15 Of Our Favorite Summer Salads

This article will amuse my friends and family because I’m not what you would consider a healthy eater or a vegetable lover.  My diet can best be described as a stoned college kid turned loose in the 7-11. I really am working on it though. Most of the time. Sometimes.

Seeing how it’s hotter than a billy goat in a pepper patch around here however, means even I’ve jumped on the summer salad wagon. You know. The kind that isn’t just a side dish but could be an entire meal. Because no one wants an over-heated kitchen in the dog days of summer.


Some of these dishes are already entire meals and others could easily be made into a meal with the addition of some grilled chicken or fish, or even a crusty loaf of bread.

Dig in.

Chopped Mexican Quinoa Salad with Chili Lime Shrimp from Cafe Sucre Farine.


Cafe Sucre Farine

Kale and Blueberry Salad with Buttermilk Dressing from My Recipes.


My Recipes

Mid Summer Italian Bread Salad from Allrecipes.



This Grilled Chicken with Seasonal Fruit Salad is also from Allrecipes. If you haven’t checked out Allrecipes, you really should. They’re my go to for ideas and each recipe comes with real life reviews.



Chicken Orzo Salad with Goat Cheese from My Recipes.


My Recipes

Another goodie from My Recipes is this Corn Chicken and Bell Pepper Salad. This one’s on the menu this week with the jalapeños on the side. Because kids are fun like that.


My Recipes

Loaded Chicken Taco Salad with Lime Cilantro Dressing from Averie Cooks. A salad with tortilla chips is my kind of vegetable.


Averie Cooks

Avocado and Grilled Chicken Salad With Skinny Chipotle Lime Ranch Dressing from Cooking Classy.


Cooking Classy

20 Minute BLT Pasta Salad from Baker By Nature


Baker by Nature

Balsamic Honey Grilled Steak Salad from Mom On Timeout. (Can I get a timeout???)


Shrimp and Avocado Boats from My Turn For Us


My Turn For Us

Grilled Peach, Onion and Bacon Salad with Buttermilk Dressing from Food and Wine


Food and Wine

Herb and Chickpea Chopped Salad with Goat Cheese by Half Baked Harvest


Half Baked Harvest

More chickpea goodness in a Tomato Avocado Cucumber Chickpea Salad with Feta and Greek Lemon Dressing. Another winner from Cooking Classy.


Cooking Classy

And finally, a yummy Strawberry Tomato Salad from My Recipes.


My Recipes

Can’t wait to give these a try over the next few weeks.

Got a favorite summer salad? Or another healthy recipe? Since I’m trying (baby steps) to eat a little better, I started a Pinterest Group Board for Healthy Eating. If you would like to contribute the board, email me your Pinterest link and Pinterest email address. Let’s eat!

Sharing these yummy salads here and over at Serenity NowFinding Silver Pennies, Home Stories A to Z,  Cedarhill FarmhouseFluster BusterCoastal Charm, Bloom DesignsFrom My Front Porch to YoursPieced Pastimes, Tabler for Two, A Life In Balance, and Savvy Southern Style.

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