If you are looking for a fresh and flavourful summer salad recipe look no further. You are sure to find a salad that ticks all your boxes among this curated collection of 17 of the very best summer salads.
I have included pasta salads, garden salads as well as fruit salads that are so very drool worthy.
17 of the Very Best Summer Salads
An easy recipe for Calabrese pasta salad! It is a wonderful pasta dish served either warm or cool and it works as both a summer side dish or as a vegetarian entrée.
Calabrese Pasta Salad – Frugal Mom Eh
A classic Tuscan bread salad with a twist: Peach and Tomato Panzanella salad is fresh, bursting with vibrant flavor, and the perfect healthy side!
Peach and Tomato Panzanella Salad – The Banana Diaries
Celebrate summer and the warmer months to come with this tasty Chicken and Grilled Peach Salad with crunchy pecans, fresh blueberries and a delicious homemade honey mustard dressing that pulls it together for a perfect bite every time.
Chicken and Grilled Peach Salad – Powered by Mom
This Grilled Peach Salad is the perfect summer side dish. Packed with grilled peaches, blueberries, goat cheese and almonds plus homemade blueberry dressing for a bright and fresh combination.
Grilled Peach Salad with Blueberries – Erhardts Eat
Take everyone’s favourite sandwich (a BLT, of course!), mix it with a creamy ranch homemade sauce and make it into a crowd-pleasing pasta salad – the perfect side dish for potlucks, bbqs or parties!
BLT Ranch Pasta Salad – Delicious on a Dime
This strawberry chicken salad will become your favorite from the first bite. Bright, complimentary flavors of chicken, fresh mozzarella cheese, strawberries, basil, and balsamic reduction come together in one dish.
Balsamic Strawberry Chicken Salad – Will Cook for Smiles
This Honeydew Cucumber Salad is the perfect summer side salad – cool and refreshing it pairs well with so mean meals!
Honeydew Cucumber Salad – Life Love Liz
Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Orange Vinaigrette is a wonderful salad that is full of amazing flavors. Served on a bed of baby arugula, it’s a healthy meal. Also this beet salad is perfect as a small starter salad!
Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Orange Vinaigrette – Simply Happy Foodie
A Mexican Fruit Salad is a combination of fresh tropical fruit in one bowl. It is topped with lime juice and chile-lime seasoning. You get a little bit spicy and a little bit sweet in every single bite. It is an amazing flavor combination.
Mexican Fruit Salad – Easy Budget Recipes
Mexican Street Corn Salad is a delicious vegetable side dish recipe made from grilled corn. This corn salad is a my version of Esquites with black beans and a few other add-ins. The dressing is creamy and a little smoky, with just the right amount of zing from the lime juice.
Mexican Street Corn Salad – Simply Happy Foodie
This Mexican Macaroni Salad recipe is a very versatile summer salad perfect for picnics and barbecues. I love serving it at family BBQ’s as a side dish.
Mexican Macaroni Salad – Frugal Mom Eh
Balsamic Roasted Red Pepper Pasta Salad is an easy cold pasta salad recipe that is perfect for summer! A delicious pasta salad filled with roasted red peppers, chickpeas, fresh mozzarella cheese and olives tossed in the perfect balsamic dressing!
Balsamic Roasted Red Pepper Pasta Salad – Midget Momma
Summer tabouli orzo pasta salad is packed with all fresh Mediterranean seasonal produce and loads of flavor. This is a perfect light lunch or meatless dinner, and it’s delicious cold or hot!
Summer Tabouli Orzo Pasta Salad – Backyard Bohemian
Lemon tahini courgette salad is a delicious and easy to make vegan side dish that’s ready in 20 minutes! This spring-inspired raw salad features crisp slices of courgette, sweet cherry tomatoes, tender artichoke hearts, and protein-packed chickpeas tossed in a light lemon tahini dressing!
Lemon Tahini Courgette Salad – Stacey Homemaker
This Classic Hawaiian Macaroni Salad recipe has a delicious creamy dressing that’s tangy, sweet, and totally addicting! It tastes just like it came from a Hawaiian Food Truck.
Food Truck Hawaiian Macaroni Salad – Food Folks and Fun
This avocado tomato salad recipe is the perfect salad you’ll be serving up all summer. It’s tangy, fresh, slightly creamy thanks to the avocados and goes great with everything.
Avocado Tomato Salad Recipe – Savor and Savvy
So fresh and vibrant! This simple fruit salad is packed full of natural sweetness.
Rainbow Fruit Salad – Simply Stacie
Elizabeth Lampman is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 girls and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She enjoys travelling, developing easy recipes, crafting, taking on diy projects, travelling and saving money!