We’re in the middle of summer right now and summer is definitely the salad season! Salads are amazingly versatile in that they can contain so many different things from a basic lettuce, cucumber and tomato salad to chicken salads, to potato salads, etc., they can be served either hot or cold and they can be everything from a side dish to a main course. After a long hot summer day I somethings don’t feel like cooking, or eating a hot or heavy meal and a light, cool and crisp salad is the perfect solution! Summer is a great time for salads since there are so many fresh vegetables and fruits that can be used in them and as the ones that are available change, your salads change ensuring that they are always exciting! After thinking about salads so much I figured that it was about time that I gathered a few of my favourites and shared them with you and below you have 30 of them along with a few tasty dressings!
30 Summer Salads
BBQ Chicken Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing
Creamy Avocado Dressing (aka Guacamole Buttermilk Dressing)
Esquites (Mexican Corn Salad)
Sweet Chili Chicken Salad
Thai Sweet Chili Dressing
Vietnamese Summer Roll Salad
Chipotle Lime Grilled Shrimp Salad in Cilantro Lime Dressing
Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette
Strawberry BBQ Chicken Spinach and Quinoa Salad with Bacon, Avocado and Goat Cheese
Southwestern Grilled Chicken Jalapeno Popper Salad
Jalapeno Popper Dressing
Strawberry and Balsamic Grilled Chicken Salad
Spinach Salad with Bacon, Caramelized Onions, Mushrooms and Blue Cheese in a Bacon Pan Sauce Dressing Topped with a Hard Boiled Egg
Grilled Chicken Souvlaki Salad with Creamy Feta and Dill Dressing
Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
Buffalo Chicken Salad
Chicken Satay Salad in Spicy Peanut Dressing
Mango, Avocado and Grilled Shrimp Salad with a Peanut Dressing
Banh Mi Chicken Salad
Greek Style Zucchini Salad
Raspberry White Balsamic Vinaigrette
Blackened Shrimp and Fried Green Tomato Po Boy Salad
Warm Mushroom, Roasted Asparagus and Wild Rice Salad with Feta
Greek Style Salad
Kalamata Olive and Feta Vinaigrette
Jalapeno Ranch Dressing
Mediterranean Tortellini Pasta Salad
Strawberry and Feta Salad
Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad
Chicken Carnitas Burrito Bowl with Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice
Loaded Baked Potato Salad
Esquites Quinoa Salad with Avocado
Pesto Zucchini and Corn Quinoa Salad
Strawberry and Avocado Salad with Strawberry Poppy Seed Vinaigrette
Strawberry Poppy Seed Vinaigrette
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I love summer salads! These all look so good Kevin! Bright, colorful and so perfect for the warm weather! Great round-up!
Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl says
Great recipes – thanks for sharing. It's heating up here so definitely need these to stay refreshed!
Noel Lizotte says
Love the variety of salads in this post! There's definitely something for everybody.
The Thai Sweet Chili Dressing caught my eye…will have to give that a try!
the vietnamese summer roll salad is the best creation.
Kathi Stitches says
Love the variety of salads, going to have to try some this summer. Thanks for sharing
I am so into salads right now! Can't wait to try some of these!
Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective says
Thanks for the lovely salad recipes, Kevin!
Bahn Mi chicken salad is a great idea!
I am now tempted to make and eat every single one of these salads this summer. What a great collection of recipes!
Amazing! Starting right away. Thank you.
Alice // Hip Foodie Mom says
LOVE this round-up!!! and I must try your creamy avocado dressing stat!!
Sara Brand says
Wow! I just made note of 10 different salads I want to try! Thanks for posting!
Arthur in the Garden! says
What? Only 30? 🙂 Great list to keep us busy all summer!
I am drooling just looking at the pictures, so colorful and full of nutrients. I will try one of them along with the different Vinaigrette
I love all your recipes. Thanks for sharing this article! Although I don’t know how to cook, I will definitely try it one day.