Summer Salad Roundup Recipes

The best summer salad recipes start here! Summer salads made with fresh ingredients make the perfect lunches and dinners, as well as the perfect side dishes! Here are 47 delicious salads and homemade salad dressing recipes to enjoy all summer long.

cobb salad

Indulge in 47 delicious summer salads bursting with scrumptious flavors and fresh ingredients. From watermelon and feta to shrimp and avocado, these salads are perfect for picnics, poolside gatherings, or simply enjoying the taste of summer.


Amy says…

This Cobb Egg Salad recipe is a delicious mash-up of classic egg salad and Cobb salad combined for a delicious and healthy low-carb lunch, light dinner, or even an appetizer spooned into some crisp lettuce leaves.

Arugula Salad With Pepitas, Parmesan, And Lemon Vinaigrette

arugua salad

Yvonne says…

If you come for dinner, I’ll probably serve arugula salad with lemon salad dressing. We love it! I make it for weeknight meals, and it is company-worthy. It’s also very budget-friendly and versatile. And it’s so good and good for you too! So this recipe is a big, yummy culinary win.

Italian Sub Pasta Salad

Jacqlyn says…

Ditch the same old pasta salad you usually make, and try this Italian Sub Pasta Salad instead. It’s sure to become a new summer favorite! Take all the delicious flavors of an Italian sub and mix the cold cuts, veggies, and cheeses with pasta instead. It’s a colorful, crowd-pleasing side dish that’ll be a total hit at your BBQs and picnics.

Corn Salad

Sam says…

A sweet summer corn salad that can be made with fresh or frozen corn. This sweet side dish is easy to make and irresistibly delicious. Recipe includes a brief how-to video on how I make this easy summer recipe in my own kitchen.

Healthy BBQ Chicken Salad

Erin says…

Fast food is usually a rare occurrence around here, until I became addicted to Panera’s BBQ Chicken Salad. That “rare occurrence” started looking decidedly less…rare.

Delicious Asian Ramen Noodle Salad

Asian Ramen salad

Asian Raman Noodle Salad is one of my very favorite salads to make! It’s crunchy and textural and has a savory and sweet dressing. I’ve seen and tried lots of recipes for Asian Ramen Noodle Salad and found a few shortcuts to make this salad without lots of work. This is the Lazy Girl’s Asian Ramen Noodle Salad!

Classic 7-Layer Salad

Anne says…

This traditional 7 layer salad has been popular for generations! A staple of barbecues, potlucks and church suppers this easy to make salad features layers of tasty veggies topped off with a mayonnaise based dressing. This elegant side dish will be a hit at any gathering.

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad Bowl With Hummus Dressing

Kristen says…

This Mediterranean Quinoa Bowl packed with fluffy quinoa, tons of fresh veggies, feta cheese, black olives, and the best hummus dressing is easy to make, healthy, and delicious. 

Potato Salad With Bacon

Natasha says…

This easy potato salad with bacon has plenty of crispy bacon that is complemented by a delicious smoky-tangy dressing and fresh scallions. It’s the perfect summer side dish!

Rolled Zucchini Salad Pine Nuts And Balsamic Glaze

rolled zucchini salad

It’s almost zucchini season, so I’m sharing a new summer favorite of mine, show stopper Rolled Zucchini Ribbon Salad With Balsamic Glaze. My daughter Jacqueline made it last weekend and we are all hooked! She tweaked a zucchini recipe to make it her own and now we are sharing it with you! You will love this gorgeous, delicious, and easy recipe.

More Salads And Homemade Dressings Too

Summer is the time to make delicious salads with fresh ingredients! Here are scrumptious salads and easy-to-make homemade salad dressings.

Summer Inspired Salads

Easy Tomato Cucumber And Red Onion Salad

Southwest Avocado Bean Salad

Shrimp Orzo Salad

Creamy Cucumber Salad

Creamy Crunchy Potato Salad

Best Strawberry Spinach Salad

Watermelon Salad With Feta Cheese And Mint

Classic Caprese Salad

Southern Macaroni Salad

Peach Blueberry Spinach Salad

Southwest Pasta Salad

Taco Salad

The Best Creamy Broccoli Salad

Summer Quinoa Salad With Fresh Mozzarella

Fiesta Avocado Salad

Grilled Romaine Lettuce Salad

Creamy Sweet Corn Salad

Summer Pasta Salad With Corn, Bell Peppers, Bacon And Creamy Pesto Dressing

Arugula, Corn And Goat Cheese Salad

Dill Pickle Potato Salad

Creamy Cilantro Lime Coleslaw

Frito Taco Salad

Green Beans And Tomato Salad

Homemade Salad Dressings

Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing

Lemon Herb Vinaigrette

Creamy Avocado Lime Ranch Dressing Chick-Fil-A Copycat

Honey Mustard Salad Dressing

Fresh Dill Dip And Dressing

Strawberry Poppy Seed Dressing

Fresh Basil Vinaigrette

Greek Salad Dressing

Restaurant Style Ranch Dressing

Lemon Poppy Seed Salad Dressing With Real Lemon Juice

Italian Dressing

Bleu Cheese Dressing

Chipotle Cilantro Lime Ranch Dressing

Copycat Panera Green Goddess Dressing

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Frequently Asked Questions

What can I add to a salad to make it interesting?

You can add fruit, nuts, cheese, beans, quinoa, and a delicious homemade dressing to a salad to make it more interesting.

Is it okay to eat a salad every day?

Salad is good for you, but it can be a bit hard on your GI tract. Choose healthy food to put in your salad.

What is the most popular American lettuce?

Iceberg lettuce is still the most popular American lettuce.

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  1. I love all those yummy salads! So great for hot summer days or evenings!