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Best Summer Salads

June 11, 2024

We’ve rounded up our Best Summer Salads to help you embrace this season of fresh produce abundance.


Burrata Salad with Summer Berries & Pistachios tossed with homemade balsamic vinaigrette in a serving bowl with salad servers

Backyard BBQs and Quiet Dinners At Home: There’s A Perfect Summer Salad For Every Moment.

Whether you are searching for a healthy summer salad recipe, making summer salads for a crowd at your next get-together or just trying to put dinner on the table without having to turn on your oven, we’ve got you covered! Buckle up, because here come the best summer salad recipes ever!

Invited to a Picnic? Bring a Salad!

Here are our very best classic potato salads, broccoli salad and pasta salads. They are exactly what you need to make to bring to your next summer picnic.

Got Ripe Berries or fresh fruit? We’ve got you covered.

Berries are at their best during the summer months and they pair perfectly with salad. Here are our favorite ways to add fruit to our summer salads!

Best Ever Corn Salads For The Summer.

Juicy and crisp, we love a salad filled with corn! Which one will be your next favorite salad?

Pesto The Summer Staple.

We love making fresh basil pesto in the summer. You can often find us adding it to…well…everything! Our favorites are eggs, pizza and you guessed it…salads!

The Best Tomato Salads

Wondering what to do with all those fresh summer tomatoes? Here are our favorite tomato salad recipes, you’re gonna love them, we promise!

The Best Salads to Pair with Grilled Steak or Chicken

Grill up that chicken or steak, make a quick, simple salad and dinner is served.

Grilled Salad, Less Clean Up.

These grilled salad recipes ticks a lot of boxes for us—yummy, quick, and the clean up is minimal. What’s not to love!

Cold Noodle Salads and More!

Here are a few more of our favorite cold noodle and Tex-Mex summer salad recipes.

Cucumbers + Watermelon are a match made in Summer Salad Heaven.

Summertime means watermelon all the time. While it is a perfectly wonderful treat when consumed on it's own, we think adding it to a salad might be our new favorite use for this sweet summer melon.

We All Love Chicken Salads.

While we enjoy salads with all year round, we especially love them in the summertime.

Chop Salads FTW.

Potluck-ready and brimming with crunchy vegetables, these easy chopped salad recipes make colorful, brightly-flavored accompaniments to almost any meal.

In The Mood For a Shrimp or Salmon Salad

Crunchy lettuce serves as the ideal vehicle for shrimp or salmon, making the perfect summer seafood filled salad.

Summer Salads For Every Occasion

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  • Tena

    Are the recipes for “20 Best Summer Salads” in your new cookbook? I like to print out your recipes but it never includes the beautiful photo of the recipe, why??

    All of these are not in our book! We are rolling out a lot of updates to the website (coming very soon!) and a photo on the print out page will be included!

  • Tresa

    Can't wait to make more of these! The classic potato salad is so good! I love having a page I can come to and just point and pick something to bring to the next gathering, because they all look SO GOOD!

    Thanks Tresa, glad you are enjoying the round up!

  • jenn

    these all sound fantastic! can't wait to try them!

    Thanks Jenn, hope you enjoy!