With winter behind us and warmer temps in the air, let's kick the new season off with some healthy summer salads. Yeah, you were probably supposed to be eating these before summer actually got here, but it's never too late to join in.
I'm arming you with 15 summer salads, some salad dressings and even some greens that you can throw on the grill. The recipes all gluten free dairy free and sugar free with vegan and paleo options as well. Pick a new recipe each week of summer so you can stay healthy all season, while also having lots of good sides to bring to picnics and barbecues.
Do you have a favorite? Let me know in the comments what salads you'll be eating this summer.
Zululand Queen baby pineapples are super sweet with an edible core. Their compact size makes them perfect for a single serving of pineapple shrimp salad. This recipe is paleo, gluten free, and dairy free.
Curry chicken broccoli slaw is a great one-dish meal. A cashew curry dressing brings robust flavor to the salad, and chicken brings the protein. This recipe is paleo, dairy free, and gluten free.
A light and healthy crab salad for a luncheon or party. Mayonnaise is omitted in this recipe in exchange for oil and vinegar, and of course, a dash of Old Bay for a true east coast taste.
Summer comes together in this strawberry lemon poppy seed vinaigrette to enjoy all season long on fresh greens with crisp fruits and vegetables.
Up your lunch or brunch game with this paleo avocado asparagus chicken salad. Fresh lemon and dill give this healthy recipe some punch. It's mayo free, dairy free, grain free, and gluten free.
Here are 60 Paleo Whole30 salad recipes with dozens of vegan options. All of the recipes are gluten free, dairy free, grain free, and free from processed ingredients and refined sugar.
Breathe new life into your greens with this Thai coconut apple kale salad. Creamy coconut combines with nut butter and apple for a sweet and savory combo.
Harness the power of turmeric's strong anti-inflammatory properties with my lemon ginger turmeric dressing. It's paleo, vegan, gluten free, and Whole 30 friendly.
Jazz up your basic green salad with this roasted vegetable salad with an addicting lemon garlic tahini sauce. It's Whole 30, paleo, gluten free and dairy free.
Get a healthy dose of fermented vegetables with this 5 step 2 ingredient easy sauerkraut recipe. It's loaded with benefits for your body and is naturally gluten free, sugar free and vegan.
This grain free Mediterranean cauliflower salad is filled with Greek spices and veggies for a filling and healthy meal. It's greens free, gluten free, grain free and dairy free.
This raw broccoli salad uses no mayonnaise or dairy. A cashew curry dressing gives it some creaminess while adding a nice kick of spice.
Make your own cheaper and healthier seaweed salad than store bought, using just a few select ingredients.
Need one more salad for your summer picnic? Try this mayo-free, paleo sweet potato salad with bacon and celery. It easily transports and is great served cold.
This grilled steak salad stuffed avocado recipe makes for a great summer dinner or party dish. Top it with a tangy lemon tahini sauce. It's paleo, gluten free and dairy free.
Spruce up your salad dressing with some avocado, cilantro and lime. It's great for a taco salad or even drizzled over a piece of fresh grilled fish or chicken.
Fresh vegetables need little manipulation when preparing. Throwing them on the grill with just a dash of olive oil and seasoning makes for a perfect and easy summer meal.
Add some essential omega-3 fatty acids and loads of nutrients to your diet with a sardine salad wrap. It's an easy and healthy lunch option that's paleo, gluten free and dairy free.
This creamy avocado basil dressing is vegan, paleo and gluten free. It's perfect mixed in your favorite salad, or even swapped out for guacamole in tacos or on your favorite protein.
Add some more color to your diet with this easy red cabbage salad. This salad recipe only gets better with more time in the fridge so you can make it once, and enjoy it all week long.