Salad Recipes For Summer 2023 | The Yummy Guide

Are you already planning your BBQs and picnics for the good weather this summer? 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 within this guide.

Now, you’re able to enjoy fresh and exotic flavours in every bite thanks to these super easy summer salad recipes for 2023!


1. 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.

For a full recipe to follow, check out the website.

Cantaloupe Salad with Feta Cheese and Almonds salad recipes for summer

2. Watermelon and Feta Salad

Yep, you heard us right, this next summer salad recipe includes feta and watermelon.

Now don’t scroll away too fast, this salad has been doing the rounds on TikTok and we’re kind of obsessed with it.

One TikTok user, Maya Kapouranis has got over 1 million views on her salad recipe video, and it looks absolutely yummy.

Adding in some watermelon to your salad makes things a bit more interesting and will add that extra touch – you can thank us later.

How can you make it for yourself? You’ll need some watermelon (cut into cubes), chopped up cucumber, either basil or mint leaves, some feta cheese, as well as half of a lime.

Watermelon and Feta Salad TikTok recipes

3. Arugula, Mango and Avocado Salad

When it comes to our favourite summer salads, you absolutely MUST try this 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!

If you’re wanting to make it yourself, you can find the full recipe here.

Arugula, Mango and Avocado Salad recipe

4. Salmon and Sesame Rainbow Salad

Are you obsessed with the Emily Mariko TikTok salmon rice bowl as much as us?

If you want to present a colorful summer salad dish on your table, this salmon and sesame rainbow salad is something you need to try.

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 recipe 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.

Salmon and Sesame Rainbow summer salads

5. Summer Peach and Spinach Salad

Who doesn’t fancy juicy peaches in a good summer salad? We sure do!

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.

If you’re yet to try it for yourself, get on it pronto…

Summer Peach and Spinach Salad

6. Avocado, Quinoa and Peruvian Chicken Salad

Searching for salad recipes to wow your besties and bring to your next BBQ? This next salad is one you’ll be whipping up all summer long.

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 from BBC Good Food 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.

7. Hot Girl Summer Salad

Of course, we couldn’t do a blog on salads without mentioning the Hot Girl Summer recipe, could we?!

This viral TikTok recipe is a must-try, it’s really flavourful, super crunchy, tasty AND healthy too.

To make it, you’ll need red onions, bell peppers, Pepperoncini Peppers, Eggs, Sunflower Seeds, Garlic Powder, Paprika, Black Pepper and Zesty Italian Dressing.

If you’re yet to try it, be sure to do so, you’ll be in heaven.

Hot Girl Summer Salad TikTok summer salad recipes

8. 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.

You can find the full BBC Good Food website on their website.

If you wanted to, you could also add bacon pieces to make things extra tasty.

Iceberg Wedge Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing

9. Po’boy Shrimp Pasta Salad

After a New Orleans inspired Po’boy salad? You’ve come to the right place…

To make this recipe, 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!

Po’boy Shrimp Pasta Salad

10. Honey, Apple, Bacon and Cranberry Salad

Who doesn’t love the Honey Dijon dressing? This Honey, Apple, Bacon and Cranberry salad recipe 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!

Honey, Apple, Bacon and Cranberry Salad summer recipes

11.Next-level Chicken Caesar Salad

Sometimes you cannot go wrong with a classic summer salad, and one that takes the crown is the Chicken Caesar.

This ‘next-level’ recipe by BBC Good Food puts a twist on the traditional salad, with lettuce, croutons and cheese in am anchovy and garlic dressing paired with griddled chicken.

Trust us when we say, this summer salad is worth the chopping time.

Next-level Chicken Caesar Salad recipe

12. Lobster Cobb Salad

Keen to impress everyone with your culinary skills? This summer salad recipe is sure to do so!

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!

Lobster Cobb Salad

13. Jennifer Aniston Salad

Wondering how to make the famous Jennifer Aniston salad? It’s the perfect go-to lunch, or exotic side dish to have at your BBQs this summer.

Jen shared her ‘perfect salad’ to Instagram a few years ago and fast forward to 2023, people still cannot get enough of it, it’s still making the rounds on TikTok currently!

There’s many reasons why you’ll love this salad, it’s fresh, crunch, packed with plant-based protein and it’s gluten free.

To make it, you’ll need quinoa, chickpeas, cucumbers, red onion, fresh herbs, feta cheese (vegan or dairy), and pistachios.

Jennifer Aniston Salad

14. Broccoli and Cranberry Salad with Greek Yoghurt Dressing

Who said broccoli and cranberry couldn’t go with salad? This super healthy, fitness friendly dish does not give up on flavour.

What is a salad without its dressing, the fresh and tangy Greek yoghurt dressing will transport you to the heart of Athens!

For a full list of ingredients an how to make it, you can find the full recipe here.

Broccoli and Cranberry Salad with Greek Yoghurt Dressing

15. Halloumi, Couscous and Pomegranate Salad

Sticking to a Greek inspired salad dish, this halloumi, couscous and pomegranate salad is a must-try.

This easy and tasty salad contains fresh mint, spinach (or your favourite leaves), pomegranate, nuts, couscous and of course halloumi!

A perfect mix of and wonderful experience for your palate.

Halloumi, Couscous and Pomegranate Salad

Ready to roll up your sleeves and start trying these amazing summer salad recipes?

In our student accommodation, you’ll find great studios and kitchen facilities where you’ll find plenty of space to spend the rest of the year trying all recipes on our list!

Don’t just stop with summer salad recipes, we’ve got a whole blog on the best Iced Coffee Recipes you need to try.