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20 Delicious Summer Salad Recipes

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A list of 20 Delicious Summer Salad Recipes that are full of flavor and sure to have something for everyone. Anything from pasta salads to vegan options and fruit salads. Try a few today!

Enjoy the freshness of seasonal produce with this collection of 20 delicious summer salad recipes.

Whether you’re looking for a side dish for an outdoor BBQ, a cold lunch salad or a hearty green salad for a main meal entree, you’re sure to find a tasty option right here. Choose from a range of vegetables and fruits to assemble an awesome salad perfect for any occasion. From broccoli to lettuce, from spinach to pasta, from berries to peaches, and from cheeses to zesty dressings, these summer salads combine taste and texture while delivering a burst of delicious flavor from the freshest ingredients that you can find.

Celebrate summer with one or a few of these 20 delicious salads!

Lemon Pasta Salad

overhead view lemon pasta salad in white bowl with fork and spoon

This Lemon Pasta Salad by Simply LaKita is a delicious combination of pasta, tomatoes, red pepper, and lemon. It makes the perfect side dish that is easy to make, flavorful, and delicious.

Everyday Salad

overhead view everyday salad with fork and napkin

This Everyday Salad by Simply LaKita is the perfect no-frills way to pack healthy vegetables into your day. It is fresh and flavorful with a delicious balsamic vinaigrette.

Broccoli Grape Salad 

Made by Retro Recipe Box with bacon and other tasty ingredients along with a delicious dressing. You can make this wonderful broccoli salad recipe for picnics, parties, and potlucks.

Quick Summer Tuna Pasta Salad 

Learn how to make a quick summer tuna pasta salad with Little Spice Jar that comes together in a flash. Loaded with tons of tender, peppery arugula, flaky tuna, and zesty pepperoncini. Dress it with the most addicting lemon ranch dressing. This is sure to become a go-to summer lunch recipe!

Berry Feta Spinach Salad 

This Berry Salad by Carlsbad Cravings is summer in a bowl.  It’s bright and refreshing, requires hardly any chopping and all the ingredients can be prepped ahead of time for an easy, stress-free potluck salad side.  You can customize the Berry Salad with your favorite ingredients or whatever you have in your garden!

Brussels Sprout Pancetta Salad 

A perfect summer salad by Pass Me Some Tasty featuring raw brussels sprouts, red cabbage, salty pancetta, cotija cheese, nutty pepitas and then drizzled with a zesty chili-lime vinaigrette!

Greek Orzo Salad 

Greek Orzo Salad by Little Sunny Kitchen is what you make on a hot summer day. This veggie-packed pasta salad is colorful, bright, flavorful, fresh, healthy, and filling. It’s tossed with a refreshing lemony dressing and topped with crumbled feta. All you have to do is make the dressing, dice up the veg, and assemble! 

Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad 

So creamy and tasty with all the flavors you love from a classic Caesar salad by Simply Stacie.

Grilled Corn Salad 

Fire up the grill because you won’t want to miss this flavorful summertime favorite by Vegan Huggs. This Grilled Corn Salad is colorful, refreshing and satisfying.

Loaded Summer House Salad 

This summer house salad by How Sweet Eats is loaded with crunchy fresh veggies, fresh herbs, feta cheese and drizzled with a mint vinaigrette.

Cold Italian Pasta Salad 

A Classic Italian Pasta Salad by Strength And Sunshine that’s gluten-free, vegan, and allergy-free! The cold pasta salad you love, with tri-colored pasta, fresh veggies, and a healthy homemade Italian dressing. A super easy and quick meat-free vegetarian and dairy-free recipe that’s a perfect side dish to feed any crowd.

BLT Chopped Salad 

BLT Chopped Salad by Well Plated with Feta, Sweet Corn, and Kale. Easy, packed with flavor, and tastes great at room temperature, so it’s perfect for parties and potlucks.

Napa Cabbage Picnic Salad 

This Napa Cabbage Salad by Simply Recipes is perfect for a picnic potluck. It’s made with Napa cabbage, radishes, snow peas, toasted almonds, and a creamy sesame mayo dressing. A real crowd pleaser!

Chickpea Salad With Cucumbers 

This light and refreshing Chickpea Salad with Cucumbers and Tomatoes by Wholesome Made Easy is a versatile side dish that will add a burst of color, texture and nutrition to your menu.

Summer Fruit Salad 

Light and refreshing, this easy Summer Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Poppy Seed Dressing by House Of Nash Eats is always a hit for entertaining at gatherings like potlucks, BBQ’s, and cookouts! Topped with a bright, sweet and citrusy honey lime poppy seed glaze, and full of the best seasonal fruits of the summer, there are never any leftovers when this summer fruit salad is served.

Classic Wedge Salad 

The classic wedge by Garlic And Zest with diced avocado and grated carrot plus smoky bacon, the crunchiest croutons and homemade thick and creamy blue cheese dressing.

Summer Kale Salad 

Summer Kale Salad by Making Thyme For Health is massaged kale gets topped with fresh nectarines, tomatoes, corn and smoked almonds for a light and refreshing salad that’s perfect for entertaining or prepping for lunches!

Macaroni Pasta Salad 

This vegan pasta salad by Ve Eat Cook Bake creates a delicious creamy pasta salad with lots of vegetables and without any mayonnaise or oil, instead we use a Tahini-white bean dressing. This pasta salad is perfect for summer parties, buffets or whenever you fancy a delicious pasta salad.

Grilled Peach Salad 

This 30-minute salad by Love And Lemons makes a bright, sweet side on any summer table. Juicy peaches, creamy mozzarella & herbs will please vegetarians and meat-eaters alike!

Tomato Peach Salad 

overhead view white serving bowl with tomato peach salad

Tomato Peach Salad by Simply LaKita is a super quick and simple salad made with fresh tomatoes, sliced peaches, mint, a light dressing, and topped with goat cheese. Fresh, delicious, and perfect for summer!

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Have any comments, questions, or other delicious ways to use any of these Summer Salad Recipes? Please share them in the comments below!


2 Comments

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    Lisa | Garlic & Zest
    July 15, 2020 at 11:30 AM

    Beautiful round-up! Thanks so much for including my Wedge Salad! I’m definitely making that Loaded Summer House Salad! Gorgeous!

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      LaKita
      July 15, 2020 at 6:04 PM

      Thank you so much Lisa! Your wedge salad looks amazing, can’t wait to give it a try!

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