15+ Fresh & Delicious Summer Salads to put on your menu this summer! Everything from pasta salads to simple green salads, bean salads and more!
We love salads in our house so I tend to make them quite often, especially in the summer. This also means that I need to keep things creative and interesting. I like to make simple green salads with different vinaigrette flavours, different varieties of pasta salads, and salads that can be enjoyed as a full summer meal. So if you’re looking for some great recipes to try this summer too, I’ve gathered a bunch here for you! Enjoy.
Delicious Salads to Make this Summer!
Bowl of Bows Pasta Salad
Bowl of Bows Pasta Salad is a family favourite! The dressing is tangy, garlicky and so delicious. It pairs perfectly with summer barbecue recipes.
Sprouted Bean Salad
Sprouted Bean Salad is a hearty and delicious dish. This salad is perfect served as a side dish, but is hearty enough it could stand alone as a light summer meal.
Bruschetta Pasta Salad
This Bruschetta Pasta Salad is a perfect summer side dish. Loaded with tomatoes, basil, parmesan cheese and noodles this salad is a must make dish! Add grilled chicken to make it a meal.
Blueberry Balsamic Vinaigrette
Blueberry Balsamic Vinaigrette is a delicious dressing for any salad. It’s particularly wonderful on this Grilled Turkey Salad. Loaded with fresh summer blueberries and peaches, flavourful grilled turkey, and goat cheese, all drizzled with a blueberry balsamic vinaigrette.
Creamy Cheddar Macaroni Salad
This Creamy Cheddar Macaroni Salad is the perfect summer pasta salad. It’s loaded with peppers, celery, onions, chunks of cheddar cheese and elbow noodles, all covered in a tangy sour cream dressing. Simple, quick and so delicious! Great for picnics.
Apple Beet Slaw
This Apple Beet Slaw is a crunchy, flavourful and fresh salad! It’s delicious served alongside ribs and barbecued meats. A perfect summery side dish!
Classic Creamy Coleslaw
Caprese Pasta Salad with Grilled Chicken
Make this Caprese Pasta Salad with Creamy Balsamic Dressing and add grilled chicken for a delicious and fresh summer meal!
Classic Potato Salad
This Classic Potato Salad is a delicious side salad for you next BBQ. Tip: use baked potatoes to make this salad…the flavour is amazing!
Creamy Pea Salad
This Pea Salad Recipe is creamy, so flavourful, and delicious with BBQ chicken and burgers!
Rainbow Pasta Salad
This Rainbow Pasta Salad is wonderful for summer picnics and barbecues! Made with a tangy, garlicky dressing, spicy Monterey Jack Cheese and loads of noodles and fresh vegetables. This recipe is very versatile and can be easily tailored to your tastebuds.
Fresh Tomato Salad with Basil Balsamic Vinaigrette
This Fresh Tomato Salad with Basil Balsamic Vinaigrette can be made in 15 minutes, making it a wonderful and quick summer side dish. Using summer ripened tomatoes and fresh basil, makes this salad especially amazing.
Strawberry Beet Salad
Strawberry Beet Salad is a fresh and delicious summer salad! Roasted beets and fresh strawberries are a match made in heaven. This salad is drizzled with a balsamic vinaigrette and sprinkled with feta cheese. So good.
Kasha, Beet & Dill Salad
This Kasha, Beet and Dill Salad is a unique and delicious salad to serve with your next barbecue. If you don’t have kasha, you can substitute it with quinoa, couscous or orzo.
Easy Italian Pasta Salad
This Easy Italian pasta salad is a family favourite. Just toss cooked noodles, bite sized vegetables and chunks of cheese in some Italian dressing and enjoy! Tip! Make this recipe stress free by using store bought Italian salad dressing.
Creamy Avocado Vinaigrette
Creamy Avocado Vinaigrette is tangy and so flavourful! It’s wonderful drizzled over a simple green salad.
Avocado Tomato Salad
This Avocado, Tomato, Kale & Onion Salad is a perfect summer salad! Delicious and fresh vegetables are tossed in a tangy Lemon Vinaigrette.
Easy Caprese Salad
This Easy Caprese Salad is fresh, easy to make, and is bursting with delicious flavour! A classic recipe that is perfect for summer.
Spinach Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette
The Strawberry Vinaigrette on this spinach salad is SO delicious! It is creamy, delicious and bursting with fresh strawberry flavour. And look how pretty it is!
Curry Quinoa Sprouted Bean Salad
Curry Quinoa & Sprouted Bean Salad is a delicious salad! Loaded with fresh vegetables, cooked quinoa and sprouted beans, this salad could stand alone as a simple summer lunch or dinner.
Simple Green Salad
This Simple Green Salad with Homemade Mayo Dressing is a delicious and easy addition to dinner! Ready in 5 minutes. This is one of my most favourite salads.
Warm Potato Salad
This Warm Potato Salad is SO delicious. Made with roasted baby potatoes, and tossed with homemade bacon bits and a creamy dressing. Served warm, this salad is just so tasty.
More Summer Salads to try!
- Corn & Bean Salad
- Savoury Balsamic Vegetarian Couscous
- Pea Salad with Radishes & Feta
- Layered Salad
- Honey Vinaigrette
- Summer Salad Rolls
- Maple Vinaigrette
- Caesar Salad
Looking for more salad recipes? Follow my Salad board on Pinterest!
Do you love salads? What are some of your favourites?
Have a delicious day!
Note: This post was originally published in 2012, and I have since updated it with more delicious salad recipes!