25 Easy Summer Salad Recipes

25 Easy Summer Salad Recipes

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:

1. Simple Vegetarian Pasta Salad

You can never go wrong with a vegetarian pasta salad.

Simple Vegetarian Spring Pasta Salad

 

2. Bright, Herby Three Bean Salad

This colorful and super simple bean salad is very perky with with herbs, spelt and hearts of palm.

 

3. Mediterranean Tomato Wheat Berry Salad with Fresh Herbs

This salad is easy to make but has a lot o0f color, texture, taste, and nutrition action.

Food Deadline Mediterranean Tomato Wheat Berry Salad with Fresh Herbs 1/Katie Workman

 

4. Perfect End of Summer Pasta Salad

Make this on repeat in August.

 

5. Summer Corn, Tomato and Bacon Salad

Starring the two best vegetables of late summer, with bacon as a supporting actor.

Summer Corn, Tomato and Bacon Salad / Sarah Crowder / Katie Workman / themom100.com

 

6. Red Quinoa Salad with Arugula, Artichoke Hearts, and Olives

This can do double duty as a side dish and a main dish for vegetarians. 

 

7. Late Summer Cobb Salad

My family could eat Cobb Salads every week, all year round.  This is the summer version.

Late Summer Cobb Salad

8. Egg and Potato Salad with Bacon

Who is the smartypants who realized mixing egg salad AND potato salad together was so much greater than the sum of its parts?

 

9. Tomato, Red Onion, Watercress, Feta and Olive Salad

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/

Tomato, Red Onion, Watercress, Feta and Olive Salad

 

10. Zucchini Ribbon Salad

The perfectly pretty salad to make with those perfectly pretty zucchini.

 

11. Greek Tabbouleh Salad

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.

 

12. Couscous Salad with Shrimp, Roasted Tomatoes and Pesto Dressing

This is a great main dish summer salad recipe, with a nice pop of flavor and color from the pesto dressing.

Couscous Salad with Shrimp, Roasted Tomatoes and Pesto Dressing / Mia / Katie Workman / themom100.com

13. Artichoke, Feta and Roasted Pepper Couscous Salad

A room temperature salad made with Mediterranean couscous is one of my perennial go-to’s.   This one is actually great all year round.

 

14. Classic Potato Salad with Celery and Fresh Thyme

A great potato salad for those who aren’t fans of mayonnaise.

 

15. Pasta Salad with Chicken, Green Olives, and Ramp Vinaigrette

Make this recipe as you head into summer, using those fabulous wild ramps that are only available for a short time.

Pasta Salad with Chicken, Green Olives, & Ramp Vinaigrette / Photo by Kerri Brewer / Katie Workman / themom100.com

 

16. Greek Chicken Pasta Salad

This is so, so pretty.  It can be made ahead and it’s super portable.  

 

17. Chopped Salad with Chicken, Tomatoes and Lemon Thyme Dressing

A recipe for that perfect chopped salad, which is undeniably one of the best lunches in the world.

 

18. Southwest Black Bean and Corn Salad

Beautiful, easy, inexpensive, vegetarian, satisfying, perfect for buffets and potluck.

Southwest Black Bean and Corn Salad / Mia / Katie Workman / themom100.com

 

19. Spinach and Radish Salad with Feta

If you can find those gorgeous watermelon radishes, this simple salad is a little bit breathtaking.

 

20. Tomato, Zucchini and Bulgur Salad

Makes use of all those gorgeous tomatoes and zucchinis that flood the markets in July, August, and September.

Tomato, Zucchini and Bulgur Salad / Mia / Katie Workman / themom100.com

21. Kamut Tabbouleh Salad

I love mixing grains and greens to create salads with some oomph.

 

22. Shrimp and Corn Salad with Basil Dressing

Grab extra ears of corn at the market to make this recipe.

Shrimp and Corn Salad with Basil Dressing / Mia / Katie Workman / themom100.com

 

23. Pasta Salad with Chicken and Chipotle Dressing

One of many great ways to combine shredded chicken and pasta.

 

24. Greek Tomato and Cucumber Salad

A very classic Greek salad recipe.

 

25. 3 Great and Really Simple Green Salads

Just because you need some easy salad ideas for weeknight dinners.

25 Easy Summer Salad Recipes: Salad recipes and inspiration for the warm months—from main dish salads to side salads, this collection of recipes has you covered. #summer #salad #healthy

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