Top 30 Summer Salads

When you think of summer salads, you think bright, citrusy flavors and lots of fresh greens. Bring on the toasted nuts, tangy vinaigrettes, crumbly cheeses and dried fruits!

Citrus Beet Salad

“Fabulous and delicious! I will make this salad for the rest of my life. I have fresh, organic tangerines in Arizona!”

-cassarole queen

Best Grape Salad

“This is an excellent dish. Especially for a party because you can make it the night before!”

-teresadar

Summery Chopped Orzo Salad

"This was a great salad, especially the more it marinated. It’s great for packing my lunch to work!"

-Family-Chefs

Healthy Cucumber & Tomato Salad

"This recipe is excellent and perfect for a hot summer day. I didn't have any fresh basil on hand, so I used dried and it turned out really well."

-Patty22

Summer Everything Pasta Salad

“This makes a large salad, perfect to use at our family gatherings. The dressing was the perfect amount for the salad. I’m glad I didn’t cut back on it!”

-Charlotte J

Grapefruit Salad With Pineapple Balsamic Dressing

“This pineapple dressing is one of my favorite and best salad dressings. It’s very refreshing and goes well with any green salad. I used pineapple white balsamic vinegar.”

-InnerHarmonyNutriti

Spinach Salad With Caramelized Pecans

Swap out the feta for goat cheese to give this salad a creamy texture that will compliment any spread.

Alouette Crumbled Blue Cheese Pear & Baby Arugula Salad

“Sharp and salty blue cheese with sweet pears, a perfect hot summer salad!”

-Corrinne J

Spinach, Strawberry & Mandarin Salad With Poppy Seed Dressing

“This was just outstanding! Not only was it delicious, it was a delight to the eye as well. I left out the sesame seeds and used fresh oranges because that’s what we had on hand!”

-mammamia 2

Macaroni Salad

“I’ve made this salad many times and I’ll definitely give it two thumbs up! I have not failed to impress others with it.”

-Anonymous

Kittencal's Famous Greek Salad

“This is the best dressing I've ever had. I make it regularly now. For the salad I add chickpeas and banana peppers, then pour extra dressing on a toasted baguette. Yum!”

-B S .897

Cucumber Salad

“Oh my goodness, this is delicious! I followed the recipe exactly and used plain greek yogurt. It tastes very fresh and summery. The dressing alone would be awesome on a salad! I’m serving this tomorrow with my Easter dinner!”

-Cindy-in-the-Kitchen

Classic Potato Salad

“I tried this and my company did all but lick the bowl clean when I served it! It wasn’t dry the next day when I served it, either! A great potato salad.”

-psych751

Perfect Pasta Salad

“I’d give this 10 stars! It’s incredible. I was never a big pasta salad fan, but this made me change my mind. Go ahead and make the whole amount - it’ll be gone!”

-bad kitty 1116

Cranberry Couscous Salad

“I made this for Christmas dinner and it was a real success. Everyone asked for the recipe, and I caught my sister-in-law scraping the remains from the bowl with her fingers in the kitchen. I’ll make this again and again!”

-Breadmaker0101

Marvelous Broccoli Salad

“Definitely a winner! I added glazed walnuts and cranberries to mine, and even the pickiest eaters loved it. I'm officially placing this in my summer recipe rotation.”

-cthompso1979

Raw Tuscan Kale Salad With Pecorino

“I loved this! I didn’t have dried cranberries, but I did have dried goji berries, which are a great and healthy substitute. For the fresh fruit I used oranges, and I also added a little salt to the vinaigrette. It turned out delicious!”

-mommyluvs2cook

Cobb Salad with Brown Derby Dressing

“This is my favorite salad. I could eat this every day. Even my dad who is 92 loves this salad. Because it’s chopped, it's easy for him to eat. It's perfect!”

-LJ D.

Easy Baller Summer Salad

“This salad is sweet, zingy, refreshing and absolutely perfect served at a summer BBQ party. You will need a melon baller to create equal sized ball shapes of the fruit and veg — this is so much more fun to do than the usual chopping! The melon baller is also quite easy to use, even if you’ve never used it before (like me!).”

-MonikasRecipes

Tomato & Watermelon Salad

“This is the most wonderful summer salad I’ve ever served. I made it again last night for company and used white balsamic. It was perfect! The watermelon remained red and the cukes didn't turn brown.”

-Chef53Kathy

Mango Fruit Salad

“This is amazingly good. I was skeptical at first since the ingredients seemed like an odd pairing, but the whole family loves it. It will become a regular on our table!”

-countrylady

Fig, Walnut & Mushroom Salad

“This is such a simple and delicious meal that's ready in no time at all, perfect for if you are in a hurry and need some good food fast.”

-myinspiration.tv

Asian Pasta Salad

“This fresh and great tasting salad will be enjoyed in my house many times. I made it to go with baked salmon, and they paired so well together. Make sure you let this sit in the fridge for a spell before eating so you get the full flavors from all the ingredients!”

-MomTo2BigKids

Fresh Basil Tortellini Salad

"Delightfully fresh and light. This could be served as a light summertime meal or as a side dish, and would be great at a cookout!”

-Bev I Am

Avocado Lime Salad

“I thought that this salad was delicious. I served it with grilled shrimp and garlic toast. We truly enjoyed it!”

-jdesjardins2055

Perfect Garden Salad

“This is the bomb of taste, simplicity and all-time goodness! This is what I have been looking for, for years!”

-Andi Longmeadow Farm

Tami's Tri-Color Caprese Salad

"Loved using different color tomatoes for this! The shaved shallots on top really added a little something extra. This salad was easy to prepare, tasty and really pretty!”

-anniesnomsblog

Orange, Strawberry & Kiwi Salad

"This was delicious, beautiful and easy. I used other fruits with it as well such as blueberries, apples and pears. I’ve been using this recipe all summer!”

-L DJ3309

Cherry Tomato & Corn Salad

"This is so good with perfect summer flavors! I like to grill corn on the cob in the husks, then cut the kernels off the cob for the salad. I always get asked for this recipe!"

-Tee Lee

Summer Salad With Broad Beans, Sweet Pomegranate & Quinoa

“A summer salad made with fresh green garden peas, broad beans, tomatoes and pomegranate.”

-spicyblackbean