Summer Salad Meal Recipes

We're in the middle of a heat wave here, and I'm one of those people who doesn't want to eat when it's hot out. Which is pretty much all summer. Unfortunately, the rest of my family still thinks that eating is a good idea! So, I compromise, and we eat salads for meals. In order to "qualify" as a meal, salads have to include protein, veggies, and carbs - even if those carbs come from croutons. Here are a few of my favorite summer salad meal ideas. Since I boycot turning on the oven or stove when it's hot out, I just use leftover meat from another meal for many of them!

  1. Mexican Kale Salad with Zesty Cilantro Lime Dressing - Peas and Crayons
  2. Avocado Egg Salad With Cottage Cheese  - Kalyn's Kitchen
  3. Easy Shrimp Avocado Salad With Tomatoes and Feta - Savory Tooth
  4. Bacon Blue Cheese Burger Salad - My Gluten-Free Kitchen
  5. Healthy Chick Pea Pesto Salad With Pine Nuts - Happy Deal Happy Day
  6. Curry Chicken Salad - Pinch and Swirl
  7. Classic Chef's Salad - An Oregon Cottage
  8. Low Carb Tuna Spring Roll Salad - My Life Cookbook
  9. Tortellina Pasta Salad - Buy This Cook That
  10. Antipasto Salad With Easy Pesto Dresing - Cook Eat Paleo
  11. Southwest Chicken Quesadilla Salad - Tidy Mom
  12. Southwest Avocado Chicken Salad Bowls - The Thrifty Couple
  13. Grilled Chicken Salad & Homemade Croutons - Refresh Restyle
  14. Easy Deli Style Pasta Salad - The Shabby Creek Cottage
  15. Greek Salad With Sausage - Yesterday on Tuesday
  16. Corn and Tuna Salad - The Moody Blonde
  17. Copycat Zaxby's Cobb Zalad - The Moody Blonde
  18. Keto Tomato Cucumber Salad - The Moody Blonde

That's a good start - I'll add more as I go. My absolute favorite summer salad meal is my very own Barbecue Blue Chicken Salad, but I'll have to save that for another day as I'm out of chicken at the moment! Who says salad isn't a meal?

If you're looking for dessert, why not try Quick and Easy Lemonade Ice Pops?

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  1. This is a salad lovers dream. All these wonderful recipes for salads. I can't wait to try a lot of them out. I think the Easy Deli Style Pasta Salad is going to be the first one I make.

  2. Thanks, they all look good and will have to try some out. Definitely need these in this hot weather!!

  3. These sound amazing. I usually eat the same old Caesar salad but I am inspired to switch it up now. The Mexican Kale Salad with Zesty Cilantro Lime Dressing sounds delish!

  4. Yes, I love eating salads in the summer time! This looks like a pretty good compilation so far. I would love to try some of these.

  5. i am a big salad person. i love salads. Easy Shrimp Avocado Salad With Tomatoes and Feta looks delicious. i love shrimp.

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