back to top
Food

25 Delicious Recipes That Will Make You Love Salad

Because salads are the best summer food.

Posted on
Alida Barden/Buzzfeed

1. Strawberry, Avocado, and Spinach Salad With Chicken

Repurpose your leftover chicken with spinach, strawberry, and avocado for a new and improved salad. Recipe here.
foodiecrush / Via foodiecrush.com

Repurpose your leftover chicken with spinach, strawberry, and avocado for a new and improved salad. Recipe here.

2. Cucumber and Watermelon Feta Salad

Cucumber and watermelon all in one dish? Hello, juiciness! The feta is just extra added goodness. Recipe here.
twopeasandtheirpod / Via twopeasandtheirpod.com

Cucumber and watermelon all in one dish? Hello, juiciness! The feta is just extra added goodness. Recipe here.

3. Orzo Summer Salad

If these colors aren't enough to convert you to Team Salad, you're doing summer wrong. Recipe here.
pinchofyum / Via pinchofyum.com

If these colors aren't enough to convert you to Team Salad, you're doing summer wrong. Recipe here.

4. Rosemary Chicken and Bacon Avocado Salad

With bacon, watercress, and cherry tomatoes, this is pretty much like a BLT but with avocado instead of bread. Recipe here.
howsweeteats / Via howsweeteats.com

With bacon, watercress, and cherry tomatoes, this is pretty much like a BLT but with avocado instead of bread. Recipe here.

5. Cantaloupe and Mozzarella Caprese Salad

Make this salad if not only to become an expert at scooping melon. Recipe here.
foodiecrush / Via foodiecrush.com

Make this salad if not only to become an expert at scooping melon. Recipe here.

6. Thai Cashew and Mango Slaw Salad

This salad is packed with shredded vegetables, mango slices and cashews pieces and tossed with a tangy coconut-lime vinaigrette. Just oozes summer vibes, no? Recipe here.
nospoonnecessary / Via nospoonnecessary.com

This salad is packed with shredded vegetables, mango slices and cashews pieces and tossed with a tangy coconut-lime vinaigrette. Just oozes summer vibes, no? Recipe here.

7. Zucchini and Tomato Salad With Lemon Basil Vinaigrette

Zucchini ribbons FTW. Recipe here.
goodlifeeats / Via goodlifeeats.com

Zucchini ribbons FTW. Recipe here.

8. Grilled Corn, Tomato, and Avocado Salad Chimichurri

Step 1: Grill vegetables. Step 2: Pour chimichurri sauce all over to your heart's content. Recipe here.
howsweeteats / Via howsweeteats.com

Step 1: Grill vegetables. Step 2: Pour chimichurri sauce all over to your heart's content. Recipe here.

9. Strawberry Mango Salad

Because fruit salads reign supreme. Recipe here.
damndelicious / Via damndelicious.net

Because fruit salads reign supreme. Recipe here.

10. Greek Three Bean Salad

All the beans, all the veggies. Recipe here.
flavorthemoments / Via flavorthemoments.com

All the beans, all the veggies. Recipe here.

11. Melon Salad

Melon + summer squash + corn + herbs + heirloom tomatoes = all the fixings for a summer dish. Recipe here.
dollyandoatmeal / Via dollyandoatmeal.com

Melon + summer squash + corn + herbs + heirloom tomatoes = all the fixings for a summer dish. Recipe here.

12. Chopped Summer Salad With Spicy Buttermilk Ranch

First, pile on the croutons and bacons. Then, top with a creamy buttermilk dressing to kick things up a notch. Final step: Devour. Recipe here.
cookingforkeeps / Via cookingforkeeps.com

First, pile on the croutons and bacons. Then, top with a creamy buttermilk dressing to kick things up a notch. Final step: Devour. Recipe here.

13. Arugula Salad With Grapes and Black Pepper Vinaigrette

How about adding red grapes to salad for a pop of sweetness? Recipe here.
pinchofyum / Via pinchofyum.com

How about adding red grapes to salad for a pop of sweetness? Recipe here.

14. Asparagus, Mushrooms and Lemon Pasta Salad

Asparagus just screams "I'm fancy AF." Recipe here.
feastingathome / Via feastingathome.com

Asparagus just screams "I'm fancy AF." Recipe here.

15. Thai Cucumber Salad

Super quick, super easy, all cucumbers. Recipe here.
budgetbytes / Via budgetbytes.com

Super quick, super easy, all cucumbers. Recipe here.

16. Crunchy Thai Salad with Peanut Dressing

*drizzles peanut dressing over everything* Recipe here.
jessicagavin / Via jessicagavin.com

*drizzles peanut dressing over everything* Recipe here.

17. Pineapple and Cucumber Salad

Pineapple and cucumber: Name or more iconic duo, I'll wait. Recipe here.
momontimeout / Via momontimeout.com

Pineapple and cucumber: Name or more iconic duo, I'll wait. Recipe here.

18. Grilled Summer Vegetable Pasta Salad

Add in grilled veggies with dressing to a bowl of pasta for the ultimate flavor factor. Recipe here.
saltandlavender / Via saltandlavender.com

Add in grilled veggies with dressing to a bowl of pasta for the ultimate flavor factor. Recipe here.

19. Grilled Peach and Sweet Potato Salad With Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette

A salad served warm or cold. Recipe here.
droolworthydaily / Via droolworthydaily.com

A salad served warm or cold. Recipe here.

20. Arugula Salad With Lemon Vinaigrette

Just plain ol' arugula and shaved parmesan cheese dressed in lemon vinaigrette for when you want to keep things ~ simple ~. Recipe here.
julieblanner / Via julieblanner.com

Just plain ol' arugula and shaved parmesan cheese dressed in lemon vinaigrette for when you want to keep things ~ simple ~. Recipe here.

21. Cucumber Noodle Prawn and Mango Salad

When you're in the mood to spiralize all the veggies, try this cucumber and mango number. Recipe here.
myfoodstory / Via myfoodstory.com

When you're in the mood to spiralize all the veggies, try this cucumber and mango number. Recipe here.

22. Tofu Noodle Salad with Almond Butter Sauce

Noodles and greens in one dish, why not? Recipe here.
thefirstmess / Via thefirstmess.com

Noodles and greens in one dish, why not? Recipe here.

23. Fresh Corn and Mango Salad

Another salsa-salad possibility to entertain a crowd. Recipe here.
floatingkitchen.com / Via floatingkitchen.net

Another salsa-salad possibility to entertain a crowd. Recipe here.

24. Watermelon Salad with Goat Cheese Watercress and Mint

A salad for the watermelon-obsessed and goat cheese-lovers. Recipe here.
foodess.com / Via foodess.com

A salad for the watermelon-obsessed and goat cheese-lovers. Recipe here.

25. Elote Pasta Salad

Grilled Mexican street corn takes this pasta salad to the next level. Get the recipe here.
acozykitchen / Via acozykitchen.com

Grilled Mexican street corn takes this pasta salad to the next level. Get the recipe here.

Top trending videos

Watch more BuzzFeed Video Caret right