vegan summer salad with tomatoes, corn, red onion, and avocado

Summer Market Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing

Summer Market Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing -- This light and refreshing green salad is packed with seasonal vegetables! Drizzled in a sweet and tangy honey mustard dressing, this salad is delicious and perfect for a light Summer meal. #vegetarian #healthy #salad #summer #delicious | mindfulavocado

This light and refreshing Summer market salad is packed with your favorite Summer produce and drizzled in a sweet and tangy honey mustard dressing. Lighten things up with this easy, seasonal meal!

vegan Summer salad with corn, red onion, tomatoes, and avocao with honey mustard dressing

Ah Summer… can you tell it’s my favorite season? I just love Summer recipes and there’s been an abundance on the blog this year! From delicious berry popsicles to pesto vegan pasta salad, there’s so many fruits and vegetables I love!

Summer market salad is the perfect combination of vegetables in season like sweet corn, grape tomatoes, red onion, and avocado all on a bed of fresh greens.

vegen pesto pasta salad with serving spoons on a yellow and white napkin

{Vegan} Pesto Pasta Salad

Homemade vegan pesto, grape tomatoes, peas, and gemelli pasta create this delicious side dish. Bring this vegan pesto pasta salad to a cookout for a healthy chilled pasta salad.

vegen pesto pasta salad with serving spoons on a yellow and white napkin

I love pasta salad. I mean who wouldn’t? It’s carbs, veggies, and an irresistible dressing. I love that this recipe is not mayonnaise-base and it full of fresh Summer vegetables.

Here’s a break down of the ingredients:

  • Grape tomatoes: Great source of antioxidants. Used a combination of yellow and red for a colorful touch!
  • Peas: Contain some serious heart-healthy minerals and add a great texture element
  • Gemelli pasta: I love this fun, bite-size shape. Perfect for a chilled pasta salad like this one!
    note: can substitute with shells, farfalle (bowtie), rotini, macaroni, or any other bite-sized pasta
  • Homemade pesto: Pesto is beyond easy to make and this version is VEGAN!
glass bowl full of three bean salad on marble background

Classic Three Bean Salad (Naturally Vegan and GF!)

This classic three bean salad is all in the name – three beans! Kidney beans, chickpeas, and green beans tossed in a refreshingly light dressing. Perfect for potlucks, cookouts, or simply an easy side dish for dinner.

bowl of three bean salad on blue napkin

I’m kicking off Summer with a classic. Something I grew up eating and if you didn’t, well you’re about to!

Let’s just start with the things that I love about three bean salad:

  • Healthy
  • Super EASY to make
  • Cheap ingredients
  • Refined sugar-free
  • Great for cookouts or BBQs
  • Perfect make-ahead recipe
  • Naturally gluten-free and vegan
  • Freakin’ delicious
hand pouring honey poppyseed dressing over peach salad on yellow background

Summer Peach Salad with Honey Poppyseed Dressing

This Summer peach salad not only contains fresh, seasonal produce, but a dose of protein from quinoa and a serving of healthy fats from walnuts. Not to mention this honey poppyseed dressing is to die for.

hand with fork in peach salad on yellow background

Raise yo hand if you’re a major salad fan like me! The way I see it there’s two types of people in this world; those who think salads are just blah, and others who actually CRAVE salads.

Weird right?

Well, I fit into that second category. I wasn’t always like this, but I’ve learned to truly love fresh salads that are loaded with crunchy, leafy greens and lots of produce. I’m constantly searching for delicious healthy salad recipes that I can bring with me to work for lunch and it’s a great way for me to get my vegetable servings.