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Summer is finally in full swing! Whether the sun’s out or not, at this time of year, I’m all about enjoying satisfying, plate-filling salads made the Slimming World way. If you think that means a few lettuce leaves, a slither of cucumber and some tomatoes, think again!

With so many Free Foods to choose from on the Slimming World eating plan, your summer salads can be as creative as you like. Fill your bowl with an exciting mix of lean meats, fish, veggies, fruits, grains and pulses and you’re guaranteed to make a splash at your next picnic or barbecue.

If you’ve recently stocked up on the freshest fruits and vegetables, now’s the perfect time to try our show-stopping salad recipes and take this summer staple to a new taste level.

Greek watermelon and feta salad

If you can’t jet off to your favourite holiday destination, transport yourself to sunnier climes with this dish. Fresh, fruity watermelon tastes great paired with creamy feta cheese.

MORE ON THE BLOG: Slimming World Mediterranean recipes

Greek salad with watermelon - Summer Salads - Slimming World Blog

Chicken and quinoa salad

The perfect prep-ahead salad for your lunch box or picnic – or even a satisfying dinner! Adding the dressing at the last minute will keep it feeling freshly made.

Chicken quinoa salad - Summer Salads - Slimming World Blog

Sal’s oriental green salad and coleslaw

One of Sal’s store-cupboard specials! This summer salad is stuffed with seasonal veggies and makes a brilliant brunch, lunch or dinner.

Tuna niçoise salad

Packed with veggies, tuna and boiled eggs, this hearty salad is seriously filling.

Tuna Nicoise salad - Summer Salads - Slimming World Blog

BLT salad

Our tasty twist on the classic sandwich really hits the spot! For a no-cook version, swap the bacon for your favourite cooked lean meat or flaked hot-smoked salmon.

BLT salad - Summer Salads - Slimming World Blog

Show off your salads! Whether you’re trying one of our superstar salads or your own fresh and crunchy creation, send your foodie pics to the blog or share on social using #theSlimmingWorldblog.

If you’re looking for even more sunshine recipes to help you enjoy a slimmer summer, you’ll find over 300 salads on the members-only website and app, including a tuna pasta salad, a colourful griddled beef salad and a classic chicken caesar, and that’s on top of the great salad recipe swapping you’ll find in your local group. You can find out more about joining Slimming World here.

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