25 Quick and Easy Summer Salad Recipes

25 Quick and Easy Summer Salad Recipes- whether you’re looking for a light summer meal or a recipe to bring to a BBQ, these quick and easy summer salads are sure to fit the bill!

Summertime is all about maximizing time spent outdoors and enjoy the bounty of fresh produce. Quick and easy salad recipes that highlight summer fruits and vegetables are the best way to check both of those boxes.

Whether you’re looking for something to bring to a BBQ, have for a light dinner, or prep for healthy lunches, you’re sure to find something to suit you on this list. All of the recipes are quick and easy to prepare so that you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying summertime!

Grilled Vegetable Summer Salad with MozzarellaMarinated and grilled portobello caps give this salad a delicious meaty texture that even carnivores will love! 


Summer Kale SaladMassaged kale topped with nectarines, juicy tomatoes, sweet corn and smoked almonds for a light and refreshing salad that’s perfect for entertaining.



Mediterranean Couscous SaladMade with fresh summer produce, this plant-based salad is light, satiating, and only takes 30 minutes to prepare!



Renewing Rainbow Kale Salad– A vibrant and energizing salad that’s a nutritional powerhouse. Each serving packs in 18 grams of protein!



Blueberry Corn & Basil Quinoa SaladBursting with flavor from sweet corn and tart blueberries, this nutritious salad is perfect for summertime potlucks and picnics!



Broccoli Salad with Almonds and CranberriesAll you need is 10 ingredients to make this mayo-free broccoli salad that’s packed with texture and flavor.



Peanut Soba Noodle BowlsBuckwheat noodles and crisp vegetables are tossed in a tangy peanut sauce for a light and satisfying meal that’s packed full of Thai-inspired flavor



Garden Lentil Cucumber & Tomato SaladSummer’s best vegetables tossed in a tangy lemon dressing. Served with fresh herbs and protein-packed lentils, it makes for a light and refreshing summer meal!


Vegan Macaroni SaladAll you need is 10 ingredients to make this dairy-free version of classic macaroni salad!



Roasted Corn Tomato Summer Salad with Lemon Basil Yogurt DressingCrisp lettuce topped with roasted chickpeas, sweet corn, creamy avocado and juicy tomatoes then finished off with a flavorful yogurt dressing. The best of what summer has to offer!



Easy Lentil Taco Salads– Seasoned lentils served on a bed of crisp romaine lettuce with juice tomatoes, sweet corn and buttery avocado. Topped with a creamy cashew salsa dressing, this salad is sure to be a new favorite!



Fresh Mushroom Salad with Cashew Parmesanjust 8 ingredients for a light and refreshing salad that’s nutrient dense and packed full of flavor!


Green Bean Summer SaladA combination of summer’s best produce tossed in a light dressing made from fresh herbs. Perfect for picnics, barbecues or healthy lunches!


The Best Vegan Kale Caesar Salad A healthier version of caesar salad made with superfood kale and a creamy tahini-based dressing. Topped with crispy chickpeas and homemade sourdough croutons, this salad is sure to be a hit!



Southwestern Quinoa Mason Jar SaladsQuinoa layered with a cumin lime dressing, black beans, corn, bell peppers and cherry tomatoes. Perfect to prep for delicious and healthy lunches during the week!



More Summer Salad Recipes:

Creamy Hemp Pesto Pasta Salad

Roasted Chickpea Salad with Grapes and Feta

Kale Power Salad

Healthy Cobb Salad with Yogurt Ranch Dressing

Grilled Peach Salad with Cashew Herb

Black Kale & Mango Salad

Strawberry Kale Salad with Tempeh Bacon

Buffalo Chickpea Kale Salad

Classic Vegan Potato Salad

Spinach Salad with Fresh Cherry Vinaigrette