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Best Summer Salad Recipes

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Now that summer has officially arrived, it’s time to focus on lighter meals and side dishes. When the weather is hot and sultry, you’ll be happy my blogger friends have shared their Best Summer Salad Recipes. They will definitely hit the spot! 

These Easy Summer Salad Recipes are terrific for side dishes or entrees on a sultry day! These terrific salad recipes are from some of the top food bloggers and are guaranteed delicious!

Best Summer Salad Recipes

Best Summer Salad Recipes

Cool and refreshing summer salads are perfect for those nights when it’s too steamy to spend any time over a hot stove. Whether used as a side dish with a quick grilled entree or the entree itself, we have loads of marvelous easy salad recipes to share with you for the dog days of summer. Let me know your go-to warm weather salad recipe in the comments!

Simple Wedge Salad with Homemade Blue Cheese

Simple Wedge Salad on a white plate

Chicken Salad Sandwich

Chicken Salad Sandwich on a croissant on parchment paper

Creamy Broccoli Salad

Creamy Broccoli Salad in a white bowl

Avocado Chicken Salad Crostini

Avocado Chicken Salad Crostini on a wooden cutting board

Honey Lime Fruit Salad

Honey Lime Fruit Salad in a white serving bowl on a white and red napkin

Mediterranean Orzo Salad

Mediterranean Orzo Salad in a white bowl

Roasted Potato Herb salad

Roasted Herb and Potato Salad in a brown bowl garnished with herbs

Couscous Chicken Salad

Couscous Chicken Salad in a white and blue checked bowl

Lobster Cobb Salad

Lobster Cobb Salad overhead view in a wooden bowl

Berry Chicken Salad

Berry Chicken Salad in a white ceramic bowl with turquoise rim and red geometric pattern

Chicken Souvlaki Pasta Salad

Chicken Souvlaki Pasta Salad in a glass mixing bowl

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad in a white bowl on an orange napkin

Fresh Vegetable Salad

Fresh Vegetable Salad in a fluted white serving bowl

Jacked Up Monterey Chicken Salad

Jacked Up Monterey Chicken Salad in a white bowl

Antipasto Salad

Antipasto Salad overhead shot in a white ceramic bowl

Brown Rice & Apple Salad

Brown Rice Apple Salad in a white bowl

Jalapeno Popper Macaroni Salad

Jalapeno Popper Macaroni Salad in a wooden bowl

Italian Orzo Pasta Salad

Orzo Pasta Salad in a white ceramic bowl

Parmesan Ranch Pasta Salad

Parmesan Ranch Pasta Salad in a metal bowl with a wooden serving spoon

Make Sure to Pin These Easy Salad Recipes!

I hope you’ve found some terrific inspiration to try over the next few months among these wonderful Summer Salad Recipes! Don’t forget to pinto have instant access to all the links. Which one do you want to make first? I’m going to start at the top and work my way down. There’s not a one that I’m not dying to try! Check back in July when we’ll be sharing our favorite summer desserts and treats.


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14 comments on “Best Summer Salad Recipes”

  1. Each one of these salads looks better than the next. What a great assortment to alternate throughout the summer. Love these. Thanks for sharing them.

  2. Lovely…I can see a few that I would gravitate towards! Thanks for the great ideas. Have a good weekend, Liz. 🙂

  3. What a fantastic roundup Liz, I like every single one of these!!!

  4. I just love your cobb salad, I have made it a few times (with minor alterations) and have had rave reviews! The wedge salad is also a winner here, except we grill the wedge for texture and smoke! It really is awesome. Nice little round up, Liz.

  5. I want to try them all! Have a great weekend Liz!

  6. Thanks for all the wonderful salad suggestions. I saw quite a few that I would love to make, starting with the wedge and blue cheese- yum!!

  7. Wow – what a fantastic collection of salads! I will be looking back at this post many times for salad recipes. Summer salads are SO wonderful and I can’t wait to try many of these. Your fruit salad looks perfect.

  8. These all sound great, especially the wedge salad!

  9. I really love them all but very fond of Bleu cheese so that would be my first go too!

  10. Another great roundup, Liz. We eat lots of salads, esp. at this time of year. Awesome!

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