By Renae Frey

The Best Summer Salad, Ever!

The Best Summer Salad, Ever!

Hey Friends! I am so glad that you are here. Don’t you just love a great Summer Salad? Me, too. I love all of the fresh produce that a summer harvest brings. Today, I am sharing the Best Summer Salad, ever! This is my ‘go to’ salad. Woo hoo! Let’s go.

The best summer salad.

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There is just something so wonderful about eating fresh food in the summer, it’s fresher, it’s simplicity at it’s finest. And it tastes oh, so, good. This summer salad is so easy, it’s elegant and it’s a crowd pleaser.

These are the ingredients for the Best Summer Salad, ever!

This salad has all of my favorites: salad greens, peptitas, blueberries, strawberries, avocado and so much more. It’s even more fun when I can go out to the garden and pick it just in time to make a great salad for lunch or dinner.

Yummy! Avocados are one of my all time favorites. And isn’t this black and white gingham check dish towel the cutest? Gingham check makes my heart so happy.
Doesn’t this make your mouth water?

The Best Summer Salad

Serving Size:
15 minutes
Very Easy


  • 3 c. Fresh Salad Greens
  • 1/2 c. Fresh Strawberries, sliced
  • 1/2 c. Pepitas (Pumpkin Seeds)
  • 1/2 c. Dried Cranberries
  • 2 Hardbolied Eggs, diced (optional)
  • 4 Slices Bacon, cooked and crumbled (optional)
  • 1 Avocado, sliced or diced
  • 1/2 c. Fresh Blueberries
  • Olive Oil
  • Balsamic Vinegar


  1. Mix all salad ingredients.
  2. Blend 1/2 c. olive oil with 1/2 c. balsamic vinegar. Mix well.
  3. Top salad with dressing.
  4. Enjoy!
Fresh strawberries from my garden in one of my favorite vintage compotes.

Strawberries just taste better in an adorable compote dish. I found some super cute compote dishes here, here and here.

Fresh blueberries from my garden. Get Rae Dunn berry crate here.
The combination of Meyer Lemon Olive Oil and D’Anjou Pear Balsamic Vinegar is unbelievably good! This salad bowl is very similar to mine.

The flavors of the pear balsamic vinegar and the lemon olive oil is amazing together. You truly won’t go back to store bought salad dressings after tasting this. I couldn’t find the exact brand that I use, but get a Meyer Lemon Olive oil here. and D’Anjou Pear Balsamic Vinegar here.

See more great recipes here, here, here, here and here.

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15 thoughts on “The Best Summer Salad, Ever!”

  1. Leslie Watkins

    Looks delicious! Live the combination, friend! Thanks for your inspiration!

    1. I love all of the yummy things so much more than the lettuce. Hugs to you.

  2. Stacey

    Yum! Any salad with avocado is a huge winner in my book. Looks amazing!

  3. This salad isn’t just beautiful it looks beautiful too. Meyer lemon oil sounds great. I have never heard of it before. Pinned.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and for pinning. I really appreciate it. Hugs to you.

  4. What a lovely combination of ingredients Renae… I can’t wait to make this recipe.
    Thank you for sharing your best summer salad at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I’m delighted to be featuring this recipe at tonight’s party and pinning too.
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

    1. Awesome! Thank you so much. I really appreciate the feature. Hugs and blessings to you.

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Renae Frey

Beautiful interiors don’t have to come with an outrageous price tag. My style is what I like to call Vintage French Farmhouse, I love mixing decorating styles, especially opposites like the glitz of a chandelier dripping in crystals with a chair upholstered in worn aged leather. Refined, yet not too formal-but, livable, elegant traditional design, adding warmth and vintage elements.

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