25 Best Summer Salad Recipes

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SaladsNow that summer is here, we all need salad ideas that are yummy and so satisfying!  You can find so many fresh ingredients at this time of the year, especially all those delicious fruits.  I thought I would bring you a round up of some amazing Summer Salad Recipes that will have you wanting to make it again and again!  Whether you choose to cook out, or just throw it together in the kitchen, you’re sure to find something that’ll fill you up.

This Strawberry Kale Spring Salad is one of my favorites- strawberries go beautifully with a little bit of goat cheese and some chicken!Strawberry Kale SaladStrawberry Kale Spring Salad }

Grilling chicken on your BBQ adds a great flavor to this salad with feta, cranberries and spinach!  Top it off with a delicious strawberry vinaigrette! Blackened Chicken and Strawberry SaladBlackened Chicken and Strawberry Salad }

Blueberries and apples go together like PB and J.  The cheese of choice is a mild swiss that tastes so good with the dijon mustard vinaigrette.Blueberry Apple Swiss Salad with Dijon Mustard VinaigretteBlueberry Apple Swiss Salad with Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette }

Who doesn’t love a good old fashioned caprese salad?  Basil, tomatoes and mozzarella is all you need, topped with a sweet balsamic glaze!Caprese Salad with Balsamic Glaze

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Love grapefruit?  This vinaigrette is tangy, but sweet.  A perfect side dish to some grilled chicken!Grapefruit Vinaigrette SaladGrapefruit Vinaigrette Salad }

Chef Salads are so simple- hard boiled eggs, cheese, tomatoes, cucumber, lettuce, ham and your Ranch dressing!  This one is a crowd pleaser and reminds you of the good old days.
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You can find cranberries all year round.  It doesn’t have to be just for the fall meals.  Cranberries, red grapes, apples, and almonds add the perfect touch to the spring mix lettuce!
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A good greek salad is easy to make!  Just a little bit of chopping required.Greek SaladGreek Salad }

Roast some ears of corn alongside with some skewered shrimp- and throw it on a bed of greens with avocado and bacon, topped with a buttermilk pesto dressing!
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This patriotic salad is sure to be a crowd pleaser!  Star cut watermelon, blueberries, raspberries, greens and quinoa with your favorite salad dressing!
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A fresh pasta salad can be very filling, as long as there’s nothing in it that will go bad in the hot summer sun like mayo.  This summer friendly pasta salad is made with capers, saffron and romanesco, which is a roman cauliflower and dressed with olive oil and lemon juice.
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I love a great fruit salad!  It makes a great snack, a perfect side dish, or a meal in itself!  Add a light honey lime dressing to all your favorite fruits in a bowl!
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Grilled pineapple brings out the juices!  It makes for a great salad component with some sriracha lime chicken and avocado!
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A good poppyseed dressing is not hard to make at all!  Make a strawberry poppyseed dressing that goes fabulous with bacon, strawberries and onions!
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Make a simple side salad with watermelon, basil and a salty feta.  It is great paired with grilled fish or shrimp!
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Some salads do not have to have lettuce or any kind of greens- like this watermelon, orange, red onion and feta salad!
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Sliced BBQ chicken with a creamy avocado dressing – delish!  Especially when the salad has corn and black beans.
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I love adding nuts to a salad.  Spinach, especially, goes well with different fruits and cheeses!  But the kicker here, is the maple cider vinaigrette!  Yum.
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Give your chicken some flavor by coating it with an almond crust when you bake it!  This one is topped off with a champagne vinaigrette.  Sounds fancy.
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Quinoa is slowly gaining popularity over pastas.  It is a fabulous alternative to greens and it is pretty filling.  Chop up some cucumbers, tomatoes, and red onions and add it to the quinoa and ricotta!
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How simple is this salad that consists of chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, and avocado?  A simple red wine vinaigrette tops it off perfectly.
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A little spiciness is needed every now and then.  This southwestern salad is made with a jalapeno dressing that’ll knock your socks off!

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Green is a great color to choose when it comes to fruits and veggies.  Go with cucumbers, green grapes and avocado for a different kind of salad!


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Asparagus replaces the lettuce in this bacon and egg salad.  A dijon vinaigrette goes great with this.
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I couldn’t leave out a steak salad!  A juicy flank steak salad with carmelized pears, pecans and gorgonzola?  This is something that needs to be tried!

Arugula Skirt Steak Salad with Caramelized Pears Pecans and Gorgonzola{ Arugula Skirt Steak Salad with Carmelized Pears Pecans and Gorgonzola }


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