15 Awesome Summer Salads
Summer is right around the corner and this is the time to eating more delicious summer salads. I thought why not compile a list from some of the most tantalizing summer salads that I have found from around the net with the permission from some of my food blogging friends.
Go ahead and make some of these salads in advance, say on a saturday and sunday. And then you will have some meal preps to take with you for the week ahead. Saving yourself some cash!
In no particular order here are 15 Awesome Summer Salads!
Most recipe you see here can be made in 30 minutes. Below is a list of must have cooking essentials to make either of these delicious salads.
I hope you give some of these delicious and unique recipes a try! I would love to know if you tried any of them and what you thought? Also I would love to hear what your all time favorite summer salad is? Feel free to leave a comment below 🙂 I love hearing for you! Thanks to all the contributors for giving me permission to included there recipes in this list!
1. Chicken Avocado Chickpea Salad
This Chicken Avocado Chickpea Salad is made with perfectly seasoned shredded chicken breasts, chickpeas, avocados, cucumber and sweet corn and then tossed in a low fat yogurt dressing. The secret is in the dressing so follow along for the best summer salad eva! Click here for the recipe: Chicken Avocado Chickpea Salad
2. Primavera Pasta Salad with Shrimp
This Primavera Pasta Salad with Shrimp is fantastic for a light dinner or a picnic lunch! Packed with asparagus and snap peas. Credit @cookincanuck Click here for the recipe: https://www.cookincanuck.com/primavera-pasta-salad-shrimp/
3. Roasted Pepper Pasta Salad
ROASTED PEPPER PASTA SALAD THE PERFECT END TO SUMMER LUNCH, DINNER OR EVEN SIDE DISH RECIPE. A DELICIOUS PASTA SALAD FULL OF ROASTED PEPPERS, PANCETTA, FRESH MOZZARELLA, SPICES AND AN AMAZING BALSAMIC DRESSING.Credit:@anitalianinmykitchen Click here for the recipe: https://anitalianinmykitchen.com/roasted-pepper-pasta-salad/
4. Pesto Tortellini Salad
This Summer Vegetable Pasta Salad is one of my “go-to” summer salad recipes. It is really simple to make and you can customize the vegetables to meet your family’s specific likes. You can also easily cut the recipe in half or even double it to meet the needs of the occasion. Credit: @theliveinkitchen Click here to read the recipe: https://theliveinkitchen.com/pesto-tortellini-salad/
5. Hawaiian Chicken Pasta Salad with Grilled Pineapple
This Hawaiian Chicken Pasta Salad is sweet and tangy and perfect for the long summers days. The chicken is marinated and grilled and the sweet salty dressing takes the pasta salad and grilled pineapple to another level. Credit: @easypastasauces Click here to get the recipe: https://www.easypastasauces.com/hawaiian-chicken-pasta-salad-with-grilled-pineapple/
6. Lemony Greek Pasta Salad with Zucchini + Fresh Herbs
Lemon, Garlic + Fresh Herbs dress this one-pot Greek Pasta Salad with creamy French feta cheese, olives, artichokes and ZUCCHINI! Credit: @oatandsesame Click here to read the recipe: https://www.oatandsesame.com/greek-pasta-salad-with-zucchini/
7. Greek Salad
This Greek Salad that I have for you today, is the perfect salad for summers. It’s fast (takes only 10 minutes), is packed with fresh flavors and simple ingredients that come together to make a salad that’s perfect for a light summer lunch which can also be paired with pretty much any recipe you’re making. Credit: @ikneadtoeat Click here to read the recipe: http://ikneadtoeat.com/greek-salad/
8. Mexican Tortellini Salad
Lite and zesty take on Tortellini Salad with mango, avocado, lime dressing and spicy taco shrimp. Spicy lime mango and avocado compliment rich cheese Tortellini so well.. I call this a Mexican Tortellini Salad. Forget creamy salads, I guarantee, this will become your new favorite way to Tortellini Salad. Every forkful here has something delicious – cheesy tortellini, sweet mango, creamy avocado, spicy shrimp and zippy dressing to balance and bring everything together. AmaZing! Credit: @chefdehom Click here to read the recipe: https://www.chefdehome.com/recipes/844/mexican-tortellini-salad
9. Simple Pasta Salad with Balsamic
What’s a summer celebration without pasta salad? This pasta salad recipe is so simple, it takes just 6 ingredients but is bursting with flavour from roasted tomatoes, balsamic and rocket. It is the epitome of a summer dish! Credit: @thecookreport Click here for the recipe: https://thecookreport.co.uk/balsamic-pasta-salad/
9. Split Pea Garden Pasta
This easy and healthy dinner dish uses fresh sugar snap peas and only takes 15 minutes from to start to finish! It’s my favorite Spring and Summer garden recipe! It’s completely vegan too! Credit:@brooklynfarmgirl Find the recipe here: https://brooklynfarmgirl.com/2015/06/29/simple-pea-garden-pasta/
10. Cucumber Melon Salad
Bursting with fresh flavour, this Cucumber Melon Salad with Bocconcini is made in about 10 minutes. It’s perfect for all those upcoming deck parties, picnics and barbecues! Credit: @girlheartfood Find the recipe here: https://girlheartfood.com/cucumber-melon-salad/
10. Tortellini Pasta Salad with Bacon Roasted Broccoli
Tortellini pasta salad with roasted bacon broccoli, fresh cherry tomatoes, and a lemon dressing is a light dinner for two. Learn how to make it including an easy way to add a subtle taste of garlic without all the chopping and mincing. Credit: Girlgonegourmet Find the recipe here: https://www.girlgonegourmet.com/tortellini-pasta-salad-with-roasted-broccoli/
11. Grilled Greek Orzo Salad
A grilled Greek orzo salad. It marries tender but crunchy grilled veg with orzo pasta, chunks of feta and a light citrusy vinaigrette. Credit: @garlicandzest Click here for the recipe:
12. Favorite Mexican Pasta Salad with Crispy Bacon
Try out my favorite Mexican pasta salad loaded with delicious ingredients like avocado, cheddar cheese, corn, beans, and extra crispy bacon — all tossed together in a slightly spicy mayo dressing. Credit: @savorytooth4. Find the recipe here: https://www.savorytooth.com/mexican-pasta-salad/
13. Chinese Chicken Salad
ROASTED PEPPER PASTA SALAD THE PERFECT END TO SUMMER LUNCH, DINNER OR EVEN SIDE DISH RECIPE. A DELICIOUS PASTA SALAD FULL OF ROASTED PEPPERS, PANCETTA, FRESH MOZZARELLA, SPICES AND AN AMAZING BALSAMIC DRESSING. Credit: @recipesfromapantry Find the recipe here: https://recipesfromapantry.com/chinese-chicken-salad/
14. FARRO SALAD WITH ROAST BABY BEETS AND SNAP PEAS
The perfect make-ahead farro salad with baby beets and snap peas. Recipe includes Instant Pot and conventional cooking instructions. Credit: @sustainablecooks Find the recipe here: https://www.sustainablecooks.com/farro-salad/
15. Citrus Israeli Couscous with Asparagus and Cranberries
Easy breezy pasta pearls make for a quick great base for any dinner salad. Credit @foodfidelity Find the recipe here: https://www.foodfidelity.com/2018/05/20/citrus-israeli-couscous/
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