With summer fast approaching, we’re sharing a variety of delicious summer salad ideas to help inspire your weekly meals.
Using fresh, vibrant ingredients, these recipes are rich in vitamins, minerals and nutrients.
Discover our 7 favourite summer salad ideas below…
Summer Salad Ideas: Quinoa Salad with an Avocado Dressing
Dressings can often be high in fats and/or sugar, which can contribute negatively to your health and wellbeing. This quinoa salad recipe uses avocado as a key ingredient, a source of healthy fat that offers a delicious, healthy alternative to store-bought dressings.
Drizzle your homemade dressing over the ingredients and serve as it is, or add a protein source such as salmon or chicken for a delicious summer salad idea.
Broccoli Pasta Salad with Salmon & Sunflower Seeds
A pasta salad is simple to make and often quite filling. This nutrient-rich summer salad is loaded with goodness, providing plenty of omega-3 and antioxidants, helping your body stay strong and healthy.
Aubergine & Goats Cheese Salad with Mint & Chilli Dressing
This vibrant aubergine and goats cheese salad packs a punch with its mint and chilli combination. The different textures and flavours come together to create an interesting salad, perfect for a summer lunch.
Summer Salad Ideas: Warm Cauliflower Salad
British weather isn’t always predictable. This warm cauliflower salad is ideal for serving on slightly cooler days; you’ll still have the delicious flavour and health benefits, but it’ll help to warm you up a little!
Made with almond, honey and dill, this unusual combination of flavours complement each other perfectly, creating a deliciously unique summer salad.
Summer Salad Ideas: Classic Greek Salad
A classic Greek salad is a summer staple. Perfect for a light lunch, or as a side dish for your BBQ, it’s easy to make and packed full of goodness.
The strong flavours of the onion and olives complement the contrast of the tangy feta. If you’re having the salad as your main dish, why not serve it with warm pitta bread?
Summer Salad Ideas: Vegan Salad Bowl
This vegan summer salad recipe is bursting with delicious summer flavours. The homemade pickle is quick and easy to make; you can then set it aside until the rest of the salad is ready.
The mixed beans add a great source of protein and fibre, whilst the couscous adds texture and substance.
Lightly spiced with chilli, the powerful flavours make this vegan salad bowl a delicious recipe to add to your repertoire of summer salad ideas.
Roasted Carrot, Rocket & Lentil Salad
The last on our list of summer salad ideas is this delicious roasted carrot, rocket and lentil salad. This vibrant recipe packs in 4 of your 5 a day, helping you to reach your health goals with ease this summer.
The gentle herbs and spices combined with the honey create a deliciously sweet yet tangy flavour, with plenty of variety and texture.
Loaded with lentils and topped with crumbled feta, this substantial salad is the perfect option for a light evening meal.
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