17 Summer Salads You Need This Season

When it comes to food, summer is synonymous to ice creams and firing up the grill. But don’t overlook crispy and cool summer salads!

The perfect summer salads do come with a few requirements: they must be vibrantly colorful, juicy, packed with nutrients and filling. No boring iceberg lettuce with cucumber and tomatoes as a side!

You can easily assemble a satisfying summer salad by sprinkling a healthy dressing over your greens. Next, add raw, pickled or grilled veggies, fresh herbs and your choice of protein. And don’t forget to top it off with crunchy bites like nuts, seeds or savory granola. I know that adding fruit to savory meals is a controversial topic among foodies. But to me, any excuse to enjoy juicy fruit on a summer’s day is perfectly legit.

No matter if you’re having lunch al fresco, going on a picnic or hosting a cookout, try these 17 summer salads when the sun’s out! 

Summer Abundance Salad from Half Baked Harvest

Summer Salads: Summer Abundance Salad by Half Baked Harvest | The Health Sessions

 

Grilled Corn, Tomato and Avocado Salad with Chimichurri from How Sweet Eats

Summer Salads: Grilled Corn, Tomato and Avocado Salad with Chimichurri from How Sweet Eats | The Health Sessions

 

Cucumber Basil and Watermelon Salad from FoodieCrush

Summer Salads: Cucumber, Basil & Watermelon Salad from FoodieCrush | The Health Sessions

 

Green Goddess Potato Salad from The Bojon Gourmet

Summer Salads: Green Goddess Potato Salad from The Bojon Gourmet | The Health Sessions

 

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad from Salt & Lavender

Summer Salads: Mediterranean Chickpea Salad from Salt & Lavender | The Health Sessions

 

Zesty Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad from Skinny Taste

Summer Salads: Zesty Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad from Skinny Taste | The Health Sessions

 

Niçoise Salad from Half Baked Harvest

Summer Salad: Niçoise Salad fro Half Baked Harvest | The Health Sessions

Greek Bruschetta Pasta Salad from Climbing Grier Mountain

Summer Salads: Greek Bruschetta Pasta Salad from Climbing Grier Mountain | The Health Sessions

 

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing from Savory Nothings

Summer Salads: Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing from Savory Nothings | The Health Sessions

 

Cobb Salad Recipe with Creamy Carrot-Kimchi Dressing from Feed Me Phoebe

Summer Salads: Cobb Salad Recipe with Creamy Carrot-Kimchi Dressing from Feed Me Phoebe | The Health Sessions

 

Chinese Chicken Salad from The Real Food Dieticians

Summer Salads: Chinese Chicken Salad from The Real Food Dieticians | The Health Sessions

 

Fajita Salad with Steak (Whole30, Low Carb, Keto) from 40 Aprons

Summer Salads: Fajita Salad with Steak from 40 Aprons | The Health Sessions

 

Peach Panzanella Salad with Burrata and Bacon from FoodieCrush

Summer Salads: Peach Panzanella Salad with Burrata and Bacon from FoodieCrush | The Health Sessions

Lemon Herb Asparagus Potato Salad from Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures

 

Vegan Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Epica’s Red Pepper Tapenade from The Little Plantation

Summer Salads: Vegan Roasted Cauliflower Salad from The Little Plantation | The Health Sessions

 

Quinoa Cucumber Salad with Feta, Dill & Mint from The Bojon Gourmet

Summer Salads: Quinoa Cucumber Salad with Feta, Dill & Mint from The Bojon Gourmet | The Health Sessions

 

Southwest Salmon Salad from How Sweet Eats

Summer Salads: Southwest Salmon Salad from How Sweet Eats | The Health Sessions

Which summer salads do you like to eat on long, warm evenings? 

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