Top 10 Summer Salads

With summer in full swing, we’re sharing some of The Taste Edit’s most popular summer salad recipes. These salads are all perfect for a hot summer day. Some of our favorites include an Italian squid salad with grilled lemons, refreshing watermelon with salty ricotta salata cheese, Tuscan panzanella, and flavorful potato salad. Explore all of them below and let us know which is your favorite!


shaved fennel salad with grilled lemons and shallot dressing

Shaved Fennel Salad with Grilled Lemon and Shallot Dressing

Fennel is an ingredient we use a lot in the winter, especially in our cioppino, but it’s also perfect in this refreshing salad we made as part of a rustic Italian dinner party. You can see other items from the party menu herehere, and here. Get the Recipe


The Taste Edit loves grilled octopus salad with Jolie-Laide Wine

Grilled Octopus Salad

Octopus is an ingredient that it took us a while to warm up to, but during our travels in Italy, we’ve noticed that in the Mediterranean it’s almost as common as chicken. This healthy octopus and potato salad is perfect for grilling season! Get the Recipe


Watermelon Ricotta Salata Salad is a perfect salad for the summer or bbq

Watermelon Ricotta Salata Salad

Summer means melons, and this salty-sweet salad is the perfect way to incorporate watermelon into your menu. If you can’t find ricotta salata, try sheep feta or Grana Padano.  Get the Recipe 


The Taste Edit loves to make seafood salads with shrimp, crab, or lobster.

Lobster Salad

This easy lobster salad is perfection. Also, try it with shrimp or crab! Get the Recipe


Burma Superstar Fermented Tea Leaf Salad and Sesame Chicken made by The Taste Edit

Burma Superstar Tea Leaf Salad

We’ve been cooking our way through the new Burma Superstar cookbook, but there’s hardly any cooking needed to make their Fermented Tea Leaf Salad. Kits that include almost everything you need to make the salad are available at Bi-Rite, Whole Foods, The Berkeley Bowl, and Rainbow Grocery. Get the Recipe


The Taste Edit loves this meyer lemon potato salad with no mayo

Meyer Lemon Potato Salad

We love potato salads, and during our Farm House stay last year, we made this one to accompany grilled fish. Get the Recipe


squid salad with grilled lemons

Squid Salad with Grilled Lemons

We never get tired of seafood, and this grilled squid salad reminds us of being on a beach in Italy. It’s extremely easy and fast to make. Get the Recipe


we toss cucumber, bread, tomatoes, and purple onion for the pazanella salad recipe by The Taste Edit

Tuscan Panzanella 

Panzanella is an italian classic, and it’s super easy to throw together for a quick dinner. Get the Recipe




A grilled corn salad is a simple side dish to bring to any summer party or picnic.

Grilled Corn Salad

There are hundreds of recipes for corn salad online, but this one really  lets the ingredients shine. Make a lot, because we guarantee your guests will be asking for more. Get the Recipe


Caprese salad is easy and perfect for a summer dinner or lunch

Caprese Salad

A perfect Caprese salad is one of the simplest and best ways to enjoy ripe tomatoes. Get the Recipe



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