20 Summer Salads That Are Full of Seasonal Produce

Add peach slices to your caprese ASAP.

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Warm weather calls for refreshing dishes that are full of the best flavors summer has to offer. When you think of summer, fresh produce like strawberries, cucumbers, and peaches come to mind. What better way to add them to your wellness routine that sprucing up your salad with fresh fruit and vegetables that you don't get to eat too often because of their season.

That's why the next time you get home from a scorching day, nothing will be more satisfying than one of these light and easy salad recipes. You can even put them in a bowl and eat them by the side of the pool.

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easy summer salads
Chris Court
Kale and Romaine Chicken Caesar Salad

Don't underestimate this Caesar salad. Kale contains folate which may boost memory, while Greek yogurt provides a significant source of protein, which curbs appetite and aids weight loss.

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gluten free dinner - Peach Caprese Salad Recipe
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Peach Caprese Salad

Fresh peaches will add a whole new layer of flavor to your favorite caprese recipe.

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easy summer salads
Steve Giralt
Fresh Corn and Chickpea Salad

Move over, lettuce: Combine some of the best flavors of summer in this hearty bowl.

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blistered pea salad
Con Poulos
Blistered Pea Salad with Mint Pesto

Break out the cast-iron skillet for this minty pesto pea salad. With hints of garlic, parsley, and lemon, this summer dish will tingle all of your tastebuds.

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Spinach, Potato, and Corn Salad

This simple summer salad is fresh and filling — a.k.a. all you could ever want for a hot day.

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easy summer salads
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Grilled Smoked Mozzarella Salad

The secret to this easy upgrade of a tomato-mozzarella salad? A piping-hot grill pan. The result: crisp crusts and gooey centers!

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easy summer salads
Con Poulos
Shrimp Salad with Crispy Chorizo and Almonds

Crispy bits of chorizo beat out croutons any day.

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Steak with Lentil and Grapefruit Salad

Prep this salad 2 days in advance and store in the fridge.

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fresh summer salads
Jonny Valiant
Arugula, Melon and Prosciutto Salad

Reinvent a familiar appetizer as a bright salad bursting with sweet and salty flavor from cantaloupe, prosciutto, arugula, and a red wine vinaigrette.

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Roasted Cauliflower Salad
Chris Court
Roasted Cauliflower Salad

Cauliflower is a great substitute for high-carb foods like bread and noodles. Instead of sprinkling croutons on top of your salad, lay this roasted cauliflower over a bed of baby arugula for a simple and healthy meal.

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easy summer salads
Con Poulos
Beet, Tangerine and Steak Salad

You don't have to cut red meat from your diet: Portions and leaner cuts are key. Pairing steak with oranges and beets helps keep this salad light and refreshing, yet totally satisfying.

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easy summer salads
Courtesy of Fork Knife Swoon
Berry Watermelon Fruit Salad

Beat the heat by serving this fresh, cool fruit salad for lunch, a snack, or even dessert.

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shredded brussel sprouts salad
Tk
Shredded Brussels Sprout Salad

Prep the Brussels sprouts and lemon vinaigrette dressing a few days in advance and all you'll have to do for dinner is mix, toss, pour, and enjoy.

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easy summer salads
Courtesy of Cafe Delites
Honey Mustard Chicken, Avocado, and Bacon Salad

The flavor and protein-packed chicken in this hearty salad will help you power through busy days.

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easy summer salads
Courtesy of Closet Cooking
Creamy Dilled Cucumber Salad

Cool off with this light cucumber salad, which you can easily and quickly whip up.

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easy summer salads
Courtesy of The Recipe Critic
Triple Berry Kale Salad

You'll forget you're eating healthy when you taste this salad packed with sweet summer berries.

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easy summer salads
Courtesy of Life in the Lofthouse
BLT Pasta Salad

Make sure you bring enough of this creamy pasta salad to your next barbecue outing — your friends and family are going to want seconds of this tasty treat.

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easy summer salads
Ellen Silverman
Wild Arugula with Summer Squash, Asparagus, and a Fried Egg

This vibrant mix of vegetables — topped with hot pickled peppers and a hearty egg — proves a well-rounded option for brunch or dinner.

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Salmon with Creamy Feta Cucumbers Recipe
Mike Garten
Salmon with Creamy Feta Cucumbers

Take advantage of prime cucumber season this summer with this feta cucumbers recipe that'll go perfectly with some grilled salmon.

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Barley Salad with Strawberries and Buttermilk Dressing Recipe
Mike Garten
Barley Salad with Strawberries and Buttermilk Dressing

Did you know that you can cook barley in a pressure cooker to get this delicious recipe?

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