These delicious summer salad recipes feature seasonal vegetables from the garden or market. We know that salads can get “boring” after a while—so we hope you’ll find that all of these salads provide a fresh and flavorful take!
Many of these salads are quick to prepare and great to have on hand for your next backyard BBQ!
14 Favorite Summer Salad Recipes
Packed with vegetables, colorful, and crunchy, this unique potato salad pairs especially well with grilled meats like pork, steak or chicken.
This salad uses the best of the summer harvest and is packed full of flavor, with a wonderful texture from the fresh vegetables!
Both a palate- and eye-pleaser, the added crunch from the nuts and bacon to hearty vegetables are a welcome addition.
This refreshingly tangy salad is just right for a summer lunch or a great addition to family dinner. The goat cheese and oranges are perfect partners and the greens can be adjusted to your taste.
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This salsa salad earned first place in our 2011 Garden-Fresh Cookbook Recipe Contest. The editors loved it! Serve as a side or serve with tortilla chips.
A little bit spicy, a little bit creamy, this pasta salad hits all the right flavor notes! Great for a potluck or family gathering.
Tex-Mex flavors dominate in this quick and zesty Chicken Salad on Tostadas recipe. It’s an easy meal for a hot day when you don’t want to be in the kitchen.
Chopped veggies, nuts, and fruit add crunch and the vinaigrette adds a pretty pink hue. It’s as delicious as it is beautiful!
This superfood-packed salad has everything—fresh vegetables, fruit, and protein! Enjoy with pork, beef, and chicken or even on top of pasta.
The combination of artichokes, ham, and cheese make this attractive salad particularly rich and tasty.
Shallots, lightly cooked in bacon fat, complement the flavor of fresh green beans. What’s not to love?
This flavorful, crunchy Cauliflower Salad—with cheese, sunflower seeds, fresh veggies, and bacon—is a go-to salad in summer.
Kat’s Tortellini Salad combines the saltiness of olives, the creaminess of mozzarella cheese, and the freshness of spinach into one simple and flavorful dish.
Which of these summer salads is your favorite? Let us know below!