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The Best-Ever Summer Salad Recipe Collection

Updated on October 23, 2014

Looking For A Delicious Summer Salad?

There is nothing quite like a crisp and crunchy salad in the summertime...or a potato salad or a macaroni salad for that matter.

On this page, please join us in our celebration of the magnificent summer salad. Here you will find links to a collection of fantastic salad recipes and resources all perfect accompaniments for grilling season.

We urge you, however, to consider eating these salads all year long because, of course, salad is good (and good for you) at anytime of the year.

Click here to order this Summer Salad Poster from Allposters.

Summer Salad Recipes

The Best-Ever Green Salad Recipe

Adapted from the Looneyspoons cookbook by Janet and Greta Podleski, my family truly loves this special leafy green salad and yours will, too.

The Best-Ever Looneyspoons Garden Salad Recipe

The Best-Ever Hawaiian Potato Salad Recipe

Whether it is truly representative of Hawaii has been debated but the fact that it is a delicious summertime salad has not. It has a host of wonderful ingredients, some ordinary for potato salad, others a bit more unordinary. Regardless, if you are looking for a delicious, nutritious take on potato salad, you'll want to be checking out this one.

The Best-Ever Hawaiian Potato Salad Recipe

The Best-Ever Marinated Snow Peas and Tomatoes Salad Recipe

It never ceases to amazing us how lovely this snow pea salad is. It is crisp and fresh and colorful, making it a wonderful side dish with poultry.

The Best-Ever Marinated Snow Peas and Tomatoes Salad Recipe

The Best-Ever Molded Rice Salad Recipe

The Best-Ever Molded Rice Salad recipe is a bit more unusual being a cold rice salad. Customize it a bit with your favorite fresh vegetables and you have a heartier salad addition to your meal.

The Best-Ever Molded Rice Salad Recipe

The Best Easy Coleslaw Recipe

This recipe isn't ours. It belongs to a good friend, Susan. However, we love the fact that it is a shortcut recipe that is quick and easy and delicious, too. You will be surprised at how few ingredients it contains. Take a guess and then visit Susan's recipe for

Best Coleslaw Recipe for Your Summer Picnic or Barbecue

An Easy Microwave German Potato Salad Recipe

Another one of Susan's recipes, this German potato salad recipe sounds warm, and as Susan herself says, a bit different. It is not overly complicated and it cooks up quickly.

Easy Microwave German Potato Salad Recipe

Celebrity Salad Recipes

Best Dressed Salad Poster
Best Dressed Salad Poster | Source

Salad Making Tools

Items we cannot live without.

The Best-Ever Salad Spinner

Definitely a handy tool when making a tossed or green salad is a salad spinner and we love ours, the Oxo Good Grips Salad Spinner. Read our complete review of the Oxo Salad Spinner by clicking right here or follow the following link to read more on Amazon.

The Best-Ever Presto Salad Shooter

We love our Presto Salad Shooter, too, although we will admit that it is the only salad shooter that we have ever used and we will also step out of the salad world long enough to add that it is an amazing way to grate your cheese. You can read our complete review of the Presto Salad Shooter by clicking here:

Salad Cookbooks

Salad as a Meal: Healthy Main-Dish Salads for Every Season - By Patricia Wells

We often love to eat a salad that makes a complete meal with, perhaps, the addition of a loaf of fresh bread. Salad as a Meal: Healthy Main-Dish Salads for Every Season by Patricia Wells offers 150 delicious and hearty salads that will help you put supper on the table

Well Dressed: Salad Dressings - By Jeff Keys

If you are like many of us and want to avoid some of the additaves, fat and sodium that can be found in commercially sold salad dressings, you might like to check out Well Dressed: Salad Dressings by Jeff Keys. Within the covers of this cookbook you will find 75 recipes for vinaigretes, creamy dressings, and even warm dressings to use on your green salads, pasta salads, vegetables, and even with which to marinate meat .

Salad Makes the Meal: 150 Simple and Inspired Salad Recipes Everyone Will Love - By Wiley Mullins

Salad Makes the Meal offers up 150 Simple and Inspired Salad Recipes Everyone Will Love. It includes ideas for healthier meals that include fresh, grilled, steamed and roasted salad dishes. You'll like the solid Amazon customer reviews and check out that incredible LOW price...

The Best-Ever Recipe Collection

How about chef salad?

Chef Salad
Chef Salad | Source

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Do you love a summer salad?

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    • Elyn MacInnis profile image

      Elyn MacInnis 

      6 years ago from Shanghai, China

      Yum. I love salad. In China we have to be careful to only eat salad at home or where we know it has been washed well and rinsed with clean water. It makes making salad a little more tiring! But it is worth it. Thanks for all the recipes you collected here.

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      June Campbell 

      6 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      What a great collection.

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      6 years ago

      Great collection of salad recipes - thanks!

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      7 years ago

      good stuff! Thanks for the lens.

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      7 years ago

      yummy salads and yes, I want potato salad too, right now!

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      7 years ago

      There are enough recipes here to last all summer, but only if I get started cooking ASAP! Great lens - kudos on making the BBQ monsterboard!

    • clouda9 lm profile image

      clouda9 lm 

      7 years ago

      I have been in the mood for salad for days now. Just tossed up a simple Greek salad last night - romaine, olives, red onion, cherry tomatoes, feta then drizzled with olive oil and balsamic, which kinda sorta curbed my cravings. Mmm! to your summer salad list.

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      7 years ago

      These ALL sound yummy!

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      7 years ago

      Well It looks good. i would love to try it ASAP.

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      7 years ago

      How fun! Thanks for all the great recipes. congrats on making the monsterboard.

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      7 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      What a wonderful tool for using throughout the year! Thanks for sharing this lens and Gratz on making the Monster Boards!

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      7 years ago

      Nice list of resources for about any sort of salad anyone would like! Now, I'm hungry fro a good dollop of potato salad!

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      7 years ago from Canada

      Great lens and will definitely be trying some of your recipes soon! Thanks for sharing!

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      7 years ago

      I love making fresh salads especially tomato, mozzarella and basil with balsamic vinaigrette .

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      7 years ago

      Excellent recipes - thanks for sharing.

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      Deb Kingsbury 

      7 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      I've been eating loads of salads lately, since I'm doing Weight Watchers (those pesky 20 pounds!) so the more variety, the better. Plain ol' lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers and carrots gets old.

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      Dianne Loomos 

      7 years ago

      It's getting warm enough here for summer salads. I've been craving potato salad!

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      Auntie-M LM 

      7 years ago

      I thought I made a lot of salads, but I think you've got me beat! Super selection.

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      Susan Deppner 

      7 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Awesome! I agree with Robin, this is a super summer salad resource list. Love the artwork, too! (Thanks for including a couple of my salads, too!) Did I say ! ?

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      Robin S 

      7 years ago from USA

      This is my new summer salad resource list!


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