Summer just wouldn’t be the same without a collection of summer salad recipes. From the light and healthy greens to the more filling pasta and potato, salads are refreshing and cool sides or main dishes.
Don’t settle for the same boring salad, when there are so many to choose from!
To help you shake things up a bit, we have gathered a collection of some of the best summer salads.
Summer Salads are the Best
- When we think of salad the first thing that comes to mind is healthy green lettuce tossed in a bowl with a dressing. But there can be so much more to a salad!
- From the creamy to the tangy a dressing can make a salad different every time.
- Instead of lettuce, try kale, potatoes, pasta, corn, avocado and so much more.
- Add some shredded chicken, pork, or shrimp to turn some of these salads into filling meals.
Table of Contents
Green Salad Recipes
Love that classic oil and vinegar vinaigrette or the creamy dressing of a caesar salad? Here is a list of some of the basic salad recipes to the more zesty and colorful.
The Best Tossed Salad is a flavorful classic that is cool and refreshing and so simple to make.
Kale Salad with Fresh Lemon Dressing is full of crunch. And kale is super healthy!
Classic Wedge Salad is made with iceberg lettuce, creamy dressing, and crispy hard to resist bacon.
Taco Salad includes all those Mexican toppings that we love – ground beef, taco seasoning, and lots of cheese!
Orange and Fennel Salad is full of pep, zest, and color. So good!
Strawberry Spinach Salad is made with fresh strawberries, avocado, candied pecans, and more. So smooth, crunchy, and sweet!
Caesar Salad is a classic for a reason. Romaine lettuce and a smooth and creamy dressing.
BLT Salad is a crunchy and delicious twist on the classic BLT sandwich.
Pasta Salad Recipes
A summer BBQ or picnic wouldn’t be the same without that classic pasta salad. But why not try a new recipe?
Easy Pasta Salad is a classic recipe. It’s is a great way to use up all those leftover vegetables in the refrigerator.
Dill Pickle Pasta Salad is a crunchy take on a classic. Love dills? Then this salad is for you!
Summer Pasta Salad is filled with your favorite summer veggies, fresh from the garden, and topped with a light and simple dressing!
Italian Pasta Salad is made with a tangy vinaigrette, cheese, and a whole lot of vegetables.
Tortellini Salad is made with tender tortellini, vegetables, cheese, and artichokes.
Potato Salad Recipes
Potato salad is a filling and hard to resist dish that is usually made with a creamy dressing. Add some dill, and bacon, and one of these is sure to be the most popular dish at the picnic.
Classic Potato Salad turns those tender potatoes into a classic dish that has been invited to so many picnics!
Ranch Potato Salad is a delicious salad, with creamy ranch dressing, bacon pieces, and cheese.
Creamy Dill Potato Salad is a rich and dilly salad that would love an invitation to the next picnic!
Sweet Potato Salad puts a little twist on the classic potato salad, with the replacement of white potatoes with sweet potato.
Southern Potato Salad is a creamy salad that is full of bright colors and flavors.
Tomato Salad Recipes
Use up that tomato harvest, or take advantage of fresh summer tomatoes with this collection of recipes.
Caprese Salad is a simple dish of mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, and basil drizzled with a little olive oil.
Fresh Tomato Salad takes those tomatoes and adds a few onions, herbs, and some bocconcini cheese.
Greek Salad is so quick and easy to prepare and is made with a tangy vinaigrette.
Easy Panzanella Salad is made with tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, cheese, and shredded pieces of ciabatta bread.
Tomato Avocado Salad melds the perfect combination of smooth and creamy avocado and bright chopped tomatoes.
Other Salads We Love
Salads have come a long way, and there are so many other options besides the classic potato, pasta, tomato, and green leaf salads. Here are some new variations that are worth a try this summer.
Chickpea Salad is a protein-rich salad that is easy to eat and easy to make.
Fresh Corn Salad is a colorful dish, that is sweet and filled with vegetables.
Creamy Cucumber Salad is made with cucumbers, dill, and a creamy dressing. So good!
Brussel Sprout Salad is the perfect fall salad that includes shredded Brussels, cranberries, and a tangy vinaigrette.
The Best Coleslaw Recipe is a classic dish, that turns healthy cabbage into a creamy dish that even the kids will love.
Grilled Corn Salad is a great way to use up that harvest of summer corn. Such a colorful salad.
Leave a comment below and let us know what your favorite Pasta Salad recipe is!