25 Summer Salad Recipes for Easy Dinners

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A healthy salad is the perfect summer dinner whether it’s an easy vegetarian salad or a heartier pasta one it’s so easy to throw together one of these summer salad recipes and they’re great for a crowd!

I’ve had my ups and downs with salads. If you give me a bowl of sad lettuce then I’m definitely not up for eating salad for dinner, it’s just not for me. 

However, with the right balance of traditional salad ingredients, like lettuce, cucumber and tomato, and yummy extras like meat, cheese or even pasta I can 100% be on board with salad for my summer dinners.

Healthy Summer Salad Recipes

Below are a whole collection of healthy summer salad recipes which are perfect to eat when the weather warms up! Whether they’re a simple weeknight dinner or something to feed a crowd for a barbecue or another outdoor occasion these salads are guaranteed to be a hit with anyone who tries them. 

Easy Salad Recipes

When putting together this collection of salad recipes my priority was making sure that they were all easy to make because it’s summer and we should be outside enjoying the sun not slaving away in the kitchen.

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Sweet Potato & Quinoa Salad with Sesame Dressing

Overhead shot of Sweet Potato and Quinoa Salad with Sesame Dressing

Feta Corn Salad

Feta Corn Salad

Caprese Pasta Salad with Basil Dressing

Overhead shot of caprese pasta salad with salad servers

Sardine Salad

Sardine salad

Simple Pasta Salad with Balsamic

Overhead shot of Simple Pasta Salad with Balsamic on a striped cloth with salad servers and cherry tomatoes

Cobb Salad for Two

Cobb Salad

Roast Potato Salad with Sumac Yoghurt Dressing

Forget about your boring old potato salad, this roast potato salad recipe uses normal & sweet potatoes with a sumac yoghurt dressing to make a tasty dinner!

Marinated Skirt Steak with Simple Summer Salad

Skirt Steak Salad

Greek Orzo Salad with Lemon Dressing

Overhead shot of Greek Orzo Salad with Herby Dressing on a white wooden background

Italian Farro Salad

Italian Farro Salad

Chipotle Chicken Salad with Quinoa & Lime Creme Fraiche

Chipotle chicken salad with quinoa in a blue bowl on a white wooden background

Vietnamese Beef Noodle Salad 

Vietnamese Beef Noodle Salad

Smoky Aubergine Salad with Peppers

Close up of Smoky Aubergine Salad with Red Pepper topped with feta

Chicken Club Salad

Chicken Club Salad

Cauliflower Salad with Hummus

Overhead shot of cauliflower salad on a pink plate on a marble surface

Grilled Peach, Corn, Zucchini and Asparagus Salad

Grilled Peach, Corn, Zucchini Summer Salad

Harissa Halloumi Salad with Couscous

This harissa halloumi salad is so quick to make and is bursting with healthy ingredients! The salty halloumi is the perfect addition to this vegetarian dish. #vegetarian #salad #healthy #halloumi

Melon Mozzarella Prosciutto Salad 

Melon Mozzarella Prosciutto Salad

Summer Salad with Pearl Barley & Feta

Bowl of summer salad with pearl barley with a spoon

Spring Roll Spaghetti Bowl

Spring Roll Spaghetti Bowl

Easy Roasted Tomato Pasta Salad

Close up of roasted tomato pasta salad in a yellow bowl

Zucchini Tomato Basil Salad with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette

Zucchini Tomato Basil Salad

Halloumi Salad with Kale and Tahini Dressing

Halloumi Salad with Kale

Teriyaki Bowl

Teriyaki Bowl

Summer Orzo Salad with Roasted Vegetables

Overhead shot of summer orzo salad on a white wooden background with cloth, spoon and olive oil jug


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