These fresh summer salad recipes are anything but ordinary. Our irresistible combinations of seasonal vegetables and fruits come together with tasty dressings and tangy vinaigrettes for summer salads everyone will love.
Perfect gelatin salad is just a few steps away. Did we mention this one features champagne and grapefruit?
No boxed stuff here! Garden-fresh basil and sweet red pepper slices prep pasta for the summer potluck table. A honey-garlic dressing and some goat cheese keep it sweet and tangy.
Turkey isn't just for Thanksgiving. The lean meat makes a perfect alternative to chicken in our strawberry-studded summer salad. Homemade lemon-pepper rub and sherry vinaigrette will make this recipe a seasonal favorite.
Move over, spinach. Garden-fresh carrots and cabbage are the new salad stars. The shredded veggies stock this Asian-inspired salad with gorgeous color and lots of nutrients. Sauce it up with an easy peanut drizzle.
Not sure what you're hungry for? This toss-together summer salad has a bit of everything: chopped melon and berries, sliced vegetables, and even a serving of hearty quinoa. Add salmon to turn this side into a main dish.
The more layers, the better the salad? We think so! Get the tricks to our favorite layered salad in this video.
Turn your summer salad on its head. Grill halved romaine and top with juicy cherry tomatoes and bacon pieces for a BLT-inspired side salad. Creamy garlic-and-dill dressing completes the sandwich-to-salad transformation.
The peppery flavor of arugula is a great way to mix up your salad bowl and pack in a ton of vitamins. Paired with a delicate honey dressing and crunchy walnuts, you'll love how light this summer salad tastes.
If you love pesto, you'll love this basil-loaded summer salad. The fresh herb mingles with tomatoes and pine nuts for a sophisticated summer salad.
This supper may look light, but it's filling! The refreshing dish makes the most of juicy watermelon, plump shrimp, and crisp cabbage. Feta cheese adds tanginess.
If you've never tried fried green tomatoes, you're missing out. We paired the easy summer treat with hearty seared pork and fresh greens in this tasty summer salad. To punch up the flavor, drizzle on sweet-and-sour sauce and crumbled blue cheese.
An endless supply of ranch dressing may sound like a dream, but it's totally possible with our easy, make-at-home recipe.
Our summer-friendly take on Indian cuisine features layers of spices that will take you from sweet to spicy and back again. Lemon juice and apricot slices keep this salad light and fresh.
This layered salad features pot stickers (small dumplings filled with meat), fresh spinach, juicy strawberries, and a homemade strawberry vinaigrette. Spiced potato chips sprinkled on top add delicious crunch.
A creamy cheese dressing pulls together crisp fried chicken, black-eyed peas, sweet peppers, and pecans for a satisfying salad.
The sweetness of the watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew in this delicious salad recipe tempers the spice of the cayenne pepper in the dressing.
A ginger-soy dressing gives a bit of Asian flair to this crisp pork and cabbage salad. Easy wonton crisps make a delightful side dish.
Arugula and mint tossed with pasta create a bed for peppery lamb chops, which go on the plate still sizzling from the grill.
This adaptation of an Italian bread salad is meatless, but thanks to high-protein edamame, it's seriously hearty. The dressing gets plenty of punch from olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and fresh basil.
When it comes to standing out on the potluck table, playful is always best. Watch for tips and tricks on making this fun potato salad.
For a different kind of cookout dish, try this delicious summer salad of grilled corn, juicy mango, red onion, and arugula. The homemade vinaigrette adds a tangy kick.
Juicy grapefruit and creamy avocado top watercress in this easy summer salad. Toss with a zippy homemade vinaigrette of fresh mint, olive oil, grapefruit juice, and pepper.
Jazz up your chicken salad by tossing in juicy mango, fresh blueberries, crumbled blue cheese, and crunchy broccoli.
This fresh veggie-loaded summer salad takes just 15 minutes to make. Simply toss asparagus, watercress, shrimp, and cherry tomatoes with light raspberry vinaigrette.