Fennel, roast lemon and tomato salad on a plate

Summer salad recipes

81 Recipes

Liven up your lunchbox, picnic or BBQ with fresh and vibrant summer salad recipes that guarantee soggy sandwiches will be a thing of the past.

5 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Combine roasted lemon with fronds of fennel, cherry tomatoes, pomegranate and herbs to make this colourful summer salad. It makes a perfect sharing dish

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
3 ratings 2.8 out of 5 star rating

Make this potato salad with whatever crunchy vegetables you can get your hands on – fennel, celery and spring onions would also be very welcome additions

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
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Celebrate fennel season in mid-summer with this delightful side salad. It's made with radishes, shavings of lancashire cheese, basil, mint and pickled peaches 

33 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Try this vibrant salad with or without the chicken. If you’re serving it as a side to kebabs or sausages, swap it out for some crumbled feta, if you have it

55 mins
Easy
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

Serve up a fibre-rich lunch or side dish with this beetroot, feta and green lentil salad. Bursting with colour, it's full of flavour and nutrients

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
1 rating 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Make this tabbouleh-inspired quinoa, chard, goat's cheese and grilled peach salad as something different for lunch. It's full of textures and fresh flavours

55 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
4 ratings 3.1 out of 5 star rating

Kick-start summer with a chicken salad that's bursting with colours and flavours, including basil, jalapeño and lime. It also boasts four of your five-a-day

32 mins
Easy
4 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Make this summery orzo salad packed with herbs and lemon for a seasonal side. Leftovers make a great lunch the next day 

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 2.7 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy this super-quick tomato and mozzarella salad as a side dish, or add some sliced avocado for a filling lunch. Top with basil leaves and crushed crostini for extra flavour and texture

15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

Make the most of summer's best produce by using melons and tomatoes in this vibrant salad, drizzled with a mint and elderflower dressing. The secret to this salad is using the freshest ingredients

20 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
3 ratings 3.4 out of 5 star rating

Make salade niçoise your go-to salad for summer. With crunchy lettuce, ripe tomatoes, potatoes, tuna and soft-boiled eggs, it's full of flavour and texture

35 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Make the most of new season's asparagus and radishes in a vibrant salad with a French-style dressing. Great for a barbecue

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
41 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Perfect for BBQs and buffets, this is an assembly job of gorgeous ingredients – no cooking required. Serve it with lamb kebabs for an impressive summer feast

10 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
8 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Prepare your own version of one of Tuscany’s most famous dishes, panzanella. It's a good way to use up leftovers, as it's made with stale bread – simply toss with ripe tomatoes and an olive…

45 mins
Easy
4 ratings 3.3 out of 5 star rating

Choose a lighter lunch with this easy, no-cook salmon salad packed with courgettes, peas, pea shoots and radishes. It's healthy and takes just 15 minutes to prepare

15 mins
Easy
Healthy
7 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

Get three of your 5-a-day, plus healthy omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin C, folate and fibre in this quick, easy and low-calorie salad

23 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
15 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Pack four of your 5-a-day into each portion of this healthy lentil and sweet potato salad, which provides calcium, iron, folate, vitamin C and fibre.

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
1 rating 4.0 out of 5 star rating

A picnic's not a picnic without a boiled egg or two. Serve them in a salad with parsley, shallots, our watercress dressing and a sprinkling of chilli salt

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
11 ratings 3.1 out of 5 star rating

Easy to put together and full of flavour, this healthy lunch option proides iron, folate, vitamin C and fibre. Make it vegetarian by leaving out the chicken

28 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 3.1 out of 5 star rating

Pack a lunch that will power you through the afternoon with this healthy miso and lime-dressed salad with broccoli, peas, boiled egg and radishes. It's tasty and full of goodness

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
3 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Serve this strawberry, tomato and watercress salad as a side, or simply on its own as a light lunch. Pink peppercorns in the dressing give a gentle spice

12 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
28 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Serve this halloumi, carrot, orange and watercress salad with a mustard and honey dressing for an easy lunch or starter. It takes just 20 minutes to make and delivers one of your 5-a-day

20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
2 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Add burrata to our pea and broad bean salad to introduce a delicate, soft and buttery element to the plate. A lemon dressing really cuts through the richness

35 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
7 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Combine nectarines, prosciutto, ricotta, spinach, sourdough and herbs to make this simple summer salad. Charring the nectarines adds depth of flavour

35 mins
Easy
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