The Best Quick and Easy Summer Salad, Ever!

Make a vibrant and delicious summer salad that will please your friends and family with the freshest of harvest ingredients from Peacock Ridge Farm. It’s quick and easy to make, healthy, and guaranteed to be crowd pleaser!

Enjoy the best of summer produce with this easy-to-make, healthy salad that’s sure to please a crowd. Get the recipe from Peacock Ridge Farm and enjoy fresh ingredients all season long!

Look no further for a crowd-pleasing summer salad recipe that’s easy to make and packed with fresh produce from the harvest season. Enjoy it all at home with this healthy and delicious dish from Peacock Ridge Farm.

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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Thursday 12th of August 2021

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

Renae Frey

Monday 23rd of August 2021

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


Tuesday 10th of August 2021

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!

Renae Frey

Thursday 12th of August 2021

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


Friday 6th of August 2021

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

Renae Frey

Monday 23rd of August 2021

Right? I'm a huge fan of avocado as well. Hugs to you.

corine Mapes

Thursday 5th of August 2021

Oh my this looks so good! Pinned

Renae Frey

Monday 23rd of August 2021

Thank you so much, I really appreciate the pin. Hugs to you.

Kim Waldorf

Thursday 5th of August 2021

So many yummy things in one salad! Thanks for sharing!

Renae Frey

Monday 23rd of August 2021

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