8. Grilled Broccoli Caesar Salad
This recipe is a creative alternative to the traditional Caesar salad where it utilizes grilled broccoli instead of lettuce. Another example of summer salad recipes where you’ll utilize the grill and that warm summer weather when cooking. You’re going to cut your broccoli into pieces, but leaving the stems long. That way you can wrap delicious prosciutto around each stem! You’ll also use “cubed” bread, but the recipe suggests they just pulled small pieces from a loaf with their hand. You want to grill the bread and broccoli for a couple of minutes, getting good char marks on them both. For the dressing, you’ll use thick yogurt (Greek yogurt), parmesan, Worchestershire sauce, minced anchovy (or anchovy paste), Dijon mustard, lemon juice, garlic, and salt & pepper! It’s a really easy recipe that’s healthy, delicious, and that you won’t soon forget.
9. Spinach Lentil Beet Salad with Balsalmic
If you want summer salad recipes that are tasty, healthy, and filling then this might be for you. For this recipe, you’ll use a combination of spinach, cooked lentils, fresh beets, sliced orange (or red bell pepper), cherry tomatoes, and goat cheese. The recipe’s author recommends getting steamed lentils and steamed/peeled baby beets, that way you save yourself time on cooking and they taste delicious! The recipe also gives you a homemade balsamic dressing for the salad made of balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, salt & pepper, and minced garlic. This salad is really well-balanced giving you a filling meal while also providing lots of healthy vitamins and nutrients.
10. Cashew Crunch Salad with Sesame Dressing
This healthy, summer salad makes for a delicious and filling meal. A key part of this particular recipe is shredding various of the ingredients like the green & purple cabbage, and the carrots. This helps them absorb the delicious dressing better and also gives you more overall crunch. In addition, you’ll also use cilantro, sliced green onion, cooked edamame, and roasted cashews in the salad. You can even use crunchy chow mein noodles if you’d like, or add some protein like chicken or fish! The dressing is made of olive oil, white vinegar, sesame oil, sugar, salt, garlic powder, and Greek yogurt (or mayo if you’d prefer). One crunch bite of this salad and you’ll be throwing it on your greatest-of-all-time list for summer salad recipes!