This summer garden salad is easy to make and delicious to eat. Try out this summer salad recipe today for a fresh and delicious lunch or dinner!
This great salad recipe makes an excellent summer salad dinner idea. You can serve this up for lunches of course but it is also really nice for those summer nights when you don’t want something too heavy.
If you need other salad ideas for summer try out 9 Pasta Salads for Summer which also make quick and easy meals you prep in advance!
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I like to make this summer salad recipe because it’s simple and it’s fresh. When you need something light but still satisfying and indulgent this is the one!
You can also mix up the toppings a bit to include or take out things that you’d prefer. It’s a simple recipe that you can lay out in a salad bar style so that everyone can make their own perfect summer salad recipe for dinner!
Is this a gluten free summer salad?
The only thing that is not gluten free on this summer salad is the croutons. You can us gluten free bread or bagels to make them tho so it’s an easy swap to make if you need to cut out gluten!
Everything else in the salad, including the dressing, is naturally gluten free which is awesome if you have allergies in your house or avoid gluten for personal reasons.
What to serve with summer salad?
This light meal has protein from the hard boiled eggs and bacon, along with the delicious fruit and vegetables. It’s delightful to serve on its own, maybe with a summertime drink like strawberry mint lemonade.
What do I need to make this summer salad recipe for dinner?
For the croutons you will need bagels and olive oil. For the dressing you will need plain greek yogurt, olive oil, everything bagel seasoning, lemon juice, salt/pepper, and water if needed to thin it to your desired consistency.
The salad ingredients are mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, avocado, blueberries, walnuts, and hard boiled eggs.
How to make summer salad:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
Toss bagel pieces in olive oil and bake 10-12 minutes until crispy, set aside
Whisk dressing ingredients together until well combined, set aside
In a large bowl layer salad ingredients
Drizzle dressing over the top
Sprinkle on bagel croutons
Serve and enjoy!
Looking for other salads to try?
Here are some other delicious salad recipes that I think you will enjoy. Be sure to give them all a try and let me know in the comments which ones are your favorites!
- Broccoli with Bacon Salad
- Cucumber Tuna Avocado Salad Recipe
- Garden Quinoa Salad with Chicken
- Salad with Shawarma Beef
Printable Summer Salad Recipe:
- Croutons -
- 1 bagel, cut into small pieces
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Salad -
- 3 cups mixed greens
- ½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 2 bacon strips, cooked & crumbled
- ½ avocado, diced
- ¼ cup blueberries
- 2 tablespoons walnuts, chopped
- 1-2 hard boiled eggs
- Dressing -
- 4 tablespoons plain greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoons everything bagel seasoning
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- Salt & pepper
- Water, to loosen dressing as needed
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
- Toss bagel pieces in olive oil and bake 10-12 minutes until crispy, set aside
- Whisk dressing ingredients together until well combined, set aside In a large bowl layer salad ingredients
- Drizzle dressing over the top Sprinkle on bagel croutons
- Serve and enjoy!
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