This summer has been a very hot one so far. It seems that the thermometer almost never lowers under 30 degrees lately. I don’t know about you, but all this heat makes me lose most of my appetite. I only want to eat dishes that are refreshing and light.

That’s where salads come into play. They’re fresh, light and perfect for hot summer days. With great recipes that have a good amount of proteins, salads will fill you up as much as any other meal.

Here are more than 20 recipes for fresh summer salads that are anything but boring!

1. A packed sashimi salad with tuna

Sashimi Tuna Salad with Carrot Ginger Dressing
Recipe from The Girl on Bloor

2. A protein-packed chicken salad with Caprese and avocado

Balsamic Chicken Avocado Caprese Salad |
Recipe from Cade Delites

3. A Caesar salad with tahini dressing

Tahini Caesar Salad with Olive Oil Breadcrumbs

Recipe from Family Style Food

4. A gorgeous beef and mango salad

5. A quinoa bowl with beets, avocado, blueberries, and kale

A bowl filled with kale, quinoa, beets, cucumbers, avocado, and blueberries.
Recipe from Sunkissed Kitchen

6. A sesame slaw that you’ll cost you only 5$

This simple Sesame Slaw makes a great side dish, or a bed for other items like gyoza, fried tofu, or grilled chicken.
Reciipe from Budgetbytes

7. A quinoa salad that emulates the flavors of Mexican street corn

Looking to mix up your salad routine? This Mexican Street Corn Quinoa is for you! Loaded with all the delicious flavors of Mexican Street Corn, this quinoa salad is fresh, flavorful, and perfect for summer!
Recipe from Lemon Tree Dwelling

8. A tasty greek mezze salad with chickpeas

Greek mezze salad
Recipe from Martha Stewart

9. A broccoli slaw with a honey-mustard dressing

This mayo-free quinoa broccoli slaw recipe is a fun twist on an old classic! It's vegan and gluten free, too.
Recipe from Cookie + Kate

10. A watermelon and feta salad that would make a great starter for a summer bbq

Grilled Watermelon & Feta Stacked Salad 5
Recipe from Cooking for keeps

11. A vegan version of Ceasar salad with coconut bacon

12. A loaded salad full of Italian flavors

A recipe from the Harvest Kitchen

13. A poached chicken salad with Thai aromatics

Recipe from Donna Hay

14. A chopped Asian salad with chicken and peanuts

ChoppedAsianChickenSalad (4)
Recipe from Community Table

15. An avocado and shrimp salad that makes me drool

Citrus Shrimp and Avocado Salad |

Recipe from Foodiecrush

16. A Caprese and cantaloupe salad that looks like a million bucks

Cantaloupe and Mozzarella Caprese Salad | #freshfruit #mint #mozzarella #recipes #summer #easy
Recipe from Foodiecrush

17. A crunchy walnut and apple salad

Apple, Celery and Walnut Salad with Honey Dijon Vinaigrette | Aggie's Kitchen #ThinkFisher
Recipe from Aggie’s Kitchen

18. An unconventional Nicoise salad

The Un-Composed (i.e., Best) Ni\u00e7oise Salad Recipe
Recipe from Serious Eats

19. A Fattoush salad to use that leftover mint

The Best Fattoush Salad |
Recipe from Foodiecrush

20. A healthy Thai salad with sesame dressing

Chopped Thai Salad with Sesame Garlic Dressing in a mixing bowl.
Recipe from Pinch of Yum

21. A spiced watermelon and tomato salad

Watermelon Tomato Salad with Cumin and Fennel
Recipe from Food 52

22. A grilled apricot salad with corn, arugula, and avocado

grilled apricot, sweet corn and arugula salad I
Recipe from How Sweet Eats

23. A root vegetable salad with honey and ginger dressing with no cooking

Raw turnip, parsnip and carrot salad with honey and ginger dressing. Photograph:Emma Jervis
Recipe from the Irish Times

Have a great summer and bon appétit 🙂

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My name is Isabelle (Zaza for the few people who knew me way back then). I am writing to you from my pink office in Montréal, Québec. As a French literature graduate, I soon realized that teaching was not for me and I am now working in an office. I love mountains, trees, soup, and books. In recent years, my passion for food grew bigger and bigger. As a result, I am now going out of my comfort zone in the kitchen and trying to be more adventurous. I invite you to follow me on my journey to learn new techniques, conquer desserts and find exquisite recipes. Along the way, I plan to share what excites me, may it be a newly discovered restaurant, book, artist or Etsy find.


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