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Pile your plate high with these delicious, fresh and vibrant summer salad ideas. All our salad recipes are super easy to throw together!

Summer Salad Ideas You Need On Your Plate!

Strawberry & Feta Salad – Summer Salad Idea

summery salad idea - strawberry and feta salad with watercress and balsamic vinegar dressing

Oh my! This is summer on a plate! The sweetest juicy strawberries balance perfectly with sharp zingy feta cheese and peppery watercress in this beautiful summer salad.

Get the strawberry and feta salad recipe here.

Best Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe

chicken caesar salad with chicken, olives, fresh salad leaves, parmesan shavings and tangy caesar dressing

Only one word to describe this fantastic main course summer salad – YUM!

Tender herby chicken breast strips tossed together with fresh crunchy romaine lettuce and chunky garlicky bruschetta croutons. Scatter over marinated olives and finish with a drizzle of creamy homemade Caesar salad dressing and scattering of Parmesan shavings.

You won’t want this salad to end!

Get the chicken caesar salad recipe here.

Loaded Ham Salad Recipe – Summer Salad Idea

plateful of ham salad with ham, cheese, sweetcorn, olives and salad vegetables

This is one of my favourite salad recipes – beautifully simple but totally loaded with flavour.

Load that plate up with fresh crunchy salad vegetables, strips of ham, sweetcorn, grated cheese and creamy dressing.

Throw in some tangy extras like pickle, chutney or olives – this is your salad, make it the way you like.

Get our ham salad recipe here.

Greek Orzo Pasta Salad Recipe

homemade greek orzo pasta salad in a large Joesph Joseph green bowl

Mmmm lick your lips! You’re going to just LOVE this Greek orzo pasta salad.

It’s bursting with delicious Greek flavours and super simple to make. This pasta salad goes great with BBQ food, roast chicken and grilled fish making it the perfect summer side dish.

Get the Greek orzo pasta salad recipe here.

Courgette Salad – Summer Salad Recipe

courgette and radish salad with mint and chilli dressing

Make the most of delicious seasonal courgettes by creating tasty side salads to go alongside dinner.

Packed to bursting with summery flavour, simple to throw together and great alongside pasta, chicken and fish. 

We can’t help but love the prettiness of this salad – it looks almost too good to eat! 

Get the courgette salad recipe here.

Quick Prawn Salad

prawn salad with spicy dressing served with garlic ciabatta

A quick and easy spicy prawn salad recipe that can be ready to eat in just 10 minutes.

Delicious healthy midweek dinner for two. Or…. add a side of fries and creamy mayo dip to be a little more indulgent.

Get the easy prawn salad recipe here.

Swedish Potato Salad

homemade Swedish style potato salad scattered with chopped dill on a blue, white and yellow floral platter

A delicious, creamy, Swedish style potato salad, flavoured with dill. This potato salad is just so good!

Serve alongside summery fish recipes, with BBQ food or even roast ham. It’s even great in packed lunches with some sliced cold sausage sprinkled on top.

Get the Swedish potato salad recipe here.

Easy Ranch Pasta Salad

easy ranch pasta salad in a blue and white serving bowl on a white table

This Easy Ranch Pasta Salad is my go to summer pasta salad recipe.

Perfect for serving at BBQ’s or summery family dinners and it’s super easy to make too!

It’s even substantial enough as a stand alone dinner, although I’d maybe slide a garlic baguette on the side too, just for added yum!

Get the easy ranch pasta salad recipe here.

Greek Salad Lunch Bowl

greek salad lunch bowl with spinach, sweet potato, feta cheese, black olives, cucumber and tomatoes

Lunch bowls are one of our favourite ways to lunch!

You can pack them with fresh veggies, delicious flavours and they’re way better than a boring sandwich!

These portable little salad bowls definitely brighten up workday lunch. 

Get the Greek salad lunch bowl recipe here.

Simple Italian Tomato Salad

tomato salad made with heirloom tomatoes dressed with olive oil and basil

Oh is there anything better on a hot summer day than a luscious tomato salad?

Big juicy heirloom tomatoes, lots of different colours, sliced and laid on a plate. Then simply drizzled with olive oil, Balsamic vinegar and scattered with freshly torn basil.

Get the tomato salad recipe here.

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