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21 Summer Salads to Eat All Summer Long

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Get ready to savor the taste of summer with these vibrant and refreshing salads! From crisp greens adorned with luscious fruits to zesty pasta creations bursting with seasonal veggies. Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue or simply craving a light and satisfying meal, these sensational salads will be the stars of your summer spread. So grab your fork and get ready to embark on a mouthwatering journey that captures the essence of the season, one delectable bite at a time.

Greek Potato Salad

Bowl of Greek potato salad in a bowl.
Photo credit: Loren Runion.

This simple salad is a flavorful alternative to mayo-based potato salads and made with just a handful of ingredients. It’s crunchy, salty and pairs well with grilled meats.

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Arugula Watermelon Salad

Watermelon arugula salad on a plate.
Photo credit: Loren Runion.

When you’re in the mood for a salty and sweet salad with a little bit of bite, this salad will hit all of the right notes! Don’t assemble the salad until right before serving as the juicy watermelon will cause the greens to wilt.

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Quinoa Arugula Salad

Bowl of quinoa and arugula salad with chopped almonds on the top.
Photo credit: My Everyday Table.

This salad boasts almost 20 grams of plant based protein, but you don’t have to be vegetarian to fall in love with it. Peppery arugula is topped with cooked quinoa, chopped almonds, and a zippy lemon vinaigrette dressing.

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Napa Cabbage Slaw

Bowl of napa cabbage slaw.
Photo credit: Loren Runion.

This is truly the salad that goes with anything: grilled meats, smoked meats, or even brats. Napa cabbage stays crunchy even after it’s dressed making it perfect for parties.

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Traditional Greek Cucumber Salad

Big bowl of tomato cucumber Greek salad with feta cheese.
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You’ll love this Greek cucumber tomato salad that’s made with fresh veggies! It’s refreshing, easy-to-make, and made with basic ingredients.

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Strawberry Spinach Salad

Spinach and strawberry salad with goat cheese in a salad bowl
Photo credit: My Everyday Table.

This simple strawberry spinach goat cheese salad recipe takes less than 10 minutes to make! Serve it as a side or add protein for a meal when strawberries are at their ripest.

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Chickpea Salad with Feta

Bowl of Greek chickpea salad with feta cheese
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This easy chickpea salad with feta is a great side to any Greek or Mediterranean meal! It takes just 10 minutes to throw together and is made with basic ingredients.

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Summer Peach and Burrata Salad

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This EASY summer peach burrata salad is the salad to make when peaches are ripe and juicy. Drizzle the peach and burrata salad with a simple homemade dressing for the ultimate in sweet, creamy, and crunchy flavors.

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Trader Joe’s Antipasto Salad

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All this satisfying salad requires is some simple chopping. Then throw everything together in a bowl, dress, and serve.

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Celery and Carrot Slaw with Blue Cheese

bowl of celery blue cheese coleslaw in a bowl
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If buffalo chicken is on your menu, this salad is a must! It’s cool and refreshing flavors pair perfectly with the spice of buffalo chicken.

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Cherry Chicken Pasta Salad

cherry chicken pasta salad
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This pasta salad is a crowd-pleaser! It’s a delicious mix of al dente pasta, chicken, dried cherries, and a poppyseed dressing. It’s a perfect side dish, easy lunch, or summer dinner. 

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Melon Ball Skewers with Basil Mint Dressing

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These melon ball skewers with a basil-mint dressing are a refreshing snack or dessert for summer! Naturally vegan, gluten-free, and delicious.

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Green Goddess TikTok Salad

Photo Credit: XOXO Bella.

There is absolutely nothing boring about this Tik Tok viral green goddess salad. It’s colorful and gorgeous and makes a great lunch or dinner. Cabbage, kale, avocado, sweet peppers, and more are combined with the most wonderful green goddess dressing. 

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Vegan Pasta Salad

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If you are looking for a vegan pasta salad recipe, here is a fast and easy recipe idea that is perfect for family gatherings, birthdays, and holidays.

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Smoked Italian Pasta Salad

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If you’re a pasta salad with meat fan, you must try this smoked Italian pasta salad. It takes everything that’s great about pasta salad and adds a wonderful smoky flavour to it. Pepperoni, salami and mozzarella cheese are included in this summer BBQ salad along with a pepperoncini dressing.

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Summer Farro Salad

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This is the best summer farro salad! It’s a flavorful and healthy and combination of red cabbage, carrots, broccoli, fresh herbs and a spicy peanut sauce.

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Roasted Garlic Blue Cheese Pasta Salad

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A simple creamy blue cheese pasta salad recipe made with fresh produce tossed in a double umami creamy roasted garlic miso blue cheese dressing. If you’re not a fan of blue cheese, it can easily be omitted from the dressing and still have the umami flavors from the miso!

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Fattoush Salad

Photo Credit: Keeping the Peas.

Discover the vibrant flavors of Fattoush salad, a refreshing Middle Eastern dish bursting with crisp vegetables, tangy sumac, and toasted pita bread.

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No-Mayo Vegan Potato Salad

This healthy vegan potato salad with cucumber and tomato in a garlicky yogurt sauce is all you need for summer picnics or BBQs. This simple salad is so easy to make and it’s creamy and delicious.

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Broccoli Salad with Bacon Dressing

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This broccoli salad with bacon, sunflower seeds, and a creamy homemade mayonnaise dressing is so easy to make! It’s the perfect salad to bring to potlucks and summer parties because it’s always a huge crowd-pleaser!

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Supergreens Salad with Cherries and Feta

This Supergreens Salad with Cherries and Feta will become your new favorite salad.  It’s super easy to whip up for weekday healthy lunches and delicious enough to take to your next cookout.

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