13 Super Summer Salads

13 Super Summer Salad Recipes

Hello, sunshine. We missed you.

Summer is here and it’s time to get out there and enjoy it. Though we all have things to do, there is no reason to make more work for yourself—especially in the kitchen. Who wants to fire up the oven or spend the day cooking? Besides, all of your garden-fresh favorites are officially in-season.

Though we love salads all year long, their cool, crisp and colorful presence is both refreshing and satisfying during the summer months. So we wanted to share the love with you. Here is a little inspiration for your al fresco summer eating.

Antipasti Salad

This salad is sure to wow a crowd. Large, colorful and loaded with all of your favorite olive bar goodies—from pickled Pepperazzi™ Peppers to grilled artichokes to crunchy giardiniera—this salad is summertime on a platter.

Marinated Chickpea Salad with Feta and Roasted Tomatoes

Inspired by your favorite Greek flavors, this salad skips the lettuce and goes straight to the protein with marinated chickpeas. Sweet sun-dried tomatoes, crumbled feta and chunks of crisp cucumber take it home.

Southwest Quinoa and Grilled Corn Salad

You’ll think you’ve gone to the Southwest with this colorful grain bowl. Featuring chewy, nutty quinoa and smoky grilled corn, this quinoa salad recipe is perfect for lazy days at the pool or serving up at your summer gatherings.

Vegan Antipasto Salad

If you’re looking for a vegan summertime recipe that scores just as many points for color as it does for flavor, this loaded bean salad is where it’s at. Briny olives, smoky-sweet roasted tomatoes, pickled peppers and tender cannellini beans come together in an irresistible red-wine vinaigrette.

Hearts of Palm and Avocado Salad with Creamy Lime Dressing

We promise that this summer salad is like nothing you’ve ever had. Crisp, creamy and refreshing with a citrus and Dijon kick, this salad is sure to be the talk of the picnic.

Summer Vegetable Panzanella Salad

This Italian-inspired Panzanella, or bread salad, celebrates your favorite summer produce with a tangy-sweet Golden Balsamic marinade and our Roasted Pepper Bruschetta.

California Salad with Avocado Oil Vinaigrette

A taste of the West Coast, this salad features bright, fresh flavors in a stunning combination: tender greens, crisp vegetables, fragrant dill, ricotta salata cheese and nutty chickpeas tossed in an easy homemade avocado oil dressing.

Grilled Romaine Salad with Prosciutto Wrapped Shrimp

As long as there are inspired recipes like these, you will never have to eat another boring salad again. Admit it... we had you at “prosciutto-wrapped shrimp.”

Italian Chopped Salad with Marinated Chickpeas

An Italian-inspired salad that will take you there, this recipe features some of our favorite antipasti: marinated artichoke hearts, chewy sun-dried tomatoes, nutty Asiago, salami and more! This just might be our favorite chopped salad.


We take a cue from the Mediterranean for this fresh and flavorful summer salad. Serve it up with pita chips for a simple summer snack, a light lunch or a shareable dip at your next summer gathering.

Balsamic Chicken Salad with Apples and White Cheddar

Balsamic-marinated grilled chicken takes this salad from light lunch to summer meal. Besides this chicken, this super salad recipe features peppery arugula, toasted almonds, crisp slices of apples and radishes, Cheddar cheese and creamy avocado. The homemade apple cider and Dijon dressing takes it to another level.

Classic Italian Pizzeria Salad

Think of this classic salad as an upgraded house salad, like the one you might order off the menu at your local pizza joint: crunchy Romaine lettuce, bell pepper, red onion, marinated artichokes, pepperoncini, etc. We top it off with shaved Parmesan.

Chickpea and Tuna Salad

This hybrid bean and tuna salad is a fan favorite. If you haven’t tried it yet... what are you waiting for? It’s healthy, colorful... and honestly, you’re not going to want to share. We recommend serving it up with toasted slices of baguette for lunch, summertime get-togethers, picnics or just a tasty weekend snack by the pool.