Salad Recipes for Summer
Hot summer weather calls for cool summer salads, and I have plenty to share! Panzanella Salad, Waldorf Salad, Pesto Pasta Salad, Strawberry & Spinach Salad, Red Bliss Potato Salad, and lots, lots more! Check out all the recipes here and on Examiner.com.
I don't know about you, but I'm planning on lots of cookouts this summer! We bought a grill last year for all the Grilled Pizzas we were making. That turned out to be a very good decision! We don't eat a lot of meat, but when we do have steak, burgers or grilled salmon, there's nothing I like better than a delicious Potato Salad or Pesto Pasta Salad.
I didn't include a green salad in this list because you all know how to throw a bunch of veggies together. I have lots more where these came from, so I'll be adding to this list over the next weeks and months. Also, check out my sidebars on each side. I've tried to tidy them up and categorize recipes. There's literally hundreds of recipes here, so start clicking and enjoy your summer!
Red White & Blue Fruit Salad Recipe - Everyone loves fresh fruit salad, so why not make it a patriotic one with the colors of the flag! Red strawberries and raspberries, almost white bananas and pineapple, and as blue as you can get blueberries make one beautiful fruit salad!
Waldorf Salad Recipe with Fawlty Towers Video - Remember John Cleese in Fawlty Towers? The chef had the night off, and Basil accepted dinner guests, took the money and decided to make the dinner himself. As most Fawlty Towers episodes go, Basil made a mess of everything! Watch Basil's hilarious Waldorf Salad video, and laugh all the way to the kitchen! Just as good as the original Waldorf Salad served by the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. Apples, walnuts, raisins, celery and grapes, tossed together in a simple mayonnaise dressing. Perfect for a summer day!
Tri-color Coleslaw Recipe - No 4th of July cookout is complete without coleslaw! This green, purple & orange coleslaw is super easy, very colorful and wicked tasty. And it's great for a raw side dish, no cooking! You can save even more time by buying the pre-packaged coleslaw mix at the market and adding your own dressing!
Panzanella Italian Bread Salad Recipe - Unbelievably quick & easy bread salad that's so filling, it can be used for a main dish meal. Homemade Italian bread seasoned croutons, peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, fresh basil and an awesome balsamic vinegar dressing, gives this bread salad just the right zing!
Easy Ambrosia Recipe - A retro favorite of families everywhere, this easy ambrosia is not only colorful, but delicious too! Sweet pineapple, mandarin oranges, mini colored marshmallows and coconut, all mixed with sour cream. Ambrosia - it'll bring back sweet memories!
Spinach Salad with Strawberries - Fresh baby spinach, ripe juicy strawberries and raspberry vinaigrette dressing. Lightly toasted pecans give it some crunch, and sharp cheddar cheese complements the salad with pizazz!
Seven Layer Mexican Dip Recipe - Another great pot luck or picnic favorite - Avocados, salsa, cilantro, black beans, tomatoes and then some. All the awesome ingredients you want in a 7 layer Mexican dip!
Red Bliss Potato Salad Recipe - Potato Salad for Sunday brunch, outdoor BBQ's, summer picnics, Father's Day, graduations, 4th of July or afternoon tea! Red potatoes, mayo, red onions, green relish and hard boiled eggs, make this Red Bliss potato salad a classic!
Taco Salad Recipe
- THE EASY WAY to eat a taco! Vegetarians & meat lovers alike will
love this easy Taco Salad. Just throw everything together and serve.
Perfect for summer cookouts!
Pesto Pasta Salad Recipe - 4th of July wouldn't be the same without this Zesty Pasta Salad! Fresh basil pesto, spiral pasta, tomatoes, olives, peppers, onions and salad dressing make a great summer pasta salad for your holiday cookout!
The Best Guacamole Dip Recipe - This ultra-smooth guacamole is made chunky with onions, celery, cucumber and tomatoes. Add mayo and Italian dressing to make a pourable homemade guacamole salad dressing! Watch the funky YouTube video at the end. You'll remember this every time you eat Guacamole!
Cobb Salad - An Edible Landscape - Classic Cobb Salad with bacon, chicken, hard boiled eggs & lettuce, all arranged in neat & tidy colorful rows. Perfect make-ahead salad for picnics, cookouts and lazy summer suppers!
Mexican Salad Recipe - Colorful Mexican salad isn't just for Cinco de Mayo! Yellow corn, red peppers, green cucumbers and black beans give this delicious and refreshing salad lots of contrast, color and texture! Spicy tomato dressing makes this salad POP for 4th of July! Serve this salad with a side of homemade cornbread.