7 Easy Salads Starring 7 Summer Vegetables

Food Styling: Anne Disrude
Prop Styling: Karin Olsen


Food Styling: Anne Disrude Prop Styling: Karin Olsen

Photo by: Kat Teutsch

Kat Teutsch

Tomatoes? Check. Corn and cucumber? Double check. The next time you overdo it at the farmers market, you know what to do: Let’s get some salad up in here!

Basil and garlic elicit their savory side, but these little tomatoes, tossed in buttermilk-sour cream dressing, also know how to sweet-talk.

Corn on the cob will always have a place in everyone’s heart, but those kernels are just as delightful in salad form, especially when they’re mingling with bell pepper, tomato and lime.

Cucumbers: Cucumber Salad

Fresh dill adds an herbaceous punch to delicate crescents of English cucumber strewn with red onion rings.

Bobby Flay's Grilled Eggplant Salad


Bobby Flay's Grilled Eggplant Salad

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Matt Armendariz, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Beautifully charred chunks of eggplant and onion get perked up with avocado, oregano dressing and lemon zest.

Green Bean Salad_008.tif

A stunning portrait in green (thanks to parsley, celery, capers and crisp green beans) enlivened by lemon juice and Dijon mustard.

A jalapeno-spiked dressing unites creamy avocado with Bibb lettuce and those vibrant symbols of summer, juicy green tomatoes.

Food Stylist: Maggie Ruggeiro
Prop Stylist: Paige Hicks


Food Stylist: Maggie Ruggeiro Prop Stylist: Paige Hicks

Photo by: Con Poulos

Con Poulos

Zucchini and Yellow Summer Squash: Shaved Summer Vegetable Salad

Dusted with chives, chervil and tarragon, this mélange of thinly sliced zucchini, squash, beets and mushrooms — courtesy of the mandoline — gets an uplifting tang from Dijon mustard, honey and champagne vinegar.

Related Links:

Alia Akkam is a New York-based writer who covers the intersection of food, drink, travel and design. She launched her career by opening boxes of Jamie Oliver books as a Food Network intern.

Next Up

American Flag Salad and 7 Other Incredibly Easy Patriotic Plates

Give your party a patriotic makeover with these red, white and blue dishes.

7 Genius Watermelon Products You Need This Summer

Make slicing, serving and eating your favorite summer fruit incredibly easy.

7 Best Protein Bars

These are the best protein bars you can buy, according to a registered dietitian.

7 Easy Thanksgiving Apps You Can Make in Advance

Make the appetizer course one less thing to worry about on Thanksgiving.

7 Easy Sides — and What to Pair Them With

Sometimes it helps to work backwards.

7 Easy Easter Desserts You Can Make with Pantry Staples

Impressive, yet easy Food Network Easter desserts made with pantry staples that you probably have on hand.

7 Delicious Pastas, Lightened Up!

Make these Healthy Pastas Without the Guilt. Find more healthy recipes like this at Food Network.

7 Healthier Desserts for Passover

These homemade Passover desserts are a sweet (and healthy) way to end the meal.