Looking for options to beat the summer heat? Browse through the article and learn a few easy summer salad recipes to cool off with.

Summer Salads

Summer sometimes comes with bad tidings for your appetite; the heat is notorious for killing hunger and creating quite an adverse impact on your health, as a result. The summer heat makes you want to run away from regular, heavy to digest food and you find yourself craving cool, fresh, juicy, invigorating foods, instead. Summer is also the season for a variety of juicy vegetables and fruits. Why not use your creativity and experiment with your cooking skills to rustle up yum fare and even keep the heat at bay, in the bargain? Salads are a perfect meal and cook-out option especially for summer time. You can toss together your favorite greens and fruits with your favorite dressing and get instantly refreshed. This article provides you with different delicious salad recipes for summer. Try them out to enjoy a chilled out summer and bid the heat wave adieu.
Summer Salad Recipes 

Broccoli Salad 

  • 1 medium Red Onion
  • 2 bunches of Broccoli (Florets only)
  • 10-12 slices of Bacon (Fried and Crumbled) 
  • 2 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 cup Mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp Sugar
  • Separate the florets from the broccoli stalk and save the rest of the broccoli for later use.
  • Combine all the salad ingredients together and top it with the dressing mixture.
  • Refrigerate it and serve it chilled. 
Summertime Potato Salad 


  • ½ cup Celery (Chopped)
  • 4-5 cups of cubed Waxy Potato (Cooked, drained and cooled)
  • ½ cup Red Onions (Chopped)
  • 2 tbsp Sweet Pickle (Chopped)
  • 3 hard cooked Eggs
  • ½ - 2/3 cup Mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp Sweet Pickle juice
  • 1/8 tsp ground Black Pepper
  • ¼ - ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ -1 tsp prepared Mustard


  • Combine all the ingredients properly in a bowl and stir them gently.
  • Refrigerate the salad until the serving time.
Avocado Summer Salad
  • 2 Onions (Chopped)
  • 1 Avocado (Peeled and Mustard)
  • 1 Green spring Onion (Chopped)
  • 2 Tomatoes (Chopped)
  • 3-4 tbsp Lettuce (Chopped)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste 
  • ½ tbsp White Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil or Salad Oil
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • ½ tsp Sugar
  • Salt and Pepper to taste 
  • Mix together all the ingredients for the salad except the lettuce, and refrigerate.
  • Mix all the ingredients for the dressing and refrigerate.
  • Just before serving the salad, pour the dressing over it, and add the lettuce.
  • Toss well and serve chilled. 
Watermelon Salad
  • 4 cups of Watermelon (Cubed)
  • ¼ cups pitted Olives
  • ½ cup Red Onions (Chopped)
  • ½ cup to 2 oz Feta Cheese (Crumbled)
  • 3 tbsp fresh Lime Juice
  • ¼ cup fresh Mint (Finely Chopped)
  • Fresh Greens (Optional)
  • ¼ cup fresh Parsley (Finely Chopped) 
  • Combine together red onions with fresh lime juice in a medium sized bowl and allow it to stand for 15-20 min.
  • Add watermelon, parsley, and mint, and cover and chill for an hour.
  • Once ready to serve, sprinkle it with cheese and serve.
  • You can even serve your watermelon salad over your favorite greens, if you want to make it into a meal. 
Fennel And Blood Orange Salad
  • 3-4 Blood Oranges
  • 2 medium Fennel Bulbs
  • 6 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin Olive Oil
  • Freshly ground Black Pepper
  • Sea Salt for taste
  • Parmesan Cheese shavings 
  • Cut off the fronds from the fennel bulbs. Cut each of the fennel bulbs into half and remove the cores.
  • Take a sharp knife and thinly slice the fennel halves.
  • Peel off the blood oranges and remove the pith and then slice the oranges into sections.
  • Place the fennel slices and blood orange sections into a large bowl, add olive oil, salt and pepper and lemon juice and whisk properly.
  • Refrigerate it and before serving, garnish with cheese shavings.
Spinach Salad With Strawberries And Pecans
  • 2 cups Strawberries (Clean and Sliced)
  • 8 oz fresh torn Spinach
  • 2-3 oz goat or blue Cheese (Crumbled)
  • ½ cup pecan halves or pieces (Slightly Roasted) 
  • 2 tbsp balsamic Vinegar
  • ¼ cup Canola Oil or other salad oil
  • 1/8 tsp Onion and Garlic Powder
  • Dash of dry Mustard
  • 1 tbsp and 1 tsp granulated Sugar
  • ¼ tsp Tarragon (Dried) 
  • Toss spinach along with sliced strawberries, pecans and cheese.
  • Combine together the dressing ingredients in a jar and shake it well until blended.
  • When ready to serve, drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss lightly.

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