Summer Salads

When it's hot outside, chill out with easy recipes for summer salads. Loaded with fruit, chicken, greens, and pasta, these easy summer salads are keepers you'll prepare over and over again.

Turkey Salad Platter

Better Homes and Gardens

This chilled main dish salad is a perfect way to use up leftover turkey.

Pork & Potato Stack

Better Homes and Gardens

A creamy walnut-garlic vinaigrette is drizzled over layers of pork tenderloin and vegetables and then refrigerated for this summertime salad recipe.

Southwestern Summer Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

This sensational spicy salad showcases summer vegetables. You can easily double the ingredients to make enough for potlucks and neighborhood block parties.

Total: 40 mins

Herb and Roasted Pepper Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

Colorful roasted sweet peppers star in this side salad. Roast a combination of red, yellow, and green peppers for extra eye-appeal.

Stephanie Izard's Asparagus, Goat Cheese, and Rhubarb Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

Grilled asparagus is beautifully complemented by tart rhubarb, tangy goat cheese and rich, sweet balsamic vinegar in this creative, elegant salad. Peppery arugula and toasted almonds round out the flavors, and provide wonderful texture. When buying asparagus, look for firm, bright green stalks with tight tips. If stems are tough, simply remove the outer layer with a vegetable peeler.

Strawberry Romaine Salad

Family Circle

This fruity salad adds strawberries to greens for a quick-and-easy side-dish recipe for picnics and potlucks.

Potato and Green Bean Salad

Midwest Living

Pair two summer produce staples to make this delicious side dish. Bring it to a potluck, serve it alongside burgers, or add in white beans for a vegetarian main dish.

Season's Finest Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

Packed with the flavors of summer, this main-dish chicken salad is topped with a strawberry dressing.

Creamy BLT Coleslaw

Better Homes and Gardens

The additions of crisp, crumbled bacon and crunchy sunflower seeds nearly makes this creamy slaw a meal in itself. Store any remaining sunflower seeds, tightly bagged, in the refrigerator to keep them fresh-tasting for up to 3 months.

Tomato-Feta Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

This super fast side dish looks impressive--perfect for serving at summer parties and cookouts.

Total: 15 mins

Tomato, Corn and Avocado Salad with Spicy Vinaigrette


This flavorful side dish pairs perfectly with grilled chicken or pork and makes the most of some favorite summer vegetables. Adjust the amount of jalepeno to make the dressing more (or less) spicy.

Corn Bread Salad

Family Circle

Beef Salad with Potato Crisps

Better Homes and Gardens

Drizzle chutney vinaigrette on this savory combination of mixed greens, beef strips, homemade potato chips, and vegetables. Pack it, well-chilled, to tote for a romantic lunch for two.

Total: 45 mins

Rose and Berry Summer Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

Smoked fish and sheep's milk cheese make this gourmet salad one to serve when entertaining guests.

Total: 25 mins

Melon and Herb Bread Salad

Better Homes and Gardens
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