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The Best Summer Salads from Cindy Hattersley Design

So many of you have asked me to add a category for recipes at the top of the blog. I am working on that. The recipes that I am most asked about are my salad recipes. From pasta salads and chicken salads to classic potato salads and leafy green salads, I am a huge salad fan, as I am sure you have noticed. Here are The Best Summer Salads from Cindy Hattersley Design all in one place so you don’t have to search.

Shrimp And Scallop Ceviche

I am a huge ceviche fan and this simple salad using Trader Joe’s frozen shrimp and scallops is simple to prepare and refreshing when it is too hot to cook. You can find the recipe for the Ceviche Salad on the Food Network here. You can also read my post How to throw a Simple Outdoor Galentine Party here as well if you would like to read the full post.

cindy hattersley's ceviche salad

Red’s Favorite Ahi Poke Bowls

Another new favorite of mine (also quite simple) is Red’s Favorite Ahi Poke Bowls from Half Baked Harvest. I did vary the recipe very slightly by adding greens. You can read my entire post, A Delicious Healthy Dinner Salad you Will Love here, if you would like to see my substitutions.

reds-spicy-poke-bowl-cindy hattersley

Summer Flank Steak Salad

Another of our favorite summer main dish salads is our Summer Flank Steak Salad. This is from an older post so please forgive the poor pictures. You can find the recipe for the Summer Flank Steak Salad here.

cindy hattersley's summer flank steak salad

White Bean Edamame Salad

My daughter-in-law is an amazing cook so when I make a salad and she gives it the stamp of approval, I figure it can be on repeat. You can find the recipe for this White Bean Edamame Salad from Cher Castellano here. It has become one of my go-to side dishes, but you could easily add chicken to this to make it a main dish salad. You can find the entire post, Gardenista, Fresh Salads, and a Beautiful Design Portfolio here as well.

white bean edamame salad

Kale And Brussels Sprout Caesar Salad

I love brussels sprouts and kale. This recipe takes a traditional Caesar and gives it a healthy twist. You can find the recipe here in this post you might enjoy Progressive Dinner with Wine Pairings.

brussel sprout and kale caesar

Tomato, Peach, And Burrata Salad

This tomato, peach, and burrata salad from Two Peas and Their Pod has been on repeat at our house for a few years. It’s definitely one to try if you like tomato salads. You can read the whole post where I featured it in Summer Salad, Outfit of the Week and More here.


Panzanella Salad

I am a huge Ina Garten fan. Ina’s Panzanella salad has been on repeat at our house for years. I like to serve it in summer with her grilled Tuscan Lemon Chicken and fresh sweet corn. It is a favorite summer meal at our house when corn and tomatoes are at their peak. You can find the recipe for Ina’s Panzanella salad in my post, Thursday Fun Stuff Great Links, and a Summer Salad.

Ina Garten's Panzanella Salad

Corn Salad With Tomatoes, Feta, And Mint

This corn salad from Mark Bittman for the New York Times is one of my favorites, and I have a few in my repertoire. I love the addition of mint. Again, you could certainly add chicken or shrimp and make it a main dish salad. You can find the recipe for Mark Bittman’s Corn Salad here.

mark bittman corn salad from NY Times on Cindy Hattersley's blog

Grilled Peach Salad With Country Ham And Fresh Herbs

This grilled peach salad is another one of our favorite summer salads. I used to make it often, and when I rediscovered it in an old Foster’s Market cookbook I couldn’t wait to make it again. The country ham and goat cheese go perfectly with the sweet balsamic-glazed grilled peaches. You can find the recipe here.

I never realized how salad-heavy my recipes were here on the blog. I could write another entire post on salads. I will save that for another day. I hope you can find a salad or two that you might want to add to your rotation. Thank you for reading The Best Summer Salads from Cindy Hattersley Design. Have a great weekend. I will be back on Sunday with my pals Mary Ann and Annie with our Sunday favorites.

Reader Interactions


  1. Cynthia says

    The Fank Steak Salad is AMAZING. I doubled the recipe for Sunday (after church) dinner, 4 adults and 5 grandchildren- everyone loved it! You are right, an unusual combination but, delicious, THANK YOU!

  2. Karen B. says

    Hi Cindy,
    I am always looking for a main course salad, especially during the summer. Like you, in the summer salad sounds good to me. Year ’round I enjoy salads for a midday lunch with friends. Several of these fit that bill perfectly. Thank you.
    Karen B.

  3. Katie Clooney says

    Hellooo dear Cindy! Tgif. I am a salad girl but mine are boring compared to yours. I will definitely salad life up with your recipes. I sent your link to the Mister. Hopefully, he’ll get the hint! Have a wonderful weekend!

  4. Lynn says

    Great post, thank you! Would love to see a typical “day in the life” eating series! Always of great interest.

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