17 Summer Salads You’ll Actually Crave

Strawberry salad

When it’s hot out, the last thing we feel like doing is eating something heavy or that requires standing in front of the stove. That’s where these refreshing summer salads come into play! Healthy and full of summer flavors you love, we promise you’ll love eating these delicious salads.

Summer Strawberry Spinach Salad with Avocado

“Gorgeous summer strawberry spinach salad topped with avocado, feta, red onion, toasted almonds, pistachios and drizzled with a flavorful strawberry balsamic vinaigrette. The best ever strawberry salad recipe that’s sweet, tangy, crunchy, creamy and the perfect lunch or easy side dish!” – Monique

Cranberry Blueberry Salad with Blueberry Balsamic Dressing

“We LOVE with this healthy Blueberry Salad! This scrumptious Summer salad is fun, fruity, and flavorful, and topped with the most amazing homemade blueberry balsamic dressing.” – Jenn

Cucumber Tomato Salad with Avocado

“Cucumber tomato salad with avocado is loaded with juicy tomatoes, crunchy cucumbers, and fresh avocado slices! This simple salad is my everyday salad recipe. And also a good side dish for pot lucks or summer picnics!” – Olya

Skip the Lettuce and Make this Fresh & Easy Summer Corn Salad

“Take advantage of seasonal corn and make this fresh corn salad that’s both full of bright flavors and is also very easy to make! With a zesty olive oil & apple cider dressing and yummy feta cheese, you’ll be the hero of your next cookout! It’s a perfect match with summer grilling.” – Lina

Grilled Peach Salad with Basil, Burrata and Prosciutto

“So to celebrate the cookbook’s launch, I wanted to share with you the perfect summer salad. This Grilled Peach Salad with Burrata, Basil & Prosciutto is simple to toss together yet has all the right combinations of flavor. Summer peaches, while perfect on their own, reach a whole new level of sweetness after a brief turn on the grill while salty prosciutto pairs well with the peppery bite from both the arugula and basil. The burrata tops it all off with a creamy and mild finish.” – Kristen

Chickpea Salad Recipe

“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

Refreshing Watermelon Salad Recipe

“Super refreshing watermelon salad recipe to enjoy on a hot summer day with a delicious 3-ingredient fruit salad dressing!” – Love

Italian Sub Salad Recipe

“Make this delicious Italian sub salad for a summer side dish! It is easy to make and you surely won’t have any leftovers.”- Michelle

Summer Couscous Salad

“The salad you’re going to want to eat all summer long- summer couscous salad! Loaded with tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumber, red onion, feta cheese, mint and Israeli couscous.” – Denise

Watermelon Salad with Cucumber and Feta

“Watermelon Salad with Cucumber and Feta is an easy to make, refreshing salad to make this summer! Salty, sweet and perfect alongside your favorite grilled protein!” – Danae

Summer Fruit Salad with Peach Dressing

“Light and healthy summer fruit salad served with a ripe peach dressing that is ready in five minutes or less!” – Jessica

Green Bean and Feta Salad

“An easy summer salad that makes the most of fresh summer green beans and tomatoes. Holds up better than green salad at picnics and potlucks. Delicious!” – Teresa

The Best Summer Tomato Salad

“Now you’re standing at your kitchen counter and wondering what to do next. You could just eat them as they are — with a generous sprinkling of sea salt, of course. Or you could take that idea a step further and make the best, juiciest summer tomato salad.” – Alexandra

Greek Salad Recipe

“Greek salad is refreshing, healthy and bursting with flavor. This authentic Greek salad recipe strikes the perfect balance between crisp lettuce, juicy veggies, and creamy feta cheese, especially when topped with an easy homemade Greek salad dressing recipe. You’ll make this recipe again and again.” – Marina

Berry Orange Spinach Salad with Citrust Balsamic Vinaigrette

“A fresh summer berry orange spinach salad that’s delicious and healthy! Dress this salad with a homemade citrus balsamic vinaigrette!” – Marie

Corn and Grilled Zucchini Salad

“Easy grilled zucchini salad with charred corn, feta cheese and peppery arugula is a delicious, gluten free and vegetarian summer salad.” – Alida

Rainbow Fruit Salad

“My rainbow fruit salad is a cool and refreshing dessert to indulge in, and a sweet and juicy side to serve with any meal. Filled with a colorful combination of pineapple, mango, peaches, nectarines and berries, then tossed with a tangy citrus-honey dressing, this fruit salad is the perfect healthy dessert!” – Ingrid