This summer, refresh from the long warm days with these 17 vegetarian summer salads. Each dish is packed with countless veggies (and some fruit!) to provide plenty of vitamins and minerals that will fuel your body and keep you feeling strong.
Summer is the perfect time of year. The long days, the warm outdoors, the pools, the beach days, the fresh produce and seemingly endless slices of watermelon… life’s just easier in the summer.
With summer activities and days spent running around outside, mealtime calls for dishes that will keep us refreshed and well nourished. In my opinion, the perfect way to sneak in all of your vitamins and minerals and feel nice and fueled and refreshed? A summer salad!
I’m breaking down 17 of my favorite vegetarian summer salads so that you can keep your body fueled and give it all the greens and veggies it could ask for!
And don’t worry, there are a couple non-lettuce dishes for you to enjoy. From Avocado Mango Fruit Salad and Zucchini Corn Salad to Grilled Broccoli Salad and even Greek Salad Sushi, there’s something for everyone!
Buddha bowls are made in 6 parts: greens, protein, grains, healthy carbs, heathy fats, and extras (like toppings)! In no time at all, you can whip together a balanced, healthy meal that will keep you full all day long. It's the perfect summertime meal!
Easy tabbouleh salad is the most refreshing meal. Jump out of the pool and dive into a bowl of this Eastern Mediterranean salad made of cucumber, tomatoes, parsley, and bulgur. It's vegan-friendly and made complete with a lemon juice and olive oil dressing!
Enjoy fruity deliciousness with this tasty grilled watermelon salad. It's packed with feta cheese, mint, basil, and onion and provides a weirdly (but very good) savory flavor. It's a very satisfying option, and perfect for warm summer days.
Kale is my go-to type of green in the summer! This salad is made with a bed of kale and topped with fresh avocado and apples. Drizzled with a lemon hummus dressing, it's a savory salad perfect for busy weeknights.
Craving a classic? Go for this vegetarian caesar salad! This classic recipe is quick to make and is perfect for serving as a main course or a supplemental side dish. Include your favorite croutons for extra crunch!
I am all about lettuce-less salads, and this zucchini corn salad definitely fits that bill. It's made with a zingy lemon drizzle along with feta cheese and various seasonings and serves as a perfectly simple 8-ingredient dish.
Tzatziki cucumber salad is like a dream come true, especially as far as summer is concerned. The refreshing yogurt and cucumber sauce is lowkey epic, and the simple ingredients are creamy, tangy, and delicious!
Anything fruity gets a yes from me, especially in the summer. This balsamic blueberry vinaigrette is no different! The delicious dressing transforms any salad into a masterpiece bursting with antioxidants and sweet flavor.
On top of a bed of spinach, ingredients including apples, avocados, mangos, and carrot slivers make for a savory, filling salad. To top it off, the dressing is made with Greek yogurt, honey, cinnamon, pepper, and a dash of orange juice for a tangy touch!
Grilled broccoli salad is drizzled with a creamy honey mustard dressing and tossed together with feta cheese, cranberries, and slivered almonds. It's the perfect veggie side dish to compliment your BBQing this summer!
Vegan sushi? I'm in! This vegan tuna sushi bowl has plant-based tuna made with tomatoes and all of the fixing of your favorite poke bowls (including the spicy mayo)! It's like bringing the Hawaiian islands right to your kitchen.
In need of a quick summer side dish recipe that’s filling and delicious? (I mean, how can you say no to that?) Whip up a Chickpea Corn Salad that’s bursting with veggies and herbs, and tied together with a spiced Greek yogurt dressing.
Do something non-traditional but still filled with greens and enjoy these delicious fresh veggie lettuce wraps. This recipe is packed with colorful vegetables and drizzled with an Asian-style almond butter sauce. They're low-carb, easy to make, and surprisingly addictive!
Need to take lunch on the go? This 7-layer summer berry salad jar is perfect! The ingredients are filling and flavorful, and everything stays nice and fresh when layered in the proper order. No soggy lettuce here!
With this summer veggie salad, getting your day's worth of nutrient-rich vegetables has never been so easy. This salad is made with tomato, cucumber, pepper, and feta and is absolutely mouth watering (and perfect for summer)!
At a gourmet restaurant or in your own kitchen? After making berry salad with lavender lemon vinaigrette, it'll be hard to tell. Immerse your tastebuds in flavor with this delicious and refreshing salad packed with fresh berries and goat cheese.
Try something new and different, but still get your greens in with these Greek salad sushi rolls. Using avocado, we're able to create Mediterranean-inspired Greek sushi rolls that take everything about Greek salad and wrap it up into sushi-style bites!
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Showing you how to make easy vegetarian recipes, one ingredient at a time.