Summer is the perfect time to enjoy fresh, light salads. These 12 Salads to Satisfy Your Cravings are sure to cool you down and keep you feeling refreshed.
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12 Salads to Satisfy Your Cravings
From avocado chicken salad to BLT pasta salad, there's something for everyone.
So fire up the grill, grab some fresh produce, and get ready to enjoy some delicious summer salads!
Double Avocado Chicken Salad
This quick and easy avocado chicken salad makes for such a tasty meal. Serve this on bread for a classic sandwich, or tuck it into leafy lettuce for a healthy and delicious lunch.
It has double the avocado from your average option for a fresh, flavorful and filling and so creamy!
Get the recipe: Double avocado chicken salad.
Shaved Brussels Sprouts Parmesan Salad
If you have been looking for an easy and delicious side salad that goes well with pork, beef or chicken, you are in the right place.
Add some fresh parmesan cheese to this salad with a simple homemade dressing and you will have the tastiest side dish.
You will enjoy the change of flavor from your average lettuce option.
Get the recipe: shaved brussels sprouts parmesan salad.
This green salad is fresh and fruity! It has lettuce and spinach with slices of juicy kiwi. Make a yogurt based dressing to set this easy side off.
Serve it with grilled meats for dinner, or make it a healthy and lighter lunch for a warm summer day.
Get the recipe: kiwi salad.
Apple Walnut Salad
This summer salad is so easy. It starts with coleslaw mix, and adds tart granny smith apples, crunchy walnuts, and a really tasty homemade dressing.
The result is light, crunchy and refreshing. Take this to a summer barbeque, or make a dish to munch on for lunch at work.
Get the recipe: apple walnut salad.
Corn and Feta Cheese Salad
This simple side salad is so good! Use canned corn, tomatoes and onions and add plenty of creamy feta cheese for a tasty twist on your classic corn side dish.
We could eat this every week, and after one bite, I know you will feel the same.
Get the recipe: corn and feta cheese salad.
BLT Pasta Salad
This pasta salad brings a big, bold BLT flavor to the table, but is so affordable that you can feed a crowd, without going broke.
Make this for a potluck or lunch with friends. It is easy to make, and is a welcome change from the standard macaroni salad. It is best with garden fresh tomatoes if you can find them!
Get the recipe: BLT pasta salad.
Watermelon Mandarin Mint Salad
Onions, watermelon, mandarin oranges and mint make for such a great combination. You naturally will want to add plenty of feta cheese to this easy salad.
These flavors complement each other so well that you don’t even need dressing!
Get the recipe: watermelon mandarin mint salad.
Strawberry Fluff Salad
This fluff salad has no mini marshmallows or jello.
It is made with cool whip, cream cheese and fresh berries for a delicious dessert to offer at brunch, after dinner, or anytime you need a cool, creamy treat.
It is definitely not your granny’s fluff salad.
Get the recipe: strawberry fluff salad.
Red Pepper Pasta Salad
This red pepper pasta salad is such a tasty option. Make it in the morning and let the flavors mingle for the ultimate light meal on a hot summer night.
It has the perfect amount of pepperoni paired with pasta for a comfort food meal that won’t weigh you down.
Get the recipe: red pepper pasta salad.
Bean Salad with Fried Kalamata Olives
Use dried pinto beans, grated carrots and some spices to make this easy and hearty bean salad. Serve this cold with sandwiches, or burgers for a healthier and flavorful option that everyone will love.
This works well for cookout food, or you could serve it during the big game to satisfy ravenous football fans. The fried olives really set this dish off with big flavors!
Get the recipe: bean salad with fried kalamata olives.
Tangy Mustard Potato Salad
Use french’s mustard to make the best classic potato salad. This time tested and family loved recipe goes well with burgers, fish, grilled or fried chicken; the combinations are endless.
Whip this up to take to a potluck, or make it for an easy side that your family is sure to enjoy, as this flavor never goes out of style.
Get the recipe: tangy mustard potato salad.
Mediterranean Chicken Salad
Chicken salad is always a good idea, this recipe adds plenty of Mediterranean spices for the best flavor.
Serve it on lettuce leaves with tomato chunks, or make a sandwich of it. Either way, you are going to love this bold flavor. Make this salad ahead of time for a fast and filling lunch you can munch on the go.
Get the recipe: Mediterranean chicken salad.
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