Make the most out of fresh and seasonal summer produce! Try one of these easy, healthy, and delicious summer salad recipes.
Summer is my favorite time of year when it comes to fruits and vegetables. There is just an abundance of super fresh, flavorful produce. Plus with the hot weather, I crave cooling foods like salads more often. It just feels EASY to eat healthy in the summertime!
When I’m craving a quick, cooling, and healthy dish to make in the summer, I always go for salads. They’re an easy way to fill up on tons of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber.
I love adding grains and cheese to my summer salads to make them more substantial. Also, tons of fresh herbs are a must!
The beauty of summer salads is that they hardly require a recipe. When in double, just chop up whatever fresh veggies you have on hand. Add salt, pepper, chopped fresh herbs, and a drizzle of olive oil and your favorite vinegar. Voila! I guarantee you’ll enjoy it.
I’m sharing a round-up of my 10 favorite summer salad recipes below. Which one are you going to try first?
For when you DON’T feel like adding fruit to your salad…enter this tomato avocado cucumber salad recipe! The key to making this recipe extra delicious is adding tons of chopped fresh herbs. You can use whatever you have on hand, such as basil, parsley, cilantro, or dill.
I’ve made this recipe with both cherry tomatoes and large tomatoes. Both work beautifully!
If you haven’t caught on, most of my favorite summer salad recipes do not include lettuce. This stems from my love of authentic Greek horiatiki salads.
I fell in love with this salad back when I studied abroad in Greece. There’s something magical about the combination of fresh tomatoes, cucumber, olives, feta cheese, and red onion. It doesn’t hurt to enjoy this salad on a Greek island, too.
This quinoa salad is one of my most popular recipes on Pinterest, and for good reason! It’s nourishing, colorful, satisfying, and easy to make.
This salad is substantial enough to be a meal salad, thanks to the plant based protein in quinoa and lentils. The vegetables, olives, and feta cheese are all inspired by Greek horiatiki salads I love so much (recipe above).