10 Great Summer Salads

by inspiredrd on June 5, 2012

Summer is here and so is the heat! To celebrate, I thought I would round up some of my favorite summer salads to help cool you off.  Most of these are gluten-free friendly.  As far as I can tell, the only substitution you would need to make is to swap out the soy sauce for gluten-free tamari.  Enjoy!

Watermelon, Heirloom Tomato and Feta Salad from Gourmande in the Kitchen Grilled Sweet Potato Salad with Green Onion, Basil, Thyme, and Feta from Kalyn’s Kitchen Black Quinoa Salad with Mango, Avocado, & Tomatoes from Two Peas and Their Pod Cilantro Lime Chickpea Salad from Oh She Glows Strawberry Goat Cheese Salad with Apricots & Pecans from Inspired RD Armenian Cucumber Salad from Katherine Martinelli Fresh Corn Salad from Recipe Girl Edamame Salad with Ginger Vinaigrette from A Communal Table Avocado Lime Fruit Salad from How Sweet it is Lemony Kale, Pasta, and Pistachio Salad from The Spicy RD

Do you have any favorites from your blog to add? Leave a link in the comments!

  • http://www.hersplitends.com Jillian {Her Split Ends}

    So yummy! My mouth is watering just looking at the pictures! Perfect for summer time dining…Thanks!!

    Cheers
    ~ Jillian
    http://www.hersplitends.com

  • http://lovelaughlivewell.blogspot.com/ Amber at Love, Laugh, Live Well

    Oh my goodness, so many fabulous ideas on this post! I don’t even know which one to try first. Really interested in the chickpea and cilantro and also the cucumber salad.

    I actually just wrote a post recently about a lot of my favorite salad ingredients as well: http://lovelaughlivewell.blogspot.com/2012/05/how-to-enjoy-salad.html

    • inspiredrd

      Your salad tips and round up look great, thank you for sharing!!

  • http://www.kalynskitchen.com Kalyn

    This is such a tasty-looking assortment of salads. I would love to live somewhere that had summer all year, because I’d never get tired of salad!

    • inspiredrd

      You know I love this one, and your site had so many good ones, it’s hard to choose!

  • http://www.howsweeteats.com Jessica @ How Sweet

    Thank you so much for including me! :)

    • inspiredrd

      Of course Jessica!

  • http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com Maria

    Thanks for including our salad!

    • inspiredrd

      Any time Maria! Love that quinoa salad, it’s one of our favorites!

  • http://www.eastewart.com/blog EA-The Spicy RD

    Thanks so much for including my kale pasta salad in your round-up Alysa! They all look so good-I want to eat them all up now! Love your “noodle head” photo at the top too :-)

    • inspiredrd

      Thanks EA! Glad you like the round up :)

  • http://www.maoomba.com Stormy @Maoomba

    I love this round up! Especially now that the fresh produce and heat are on.

    Here’s a favorite of mine…I sometimes top it with cilantro-lime poached shrimp:
    Light and Easy Nectarine, Fresh Green, and Pistachio Salad: http://www.maoomba.com/light-and-easy-nectarine-fresh-green-and-pistachio-salad-gluten-free-dairy-free/

    Thank you for the inspiration!

    • inspiredrd

      Thanks for sharing, your salad looks delicious!

  • http://dishbytrish.com Trish

    Excellent post. I’ll be referring my clients to this post who are in a rut and looking for salad-spiration. Thanks for sharing! Yum!

  • http://www.teaspoonofspice.com Deanna @ Teaspoon of Spice

    Ooh, love this post! I want to make them all – esp. the chickpea one and your strawberry goat cheese salad. I recently did a Garlic Scape Green Goddess Dressing and used it over a simple Tomato Avocado Salad which is gluten-free.
    http://teaspooncomm.com/teaspoonofspice/2012/06/garlic-scape-green-goddess-dressing/

    Ahh, summer!

  • http://www.bentbutnotbroken.org Nancy

    My daughter Lindsey from Aquarian Media Group and Bent But Not Broken just showed me all of your recipes. I’m so excited to try them. I’ll have Lindsey take pics and put on all of your social sites that I’m not on. Thanks for the inspiration to make new food!
    P.S.- We actually met at Ken’s event at Fleming’s but wasn’t sure if you would remember me. Lindsey wasn’t feeling so great that night so she felt bad for not being able to talk more with you.

    • inspiredrd

      I do remember meeting you! I hope to be able to make it out to Lindsay’s next event. She is doing great things!

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