It’s summertime, which means you can start taking advantage of all that fresh produce popping up at your local grocery stores and farmers markets. However, if you’re like me, you can burn out eating the same-old, same-old lettuce based salads.

Luckily, there are a ton of incredible salads that don’t require lettuce but still pack a ton of flavor and goodness.

Check out these 11 alternatives to the traditional salad that are perfect for summer. Have a read through these recipes, then head out the door to the produce stand nearest you to start bringing these fresh, nutrient-packed creations to life.

The real question is: Which one to make first? The corn salad? Roasted tomato caprese? Decisions, decisions.

1.  Roasted Pepper Salad With Feta, Pine Nuts And Basil

Toasted pine nuts, roasted peppers, feta, basil and olives—how could you possibly go wrong with this combination? Short answer: You can’t.

Get the recipe from Once Upon A Chef.

Once Upon A Chef

2. Snow Pea, Orange, And Grapefruit Salad

Crunch and refreshing. Not a grapefruit lover? Drop it and double the oranges. We love the boost of protein that the the snow peas and sunflower seeds provide.

Get the recipe from The Yummy Life.

The Yummy Life

3. Five-Minute Super Bean, Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil Salad

A salad that can be prepped in five minutes? Sign us up. And one that mimics the flavors of minestrone soup, but in salad form? Yes, please.

Get the recipe from The Miniature Moose.

The Miniature Moose

4. Fresh Corn Salad With Scallions And Basil

A fantastic use for leftover corn on the cob.

Get the recipe from Once Upon A Chef.

Once Upon A Chef

5. Thai Cucumber Salad With Peanuts

Crunchy cucumbers and salty peanuts combine with touch of heat from a jalapeno pepper for a salad that pretty much screams summer.

Get the recipe from Once Upon A Chef.

Once Upon A Chef

6. Cucumber And Strawberry Poppyseed Salad

Thinly sliced cucumber, strawberries, feta and poppyseed dressing combine for a crunch, tangy, sweet summer salad.

Get the recipe from With Salt & Wit.

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With Salt And Wit

7. Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad

Add an extra layer of flavor to the classic Caprese salad with this roasted tomato version.

Get the recipe from The Italian Dish Blog.

Italian Dish Blog

8. Strawberry Broccoli Salad

Sweet, crunchy and nutrient-packed. We may never go back to regular old green salads.

Get the recipe from The Diva Dish.

9. Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad With Apples And Walnuts

If you’ve yet to try raw, shaved Brussels sprouts, now’s the time. Try adding shaved parmesan for an extra layer of creaminess.

Get the recipe from Back To Her Roots.

10. Tomato Watermelon Salad

The tartness of the tomato combined with the sweetness of the watermelon and the brightness of basil to make a salad you’ll want to make again and again.

Get the recipe from Love Food Eat.

11. Hasselback Caprese Salad

You’ve likely heard of Hasselback potatoes, but applying that technique to tomatoes for a Caprese salad? Genius.

Get the recipe from Fuss Free Cooking.

Looking for more great summer recipes that’ll maximize the season’s fresh produce?

Check out 10 creative zucchini recipes, 8 no-cook recipes perfect for hot weather and these summer vegetable dishes you can make in 20 minutes.

All of these would be best followed by a boozy popsicle or perhaps accompanied by a wine slushie. Ah, summer. The possibilities really are endless, aren’t they?

If you’re a salad-lover and you haven’t yet checked out five-step formula for a perfect salad, do it now and save yourself tons of time. Each step calls for a different type of ingredient to help you create a delicious salad every time.

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It’s summertime, which means you can start taking advantage of all that fresh produce popping up at your local grocery stores and farmers markets. However, if you’re like me, you can burn out eating the same-old, same-old lettuce based salads. Luckily, there are a ton of incredible salads that don’t...