Slim Sanity

3. Mexican Grilled Chicken Quinoa Salad by The Diva Dish

4. Watermelon, Cucumber & Mint Salad by Joyous Health

5. Halloumi, Lentil, Kale and Mint Salad by Wholeheartedly Healthy

6. Superfood Crunch Salad by Food Done Light
Superfood Crunch Salad by Food Done Light
7. Grape and Pancetta Salad by The Merrymaker Sisters

8. Strawberry Salad with Grilled Nectarines, Grilled Chicken by Food Faith Fitness

9. Chopped Asian Salad with Peanut Dressing by As Easy As Pie

10. Sweet Potato and Pomegranate Salad by Love and Lemons

11. Sesame-Almond, Avocado and Spinach Salad by Naturally Ella
Sesame Almond Avocado Spinach Summer Salad Recipe by Naturally Ella
12. Healthier Dijon Tuna Salad in Avocado Boats by Clean Eating Veggie Girl

13. Greek Salad by Damn Delicious

14. Tabouleh by No Recipes

15. Grilled Chicken Shawarma Salad by Feasting at Home

16. Avocado Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppyseed Dressing by Gimme Some Oven
Strawberry and Avocado Spinach Summer Salad Recipe by Gimme Some Oven
17. Spinach and Smoked Salmon Salad with Lemon-Dill Dressing by Food and Wine

18. Zucchini (Courgette) Ribbon Salad by Proud Italian Cook

19. Lemon Pepper Steak Salad by Magnolia Days

20. Caribbean Jerk Salmon, Curried Pineapple and Goats Cheese Salad by Half Baked Harvest

21. Chicken, Bacon and Avocado Salad with Roasted Asparagus by Pinch of Yum
(Roasted asparagus isn’t Summery, but chicken, bacon and avocado are my fave combo)
Chicken Bacon and Avocado Salad with Roasted Asparagus by Pinch of Yum
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Let me know what salad recipes you’ve found, created, tried and enjoyed in the comments below. What makes a good salad in your opinion?


  1. Mariah
    August 18, 2015 / 9:19 am

    For some reason…I hate salads! I’m always eating healthy but I just can’t get into eating salads all the time!

    BUT some of these look GOOOOOD! Number 21 looks extra tasty!


    • August 18, 2015 / 9:18 pm

      I get bored of salads if I eat them all the time, but I do love a good salad. There are so many combinations and possibilities, I just need to get out of my rut. Maybe one of these recipes can convince you to like salads?

  2. emily couture
    August 18, 2015 / 10:45 am

    All these salads sound so yummy! :)

    emily xx


  3. August 18, 2015 / 1:52 pm

    Some deliciously looking salads here! I love salads and I try to experiment, making them in a different way. This list will definitely help, so thanks for sharing! I think what makes a good salad is a variety of flavours which go together well. My favourite salad recipe I ever created must be this Herby quinoa salad with broad beans and pomegranate seeds: http://www.behealthynow.co.uk/healthy-meals/herby-quinoa-salad-with-broad-beans-and-pomegranate-seeds/

    • August 18, 2015 / 9:22 pm

      I agree with you on what makes a good salad, I love salads with different and complimentary flavours. Your salad sounds great, I’ll be sure to check it out :)

  4. Food Done Light
    August 18, 2015 / 6:31 pm

    Thanks for including my salad. You have so many gorgeous ones shown. I cannot wait to try some of the.

    • August 18, 2015 / 9:17 pm

      Thank you for the yummy recipe! :)

  5. Paola
    May 21, 2017 / 2:18 am

    I will definitely be trying these. They look so good! Thanks for sharing!

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