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68 Quick and Delicious Summer Salads

Fresh, easy, and pretty enough for a party–these colorful salads top our list of go-to recipes for summer meals.

Give your summer salads a fresh, colorful spin with these quick and easy salad recipes. A few steps and a handful of creative ingredients will wow party guests or add a burst of flavor to any weekday lunch—preferably one eaten al fresco.

Beyond the standard bowl of lettuce and salad dressing, we put together unique pairings ideal for a sweet side or a savory meal. Find a taste of the season in our Summer Hoppin’ John Salad, served cool with an assortment of summer’s freshest produce. Grilled fruits and vegetables are also the stars of our Grilled Peach and Avocado Salad and our Smoky Chopped Salad with Avocado. The secret is to grill the peach, lettuce, and avocado just long enough for a smoky infusion. Both salad enthusiasts and the lettuce-averse will want to return to these customizable, quick summer salads again and again.

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