If you are dreading the idea of cooking in a hot kitchen this summer, I’ve got you covered! Take a look at these 35 refreshing summer salads! These recipes are easy, healthy and filling! Keep reading to learn more!
One of my favorite things about the summer? It’s finally hot out (I’m a full-on winter-hater). One of my least favorite things about the summer? Cooking when it’s hot out. Even with the A/C on, the house becomes a sweltering mess any time the oven is on.
Summer salads to the rescue.
I have a hard time eating salads during the winter, even though I know they are so good for you. You know, when it’s cold out, you are just itching for those warm, cozy comfort foods. But when it’s hot in the summer, meals like that just feel oppressive. Summer salads are perfect for a refreshing meal.
I’m the first one to admit that I get bored with salads very easily, even though I probably eat close to the same one every single day. But with just a little bit of effort, it’s so easy to make one of these summer salads that are so, so SO good.
The trick to to most summer salads is really just adding some extra fruit to it. Most of them still have a lettuce or spinach base, but add in some fruit? It is the perfect summer meal.
The best thing about salads is that really, anything goes. You can mix and match and throw a bunch of things together, and chances are, it will taste outstanding. As you take a look through these salad, think about how you can mix them up. There’s really no wrong way to do a salad.
They are quick to prep, no cooking time, no standing in a hot kitchen – a perfectly refreshing and filling meal!
30 of the Best and Most Refreshing Summer Salads
1| Tomato Cucumber Feta Salad from Lemon Tree Dwelling
2| Strawberry Spinach Salad from The Slow Roasted Italian
3| Peach Salad with Grilled Basil Chicken from Cooking Classy
4| Cucumber Noodle, Watermelon and Feta Salad from Two Peas and Their Pod
5| Summer Corn Salad from Lil’ Luna
6| Strawberry Avocado Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing from Ahead of Thyme
7| Cranberry Almond Spinach Salad from Cooking Classy
8| Tomato Mozzarella Salad with Balsamic Reduction from Little Broken
9| Grilled Chili Lime Chicken Fajita Salad from Cafe Delites
10| Berry Orange Spinach Salad with Citrus Balsamic Dressing from Yay for Food
11| Shrimp and Avocado Taco Salad from Iowa Girl Eats
12| Chickpea Avocado and Feta Salad from Homegrown in the Valley
13| Candied Walnut and Pear Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing from The Recipe Critic
14| Apple Brie Salad from Lemon Tree Dwelling
15| Grilled Peach Blueberry Salad with Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette from Yay for Food
16| Honey Mustard Chicken, Avocado and Bacon Salad from Cafe Delites
17| Broccoli Apple Salad from Cooking Classy
18| Mexican Street Corn Salad with Black Beans and Avocado from Little Spice Jar
19| Pineapple Cucumber Salad from Mom on Time Out
20| Cantaloupe, Blueberry and Prosciutto Summer Salad from Greens and Chocolate
21| Chopped Greek Salad from Marla Meridith
22| Strawberry Bacon and Bleu Cheese Salad from Lemon Tree Dwelling
23| Garbanzo Summer Salad from Vanilla and Bean
24| Layered Salad from The Pioneer Woman
25| Blueberry Broccoli Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Ranch Dressing from Peas and Crayons
26| Mango Black Bean Salad from Miss Information
27| Loaded Veggie Salad with Black Beans and Chick Peas from Pip and Ebby
28| Southwestern Steak Salad with Cilantro Avocado Dressing from Joyful Healthy Eats
29| Blackened Chicken and Strawberry Salad from Bonbon Break
30| Chopped Southwestern Salad from A Dash of Sanity
31| Tequila Shrimp Taco Salad from How Sweet Eats
32| Candied Pecan, Pear and Pomegranate Salad from Chelsea’s Messy Apron
33| Caprese Orzo Salad from Five Heart Home
34| Mango Black Bean Avocado Quinoa Salad from Cooking Classy
35| Apple Cranberry Walnut Salad from Creme de la Crumb
Don’t they all look so delicious? My plan is to eat my way through this list this summer. (Meal planning – done!) I love that they are healthy, filling, and so easy to make. That’s really everything I love about a good meal.
Which ones are your favorites? Any that you are itching to try?
If you make one, be sure to take a picture of it and tag me on Instagram! I’d love to see what you come up with!
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