45 Delicious Salad Recipes to Make This Summer

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. Get even more inspiration with our favorite unique salad recipes.

Greek Salad

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


Cucumber Cilantro Pasta Salad

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


Italian Chopped Salad in Shells

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


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

Marinated Cucumber, Onion and Tomato Salad

"Incredibly fresh and easy salad, perfect for summer potlucks or get-togethers! I loved it! Will definitely be making this again and again."

-Jonathan Melendez

Kale Salad

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


Perfect Garden Salad

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

-Andi of Longmeadow Farm

Moroccan Carrot Salad

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


Chopped Salad

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


Cranberry & Fruit Slaw Salad

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

-Baby Kato

Bok Choy Salad

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


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."


Ramen Noodle Salad

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


Indian Cucumber Salad

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


Chickpea & Tomato Salad

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


Tossed Salad with Mandarin Oranges

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


55 House Salad

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


Turkish Salad

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

-Krista Smith

Spinach & Roquefort Salad

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


Greek Orzo Salad

"I wouldn't change one thing about this Greek orzo salad. I wish I had made more based on how quickly it was eaten up."

-Andi of Longmeadow Farm

Caesar Salad

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

-Mark P

Mango, Pineapple & Kiwi Salad

"I would give this recipe more that 5 stars, if allowed. It is the most amazing combination of flavors. It's sweet and tart, then you get an after kick of hot pepper, garlic, or cilantro. The lime juice is the perfect ingredient to bring all the flavors together. "

-Miss Annie

Asian-Style Pasta Salad

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


Shaved Broccoli Salad

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


Fresh Tortellini Salad

"Delightful, and both fresh and light!"

-Bev I Am

Avocado Lime Salad

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


Cherry Tomato Salad

"I always get compliments on this tomato salad. It's truly refreshing in the summer but also great during the winter."


Tri-Color Caprese Salad

The more colorful your salad, the better.

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."


Mesclun & Roasted Vegetable Salad

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


Egg Salad

"Adding a little bit of curry powder to the salad makes this dish one of the best egg salads ever!"


Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

"100% terrific! I love the zing in the salad dressing using the juice from the oranges and the vinegar."


Tomato & Bacon Salad in Bibb Lettuce

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


Citrus & Fennel Salad

"What a delicious salad! The peppery arugula goes beautifully with the refreshing vinaigrette. It would be perfect for a dinner party."

-Delicious as it Looks

Lentil, Bean & Parsley Salad

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

Watermelon & Feta Salad

"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

Endive Salad

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


Potato Salad

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

-Mrs. DJ2

Spinach Salad with Honey Bacon Dressing

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

-Claudia Dawn

Mixed Greens Salad

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


Arugula Salad

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


Japanese-Style Squid Salad

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


Easy Iceberg Wedge Salad

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


Chinese Cabbage & Parsley Salad

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


Bonus: Greek Salad Dressing

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