As the weather warms, it is the perfect time to start eating more fruits and vegetables. Why is it so much easier during the summer? I love taking the best the farmer’s market has to offer to whip into refreshing summer salads that are both healthy and delicious.
Plus, salads are the PERFECT dish to take to a potluck. Whether you are looking for a fresh greens salad, a mixed veggie salad (which is great when you need to make it ahead), pasta salad, tuna salad or chicken salad, we have recipes for refreshing summer salads for you!
Greens make up the bulk of these delicious and refreshing salads.
Want to take a salad to a potluck. This layered salad is the perfect make ahead salad.
Looking for a fresh and delicious salad that you can make in advance? Make this Mason Jar Greek Salad and keep it in the fridge for 5 days!
Summer bounty in a salad!
Kick your salad game up a notch with this delicious kale and brussel sprouts salad.
Veggies make delicious salads that don't fade quite as fast as green salads. That makes them perfect to make ahead!
Carrot Raisin Salad with Apples is a Southern side dish favourite.
Looking for a fresh and delicious salad for summer? Try this tomato avocado salad with cilantro lime dressing. Yum!
An easy make ahead salad for a cookout or potluck.
A crisp and fresh salad that pairs perfectly with grilled summer favourites.
Fresh and tasty, this recipe benefits from the use of farm fresh veggies!
Looking for a new salad recipe to try? Check out this Cucumber Tomato Slaw Recipe. It uses fresh and delicious veggies in a new way.
Summer Pasta Salad Recipes
Is there anything more delicious than a pasta salad? No, no there is not. Yum!
A fresh and lemony pasta salad.
Seafood and Corn Pasta salad is perfect for potlucks or any time. Made with veggies that stay crisp and delicious and make perfect leftovers.
A great recipe combining my two favorite salads...Caprese and Pasta! Caprese Chicken Pasta salad will be your summer favourite!
A delicious chilled noodle salad perfect for summer.
Chicken and Tuna Salads
These salads are perfect on a sandwich or served with crackers.
Want to kick your tuna salad up a notch? Add a couple of hard-boiled eggs for tuna salad with eggs. This is a favourite from my childhood!
Whip up this delicious chicken salad for lunch this summer. Easy and delicious!
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Check out these great kitchen gadgets that make salads even easier!
A salad spinner is a must-have. Dripping wet greens make a soggy and icky salad. Instead, take them for a spin to get all the water out before you toss them with your favourite dressing.
Homemade dressings are the best. They are easy peasy to make. The hardest part is making sure they are mixed well enough to emulsify the oil and vinegar. This dressing jar with blender ball makes that a snap.
When you toss a salad, you need a BIG bowl or else bits go flying everywhere. I love this all in one salad bowl/lid and servers. Keeping everything together is the best.
I hope you have some great recipes for refreshing summer salads. It makes summer dining and entertaining so much easier! Don’t forget to pin this post for later!