Summer is salad season for sure—I eat salads all year round, but in the summer salads just seems to make themselves, and gorgeously we might added. If you want into a farmers’ market a salad might leap into your environmentally friendly basket or tote, demanding to be taken home.
Here are some of my all time favorite summer salad recipes:
You can never go wrong with a vegetarian pasta salad.
This colorful and super simple bean salad is very perky with with herbs, spelt and hearts of palm.
This salad is easy to make but has a lot o0f color, texture, taste, and nutrition action.
Make this on repeat in August.
Starring the two best vegetables of late summer, with bacon as a supporting actor.
This can do double duty as a side dish and a main dish for vegetarians.
My family could eat Cobb Salads every week, all year round. This is the summer version.
Who is the smartypants who realized mixing egg salad AND potato salad together was so much greater than the sum of its parts?
This explosion of summery color and flavor in a bowl can be yours in 15 minutes. Bring it to a potluck gathering and wow everyone/
The perfectly pretty salad to make with those perfectly pretty zucchini.
A Mediterranean twist on a very classic Middle Eastern salad usually made with bulgur wheat. I’ve also made it with quinoa and it’s a lovely and substantial summer salad choice.
This is a great main dish summer salad recipe, with a nice pop of flavor and color from the pesto dressing.
A room temperature salad made with Mediterranean couscous is one of my perennial go-to’s. This one is actually great all year round.
A great potato salad for those who aren’t fans of mayonnaise.
Make this recipe as you head into summer, using those fabulous wild ramps that are only available for a short time.
This is so, so pretty. It can be made ahead and it’s super portable.
A recipe for that perfect chopped salad, which is undeniably one of the best lunches in the world.
Beautiful, easy, inexpensive, vegetarian, satisfying, perfect for buffets and potluck.
If you can find those gorgeous watermelon radishes, this simple salad is a little bit breathtaking.
Makes use of all those gorgeous tomatoes and zucchinis that flood the markets in July, August, and September.
I love mixing grains and greens to create salads with some oomph.
Grab extra ears of corn at the market to make this recipe.
One of many great ways to combine shredded chicken and pasta.
A very classic Greek salad recipe.
Just because you need some easy salad ideas for weeknight dinners.