Summer greens and field fresh vegetables make the best nutritious and flavorful salads! Salads can be made for a light lunch or for side dishes to accompany meats fresh off the summer grill!

Here’s a yummy grilled chicken salad with almonds, feta and blueberries topped with a nutty citrus & shallot dressing. Substitute the almonds for another variety of nut like macadamia or walnut if you prefer!

Here’s a light salad perfect for lunch! Lemony Tuna Salad with Sweet Cherry Dressing from Setting for Four. This healthy salad is full of flavour and protein. I especially love the crunch factor and bursts of fruit flavours from the strawberries and sweet cherries!

Summer meals aren’t complete without the occasional coleslaw dish! This simple Tricolor Coleslaw from Tide and Thyme gets it’s color from green and red cabbage plus carrots:

Love shrimp? Then you’ll love this tangy sweet Honey Lime Grilled Shrimp and Avocado Salad recipe from Sand and Sisal! Avocados are packed with nutritious vitamins and minerals so if you’re looking for a healthy and filling salad – this one’s for you!

This delicious Sugar Snap Pea Salad with Almonds from Town and Country is crunchy and so flavourful with a light oil and balsamic vinegar dressing. Buy sugar snap peas fresh from the farm to get the most vitamins and freshest taste!

Aren’t bow tie pasta salads fun! This Fresh Summer Pasta Salad from Sweet and Savory from Shinee looks colorful and delicious! A rainbow of vegetables combined with a light oil and vinegar dressing makes this the perfect side salad for any main dish:

Whole wheat orzo amps up the health factor in this delicious Orzo Salad with Zucchini, Tomatoes, Olives and Feta recipe from Nerds with Knives.

Greek Pasta Salad from Haute Pepper Bites combines spiral shaped pasta with a cucumber, mustard vinaigrette – yummy!

Stuck on Sweet makes a flavour packed Rosemary Garlic Potato Salad with crumbled blue cheese – a unique and cheesy twist to the classic potato salad recipe!

I’ve made a variation of this Watermelon and Blue Cheese Salad before and trust me – it’s so delicious! Watermelon, garden greens, pecans and blue cheese collide in a sweet and slightly tangy healthy salad from Spicy Southern Kitchen:

So bring on summer and enjoy Mother Nature’s delicious garden bounty! Which summer salad recipe is your favorite?