Summer is the best time for fresh healthy salads with local ingredients that can hang out in the fridge for days. I’ve rounded up these meal prep ready, Ten Salad Recipes to Try This Summer; perfect for picnics, road trips, pot lucks, lunch or for al fresco dinning! Which summer salad recipe will you try first? vegan + vegetarian + gluten free options
Healthy Salads, Never Boring
Whipping up a salad on Sunday for the week ahead is the best way for me to stay on track with eating during the work week. I’m less likely to grab something out of connivence if I’ve a ready made, hearty salad waiting. It just makes the work week less stressful too!
These salads are make ahead ready and travel with ease. They can hang out in the fridge for days and are packed with all the good things. With vegan and gluten free options, there’s a salad here for everyone!
Which healthy salad will you try first?
Portable, make ahead and meal prep ready: Black Bean Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad with Smoky Pepitas and Roasted Jalapeño Lime Dressing
Creamy, crunchy, packed with goodness and a long time family favorite: Spinach Pecan Brown Rice Salad with Feta
Texture, flavor and so hearty… make this healthy salad an easy weeknight summer meal: Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad with Chickpeas
Oodles of noodles enjoyed chilled. A weekday summer salad lunch favorite! Sesame-Ginger Noodle Salad with Cashews
That tangy lemon has my heart. Picnic and potluck ready: Lemon-Dijon Asparagus and Pea Macaroni Salad
A ton of umami flavors in this crunchy-creamy flavorful healthy salad: Forbidden Rice Salad with Mango, Bok Choy and Coconut Curried Dressing.
Find all the goodies at your local farmers market and give this fabulous summer salad a try! Market Quinoa Salad with Fresh Mozzarella
So much summer goodness in this big bowl of greens. Use the freshest stone fruit or berries you can find: Nectarine, Pistachio and Goat Cheese Salad with Honey Dijon Vinaigrette
Meal prep ready, hearty and so perfect for weekday lunches! You gotta give this healthy salad a go!: Garbanzo (Chickpea) Summer Salad with Creamy Dill Dressing
Alissa said: “Made this last night, and we are obsessed! Loved the spiciness of the chipotles with the sweetness of the mango and the tanginess of the lime. By far our most favourite quinoa salad to date (and we make lots)!”
So much to love in this mouth party summer salad recipe! Hearty, filling and so much flavor! Quinoa Mango Black Bean Salad with Smoky Pepitas and Chipotle Lime Vinaigrette