Summer Salad Recipes

In this heat we’ve been enduring lately (I know you’re sick of me talking about it already, but really, it’s quite miserable and all I can think about!) I have only been wanting to eat COLD foods. I can’t stand the thought of turning that damn oven on inside when it’s already like an oven outside! Therefore, my food has consisted of Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, fruit on fruit on fruit, cold veggies, hummus, and salads. I thought I’d share some of the salads I’ve been eating lately.

Fruit Salad with Mint and Balsamic: Cut up your favourite fruit into a bowl (this one has strawberries, grapes,  and white peaches), add some cut mint leaves and drizzle a dressing of balsamic vinegar and honey on top! This salad is also delicious with blueberries, bananas, nectarines, and the list goes on! Get creative with whatever you have on hand.
Black Bean and Apple Salad: Spring mix, black beans, cubed apples, craisins, and shredded mozzerella cheese. I love this one with a light raspberry vinaigrette dressing.

Loaded Chicken Salad: Spring mix, chicken (seasoned on the stove with some salt and pepper), chickpeas (aka garbonzo beans), sun dried tomatoes, mozzerella cheese. Whisk some olive oil and balsamic vinegar for a delicious and super light dressing!

Egg and Chickpea Salad: Spring mix, hard boiled egg (quartered), chickpeas, cubed apples, mozzerella cheese. Drizzle on some olive oil and red wine vinegar!

Fruit Salad: Watermelon, strawberries, apples, all cubed and thrown into a bowl. Any and all fruit will do. :) This is my very favourite snack or dessert or side on any hot Summer day!

Bon appetit! Let me know if you try any of these out.

What have you been eating lately?
Any favourite Summer salads you’d like to share?




  1. This post just made me so hungry! But I love a spinach salad with mandarin oranges, strawberies, feta, and walnuts with a raspberry vinaigrette dressing. Looks like I will be making a salad for lunch today!

  2. Those all look amazing!! I’m going to have to pin these for later!

  3. yum these also look so good and fresh!

  4. That Loaded Chicken Salad looks good!!! I’ve been all about smoothies! So nice and cold and refreshing. Hope it starts to cool off where you are! It has finally started to cool off where I am :)

  5. Oh the Fruit Salad with Mint and Strawberry Watermelon sounds really yummy!:)

    I’ve also already tried out this one:

    Apples, raisins, feta cheese, walnuts, green salad, tomatoes and cucumber – really tasty – a kind of balearic salad – which I’ve tried out first in Menorca!:)


  6. Oh my gosh, so many good ideas!!!! I am pinning the crap out of this post ;)


  7. Love these! All of them sound delicious and refreshing.

    xo. Kailagh

  8. I’m sitting here eating watermelon :) The Loaded Chicken Salad looks so good!! I wish we could send some of this rain to you!! That is all we have here in NC!

  9. Mmmm…. love summer salads! Especially fruit salads! They all look so good!

  10. These are great ideas! I’m hoping to make a lot in the next few days, because this afternoon we made jam… the stove was on. all. afternoon. and I’m feeling the need to cool the house down in a serious way. Can’t wait to try the fruit and the egg salads! xxx

  11. These are going on my “must make” list. Yummm!

    Xo, Kelsey

  12. These look delicious!

  13. That all looks so good, but i can’t stop drooling over the chicken salad!!

  14. These all look so delicious!!

  15. I like the idea of the black beans with apples – I’ve got to try that combo in a salad!!!


  16. these all look delicious!

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