Best Summer Salad Recipes

Now that summer has officially arrived, it’s time to focus on lighter meals and side dishes. When the weather is hot and sultry, you’ll be happy my blogger friends have shared their best summer salad recipes. They will definitely hit the spot! Best Summer Salad Recipes

Best Summer Salad Recipes

Cool and refreshing summer salads are perfect for those nights when it’s too steamy to spend any time over a hot stove. Whether used as a side dish with a quick grilled entree or the entree itself, we have loads of marvelous recipes to share with you for the dog days of summer. Let me know your go-to warm weather salad recipe in the comments!

Simple Wedge Salad with Homemade Blue Cheese

Chicken Salad Sandwich

Creamy Broccoli Salad

Creamy Broccoli Salad

Avocado Chicken Salad Crostini

Honey Lime Fruit Salad

Mediterranean Orzo Salad

Roasted Potato Herb salad

Roasted Herb and Potato Salad

Couscous Chicken Salad

Couscous Chicken Salad

Lobster Cobb Salad

Lobster Cobb Salad

Berry Chicken Salad

Chicken Souvlaki Pasta Salad

Chicken Souvlaki Pasta Salad

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad

Fresh Vegetable Salad

Fresh Vegetable Salad

Jacked Up Monterey Chicken Salad

Antipasto Salad

Antipasto Salad

Brown Rice & Apple Salad

Brown Rice Apple Salad

Jalapeno Popper Macaroni Salad

Italian Orzo Pasta Salad

Orzo Pasta Salad

Parmesan Ranch Pasta Salad

Make Sure to Pin!

I hope you’ve found some terrific inspiration to try over the next few months among these wonderful Summer Salad Recipes! Pin the below collage to have instant access to all the links. Which one do you want to make first? I’m going to start at the top and work my way down. There’s not a one that I’m not dying to try! Check back in July when we’ll be sharing our favorite summer desserts and treats.

Best Summer Salad Recipes | Cool, refreshing salads that hit the spot on a hot day!


  1. Another great roundup, Liz. We eat lots of salads, esp. at this time of year. Awesome!

  2. Claudia Lamascolo says:

    I really love them all but very fond of Bleu cheese so that would be my first go too!

  3. These all sound great, especially the wedge salad!

  4. Wow – what a fantastic collection of salads! I will be looking back at this post many times for salad recipes. Summer salads are SO wonderful and I can’t wait to try many of these. Your fruit salad looks perfect.

  5. Judee@gluten free A-Z Blog says:

    Thanks for all the wonderful salad suggestions. I saw quite a few that I would love to make, starting with the wedge and blue cheese- yum!!

  6. I want to try them all! Have a great weekend Liz!

  7. I just love your cobb salad, I have made it a few times (with minor alterations) and have had rave reviews! The wedge salad is also a winner here, except we grill the wedge for texture and smoke! It really is awesome. Nice little round up, Liz.

  8. What a fantastic roundup Liz, I like every single one of these!!!

  9. Lovely…I can see a few that I would gravitate towards! Thanks for the great ideas. Have a good weekend, Liz. 🙂

  10. Each one of these salads looks better than the next. What a great assortment to alternate throughout the summer. Love these. Thanks for sharing them.

  11. So many delicious salads to choose from! Can’t wait to try each and everyone of them this hot and steamy summer. Lighter fare is always welcome!

  12. You were’t kidding when you titled your post Best Summer Salads. Indeed, each one looks like it’s something you’d pick up at a Beverly Hills restaurant…The chicken salad on the croissant brought back memories of modeling at the once-upon-a-time LA icon department store, Bullocks =)

  13. This is great list of really gorgeous salad recipes! There a little bit of everything. I want to try them all 🙂

  14. Yeah its officially salad season and this is a great list 😀

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