50 amazing summer salad recipes to keep you cool and refreshed

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July 1, 2022
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50 amazing summer salad recipes to keep you cool and refreshed

It’s summer, and that means it’s salad season. There’s just something about biting into a crisp, fresh bowl of produce that is most rewarding during those hot months (probably because it helps cool you down!), but let’s face it: Not everyone likes a green salad. Thankfully, salads can be made in a variety of ways. Love fruit? There’s a salad for that. Love pasta? There’s a salad for that too. Love veggies but not lettuce? Yep, those salads exist as well. And the best part is, all these bright ingredients are in season and can be found at your local grocery store—or, better yet, at the farmers market and even your own garden.

Another great thing about salads is they can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for days, which makes meal-prepping a breeze. (Bonus: They also don’t need to be reheated!)

Stacker compiled a list of summer salad recipes from Allrecipes. Whether you’re trying to swap out your hearty winter delights with healthier, lighter fare, or simply want to find ideas for cool and refreshing side dishes for your next barbecue, we’ve got you covered. With 50 recipes to explore, there’s something for every palette. Take a look below.

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Summer Salad on a Stick

- Prep: 15 mins
- Total: 15 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 4
- Read more about the recipe here

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Beet Summer Salad

- Prep: 15 mins
- Additional: 30 mins
- Total: 45 mins
- Servings: 2
- Yield: 2 servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Summer Salad

- Prep: 10 mins
- Additional: 1 hr
- Total: 1 hr 10 mins
- Servings: 2
- Yield: 2 servings
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Beautiful Summer Salad

- Prep: 15 mins
- Total: 15 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 4
- Read more about the recipe here

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Watermelon Summer Salad

- Prep: 30 mins
- Total: 30 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Poppy Seed Summer Salad

- Prep: 15 mins
- Additional: 2 hrs
- Total: 2 hrs 15 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Easy and Quick Strawberry Summer Salad

- Prep: 15 mins
- Total: 15 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Strawberry-Melon Summer Salad

- Prep: 20 mins
- Total: 20 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Minted Melon Summer Salad

- Prep: 10 mins
- Total: 10 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 1 quart
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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Kristi's Corn Salad

- Prep: 15 mins
- Additional: 3 hrs
- Total: 3 hrs 15 mins
- Servings: 10
- Yield: 10 servings
- Number of ingredients: 12
- Read more about the recipe here

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Strawberry Summer Salad

- Prep: 20 mins
- Total: 20 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Cool Summer Salad

- Prep: 15 mins
- Total: 15 mins
- Servings: 10
- Yield: 10 servings
- Number of ingredients: 12
- Read more about the recipe here

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Steph's Summer Salad

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 35 mins
- Total: 45 mins
- Servings: 2
- Yield: 2 servings
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Quinoa Summer Salad

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 15 mins
- Additional: 4 hrs
- Total: 4 hrs 30 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 11
- Read more about the recipe here

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Southwestern Summer Salad

- Prep: 15 mins
- Total: 15 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Kara's Summer Salad

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Additional: 30 mins
- Total: 55 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 12
- Read more about the recipe here

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Pineapple Cucumber Salad

- Prep: 15 mins
- Total: 15 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 11
- Read more about the recipe here

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Spaghetti Salad III

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 20 mins
- Total: 30 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Rice Salad

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 30 mins
- Additional: 4 hrs
- Total: 4 hrs 50 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 15
- Read more about the recipe here

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Cantaloupe with Salami Salad

- Prep: 10 mins
- Total: 10 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Quinoa Summer Salad with Feta

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 15 mins
- Additional: 30 mins
- Total: 1 hr
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 11
- Read more about the recipe here

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French Cafe Summer Salad

- Prep: 30 mins
- Cook: 20 mins
- Additional: 1 hr
- Total: 1 hr 50 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 14
- Read more about the recipe here

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Strawberry Romaine Salad II

- Prep: 15 mins
- Total: 15 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Minty Orzo Lentil and Feta Salad

- Prep: 30 mins
- Cook: 20 mins
- Additional: 2 hrs
- Total: 2 hrs 50 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 11
- Read more about the recipe here

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Tomato Cucumber Salad with Mint

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 1 hr
- Total: 1 hr 15 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Quick Cucumber Salad

- Prep: 15 mins
- Additional: 30 mins
- Total: 45 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Cucumber-Watermelon Salad

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 15 mins
- Total: 30 mins
- Servings: 10
- Yield: 10 servings
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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Summer Veggie Salad

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 5 mins
- Additional: 1 hr
- Total: 1 hr 25 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Zucchini Cucumber Salad

- Prep: 10 mins
- Total: 10 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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Zucchini Miso

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 5 mins
- Total: 20 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 13
- Read more about the recipe here

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Summer Salad with Burrata, Tomatoes, and Nectarines

- Prep: 15 mins
- Total: 15 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Almond Chicken Salad

- Prep: 30 mins
- Total: 30 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 12
- Read more about the recipe here

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Grilled Chicken Salad with Strawberries and Avocado

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Additional: 1 hr 10 mins
- Total: 1 hr 35 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 16
- Read more about the recipe here

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Summer Grilled Corn Salad

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Total: 25 mins
- Servings: 2
- Yield: 2 servings
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Thai Cucumber Salad

- Prep: 15 mins
- Additional: 30 mins
- Total: 45 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 cups
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Pati's Spinach and Boysenberry Salad

- Prep: 15 mins
- Total: 15 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Summer Salad with Grilled Corn and Cherry Tomatoes

- Prep: 25 mins
- Cook: 25 mins
- Additional: 2 hrs
- Total: 2 hrs 50 mins
- Servings: 10
- Yield: 10 servings
- Number of ingredients: 12
- Read more about the recipe here

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Yummy Summer Pea Salad

- Prep: 10 mins
- Additional: 1 hr
- Total: 1 hr 10 mins
- Servings: 10
- Yield: 10 servings
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Cool Summer Cucumber and Tomato Toss

- Prep: 15 mins
- Total: 15 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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Mango Shrimp Salad

- Prep: 10 mins
- Total: 10 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Caribbean Barley Salad

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 25 mins
- Additional: 20 mins
- Total: 1 hr 5 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 13
- Read more about the recipe here

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Peanutty Pea Salad

- Prep: 15 mins
- Additional: 30 mins
- Total: 45 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Mediterranean Zucchini Salad

- Prep: 20 mins
- Total: 20 mins
- Servings: 2
- Yield: 2 servings
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Tomato, Cucumber and Red Onion Salad with Mint

- Prep: 15 mins
- Additional: 1 hr
- Total: 1 hr 15 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Zesty Cauliflower Antipasto Salad

- Prep: 10 mins
- Additional: 30 mins
- Total: 40 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Coriander Tabbouleh Salad with Shrimp

- Prep: 30 mins
- Total: 30 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 12
- Read more about the recipe here

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Sugar Snap Pea and Berry Salad

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 2 mins
- Additional: 33 mins
- Total: 50 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Green Bean Salad with Feta Cheese

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 15 mins
- Total: 25 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Spinach Watermelon-Mint Salad

- Prep: 20 mins
- Total: 20 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 11
- Read more about the recipe here

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Herb Watermelon Feta Salad

- Prep: 20 mins
- Total: 20 mins
- Servings: 12
- Yield: 12 servings
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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