By Diana, Contributing Writer
Summer is officially here! During this season, my family eats lighter meals which includes an abundance of salads made with the season’s freshest fruits and vegetables from the farmers market or my own backyard.
Often, we get stuck and salads become green lettuces with tomatoes, cucumbers, and cheese. Really, salads can be made in a hundred different ways. From vegetables, to fruits, cheeses, legumes, nourishing fats, and vinaigretts – you can build them anyway you’d like.
Pick what’s in season. Add some vinegar and oil, a pinch of real salt and you’ve got a sensational summer salad!
To help you plan your next sensational salad, I’ve included 30 of my favorite summer salad recipes that I think you’ll enjoy as well.
Here’s to a sensational summer filled with refreshing summer salads!
1. Roasted Beets, Tops, and Green Beans in a Honey Vinaigrette – My Humble Kitchen
2. Cucumber Yogurt Kefir Salad – GNOWFGLINS
3. Cucumbers and Tomatoes Aliñado Topped with Basil Feta – My Humble Kitchen
4. Simple and Fresh Tomato Salad – Keeper of the Home
5. Mexican Fiesta Salad with Garlic Cilantro Dressing – Just Making Noise
6. Cucumber Mint Salad – learningandyearning
7. Spinach and Radish Sprout Salad with Strawberries and Feta in a Mint Vinaigrette – My Humble Kitchen
8. Broccoli Salad – Keeper of the Home
9. Kale Salad with Creamy Lemon Tahini Dressing and Toasted Seeds – Tales of a Kitchen
10. Eggplant and Feta Salad – Healthy Green Kitchen
11. Lentil and Chickpea Salad with Feta and Tahini – Smitten Kitchen
12. Black Bean and Avocado Salad – Keeper of the Home
13. Southwestern Black Bean Salad – Cookie Monster Cooking
14. Healthy Garbanzo Bean Salad – ValSoCal
15. Two Bean Salad with Bacon – Cook’s Country
16. Greek Pasta Salad – Don’t Waste the Crumbs
17. Veggie Tuna Pasta Salad – Stacy Makes Scents
18. Everyday Italian Rice Salad – The Nourishing Gourmet
19. Bean and Brown Rice Salad – Keeper of the Home
20. Wild Rice Salad with Apricots and Almonds and Apricot Dressing – Kitchen Confidante
21. Probiotic Potato Salad – Intentionally Domestic
22. Aliño – A Spanish Potato Salad – My Humble Kitchen
23. Ensaladilla Rusa – Russian Potato Salad – My Humble Kitchen
24. Avocado Potato Salad – The Country Chic Cottage
25. Basil Potato Salad – The Nourishing Gourmet
26. Watermelon and Feta Salad – A Delightful Home
27. Avocado, Mango, and Lime Summer Salad – Whole Intentions
28. Pineapple, Mint Salad – Nourishing Simplicity
29. Balsamic Grilled Fruit Salad – Audra Michelle
30. Cantaloupe Salad – Healthy Green Kitchen