21 Easy Summer Salad Recipes Perfect for Lazy Days!

Say goodbye to slaving away in a hot kitchen for hours. Try these easy summer salad recipes, and spend less time in the kitchen and more time soaking up the sun.

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Easy Summer Salad Recipes Perfect for Lazy Days! 

Who wants to spend hours in a hot kitchen when you could be out enjoying the sunshine?

Summer is all about fresh produce and is the time when we all crave light and refreshing meals, and that’s where easy summer salad recipes shine. 

One of the best things about these easy summer salad recipes is that you don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen. They’re perfect for lazy weekends, busy weeknights, or even a quick lunch.

Why You’ll Love These Recipes đź’š

  • Vibrant & Seasonal Veggies: From crisp cucumbers to red ripe tomatoes, summer produce is full of good-for-you ingredients.
  • Healthy and Delicious: Eating well doesn’t mean you have to compromise on flavor. These recipes are not only nutritious but also delicious.
  • Perfect for Entertaining: All these fresh summer salad recipes are easily scalable, making them ideal for your next BBQ, summer cookout, or party.
  • Quick and Effortless Preparation: You don’t need hours to make these summer salads, all the recipes are with minimal prep and ingredients.

With this collection of fresh summer salads, you’ll have all the recipes at your fingertips to whip up a quick meal anytime.

Summer in a Bowl: Easy Summer Salad Recipes for Hot Days!


Summer Panzanella Salad

Recipe by Feasting at Home

Why You’ll Love It ~ made with fresh seasonal summer ingredients. The recipe yields six servings and takes only 25 minutes!

1. Summer Panzanella Salad by Feasting at Home
Photo by Feasting at Home

Grilled Salmon Salad with Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing

Recipe by Feasting at Home

Why You’ll Love It ~ bursting with fresh summertime flavors! Healthy, keto, low-carb, and easy to make.

2. Grilled Salmon Salad with Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing by Feasting at Home
Photo by Feasting at Home

Quinoa Salad with Vegan Green Goddess Dressing

Recipe by Crowded Kitchen

Why You’ll Love It ~ protein-rich delicious meal ready in just 30 minutes and works well for meal prep!

3. Quinoa Salad with Vegan Green Goddess Dressing by Crowded Kitchen
Photo by Crowded Kitchen

Farmer’s Market Salad

Recipe by Simply Veganista

Why You’ll Love It ~ made with vibrant seasonal summer ingredients. Ready in 15 minutes!

4. Farmer’s Market Salad by Simply Veganista
Photo by Simply Veganista

Thai Pomelo Salad (Yam Som O)

Recipe by Inquiring Chef

Why You’ll Love It ~ fruit-based salad in a tart, full of bright colors, and spicy and sweet dressing.

5. Thai Pomelo Salad (Yam Som O) by Inquiring Chef
Photo by Inquiring Chef

Crunchy Vegetable Rice Noodle Salad

Recipe by Family Style Food

Why You’ll Love It ~ vegan and gluten-free meal. The recipe yields four servings and takes only 25 minutes!

6. Crunchy Vegetable Rice Noodle Salad by Family Style Food
Photo by Family Style Food

Abundance Kale Salad with Savory Tahini Dressing

Recipe by Minimalist Baker

Why You’ll Love It ~ healthy and hearty 30-minute salad. Easily customizable and satisfying!

1. Abundance Kale Salad with Savory Tahini Dressing by Minimalist Baker
Photo by Minimalist Baker

Crunchy Garbanzo Summer Salad

Recipe by Vanilla and Bean

Why You’ll Love It ~ make ahead meal that is vegetarian, vegan, and easily gluten-free.

8. Crunchy Garbanzo Summer Salad by Vanilla and Bean
Photo by Vanilla and Bean

Pesto Pasta Salad

Recipe by Cookie and Kate

Why You’ll Love It ~ light and fresh salad. perfect for parties, picnics and weeknight dinners!

9. Pesto Pasta Salad by Cookie and Kate
Photo by Cookie and Kate

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Toasted Walnuts & Smoked Blue Cheese

Recipe by Feasting at Home

Why You’ll Love It ~ a simple salad with sweet, juicy, and earthy flavors. Can be made in 15 minutes!

10. Heirloom Tomato Salad with Toasted Walnuts & Smoked Blue Cheese by Feasting at Home
Photo by Feasting at Home

Crispy Rice Salad with Cucumbers and Herbs

Recipe by Pinch of Yum

Why You’ll Love It ~ if you like red curry, then this salad is a must-try for you!

11. Crispy Rice Salad with Cucumbers and Herbs by Pinch of Yum
Photo by Pinch of Yum

Sesame Chicken Cabbage Crunch Salad

Recipe by Ambitious Kitchen

Why You’ll Love It ~ packed with crunchy vegetables, juicy chicken, fresh herbs, and a flavorful sesame ginger dressing.

12.  Sesame Chicken Cabbage Crunch Salad by Ambitious Kitchen
Photo by Ambitious Kitchen
Also Check Out: 25 Easy Chicken Salad Recipes for Busy Days!

Grilled BBQ Chicken Skewer Salad

Recipe by The Defined Dish

Why You’ll Love It ~ Perfect for your next summer cookout. The recipe yields four servings and takes only 35 minutes!

13. Grilled BBQ Chicken Skewer Salad by The Defined Dish (Easy Summer Salad Recipes)
Photo by The Defined Dish

Tequila Shrimp Taco Salad

Recipe by How Sweet Eats

Why You’ll Love It ~ if you like shrimp cocktail, then this salad is a must try for you!

14. Tequila Shrimp Taco Salad by How Sweet Eats (Easy Summer Salad Recipes)
Photo by How Sweet Eats

Chinese Chicken Salad

Recipe by Craving Home Cooked

Why You’ll Love It ~ a vibrant, flavor-packed meal that comes together in just 20 minutes.

15. Chinese Chicken Salad by Craving Home Cooked (Easy Summer Salad Recipes)
Photo by Craving Home Cooked

Quinoa Black Bean Salad {with Mango and Avocado}

Recipe by Cooking Classy

Why You’ll Love It ~ a fresh, healthy, and filling salad!

16. Quinoa Black Bean Salad {with Mango and Avocado} by Cooking Classy (Easy Summer Salad Recipes)
Photo by Cooking Classy

BLT Pasta Salad

Recipe by Carls Bad Cravings

Why You’ll Love It ~ hearty, flavorful, super easy, and make ahead friendly!

17. BLT Pasta Salad by Carls Bad Cravings (Easy Summer Salad Recipes)
Photo by Carls Bad Cravings

Strawberry Kale Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing

Recipe by Kalefornia Kravings

Why You’ll Love It ~ takes only 10 minutes!

18. Strawberry Kale Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing by Kalefornia Kravings (Easy Summer Salad Recipes)
Photo by Kalefornia Kravings
Also Check Out: 15+ Strawberry Salad Recipes to Brighten Your Plate!

Zucchini Ribbon Salad With Corn And Tomatoes

Recipe by Vanilla and Bean

Why You’ll Love It ~ vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free!

20. Zucchini Ribbon Salad With Corn And Tomatoes by Vanilla and Bean (Easy Summer Salad Recipes)
Photo by Vanilla and Bean

Strawberry Avocado Salad

Recipe by Gimme Some Oven

Why You’ll Love It ~ serves four to six people and takes only 15 minutes!

21. Strawberry Avocado Salad by Gimme Some Oven (Easy Summer Salad Recipes)
Photo by Gimme Some Oven

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