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12 Best Healthy Summer Salad Recipes

Summer is the season of all the fresh healthy salads (and maybe a few burgers thrown in for good measure). Here are some of our favorite summer salad recipes that check all our boxes: healthy, crunchy, fresh, and totally delicious.

Avocado shrimp salad in a bowl.

Super Quick Avocado Shrimp Salad

Avocado Shrimp Salad packed with chilled poached shrimp, fresh dill, creamy avocado, and a nice big lemon drench.

shrimp, avocado, lemon, fresh dill, cucumber

Summer Quinoa Salad in jars.

Summer Quinoa Salad Jars with Lemon Dill Dressing

Summer Quinoa Salads with Lemon Dill Dressing! Hello shrimp, quinoa, tomato, cucumber, feta – my favorite healthy meal prep!

quinoa, tomatoes, cucumbers, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh dill, lemon juice

Spinach salad full of corn, strawberries, avocado, and chicken in a bowl on a table with a tablecloth.

Summer Chipotle Chicken Cobb Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette

This juicy salad tastes like summer! With chipotle chicken, sweet corn, avocado, cilantro vinaigrette, bacon crumbles, and fresh strawberries for a pop of sweetness. 

chicken breasts, bacon, strawberries, corn on the cob, avocados, chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, cilantro


Spicy Peanut Soba Noodle Salad

Spicy Peanut Soba Noodle Salad featuring red peppers, cabbage, chicken, soba noodles, and a quick homemade spicy peanut sauce. Salads don’t get much yummier than this.

soba noodles, chicken, purple cabbage, red bell pepper, peanut butter

Detox Cauliflower Salad in bowl with fork.

Spring Detox Cauliflower Salad

An herby, fresh vegan power salad featuring cauliflower, apples, shallots, roasted spiced chickpeas, and a quick grainy mustard dressing.

chickpeas, cauliflower, apple, shallot, fresh parsley, fresh mint, avocados

Healthy Chicken Salad in a serving bowl with wooden spoon.

Healthy Garlic Herb Chicken Salad

Garlic Herb Chicken Salad – this healthy chicken salad is CREAMY and CLEAN with no mayo! like a cross between herby bruschetta and chicken salad. Super easy, too!

brown rice, chicken, tomatoes, fresh basil, walnuts, garlic

Shrimp, corn, tomatoes, and cucumber salad on shredded greens.

Glowing Grilled Summer Detox Salad

Glowing Grilled Summer Detox Salad: SUPER healthy meets OMG yummy! with grilled romaine, lime, tomato, cucumber, avocado, corn, shrimp, and cilantro dressing.

corn, romaine lettuce, shrimp, tomatoes, cucumbers, yellow bell pepper

Clean Broccoli salad in a bowl with a fork.

Super Clean Broccoli Salad with Creamy Almond Dressing

CLEAN Broccoli Salad – non-mayo-based vegan goodness! with purple cabbage, raisins, almonds, green onions, and almond butter dressing.

broccoli, purple cabbage, golden raisins, almonds, orange juice, almond butter

Chipotle Sweet Potato Noodle Salad in a serving bowl.

Chipotle Sweet Potato Noodle Salad with Roasted Corn

Chipotle Sweet Potato Noodle Salad with Roasted Corn – SUPER good real food salad with a short ingredient list! Cilantro, sweet potato, roasted corn, pepitas, and a homemade chipotle garlic dressing. 

sweet potatoes, corn, cilantro, fresh greens, pepitas, chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

A white bowl with rainbow power salad.

Rainbow Power Salad with Roasted Chickpeas

Rainbow Power Salad with Roasted Chickpeas – SO FRESH and SO GOOD! Zucchini, carrots, fresh basil, crispy spiced chickpeas. 

chickpeas, carrots, zucchini, fresh basil

A colorful mix of veggies and quinoa in a bowl with peanut dressing and cashews.

Quinoa Crunch Salad

Quinoa Crunch Salad! Crunchy rainbow veggies, juicy fresh mango, fluffy quinoa, chili lime cashews, and some creamy peanut dressing.

quinoa, edamame, bell peppers, mangoes, carrots, purple cabbage, cashews, peanut butter, chili paste

A wooden spoon in a chopped thai salad.

Chopped Thai Salad with Sesame Garlic Dressing

This Chopped Thai Salad with Sesame Garlic Dressing is THE BEST! A rainbow of power veggies with a yummy homemade dressing.

kale, edamame, carrots, bell peppers, cashews, garlic, soy sauce

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Looking for even more fresh salads? Check out a list of all of our salad recipes!

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