The 15 Best Healthy Summer Salads features a full range of summer salads that make you actually want to eat a salad. They are delicious, healthy, and perfect all summer long!

The 15 Best Healthy Summer Salads

When it’s summer, I’m all about eating as much fresh produce as possible. The fruit. The veggies. The tomatoes. Oh, the tomatoes. I usually max out on them by fall but by January my body is craving in-season delicious tomatoes. Ahhh…summer.

I also tend to eat a lot better in the summer. It’s probably easier because everything is in season and tastes about 1000% better. It’s also hot and I want to eat lighter meals that fill me up. My go to lunch and sometimes go to dinner as well is a salad. And, if I don’t plan then I end up with the same old salad day after day. So, it got me thinking: why don’t I have a list of salads I can reach for every week? That’s when I got the idea for the 15 Best Healthy Summer Salads.

Now, you are going to see bacon in some of these recipes because…well, bacon. But, I fully believe that you can be healthy and eat bacon. Bacon can be Whole30 compliant, paleo, and keto–so many of the leading diet choices include bacon. (This post isn’t sponsored by the bacon commission. Promise!)

Back to these salads. They have chicken, tomatoes, strawberries, steak, whole grains and a bunch of summer veggies. And, they all look super tasty. I cannot wait to make my way through this list of healthy summer salads over the next couple of months!

Here are The 15 Best Healthy Summer Salads:

Strawberry Avocado Grilled Balsamic Chicken Salad by The Endless Meal | The 15 Best Healthy Summer Salads

Strawberry Avocado Grilled Balsamic Chicken Salad by The Endless Meal

Whole30 Steak Salad by 40 Aprons | The 15 Best Healthy Summer Salads

Whole30 Steak Salad by 40 Aprons

Summer Greek Quinoa Salad by Sunkissed Kitchen | The 15 Best Healthy Summer SaladsSummer Greek Quinoa Salad by Sunkissed Kitchen

The Best Kale Salad by The Endless Meal | The 15 Best Healthy Summer SaladsThe Best Kale Salad by The Endless Meal

Cashew Crunch Salad with Sesame Dressing by Pinch of Yum | The 15 Best Healthy Summer Salads

Cashew Crunch Salad with Sesame Dressing by Pinch of Yum

Curried Chicken Waldorf Salad by The View from Great Island | The 15 Best Healthy Summer Salads

Curried Chicken Waldorf Salad by The View from Great Island

I have been told that this Grilled Zucchini Salad is THE BEST salad ever. It's loaded with summertime favorites like grilled zucchini and corn, alfalfa sprouts, purple cabbage, and healthy chickpeas and tossed in a super creamy and easy to make sunflower seed dressing. It's a healthy side dish that is naturally vegan + gluten-free. | theendlessmeal.com

Grilled Zucchini Salad by The Endless Meal

Quick Basic Chopped Salad by Table for Two | The 15 Best Healthy Summer SaladsQuick Basic Chopped Salad by Table for Two

 

Balsamic Chicken Salad with Avocado, Feta + Blackberry by Well Plated | The 15 Best Healthy Summer SaladsBalsamic Chicken Salad with Avocado, Feta + Blackberry by Well Plated

Grilled Broccoli Caesar Salad by The Endless Meal | The 15 Best Healthy Summer SaladsGrilled Broccoli Caesar Salad by The Endless Meal

Cilantro Lime Chicken Taco Salad by Carlsbad Cravings | The 15 Best Healthy Summer SaladsCilantro Lime Chicken Taco Salad by Carlsbad Cravings

Spicy Grilled Salmon Salad by The Endless Meal

Avocado Bacon Salad by Salt and Lavender | The 15 Best Healthy Summer Salads

Avocado Bacon Salad by Salt and Lavender

This light and fresh Summer Quinoa Salad is perfect for a hot sunny day or dinner on the patio. It's loaded with sweet cherries, toasted almonds, feta cheese, and fresh herbs and tossed with a lemony dressing. Leftovers make a healthy and delicious lunch. It's a healthy vegetarian + gluten-free side dish that can easily be made vegan, too.  | theendlessmeal.comSummer Quinoa Salad by The Endless Meal

Rosemary Chicken Avocado + Bacon Salad by Heather Christo | The 15 Best Healthy Summer SaladsRosemary Chicken Avocado + Bacon Salad by Heather Christo