In this article, I’ll cover some of the best salads for burgers.
Burgers are a classic comfort food, and a great way to enjoy a delicious meal.
But if you’re looking to lighten things up a bit, adding a tasty, nutrient-packed salad to your burger can be a great way to do so.
Here, I’ll share 15 of my favorite salads that pair perfectly with burgers, and provide you with some delicious options to enjoy when you’re craving a burger.
So let’s get started!
Perfect for burger night or as a light lunch, this Asian Cucumber Salad is easy to make and bursting with flavor.
The cucumbers provide a satisfying crunch while the scallions, ginger, garlic, and spices add a wonderful depth of flavor.
You’ll love the balance of sweet and savory thanks to the combination of rice vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, maple syrup (or honey), and red chili paste (or sriracha).
Sprinkle some toasted sesame seeds on top for an extra touch of deliciousness!
2. Wedge Salad
When simplicity meets deliciousness, you get this amazing wedge salad.
The iceberg lettuce provides a crisp texture to contrast the savory bacon, while the diced cherry tomatoes add a hint of sweetness.
A generous helping of blue cheese dressing and crumbles bring all the flavors together, creating an incredibly tasty dish.
I like adding some fresh chives for a bit of color and flavor – it’s sure to be a hit at your next gathering!
When you mix together tomatoes, ciabatta bread, and a zesty vinaigrette, you get Panzanella Salad – a fresh and delicious side dish that’s perfect for burgers!
The juicy tomatoes add so much flavor to the crunchy cubes of bread, while the olive oil and vinegar dressing ties it all together.
Add some minced shallots and garlic for extra depth of flavor and don’t forget the basil for a hint of freshness.
This is definitely one salad you won’t want to miss out on!
4. Caesar Salad
This salad just looks fancy and delicious!
The homemade croutons with extra virgin olive oil, garlic, and parmesan cheese are the perfect crunchy accompaniment to the classic caesar salad.
The creamy, tangy dressing made with garlic, dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and lemon juice adds a delicious zing to this dish.
For a finishing touch, top off your creation with a sprinkle of sea salt and black pepper.
This is a quick, easy and impressive meal that will be sure to please everyone at the table.
5. Kale Salad
How about something healthy and delicious to top your burgers?
This kale salad is a great choice!
The crunchy almonds, juicy carrots, and sweet cranberries pair perfectly with the saltiness of the cheese.
Plus, the homemade lemon dressing adds a zing of flavor that ties it all together.
Serve this salad on your favorite burger for a meal that’s sure to be satisfying!
6. Greek Salad
I LOVE feta cheese, so this Greek salad is definitely one of my favorites!
The combination of crisp cucumbers and bell peppers, juicy tomatoes, creamy feta cheese, and briny olives is just amazing.
I love that this salad gets its tangy flavor from a simple olive oil and red wine vinegar dressing with a hint of oregano – it’s so delicious.
If you’re looking for something light and flavorful, this Greek salad is the perfect dish.
Just a little bit of sweet and a little bit of savory – this strawberry spinach salad is a winning combination!
The pecans give it the perfect crunch, while the feta cheese and red onions add a nice balance to the sweetness of the strawberries.
The poppy seed dressing ties it all together with its tangy flavor.
Enjoy as is or top with grilled chicken for an extra protein boost.
This salad is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at any summer gathering.
No matter what kind of burger you’re serving up for dinner, this Caprese salad is the perfect side.
Thick slices of heirloom tomatoes and mozzarella are drizzled with extra-virgin olive oil and sprinkled with flaky sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Then, add a few fresh basil leaves for a hit of herbal goodness.
For an even more flavorful experience, you can add in optional variations such as balsamic vinegar, dollops of pesto, sliced peaches or strawberries, mint leaves, or avocado slices.
This salad is an amazing accompaniment to any meal!
Something magical happens when you combine juicy shrimp, creamy avocado, and spicy jalapeno in one salad.
This Shrimp Avocado Salad has it all – crunchy red onion and tomatoes, zesty lime juice, olive oil, and cilantro.
The result is a flavorful dish that can be served alone or as a side dish.
The best part?
You only need a few ingredients to make it happen!
For extra heat, leave the jalapeno seeds in, or feel free to mix things up by adding your favorite veggies.
It’s the perfect summer meal!
10. Waldorf Salad
This delicious Waldorf Salad is the perfect way to enjoy the sweet flavors of apples and grapes in a hearty, crunchy salad.
The combination of mayonnaise (or yogurt), lemon juice, salt, and pepper provide just the right amount of zest.
The apples add a natural sweetness that pairs perfectly with the grapes and celery, while the walnuts give it an extra crunch.
Serve this salad on its own or over a bed of lettuce for an added pop of flavor.
A little crunch never hurt anyone!
This crunchy broccoli salad is the perfect side dish to bring to your next summer picnic.
The broccoli and carrot provide a nice crunch while the red onion adds some zesty flavor.
The vegan mayo, apple cider vinegar, sunflower seeds, and cranberries create a creamy and tangy dressing that brings everything together.
A pinch of salt and pepper for good measure will make this salad irresistible!
Feel free to switch up the ingredients according to your preference; adding raisins or nuts would be delicious too.
Pears can be tricky to work with, but this salad is so worth it!
The combination of sweet pears, creamy avocado, and sharp gorgonzola cheese is out of this world.
The candied walnuts add the perfect crunchy texture, while the Dijon vinaigrette adds just the right amount of tanginess.
It’s a simple yet impressive dish that’s sure to wow your dinner guests.
13. Thai Mango Salad
If you don’t mind a bit of heat and some crunch, then this Thai Mango Salad is for you!
The combination of sweet green mango, crunchy red pepper, juicy courgette, and roasted cashews provides an irresistible balance of flavors and textures.
The dressing gives it a spicy kick, with the sesame oil, tamari or soy sauce, lime juice, and garlic rounding out the flavor.
Add as much chili as you like to adjust the spiciness to your taste.
This salad is perfect for a light lunch or dinner and is sure to tantalize your taste buds!
When I’m serving burgers, I love to make this Asian Chicken Cranberry Salad.
It’s the perfect balance of sweet, savory, and tangy flavors – the red onion, cilantro, mandarin oranges, and sesame seeds add a lovely crunch.
The dressing is made with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, honey or brown sugar, ginger, and sesame oil – it’s packed with flavor!
Serve this salad at your next barbecue or dinner party for a refreshing addition to your meal.
This Mediterranean orzo pasta salad is full of flavor and makes a perfect summer dish.
The orzo has a great texture and is complemented by the crunchy bell peppers, cucumbers, and olives.
The feta cheese brings an earthy, salty flavor that pairs well with the oregano, lemon juice, and olive oil in the dressing.
Experiment with different toppings or substitutions to make it your own – I especially love adding some fresh herbs for extra zing!
15 Easy Salads for Burgers That Will Please Everyone
- Asian Cucumber Salad
- Wedge Salad
- Panzanella Salad
- Caesar Salad
- Kale Salad
- Greek Salad
- Strawberry Spinach Salad
- Caprese Salad
- Shrimp Avocado Salad
- Waldorf Salad
- Crunchy Broccoli Salad
- Pear Salad with Gorgonzola and Candied Walnuts
- Thai Mango Salad
- Asian Chicken Cranberry Salad
- Mediterranean Orzo Pasta Salad
- Pick your favorite salad from this collection to serve with your meal.
- Prepare all of the required ingredients.
- Make your salad in 15 minutes or less!