39 Summer Salad Recipes

Feeling a little wilted due to summer's hot temps? These cool, crisp, fresh salads are anything but. From leafy greens to hearty grains, these tricked-out salads will toss things up in all the right ways.

Part of: Summer Grilling: Sides and Salads

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Avocado Lime Salad

"This salad is beautiful and fresh-looking. The creamy avocado balances it out perfectly."

-dukeswalker

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Ramen Noodle Salad

"This ramen noodle salad is such an affordable, easy and tasty recipe."

-Raspberri_Skies

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Arugula Salad

"This arugula salad was delicious. The sesame gives a nice texture and goes well with the slightly peppery nuttiness of the arugula."

-HeatherFeather

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Mesclun and Roasted Vegetable Salad

"This roasted vegetable salad is refreshing and comforting. It makes for a wonderful healthy side."

-Rita~

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Watermelon & Feta Salad with Serrano Chile Vinaigrette

"Beautiful presentation idea for a salad! I love the sweet and salty combination of the watermelon and feta. The vinaigrette was a bit spicy, but delicious nonetheless."

-Delicious as it Looks

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Italian Chopped Salad in Shells

"I've made these stuffed shells several times. They are portable, easy and delicious."

-Nancygirl

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Copycat California Pizza Kitchen Chopped Salad

"I added avocado and used fresh herbs in the dressing. I could eat this salad every day."

-Katanashrp

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Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad

"This is the only quinoa recipe I can get my kids to eat. Plut's full of protein and veggies."

-Chef #377733

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Greek Salad

"I've tried many recipes for Greek salad, and this is definitely the best."

-CountryLady

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Mixed Greens Salad

"This was a delicious green salad. The lemon juice was a nice change, and the pine nuts added a wonderful touch."

-nemokitty

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Cherry Tomato Salad

"I always get compliments on this tomato salad. It's perfectly refreshing in the summer."

-deborah.allen

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Japanese-Style Squid Salad

"This is a very unique salad. I will be making this again."

-mersaydees

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Moroccan Carrot Salad

"I'm not usually one for carrot salad but found myself eating this without stopping. I loved the herbs in it."

-Rita~

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Spinach & Roquefort Salad

"This Roquefort-and-apple combo can't be beat, especially with the crunchy sunflower seeds."

-evelyn/athens

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Asian Pasta Salad

"This salad has a ton of flavor and is so easy to put together."

-JackieOhNo!

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Endive Salad

"This endive salad has an outstanding contrast of sweet and tart flavors."

-FLKeysJen

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Chickpea & Tomato Salad

"I love the flavors in this salad. The cumin and chili give it a nice kick."

-yogi

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Shaved Broccoli Salad

"This broccoli slaw tastes very good, and has a lovely crunch."

-Kerfuffle-Upon-Wincle

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Cucumber Cilantro Pasta Salad

"This pasta salad is light, refreshing and very flavorful."

-*Parsley*

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Kale Salad

"The salty pecorino with the lemon juice gives this kale salad a fabulous flavor."

-Chef*Lee

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Macaroni Salad

"This is the best macaroni salad I have ever made. It was one of the most-popular dishes I served at our family get-together."

-ratherbeswimmin'

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Greek Orzo Salad

"I wouldn't change one thing about this recipe. I only wish that I had made more based on how quickly it was eaten up."

-Andi of Longmeadow Farm

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Applebee's Oriental Chicken Salad

"The dressing is what makes this Applebee's copycat so delicious."

-Suzzanna

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Cranberry & Fruit Slaw Salad

"We enjoyed this tasty and refreshing coleslaw. The sauce is creamy and flavorful but not overpowering."

-Baby Kato

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Potato Salad

"This is potato salad has just the right amount of ingredients, and the flavors blend together nicely."

-Mrs. DJ2

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Indian Cucumber Salad

"This cucumber salad made an excellent addition to an Indian-themed dinner."

-PaulaG

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Tossed Salad with Mandarin Oranges

"I like the Mandarin oranges in this salad, they are easy to prepare and look so festive."

-MA HIKER

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Perfect Garden Salad

"This is the bomb — it's got taste, simplicity and wins for all-time goodness."

-Andi of Longmeadow Farm

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Caesar Salad

"I am now spoiled — any other Caesar salad I have will only pale in comparison to this one."

-Mark P

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55 House Salad

"The ingredients in this salad meld together perfectly. You get so many bursts of flavor in each bite."

-ChefDLH

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Spinach Salad with Honey Bacon Dressing

"This salad really hit the spot. I love the sweet and sour flavor of the dressing."

-Claudia Dawn

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Turkish Salad

"The parsley, lemon juice and green onions add a flavor that I've never experienced in a cucumber salad before."

-Krista Smith

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Bok Choy Salad

"This is addictive. I had some, then had some more, then had some more."

-breezermom

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Tomato & Bacon Salad in Bibb Lettuce

"This recipe looks wonderful on the table and tastes great, too."

-Cooks4_6

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Easy Iceberg Wedge Salad

"This is so good. We loved the bold flavors and creamy texture of the dressing with the crunchy iceberg."

-acerast

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Chinese Cabbage & Parsley Salad

"Our family enjoys the unique flavors in this salad, especially the ginger and pineapple."

-rdzuroff

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Bonus: Greek Salad Dressing

"This is delicious. The dressing has just the right amount of tart and sweet flavors."

-Sharon123

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Classic Tuna Salad

"This is the best tuna salad ever! I didn't want anything exotic, just restaurant-style tuna salad. It has depth and is well-rounded."

-miamiunv_2036617

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Lentil, Bean & Parsley Salad

This green salad is fresh and crunchy with plenty of protein and fiber.

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