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45 Cool Summer Salad Recipes

The kids are out of school, laughing can be heard coming through my windows, and backyard BBQ’s are being scheduled.  It’s no secret that I love to host gatherings and during the summer is the perfect time to host a gathering.  Why is this you ask?  Because the weather is nice enough everyone can hang out outside where there is plenty of room for games, chatting, children screaming and a spread of food fit for a king.

There are a few dishes which I think are essential to a bbq and it just doesn’t seem right if I can’t find a salad sitting next to some sort of potato dish, dessert and cool beverage.  The BBQ season is here so it’s time to bust out your favorite decorative bowls, paper plates, plastic cups and drink dispensers.

Whip up a menu that will keep you out of the kitchen and hanging out with your guests.  Salads are a perfect way to achieve this as they can always be made in advance, plenty in advance for most.

45 Salad Recipes

45 Summer Salads

Mexican Salad Recipe

Healthy Homemade Ranch Dressing!

Amy’s Broccoli salad  

Aunt Susan’s Broccoli Salad 

Bulgur Wheat Salad

Homemade Dorthy Lynch Dressing

Stacked Green Salad Recipe

Feta and Onion Salad Recipe 

Korean Pear Tangerine Beet Salad

Strawberry Apple Pecan Spinach Salad 

Panzanella Bread Salad 

45 Summer Salads

Grilled Chicken Salad with Feta

Carrot and Roasted Almond Salad

Southwestern Chopped Salad with Cilantro Dressing

Penne Fresca Salad Recipe

BBQ Chicken Quinoa Salad Recipe

Quinoa Summer Salad Recipe

How to make a Caesar Salad that you will LOVE!

Frog Eye Veggies Salad Recipe 

Simple Honey Roasted Tyson Any’tizer Wyngz Salad Recipe

15 Minute Black Bean Salad

45 Summer Salads

Spinach Apple Salad with Curried Pecans Maple Cider Dressing

Cucumber Onion Salad Recipe 

How To Make Your Own Croutons

My Love Hate Relationship with Salads

Make a Salad bar at home 

Blueberry Chicken Salad

Grilling Tips when hosting a party

Asian Avocado Dressing 

Wheatberry Salad 

Kamut Greek Style Salad

Use your Summer Garden Tomato bounty

45 Summer Salads

Colby Shipwash BBQ Chicken salad

Aeolian Salad

Mango-Cheese Salad Recipe

Mango-Shrimp Salad Recipe

Mix Romaine And Strawberry

Creamy Zucchini “Pasta” with Tomato Recipe 

Easy Weeknight Tomato Salad with Lime Cilantro Vinaigrette

What to do with Radishes

Sensational Sweet Almond Salad

Allergen Friendly Antioxidant Summer

Best Ever Chicken Salad

Snickers Salad

Super Simple Fruit Salad

What is your BBQ must have?  Favorite dish? Drink dispenser?  Games planned out? Activities for the kids?




  • Laura

    Can’t wait to read through all these. I love salads!
    My go to for cookouts is baked beans and deviled eggs.

  • Ellen Christian

    Thanks so much for sharing my recipe! Off to check out some of the others!

  • Tiffany C.

    Thanks for such a great list, all in one place.

  • Addi

    I am always looking for a new recipe to take to Summer parties and BBQ’s! This is an awesome list of new ones that I can try!

  • Hanan

    This is great! Love salad ideas for summer!

  • Teressa Morris

    Thanks for sharing my salad bar at home plus all the other yummy recipes!! I can’t wait to make my own croutons!!