40+ Mouth-Watering Salads for Spring and Summer

40+ Mouth-Watering Salads for Spring and Summer

Spring and summer are my two favorite seasons of the year. The sun is shining brightly, beautiful flowers are blooming and spreading their alluring fragrance everywhere, and the weather is glorious and warm! There’s an abundance of colorful fruits and vegetables in season during these months and they are all absolutely delicious!

 
With warmer weather here in the US and lots of fun outdoor activities who wants to spend long hours in the kitchen with a hot oven going? Spectacular salads are the perfect solution because you can put a variety of tasty ingredients together, add a fabulous homemade dressing or vinaigrette and have a filling meal that will satisfy and nourish your body completely.

 
If you like shopping at the farmers market like I do, you will love all the beautiful varieties of fruits and vegetables that are in abundance at your local markets. I get so excited seeing all the overflowing tables filled with juicy, colorful varieties of all my favorites and I wish I could take them all home with me!

 
To celebrate the arrival of spring and upcoming summer, I have asked several of my wonderful whole foods blogger friends to allow me to share 40+ mouth-watering salads for spring and summer.

 

I want all of you to have lots of options for salads made with wholesome ingredients that will keep you nourished, energized and healthy. I also have included a few of my favorite salad recipes and some extras like more salad dressings, salsas, and wild greens like dandelions.

 

I can’t wait to start making all of these salads and sharing them with my family and friends! I hope this collection of delectable recipes will become some of your most cherished recipes. Bon Appétit!
What are some of your favorite salad combinations? Please contribute to the conversation by leaving a comment.

 

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 40+ Mouth-Watering Spring and Summer Salads1

Recipe Key

V- Vegan, GF-Gluten-Free, GRF-Grain Free, P-Paleo, DF-Dairy-Free

 

 

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KALE SALADS (4)

Kale Salad (GF, GRF) – Attainable Sustainable

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Mediterranean Kale Salad (GF, GRF) –Fresh Bites Daily

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Baby Kale Raspberry Salad with Nectarine Balsamic Dressing (V, P, GF, GRF, DF) – A Harmony Healing

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Citrus Kale Salad (V, P, GF, GRF, DF) – Economies of Kale

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QUINOA SALADS (4)

Quinoa and Avocado Salad (V, GF, DF)—Healthy Green Flamingo

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Asparagus, Avocado and Caramelized Onion Quinoa (V, GF, DF) – A Harmony Healing

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Quinoa Apple Salad (V, GF, DF) – Healing Cuisine by Elise

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Grilled Summer Vegetable Quinoa Salad (V, GF, DF) – A Harmony Healing

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Simple summer Carrot-Salad

 

CARROT SALADS (3)

Simple Summer Carrot Salad (P, GF, GRF, DF) – Delicious Obsessions

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Spicy Carrot Salad with Arugula (V, P, GF, GRF, DF) – Fresh Bites Daily

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Carrot Salad with Kale and Harissa (V, GF, GRF, DF) – Fresh Bites Daily

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Anti-Aging Sweet and Spicy Radish Salad

 

DETOX SALADS (3)

Detox Salad with Orange Avocado Dressing (V, P, GF, GRF, DF) – A Harmony Healing

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Quick and Easy Detox Salad (V, P, GF, GRF, DF) – Real Food RN

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Anti-Aging Sweet and Spicy Radish Salad (V, P, GF, GRF, DF) – A Harmony Healing

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Green-Bean-Salad

 

GREEN BEAN SALADS (1)

Tangy Green Bean Salad with Crispy Walnuts (V, P, GF, GRF, DF) – Delicious Obsessions

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Cucumber, Tomato and Avocado Salad

 

CUCUMBER SALADS (3)

Simple Cucumber, Tomato, and Avocado Salad (V, P, GF, GRF, DF) – Healthy Roots, Happy Soul

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Cucumber and Black-Eyed Pea Salad (GF, GRF, DF) – Healing Cuisine by Elise

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Heirloom Tomato, Cucumber, and Red Onion Salad (V, P, GF, GRF, DF) – A Harmony Healing

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ROOT AND CRUCIFEROUS VEGETABLE SALADS (6)

Easy Cauliflower Salad (P, GF, GRF, DF) – Delicious Obsessions

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Roasted Root Vegetable Salad (V, P, GF, GRF, DF) – One Beet

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Bacon Broccoli Salad (P, GF, GRF)—Life Made Full

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Beet and Orange Salad with Fennel Salad (V, P, GF, GRF, DF) – Fresh Bites Daily

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Bok Choy Salad (V, P, GF, GRF, DF) – Rasta Hybrid Mama

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Dandelion Greens Salad with Ginger Vinaigrette (V, P, GF, GRF, DF) –Divine Health

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CABBAGE SLAW SALADS (3)

Spicy Garlic Cabbage Slaw with Probiotic Dressing (V, P, GF, GRF, DF) – Delicious Obsessions

