13 Non-Lettuce Healthy Summer Salads

Quinoa salad recipe and other summer salads

Ever get sick of eating lettuce-based salads? We definitely do. That’s when we turn to these easy, healthy, and refreshing summer lettuce-less salads to change things up! Bursting with summer vegetables and fruits, you’re going to love these flavorful dishes.

Favorite Quinoa Salad

“This quinoa salad is refreshing, crisp and delicious. It’s made simply with fresh cucumber, red bell pepper, red onion, chickpeas, fresh parsley and a garlicky olive oil and lemon dressing. The salad sort of reminds me of tabouleh, an herbed Lebanese salad with tomatoes and bulgur.” – Kate

Cabbage Salad with Corn

“This Cabbage Salad with Corn is made with only a few ingredients and it tastes fantastic! It makes the perfect side dish for almost any kind of meal.” – Tania

Chickpea Salad

“This Chickpea Salad is a light and refreshing summer salad recipe and you can easily add in more veggies too! It’s vegan, oil-free, gluten-free, and plant-based.” – Courtney

Best Broccoli Salad Recipe

“Best Broccoli Salad (No Mayo) recipe packed with crispy broccoli, bacon, onion, dried cranberries, and crunchy sunflower seeds and tossed with a light honey mustard dressing, it’s time to toss up something new for dinner.” – Tiffany

Healthy Chicken Pasta Salad with Avocado, Tomato, and Basil

“Healthy Chicken Pasta Salad – Packed with flavor, protein and veggies! This healthy chicken pasta salad is loaded with tomatoes, avocado, and fresh basil. If you’re looking for a nutritious salad for lunch or recipes ideas for a potluck, this chunky chicken salad will be one of the best options in your arsenal. Enjoy!” – Christina

Avocado Tuna Salad

“Delicious Avocado Tuna Salad with chunky tuna, avocado, eggs, cucumber, and zesty no-mayo Mustard-Lime dressing. This tuna salad is easy, healthy and down-right delicious salad you have ever had. It is also gluten free, dairy free and good for keto diet.” – Savita

Chinese Chicken Salad (Low Carb!!)

“I know, I know – low carb salads and guilty pleasures don’t normally go together, but this is one of my go-to healthy recipes that I literally build my week around.” – Lindsey

Loaded Cauliflower Salad Recipe

“Cauliflower Salad is a deliciously crispy, crunchy, vegetable salad fully loaded! Tender roasted cauliflower is mixed with bacon and cheddar in a flavorful creamy dressing!” – Holly

Black Bean and Corn Salad

“Healthy and flavorful Black Bean and Corn Salad! It’s a simple salad jam packed nutritious black beans, fresh vegetables like corn, avocado and bell pepper and it’s all tossed with a vibrant cilantro lime dressing. A delicious Mexican style salad everyone will crave!” – Jaclyn

Blueberry Lemon Poppyseed Broccoli Salad

“A few summers ago, I started putting adding lemon zest to summery salads, and the zest brightens any salad and gives it the perfect amount of depth. I think that blueberries and lemons make the ideal pair. Like in this Lemon-Blueberry Smoothie. This broccoli salad has fresh blueberries AND dried blueberries. I also made a homemade lemon poppyseed dressing.” – Kristen

Bacon and Brussels Sprout Salad

“All it took was one time with this recipe and I was completely ruined on enjoying brussels sprouts any other way. I generally can’t do cooked brussels sprouts – except roasted, maybe. caramelized, okay yasss – but I can always always always find big love in my heart for a bite of fresh, raw, paper-thin shredded brussels sprouts tossed with a light citrus vinaigrette and the flavor-texture trifecta of bacon, almonds, and Parmesan.” – Lindsay

Zesty Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad

“Zesty Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad, a light and refreshing salad that requires no cooking! Lime juice and cilantro are the key ingredients to creating this wonderful, healthy salad you’ll want to make all summer long.” – Gina

Tomato Basil Avocado Mozzarella Salad with Balsamic Dressing

“You’ll love this refreshing, healthy, Mediterranean style salad. Made with fresh ingredients, it’s perfect for the Summer!” – Julia