We eat salads almost every day during the summer. Today I’m sharing SEVEN of our family’s favorite summer salads. Hopefully you’ll find something your family will love too! Leave a comment and let me know what YOUR family’s favorite salad is.
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Our 7 Favorite Summer Salads
This is a delicious salad with a secret to make it even quicker.
This is a cool and refreshing salad that’s delicious in warm weather. If you have a family member that can’t tolerate lettuce, just base the salad on chopped cucumbers. We don’t follow recipes exactly… it just depends on what we have in the fridge at the time. For the Greek salads, I’ll add red onion, tomatoes, feta, black olives, and sometimes I do include romaine lettuce.
This is my husband’s absolute FAVORITE salad! It’s very filling and can easily become a staple on your summer supper rotation. Yes, it does have Fritos in it so it’s not the healthiest salad you’ll ever eat. But it’s delicious!!!
You can mix it together ahead of time or, if you have a picky eater, make a salad bar out of it. Then they can just eat the parts they like and you won’t have to hear the complaints…lol…
This salad made be a little difficult to eat for younger kids. But we always enjoyed building these up on our plates and cutting them up. You can add leftover chicken or other meat or use your family’s favorite salad dressings, too.
This is like a middle Eastern twist to pasta salad. It’s a great way to use up leftover couscous. And if you don’t have couscous, go ahead and try the same ingredients with elbow macaroni or other pasta.
My daughter won second place in the county 4-H fair with a salad similar to this one. Her recipe included chopped cucumbers and red onion, too. I sometimes add blueberries and use almonds instead of walnuts.
Bonus Salad Recipes
Another delicious way to use up leftovers! I often call this my “clean out the refrigerator” salad because it’s different every time I make it. It all depends on what we have leftover in the fridge.
FYI, if you’re gluten free this still works with gluten free pastas. We love the ones from Trader Joe’s.
How to Serve Salad
You’ll need a big bowl to toss your salad in. Here are a few salad bowls, serving utensils, and individual bowls I found on Amazon. We have some similar pieces that I’ve collected over the years.
Even MORE Delicious Salad Recipes
My family can’t vouch for all of these but they sound delicious and are on my list of recipes to try this summer:
- Chickpea Salad
- Watermelon Strawberry Cucumber Salad
- Corn Salad
- Peach and Bacon Salad
- Martha Stewart’s Chopped Vegetable Salad
- Thai Cucumber Salad
- Raman Noodle Salad
- Summer Salad with Grilled Pineapple, Avocado, and Chicken
Thanks for visiting my blog! If you enjoyed this post you can find more summer salad and salad dressing recipes here. First published July 20, 2016.