I wouldn’t classify myself as a salad fanatic… but in the summer, I love to load up on fresh veggies that catch my eye at the farmer’s market and top them all with a tangy vinaigrette. Plus, meals that don’t require turning on the oven always get bonus points this time of year.

Recently I’ve been getting creative with my market haul and perfecting the art of a big salad that contains no greens. You heard me right: not a lettuce leaf in sight. 

These salads are a celebration of summer, with unique fruit and veggies pairings that are sure to spice up your salad game!

No-lettuce salads are having a major moment in the blogosphere, so I’ve rounded up 10 simple, tasty recipes I’ve currently got my eye on. Let us know in the comments which recipe you end up adding to your meal plan for the week!

image by ashleigh amoroso

Canteloupe with Sugar Snap Peas and Ricotta Salata by Bon Appetit

Citrus Fennel and Avocado Salad by FoodieCrush

Mexican Street Corn Salad by Camille Styles

Tomato, Peach, Chevré, and Herb Salad with Apple Vinaigrette by Food52

Honeydew Salad with Ginger Dressing and Peanuts by Bon Appetite

Green Bean Salad with Peaches and Balsamic Bitters Vinaigrette by Brooklyn Supper

Marinated Feta-Beet Salad by TheKitchn

Tomato-Watermelon Salad with Turmeric Oil by Healthyish

White Bean and Avocado Salad with Garlic Oil by New York Times Cooking

Roasted Tomato Panzanella Salad by Taste.com


  1. 1
    Kaelen Van Cura | July 16, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    These look amazing! I’m definitely going to try some of these. I am trying to have at least one dinner salad night every week with my husband, so I am always on the look out for healthy but not-boring salads.

    xoKaelen | https://darlingmarcelle.com

  2. 2
    Sarah | July 18, 2019 at 5:31 pm

    I am someone who doesn’t like salad, but that mexican street corn salad may have just changed my mind – looks yummy!

    Sarah xo Oomph London

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