3 Easy MEAL PREP Ideas for Summer Salad Recipes


These make-ahead, meal prep summer salad recipes are super easy and healthy! You guys know I’m a big fan of meal prep and while sometimes I do individual ingredient meal prep (check out my whole series of videos), other times I prefer to do a “make-ahead recipe” that’s one big batch and enjoy it throughout the week. Especially during the summer months when I want to spend less time in the kitchen!

These meal prep ideas for summer salads are light and fresh, and there’s a flavor combination for everyone to enjoy – from Cucumber Shrimp Salad to Mango Curry Chicken Salad and Mediterranean Chickpea Salad. Hope you enjoy!

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00:00 Intro
00:35 Cucumber Shrimp Salad
04:00 Mango Curry Chicken Salad
08:28 Mediterranean Chickpea Salad (Vegetarian)

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  1. Sometimes I do individual ingredient meal prep, and sometimes I do big-batch, make-ahead recipes to enjoy throughout the week. I talk about these two different approaches to meal prep in my cookbook. 😉 Let me know if you guys like this type of video, and what theme of make-ahead recipes you'd like to see me make next! xo – Lisa

  2. I made your Classic Shrimp Salad today. It is so delicious. I can’t wait to try the shrimp/cucumber salad. I really like your YouTube videos and website. So many recipes I have in my rotation now are from you. Some of my favorites are the Berry Baked Oatmeal, Creamy Tuscan Chicken, Greek Sheet Pan Chicken Dinner, Ultimate Ham Salad and Dijon Baked Salmon. I also have your cookbook. Thanks for “feeding” me.

  3. I love make ahead meal prep meals!! Sadly, I’m allergic to mango, so won’t try that one (although I really want too 😢), but I’ll definitely be trying the other too!! Thanks for your great recipes!! ☺️

    Have you tried any other fruit in that chicken salad? I wonder if any other would work? 🤔

  4. You read my mind, LOL. After your German potato salad video, I was thinking to myself, I would love to have another meal prep video with salads, and now here you are doing one (a video on this topic). Too funny. 🙂 Thank you for sharing and for letting me share. 🙂

  5. I'm so glad you are doing meal prep videos! (Hats off to you and Amy because I know these are not easy) I always go back and watch your ingredient/meal prep videos, but especially now as my kids are just adults (still at home) and I encourage them to make more of their own meals. I really need simplicity to prep a few things for myself for the week … otherwise it's 23 Pizza Rolls in the air fryer … just sayin! Is there any chance you can do a video on your favorite make ahead dressings and/or marinades? Or maybe you (or Amy) can go back through some of the video's you've done and edit one together?

  6. 3 really nice salad variations! My favorite would be the chicken salad. The shrimp salad and the chickpea salad are also very nice. Unfortunately, the shrimp variant is out of the question for me. I live far away from the nearest ocean and the amount of shrimp would just cost me too much. For fresh produce, I estimate $30-40. I'd rather take a steak for that.👍👍