13 Refreshing Summer Salad Recipes

Summer is the ideal season for many bowls of salad! This is especially useful if you’re having trouble finding nutritious, satisfying dishes that won’t make you sweat in the heat. And if you’re bored with your normal greens salad, don’t worry since salads may be prepared in a variety of ways. With that in mind, I’ve compiled a list of 13 easy and refreshing summer salad recipes you can prepare in no time! 

13. Chicken Mango Salad

This chicken mango salad is easy to prepare and is great for dinner if you feel like something fresh, easy, and healthy. The combination of juicy chicken, crunchy lettuce, sweet mango, and pine nuts makes this salad incomparable!

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12. Creamy Avocado Pasta Salad

This Creamy Avocado Pasta Salad is perfect for summer picnics, barbeques, or just when you want to meal prep something simple for the week. I used my favorite gluten-free pasta, tossed it with fresh vegetables, and topped it with a homemade creamy avocado dressing!

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11. Alain Passard’s Cucumber Carpaccio Salad

I stumbled across this genius cucumber salad from Alain Passard after he recently shared it online. If you’re not aware of who Alain Passard is, he’s the chef and owner of 3 star Michelin L’Arpege in Paris. His dishes are vegetable focussed and truly magic.

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10. Mixed Berry Arugula Salad

This fresh and healthy Mixed Berry Arugula Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette is delicious and easy to make! It’s perfect for lunch and summer BBQ’s!

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9. Jalapeno Popper Salad

Jalapeño popper salad is a fresh and creamy salad that tastes like jalapeño poppers! This keto salad recipe is easy to make and a perfect dish to bring to your next summer BBQ or potluck. Just make sure to bring enough servings because this recipe is always a crowd favorite.

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8. Summer Tortellini Salad with Arugula

Summer Tortellini Salad is a quick and easy pasta salad side dish for your next gathering! This delicious tortellini pasta salad is packed with chopped cherry tomatoes, fresh arugula, parmesan cheese and is tossed with a light vinaigrette.

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7. Kale Salad with Cranberry, Walnut and Feta

Ready in ten minutes, this salad features fresh kale, dried cranberries, walnuts and feta combine together in this delicious Kale Salad with Cranberry, Walnut & Feta.

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6. Arugula Salad & Balsamic Vinaigrette

This keto arugula and balsamic salad is super fresh and crisp, with gluten-free and nutrient rich pockets of crunch from the pepitas, black sesame seeds and colorful red peppers and onions.

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5. Vegan Layered Pasta Salad with Pesto

Layered pasta salad packed with roast and fresh vegetables and a basil dill pesto. It is a gorgeous table centrepiece and perfect for the warmer seasons or Christmas!

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4. Hawaiian Potato Salad

No backyard party is complete without this Hawaiian potato salad! Featuring tender chunks of potato and loads of macaroni, this ultra creamy potato salad is a classic island side dish that’s perfect with just about any summer meal. It’s great for serving a large crowd, and it’s as simple as can be.

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3. Ezme Salad (Acili Ezme)

Ezme Salad (Acili Ezme) is a spicy Turkish dip commonly served at restaurants alongside a basket of warm Turkish Pide Bread or Pita Bread. It is very easy to make this delicious ezme salad at home and customise it to your taste.

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2. Beetroot Salad

This beetroot salad makes fresh addition to your summer menu. Perfect for a BBQ or when you need something light and easy.

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1. Spinach Caprese Salad

This spinach Caprese salad takes a well-loved summer salad up a notch with the addition of fresh greens and a flavorful vinaigrette. Perfect for a weeknight dinner or as a take-along dish to your next gathering, this salad is quick and easy, vegetarian, and gluten-free.

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