11 Green Salad Recipes to Make Before Summer Ends

You'll love all these green salad recipes.

August is prime green salad month, so we’d be remiss if we didn’t load you up with a few green salad ideas you could easily make anytime, especially for your soon-to-be-end-of-summer soirees.

Green salad recipes, wilted

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1. Wilted Green Salad with Vinaigrette

Now, we know that winter isn’t here yet, but wilted greens are never a bad dinner decision. This piece about wilted greens is filled with ideas on how to wilt all types of greens, and dress them effectively.

Concious eating, spring salad

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2. Spring Greens Salad Recipe with Parmesan and Lemon Vinaigrette

This salad is filled with fresh flavors — a perfect meal for those hot summer days.

Green salad recipes, lots of greens

Images: David Christian 

3. Meyer Lemon and Herbed Goat Cheese Salad Recipe with Strawberry Rhubarb Vinaigrette

This salad recipe is filled with so many greens it’s crazy… Crazy good.

Photos by Ally Jane Grossan

4. Baked Squash and Spinach Salad Recipe with a Parsley-Honey Vinaigrette

The best green salad recipes are the ones with awesome “additions.” The awesome additions in this salad come in the form of baked squash and pumpkin seeds.

Image: Emily Monaco

5. Spelt Salad Recipe with Arugula, Spinach and Pickled Red Onions

Salad greens (especially bitter greens like arugula) taste great with anything that’s pickled.

6. Millet and Lacinato Kale Salad Recipe with Dried Sour Cherries, Pistachios, and Chèvre

While this recipe may be more “other things” than leafy, it’s the other things that make this salad so memorable. We love this meal’s combination of millet, kale, and cherries.

7. BroccoLeaf Slaw Shredded Salad Recipe

Slaw is probably one of the best summer green salad recipes around. We really like this one because it’s packed with shredded brocoleaf and cabbage.

Cucumber salad

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8. 5 Cucumber Salad Ideas from Around the World

While this article about green salad recipes doesn’t mention typical green salads (the green it’s referring to is cucumber), it lists 5 great ways to use cucumbers in salads. (Number 1 is my favorite.)

Green salad recipes, watercress

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9. Fattoush Salad Recipe with Peppery Watercress and Creamy Tahini Dressing

Watercress always has an “it” moment this time of year. So, if you’re tiring of traditional green salad recipes with common greens, give this one a try.


Images: Jennifer Meier

10. Raw Swiss Chard Salad Recipe with Cranberries, Almonds and Feta

You rarely see raw Swiss chard in a recipe, which is a shame. This recipe contains chard in spades, and is filled with other awesome ingredients (such as cranberries and almonds), too.

Image: ilovemypit

11. The Ultimate Superfood Salad Recipe

And we has to end with the ultimate green salad recipe. This one is packed with superfoods like dulse and sprouts.

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