Take a break from summer’s high heat and treat yourself to 18 healthy summer salads that’ll perfect your backyard barbecue!
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1. Cashew Crunch Salad with Sesame Dressing
This cashew crunch salad makes the perfect summer lunch.
It’s light and crunchy with just a hint of sweetness from the sesame dressing.
2. Summer Kale Salad with Peaches and Candied Pecans
Healthy superfood kale joins forces with sweet, plump peaches and candied pecans for a seriously good eats salad.
I know goat cheese is not for everyone, so feel free to leave it out and enjoy the rest!
3. Nutty Green Veggie Crunch Salad
This all greens salad is delicious and bursting with your favorite ingredients like edamame, cucumbers, romaine, and cabbage.
4. Watermelon Salad with Arugula, Feta and Fresh Herbs
Summer’s not summer unless there’s a watermelon salad.
This salad has flavors that combine so well together – pure heaven!
5. Mexican Chopped Salad
Fresh and zesty, this Mexican chopped salad is great by itself or over your choice of meat.
6. Orange Orzo Salad with Almonds, Feta, and Olives
Take a ride on the Mediterranean sea with this vibrant and crunchy orzo salad that’s to die for!
It’s got plenty of juicy orange, parsley, toasted almonds, crumbled feta and Kalamata olives.
7. Blueberry Walnut Salad
This blueberry walnut salad is lemony and full of life.
Serve with chicken for a delicious salad entree!
8. Antipasto Tortellini Pasta Salad
Italian inspired, this antipasto tortellini pasta salad will keep you full and energized.
It’s bursting with flavor and you don’t even have to get your hands dirty to devour it!
9. Strawberry Spinach Salad with Candied Pecans
Grilled foods can get rather heavy in the hot summer air.
A perfect way to offset a heavy meal is with a light and fruity salad like this strawberry spinach salad.
Honestly, this recipe is so good you’ll think you’re eating candy!
10. Honey Glazed Fruit Salad
Speaking of candy, this honey glazed fruit salad will have the kids lining up for seconds.
It’s super refreshing and a great alternative to dessert!
11. Caprese Salad
This caprese salad combines the best of both worlds by integrating fresh, juicy tomatoes with rich and creamy mozzarella cheese.
It’s not a summer party without caprese!
12. Berry Orange Spinach Salad with Citrus Balsamic Vinaigrette
If you live for salad dressing, you have to try this amazing berry orange spinach salad along with its 4-ingredient dressing.
So easy and 100% delish.
13. Strawberry Fields Salad
Are these summer salads looking a little too healthy for your taste?
Well, don’t fret.
Here’s a strawberry field salad with one key ingredient.
14. Berry Spinach Salad
This berry spinach salad is truly BERRY.
The raspberry vinaigrette dressing is mouthwateringly good and so refreshing!
15. Blueberry Spinach Salad with Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette
Feta cheese takes this summer salad up a notch while honey dressing offers your tastebuds a delicious surprise!
16. Grilled Peach and Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese and Sweet Honey Balsamic
I love peaches and there’s honestly nothing better than grilling the juicy fruits.
Grilling them brings out a smokiness that you can’t get with any other technique.
So if you’re going to be grilling this summer, throw a few few slices on the barbecue and toss them in this amazing peach salad!
17. Cucumber Melon Salad
Melons are another summer fruit that you can create a wonderful summer salad with.
This is a simple recipe for melon salad and cucumbers for a hydrating side dish.
Your skin will thank you for it!
18. Prosciutto Melon Salad
If you want to enjoy melons a bit fancier, this prosciutto melon salad is the perfect recipe.
It’s paired with mozzarella balls and balsamic dressing for a flavorful experience you will not forget!