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.


grape tomatoes, corn, lettuce, avocado, and red onion on marble background

What’s a market salad?

A market salad is just a term that means it includes a bunch of produce in season. It’s basically all the veggies compiled from a Farmer’s Market haul.

Eating in season has so many benefits. It’s better for the environment because produce isn’t being shipped great lengths, it supports local farmers, it’s cheaper because there’s an abundance, and it typically tastes best because you’re consuming the produce at its peak!

making homemade honey mustard dressing

How to make honey mustard dressing

You guessed it, honey and mustard are the prime ingredients in this dressing! Apple cider vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper are mixed in to create this creamy dressing.

Either whisk ingredients in a small mixing bowl or add to a mason jar and shake! Homemade dressing is stupid easy to make and it is much healthier than the store-bought varieties.

Note: If vegan, you can substitute honey with maple syrup and it will taste just as delicious! You may need to adjust the ratios of mustard to sweetener though.

hand pouring honey mustard dressing over Summer salad

This salad is great for a crowd and the perfect green salad for potlucks, BBQs, or cookouts. Pair with a summer soup or vegan veggie burger for a healthy weeknight meal.

Leftovers keep for a few days, just make sure to keep the dressing separate!

vegan Summer salad with tomatoes, red onion, corn, and avocado on white plates with a gold fork

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

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.
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Lunch, Salad
Cuisine: American, Healthy, Vegetarian
Keyword: healthy summer salad, honey mustard dressing, summer green salad
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2 large salads (or 4 side salads)
Calories: 277kcal
Author: Amanda


  • 4 cups greens spinach, spring mix, arugula, or kale works
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes sliced in halves
  • 1/2 small red onion sliced
  • 1 15-ounce can great northern beans can substitute with chickpeas; drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 medium avocado peeled, pitted, and sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped

Grilled Corn:

  • 1/2 Tablespoon olive oil can substitute with avocado or grapeseed oil
  • 2 ears of corn shucked

Honey Mustard Dressing

  • 1/4 cup honey can substitute with maple syrup if vegan
  • 1/4 cup dijon mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil can substitute with avocado or grapeseed oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a medium pan, heat 1/2 Tablespoon of olive oil on low-medium heat. Add corn and let cook until light golden brown (about 8-10 minutes). Stir every couple of minutes.
  • Add all ingredients to dressing to a small mixing bowl. Whisk until well combined. Add more honey for sweetness, mustard for tanginess.
  • Combine greens, tomatoes, onions, corn, beans, and avocado on plates or bowls. Top with fresh parsley and dressing. Leftovers keep for 3 days with dressing separate.


If red onions are too bitter, soak in cold water for 5-10 minutes


Serving: 1salad (with 1/4 of the dressing) | Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 41.7g | Protein: 5.7g | Fat: 12.1g | Saturated Fat: 1.6g | Sodium: 229mg | Potassium: 653mg | Fiber: 8.7g | Sugar: 21.3g | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 3.1mg

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10 thoughts on “Summer Market Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing”

  1. 5 stars
    Yum! I love heading to the farmer’s market. Great ideas here. I love your honey mustard dressing recipe. It’s a keeper!

  2. 5 stars
    What a delightful salad! I love the bright colors and the honey mustard dressing looks delectable. Putting this recipe on my must-make summer salad list!


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