Summer calls for pool parties and cookouts, potlucks, family reunions and, of course, an array of fresh, light and healthy summer salad recipes that offer a little something for everyone!
Double or triple the recipes to serve a larger crowd and feel free to add your favorite proteins for a hearty side dish or meal-sized salad that’s perfect for a family gathering with all of your favorite people!
1. Sunflower Crunch Salad
This healthy sunflower salad has all the elements we love in a summer salad recipe: light, fresh, easy to make and bursting with flavor. Thanks to the cruciferous veggies, this salad is the perfect make-ahead meal prep recipe. Prepare it once and enjoy it all week! It’s also the perfect salad recipe for the poolside or a backyard cookout with family and friends.
2. Summer Berry Salad
This easy summer salad is full of heart-healthy fiber and bursting with flavor thanks to a vibrant trio of raspberries, blackberries and blueberries and sweet cherries. Poppyseed and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice take this beautiful salad to the next level. The Summer Berry Salad celebrates the very best of summer berry season!
3. Three Bean Salad with Tangy Honey Mustard
Classic three bean salad is a timeless family favorite, and an easy summer salad recipe. The crisp green beans and tangy honey mustard dressing make this fresh three bean salad an irresistible recipe you’ll come back to time and again. Whether you double or triple the recipe for a gathering or make a small batch for home, this easy three-bean salad recipe comes together quickly and can be prepared in advance.
4. Basil Berry Salad
Basil, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries are the stars of this vibrant, heart-healthy salad recipe that features the best of berry season. This easy summer salad comes together in 10 minutes or less! It’s nutrient-dense, full of fiber, and pairs beautifully with salmon, shrimp scallops or grilled white fish or plant-based proteins like chickpeas or marinated tofu.
5. Blueberry Almond Salad
Spring lettuce mixed with fresh herbs, topped with ripe blueberries, sliced almonds and goat cheese crumbles – this Blueberry Almond Salad brings big flavor with very little effort. It’s a healthy, easy salad recipe that’s as beautiful as it is delicious! Whether you’re hosting an event, meal prepping your lunch for the week or crave something light during the dog days of summer, this sweet and savory salad is packed with a plethora of health benefits and full of flavor.
6. Roasted Beets with Berries and Goat Cheese
Whether you’re hosting an event, looking for an easy weeknight side dish or crave something new and different, this sweet and savory roasted beets with berries recipe is “jam” packed with a plethora of health benefits. Our take? There’s no better option for roasting beets than this easy, plant-forward recipe.