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Red Cabbage Paleo Coleslaw (P, GF, GRF, DF) – The Real Food Guide

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Asian Slaw with Sweet and Spicy Ginger Dressing (P, GF, GRF, DF) – Real Food RN

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STRAWBERRY SALADS (4)

Strawberry Spinach Salad (V, P, GF, GRF, DF) – JarOhoney

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Beet and Strawberry Salad with Balsamic Honey Mustard (GF, GRF) – Live Simply

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Strawberry Spinach Salad-(GF, GRF) –Happy-Mothering

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Strawberry and Radish Antioxidant Salad (P, GF, GRF, DF) –Happy Healthnut

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FRUIT SALADS (5)

Fruit Salad in a Pear (V, P, GF, GRF, DF) –JarOhoney

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Summer Berry Salad (GF, GRF) – The Organic Kitchen

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Greens with Blackberries and Passion Fruit Vinaigrette (GF, GRF) – The Organic Kitchen

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Organic Chopped Salad with Apple Vinaigrette (GF, GRF) – The Organic Kitchen

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The Kitchen Roma Salad (GF, GRF) –The Organic Kitchen

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ASPARAGUS SALADS (4)

Spring Salad with Asparagus and Honey Chipotle Vinaigrette (GF, GRF)—The Organic Kitchen

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Spring Salad with White Balsamic Basil Vinaigrette (V, P, GF, GRF, DF) –Life Currents

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Mushroom Asparagus Egg Salad (P, GF, GRF, DF) – Happy-Mothering

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Spring Harvest Buddha Bowls with Dill Vinaigrette (V, GF, GRF, DF) –With Food and Love

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POTATO SALADS (1)

Pesto Potato Salad (V, GF, GRF, DF) – Happy Healthnut

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SALAD WRAPS (1)

Sunflower Sprout Salad Wraps (V, P, GF, GRF, DF) – JarOhoney

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CHICKEN SALADS (2)

Asian Almond Chicken Salad (P, GF, GRF, DF) –Healing Cuisine By Elise

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Cashew Chicken Salad (P, GF, GRF, DF) – Just Enjoy Food

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SALAD DRESSINGS AND SALSAS (3)

5 DIY Salad Dressings (P, GF, GRF, DF) – The Paleo Network

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Strawberry Salsa (V, P, GF, GRF, DF) –Fresh Bites Daily

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Pico De Gallo and Guacamole (V, P, GF, GRF, DF) – Deductive Seasoning

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WILD GREENS (2)

Wildcraft Your Salad (V, P, GF, GRF, DF) –Little Crunchy Owl Momma

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Delicious Dandelions (V, P, GF, GRF, DF) –Little Crunchy Owl Momma

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Comments

  1. Thank you, thank you, thank you for this wonderful collection of salad recipes. I so love salads in the summer and am always looking for new ideas. These will keep me busy for awhile. 🙂

  2. Thank you so much for all this goodness in one place! I eat salads 2-3 times a day, and they are often the same ones over and over again. Looking forward to mixing it up with some of these!
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  3. All of them look delicious. That’s how food becomes an art.
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  4. Thank you for including me! Will share!

  5. What an amazing collection of salads. It will take me a while to explore them but it is the start of winter here tomorrow so cooked vegetables will be more prominent for me for a few months.
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  6. Well, I know where to come next time I want to make a fancy salad, thank you! It’s supposed to be winter here in Australia, but not where I live, it’s still like summer on most days, so salads are great.
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    • Thanks Julieanne! Depending on where you are in the world, salads may not be your first choice if the weather is really cold during the winter. I’m glad you still have warmer weather where you live in Australia. I do personally enjoy salad all year round no matter how cold it is but in the winter I always pair salads with warm entrees and hot soups too. Enjoy!
      Shelley Alexander recently posted..40+ Mouth-Watering Salads for Spring and SummerMy Profile

  7. I eat a salad almost every day – so 40 new ideas will be a great source of inspiration over the next several months while we have all this wonderful fresh produce at the farmer’s market.
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  8. Wow what a selection. So many of these look absolutely wonderful, but I think the first 2 I’m going to try are the Asian salad and the cucumber and black-eyed pea salad. My mother was from the south and I was raised on black-eyed peas, cornbread and fried okra – no wonder I was such a chunky kid! Anyway, always looking for ways to indulge in family favorites in ways that won’t have me end up packing those pounds back on. Thanks!
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  9. Amazing list Shelley! One of those Quinoa (sp) recipes looks amazing 😉 Thanks!
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  10. I absolutely love eating salads and the recipe collection you put together is fabulous! As summer is here, I enjoy making my salads a “meal” sometimes, so protein is definitely an essential component. Your delicious quinoa and chicken salad recipes should meet that requirement, so I really look forward to trying them. Of course, all the other salads look great, too. I never turn down a greens with fruit salad or cucumber salad when it’s hot out!
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