15 Fast Salads for Summer!Jane Maynard
Summer is a great time for salad! The ingredients are in season, there is little to no heat involved, and the final product is refreshing fare for a hot day. You simply can’t go wrong! This collection of fast salads are not only perfect for summer but also simple to prepare, leaving you with more time to relax and enjoy the season.
15 Quick and Simple Salads 1 of 16
Just because something is fast to prepare doesn't mean it isn't full of flavor. These quick and simple salads will delight your lazy bones AND your tummy!
Wilted Kale and Tomato Salad 2 of 16
With just under 5 minutes of cooking time, this delicious dish won't heat up your kitchen!
Speedy Southwestern Salad 3 of 16
This southwestern-themed salad is very simple to prepare, making for super speed in the kitchen!
Grilled Chicken Salad with Chipotle Honey Vinaigrette 4 of 16
This salad is very simple to prepare, with just a handful of ingredients and a great homemade dressing recipe to go along with it. Have some grilled chicken lying around? Throw it on this salad for a great summertime dinner!
Cilantro Jicama Fiesta Slaw 5 of 16
This fast, easy and healthy recipe is full of flavor, making for a great crunchy side dish or topping for a burger!
Arugula Honey Feta Salad 6 of 16
This salad takes just seconds to throw together, with super simple ingredients that need very little to no prep.
Strawberry Cucumber Salad 7 of 16
About the only prep you need to do for this salad is to slice up some strawberries and cucumber. Easy peasy!
Tropical Lime Fruit Salad 8 of 16
This fast and easy fruit salad recipe is perfect for the morning, and even has a surprising bit of kick!
Lobster Salad 9 of 16
This salad with avocado, feta and lemon vinaigrette features one of my favorite summertime foods lobster! Plus it's beyond simple to throw together.
Thai Beef Salad 10 of 16
While you do need to grill up some beef for this salad, it still doesn't take much effort and the salad is fast, using pre-made coleslaw mix.
Feta and Chickpea Salad 11 of 16
This Greek-inspired chickpea salad is quick to prepare and won't heat up the kitchen!
Avocado Egg Salad 12 of 16
This variation on the classic egg salad is delicious and only takes 10 minutes to prep!
Stone Salad 13 of 16
Nope, this salad isn't made with stones! Stone fruits are one of summer's best bounties, and this salad features them beautifully with just 10 minutes' prep time!
Bacon and Egg Spinach Salad 14 of 16
Bacon and eggs don't have to be reserved for just the breakfast plate. Toss them with some spinach and you have a fast, easy and cheap summer dinner on your hands.
Tomato, Feta and Vidalia Onion Salad 15 of 16
This salad is super simple, with just a few basic ingredients combined in a very delicious way.
Balsamic Watermelon Salad 16 of 16
With just a couple fresh ingredients and a few minutes to prep, you'll have a unique salad for a hot summer day.