Summer salad recipes go hand in hand with picnics, family barbecues, potlucks, reunions, and more. As soon as the weather begins to warm up, salad side dish recipes are the most popular accompaniment to our meals.
I’ve rounded up some of the tastiest summer salad recipes that bring the best of the garden and pantry to your table. There are classic salad recipes like potato salad, keto potato salad, pasta salad, and macaroni salad. Then, there are more unique recipes like Tomato Avocado Salad Stack and Grilled Asparagus Halloumi Salad!
Vegetable and Fruit Salad Recipes
Summertime means fresh produce. Fresh produce means a variety of different ways to enjoy it! This round up of summer salad recipes starts with either a fresh vegetable or fruit as the base. These recipes are complimented with add ins such as cheese, bacon, cream, dressings, and in some cases, sweetener!
You will find recipes that use potatoes or cauliflower to make potato salad, a traditional broccoli salad made Keto friendly and spiced up a bit. A Mexican Corn Salad that is crazy delicious and a 4 Bean Salad that has been kicked up a notch from the classic recipe!
Keto and Non-Keto Recipes
The recipes below are a combination of keto and non Keto Recipes found on my websites and others. Many of these Keto Recipes are naturally keto, while some were made that way with a few changes to ingredients.
No matter what diet you follow, there is sure to be a recipe here that you will enjoy this summer. So, fire up that grill, and make any of these summer salad recipes as part of your summer dining experience!
This Easy Pasta Salad with Creamy Parmesan Dressing has a ton of flavor and a fresh touch from blanched corn on the cob and asparagus. The tang of sun-dried tomatoes adds another level of flavor. I promise if you share this version of a pasta salad this summer, everyone will be asking you for the recipe!
The flavor of this Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad is completely and totally addicting! The tang and bite of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce comes through with the toothsome pasta and has an absolutely amazing flavor!
A patriotic potato salad full of bacon and dill flavors with a slightly spicy kick from jalapeno pepper! A delicious way to celebrate all summer long!
No mayo, vegan and vegetarian potato salad recipe made with red potatoes, turmeric, and arugula in a mustard-y vinaigrette.
A mock potato salad made with cauliflower in place of potatoes tossed with peppers, onion, bacon, and dill.
This recipe is my attempt at recreating grandma's delicious macaroni salad she made for us many times over the years! And by grandma, I'm talking about my mother-in-law.
A warm weather staple, this delicious Amish Macaroni Salad recipe will become your go to recipe for macaroni salad! Sweet and tangy, with just the right amount of crunch. It makes a great side dish to just about anything and it makes a wonderful pot luck dish too!
Keto Broccoli Salad is a delicious picnic salad recipe full of flavor from bacon, jalapeno, and cheese. A much loved family favorite recipe.
Mexican Street Corn Salad Recipe is deconstructed Elote or Mexican Street Corn, a popular Mexican street food, served in a bowl, instead of as corn on the cob, and covered with a fantastic chili lime cream sauce and cotija cheese.
A sweet-heat mixture that makes you keep going back for more! Adjust the amount of heat by using more or less jalapeño pepper.
This recipe is a great recipe to make for a light evening meal and have leftovers to take for lunch during the week! Now you can have your better-than-takeout lunch at a more affordable price!
A combination of raspberries, almonds, feta, and spinach lightly coated with a mouthwatering Honey Mustard Vinaigrette
Grilled Asparagus Halloumi Salad served with Pistachio Pesto is a delicious spring recipe that compliments your chicken, fish, or beef as a side dish, or can be made larger as a light dinnertime meal!
A fresh and delicious lunch or light dinner, this Tomato Avocado Stack is the best of all foods!
A refreshing salad that is lightly sweetened in a sugar-free syrup.
Strawberry Fluff Salad is a delicious fat bomb that will satisfy your sweet tooth and hunger!
A Fresh Fruit Salad with a Virgin Margarita Dressing makes a deliciously light dessert that is perfect for a Spring or Summer holiday brunch or picnic.