Summer is right around the corner, and that means barbecue season! Whether you’re searching for a healthy summer salad recipe, making summer salads for a crowd at your next outdoor gathering or just trying to put dinner on the table without having to turn on your oven, I’ve got you covered! No one wants to cook in suffocating heat, and you can make pretty much any kind of salad you could imagine. Here are 19 refreshing summer salad recipes for you to try!
Nothing is worse than the same old boring salad. If you’re anything like me, you can eat healthy as long as it’s not boring. Sometimes I’ll double up with a refreshing summer salad for dinner and then have the same summer salad for lunch the next day. It makes meal planning and prepping easy and helps me to spend less time in the kitchen.
This list of 19 healthy summer salad recipes will keep up with variety and give you a ton of summer salad ideas for a crowd or even just for dinner for two!
Turn canned beans, lentils and chickpeas into a flavourful salad that will add a healthy boost to your meals. Perfect year round, this fibre-rich salad is a great way of incorporating legumes into your diet. This can be served as a side dish, perfect for potlucks or to make it a main for lunch serve it over spiralized cucumbers.
Broccoli Cauliflower Salad with Bacon and Almonds is filled with fresh broccoli florets, crunchy cauliflower, almonds and red onions, tender bacon pieces and slivered carrots - a flavourful, colourful, healthy, and ideal salad for a BBQ or a picnic.
This cilantro lime chickpea salad has buttery chickpeas, summer fresh corn, red onion, tomatoes, cucumbers, cilantro, and a homemade cilantro lime dressing. It’s the perfect summer salad for a potluck barbecue!
The perfect combination of flavorful ingredients, this classic Tuna Nicoise Salad is a simple, fresh, and easy lunch or dinner option for the sunny months ahead. With warm, crispy roasted potatoes and green beans, tuna, olives, and more, it’s a healthy meal that truly satisfies!
This classic Waldorf Salad is full of fresh, crispy, apples, celery, grapes and walnuts with a creamy mayonnaise dressing served over a bed of lettuce. Serve it as a side dish or appetizer at Christmas or Thanksgiving. You can easily add chicken or turkey to make it a complete meal!
I’m Janice, a Kinesiologist passionate about cooking EASY, healthy, real-food meals and finding ways to sneak in workouts, join me as I share healthy salad recipes and our easy and healthy family friendly recipes!
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