Salad Recipes For Summer 2022 | The Yummy Guide

Are you already planning your BBQs and picnics for the good weather? You can’t forget about the yummy veggies.

A refreshing summer salad is the best option for those scorching, humid days and it leaves plenty of space for creativity!

You can add your favourite ingredients to create your dream dish, but don’t worry if you’re not a pro chef, as we have compiled the best ideas for you.

Enjoy fresh and exotic in every bite of these super easy summer salad recipes!

 

1. Cantaloupe Salad with Feta Cheese and Almonds

Cantaloupe Salad with Feta Cheese and Almonds

This delicious summer salad is a great option to surprise your friends with!

The cantaloupe can be grilled or fresh, and with the addition of some good quality feta you’ll add the savoury note that makes the dish unforgettable! The unique ingredient – smoked almonds, don’t diss it until you’ve tried it!

This is definitely a great meal for lunch as well as dinner.

Recipe: https://www.savoryonline.com/recipes/167220/grilled-cantaloupe-with-almonds-and-feta

 

2. Arugula, Mango and Avocado Salad

Arugula, Mango and Avocado salad

This is one of our favourite summer salads, you absolutely MUST try the recipe.

Avocado and mango are great light ingredients, but not to worry they will keep you full.

Adding a bit of red onion and black pepper will give it that extra touch that will surprise your guests!

Recipe: https://www.laylita.com/recipes/mango-avocado-arugula-salad/

 

3. Salmon and Sesame Rainbow Salad

Salmon and Sesame Rainbow Salad

Do you want to present a colourful summer salad dish on your table?

This healthy potato salad is made with roasted sweet potatoes (or pumpkin if you prefer) and beets, purple shredded cabbage, reddish and red pepper and salmon slices for protein and Omega-3.

What makes this salad special is its Japanese style dressing made with sesame seeds, Tamari soy sauce (or coconut aminos), rice vinegar or lemon juice, sesame oil and some maple syrup or honey.

Recipe: https://irenamacri.com/recipes/rainbow-salad-power-bowl/

 

4. Summer Peach and Spinach Salad

Summer Peach and Spinach Salad

Who does not fancy juicy peaches in a good summer salad?

This healthy summer salad recipe, which is perfect as a side dish, mixes exotic flavours like avocado, toasted almonds and creamy goat cheese.

The light fruit-based salad is a perfect match with the main dish like salmon or chicken, if you wanted to add some proteins to your diet.

Recipe: https://www.ambitiouskitchen.com/summer-peach-spinach-salad/

 

5. Sweet Potato Salad with Feta cheese and Spring Onion

Sweet Potato Salad with Feta cheese and Spring Onion

The classic potato salad with a small twist, sweet potatoes and feta!

Adding some toasted pecans is our secret trick for making summer salads a bit more interesting and will add that extra touch, making it a bit more special.

Recipe: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/sweet-potato-spring-onion-feta-salad

 

6. Avocado, Quinoa and Peruvian Chicken salad

Avocado, Quinoa and Peruvian Chicken salad

Peruvian chicken sounds awesome already, but you can also add sweetcorn, cherry tomatoes, avocado, coriander, spring onions, lime juice, and chilli to prepare this fresh summer dish.

This healthy salad is a great source of protein and it can easily become vegan if you replace the chicken with other ingredients like jackfruit, tofu, chickpeas or cauliflower.

Recipe: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/peruvian-chicken-avocado-quinoa-salad

 

7. Israeli Tomato and Cucumber Salad

Israeli Tomato and Cucumber Salad

This is one of the best summer salad recipes to add as a side dish to any heavy meal.

The salad is made of juicy tomatoes, fresh mint and parsley, purple onion, pepper, garlic, and of course, cucumbers!

Recipe: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/242304/israeli-tomato-and-cucumber-salad/

 

8. Iceberg Wedge Salad with Blue Cheese dressing

Iceberg Wedge Salad with Blue Cheese dressing

Thinking about an accompaniment for your steaks?

