Who can resist a fresh salad in the summer? Once the temperature hits above 80 degrees, I am no longer interested in turning on the oven. I will if I want to bake something and will usually do this early in the am or in the evening when it is cooler outside.
But when it comes to dinners, we prefer to grill out or make no cook meals. Summer salads that can be entrees are perfect to keep your kitchen cool and many can be prepped hours before dinnertime. Here are Fabulously Easy Summer Salads, Keep the heat outside.
16 Fabulously Easy Summer Salad Recipes
Entree Summer Salad Recipes
Only pull out one dish for dinner this summer. These entree salads are filled with veggies and have protein to serve as your entree.
When it’s hot outside sometimes a large salad is all that I am craving. You are sure to find an easy summer dinner recipe that will keep you out of the hot kitchen.
Next time you grill chicken, make a few extra breasts for a quick and easy entree salad.
Caprese Quinoa Salad is perfect because quinoa is filled with protein and takes only a few minutes to cook.
Greek Pasta Salad Recipe is the perfect make ahead pasta salad for picnics or any summer meal.
Greek Salad Recipe is our go to salad. Top it with grilled chicken or grilled shrimp for an entertaining worthy meal.
Side Dish Summer Salad Recipes
These salads make a great addition to any grilled meat or fish. Make most of the ahead of time for a quick dinner. These side salads are all easily portable so take them on your summer picnic as well. Side salad leftovers make a great lunch option too.
Refreshing Tomato Watermelon Salad Recipe is a unique combination of tomato and watermelon with the tartness of feta cheese.
Bean and Wild Rice Salad is filled with beans which is a way not to have to heat up the kitchen. Just open up a can of beans.
We would love to hear about your favorite summer salads to keep the heat out of the kitchen. Be sure to pin this to remind you about these 16 Fabulously Easy Summer Salad Recipes.