Ahh, nothing says summertime like a fresh summer salad, however, you get bored with the same old salad! If you are searching for fresh new recipes, stop!
I’ve rounded up 50 of the best summer salad recipes. Whether you are looking for a great new potluck or barbecue recipe or simply to serve something new and different to your family, I’ve got you covered!
50 of the Best Summer Salad Recipes
Best Salad Tools!
Sometimes having the right tool makes the job so much easier! I have bought these tools over the years, to make salad making so much easier!
A good knife! Essential in my book as you chop, chop, chop all those ingredients! This Wusthof knife is my favorite one, it was worth the investment years ago!
A large cutting board | when making salads, you are generally prepping many veggies at once, I love these eco-friendly bamboo cutting boards, they are sturdy, easy to clean and relatively inexpensive!
An easy Italian antipasto pasta salad recipe is made with cucumbers, red and orange bell peppers, pasta, artichoke hearts, olives, meat, cheese, and homemade Balsamic dressing! The perfect dish to bring to a summer picnic, potluck or barbecue!
The perfect salad to serve for a luncheon. Blackberry Grilled Chicken salad with blackberry balsamic vinaigrette, fresh blackberries, pistachios, avocado and topped with crispy, creamy fried goat cheese!
This watermelon salad gets a Mexican makeover with crunchy toasted pepitas, salty queso fresco, fresh cilantro and a tangy lime vinaigrette. Serve with tacos or any grilled meat for an easy Mexican feast!
Blueberry Balsamic Grilled Chicken Salad is packed with flavor! Juicy marinated chicken, fresh berries, goat cheese, crunchy pecans, and an easy homemade vinaigrette salad dressing, it’s a healthy and gluten free family friendly meal!
Brazilian Homemade Coleslaw (kale slaw) is a fresh, colorful salad made with kale, onions, and coleslaw mix, tossed with a lime-garlic vinaigrette. A must for all year round, including as a side for barbecued meats and sandwiches.
This Garden Fresh Mediterranean Greek Cucumber Salad allows you to use up abundant fresh summer produce like tomatoes, cucumbers, and fresh herbs quickly and easily in a delicious plant-based, naturally gluten-free salad that comes together in just minutes
O'Charley's California Chicken Salad is a new favorite! Grilled chicken with strawberries & mandarin oranges are then mixed with candied pecans, blue cheese and homemade Balsamic vinaigrette - so good!
This showstopper 7-Layer Chicken Taco Salad takes those potluck-classic layered salad recipes to whole new heights (literally!). Piled high in a trifle bowl, it’ll be the “Oooooh … who made that?” hit of the picnic, but we’ve got shortcuts and make-ahead tips to ensure that it’s quick and simple, too!
This Italian Blue Salad is the perfect summer salad! Inspired by a hometown pizza shop– mixed greens served with blue cheese, honey roasted pecans, fresh blueberries and a homemade apricot vinaigrette dressing.
Mediterranean quinoa salad is a wonderfully healthy side dish or meatless main meal. Tender quinoa is tossed with fresh basil pesto, artichokes, Kalamata olives, and cherry tomatoes. Filling and flavorful!
Asian Ramen Noodle Salad is powered with crisp cabbage, organic ramen noodles, mandarin oranges, toasted almonds, sesame seeds, green onions, garnished with chopped fresh cilantro, cashews; dressed in a sweet-sour (reduced sugar) Asian dressing.
Crisp bacon pieces strewn throughout this delectable, creamy bacon balsamic macaroni salad that is loaded with crunchy celery, bright red grape tomatoes, sharp cheddar cheese and topped with a mouthwatering creamy balsamic ranch dressing.
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