This version of the famous wedge salad with a creamy dressing made of blue cheese and walnuts will make you feel like you’re dining in a Michelin Star restaurant!

It is also great as a quick snack before lunchtime or as part of a large platter, if you wanted to have something fresh on those long summer days.

Recipe: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/iceberg-wedge-salad-blue-cheese-dressing

 

9. Po’boy Shrimp Pasta Salad

Po’boy Shrimp Pasta Salad

Choose your favourite pasta (we recommend tortellini or any filled pasta) and add some shrimp, tomatoes, lettuce a pickles to create this fresh summer salad.

The best about this dish is the remoulade dressing, a creamy mayonnaise-based spread that matches perfectly with seafood!

Recipe: https://www.theslowroasteditalian.com/2018/05/po-boy-shrimp-pasta-salad.html

 

10. Honey, Apple, Bacon and Cranberry Salad

Honey, Apple, Bacon and Cranberry Salad

Who does not love the Honey Dijon dressing? This summer salad is the one you must have present on your table if you want to impress everyone!

The sweetness of the honey mixed with the Dijon mustard, the salty bacon and the fruity flavours of apple and cranberry make for an exquisite experience.

Just by adding a little bit of feta, you’ll create the perfect balance, so forget about salt and pepper!

Recipe: https://cafedelites.com/honey-dijon-apple-bacon-cranberry-salad/

 

11. Spinach, Olive and Feta Greek Salad with Oregano Salsa Verde

Spinach, Olive and Feta Greek Salad with Oregano Salsa Verde

Another summer salad recipe for feta lovers!

As a side for seafood or meat, or a lighter lunch for the hot days, this is one of the best salads you’ll find on this list, and so easy to make!

You just have to mix all the ingredients (add pistachios, you won’t regret it) with the spinach (cooked or uncooked, is up to you) and add the delicious salsa verde to impress everyone with your culinary skills!

Recipe: https://www.delicious.com.au/recipes/spinach-olive-feta-salad-oregano-salsa-verde/4o2ehv10?r=recipes/collections/0f423771

 

12. Lobster Cobb Salad

Lobster Cobb Salad

The classic Cobb Salad but make it fancier.

Replacing the chicken will lobster, you’ll create a luxury version of the classic Chick Cobb Salad.

It is perfect for a dinner with friends as the lobster on its own is a great nutrition source, with delicious flavour but you can always experiment a little bit and make a set of tapas and this salad as part of it!

Recipe: https://www.mashed.com/633509/ina-gartens-lobster-cobb-salad-recipe-with-a-twist/

 

13. Kale Salad with Ginger Peanut Dressing

Kale Salad with Ginger Peanut Dressing

This salad made of crunchy vegetables and toasted almonds is an exotic side dish to add to your meals this summer!

The sweetness of its dressing is thanks to the creamy peanut butter, honey, soy sauce, sesame oil and ginger will level this salad up to your top 3!

Recipe: https://www.onceuponachef.com/recipes/asian-kale-salad-ginger-peanut-dressing.html

 

14. Broccoli and Cranberry Salad with Greek Yoghurt Dressing

Broccoli and Cranberry Salad with Greek Yoghurt Dressing

The super-healthy broccoli and cranberry salad is a fitness-friendly dish that does not give up on flavour.

But what is a salad without its dressing? To potentiate your meal, this fresh Greek yoghurt dressing will transport you to the heart of Athens!

Recipe: https://thisdelicioushouse.com/broccoli-cranberry-salad/

 

15. Halloumi, Couscous and Pomegranate Salad

Halloumi, Couscous and Pomegranate Salad

Easy and tasty, did we convince you to try this halloumi salad?

Fresh mint, spinach (or your favourite leaves), pomegranate, nuts, couscous and of course halloumi! A perfect mix of and wonderful experience for your palate.

Recipe: https://www.wholefoodbellies.com/halloumi-and-cous-cous-pomegranate-salad-recipe/

 

 

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