7 Summer Salads You’ll Actually Want to Eat


We spend a lot of time scouring the Web for tasty, trendy, and healthy recipes. It’s one of the many perks of working at Greatist. In the process, we come across some amazing resources for easy meals that prove cooking healthy doesn’t have to be expensive or a giant time suck. And now, we want to make a habit of sharing them with you!

This week’s featured foodies is Ali Ebright of Gimme Some Oven. Here, she shares her favorite summer salads, including one that’s been in the family for as long as she can remember.

Looking for a guaranteed home run of a recipe to bring to a potluck this summer? This modern twist on the old-school ramen noodle salad is always a crowd favorite. It’s made with all sorts of fresh ingredients and only takes 10 minutes to prepare.

I’m a big fan of all of the flavors in this zesty salad. Be sure to take the extra few minutes to dry-roast that corn. It makes a big difference!

This recipe was inspired by a recent trip to New Zealand, where I loved the way they topped so many dishes with shredded “beetroot” (as they call it). My take on the kiwi salad is fresh, colorful, easy to make, and so delicious.

This hearty and delicious salad has been a favorite in our family for as long as I can remember. With fresh artichokes, roasted red peppers, toasted pine nuts, and a heavenly Parmesan vinaigrette, it’s always a crowd pleaser!

Everything about this salad screams summer to me! Delicious grilled pineapple and chicken, creamy avocado, and fresh blueberries drizzled with a tasty honey garlic vinaigrette? Fire up the grill and bring it on!

There’s a reason why everyone loves this classic salad: It’s quick and easy to make, and it offers sweet and refreshing flavors. Feel free to add in your choice of protein too!

The traditional Caesar is kicked up a notch in this delicious recipe with tons of fresh kale, a lightened-up Caesar-lime dressing, and easy homemade croutons.

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