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These Summer Salad Recipes are the perfect recipes for all your BBQ’s this summer. From fruit salad to potato salad they are all easy to make.

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Summer Salads are one of my favorite things to make. There are so many different options, but these 31 salad recipes are some of my favorites. They are loaded with flavor and easy to make.

These salads are perfect to serve the fresh produce of the season. We love a good fruit salad when we are sitting by the pool. But some of my favorites is a creamy chicken salad, broccoli salad or a corn salad.

Serve these salads with Grilled Chicken Kabobs, Grilled Hot Dogs and Cheese Stuffed Burgers.

Easy Salad Recipes for Summer

If you are looking for a refreshing summer salad to make, these 31 summer salads are some of our favorites. Easy, delicious and perfect for your next BBQ.

1. Dill Pickle Pasta Salad:

Pasta salad with dill pickles is one of my favorite pasta salads to make. The ingredients are simple and the perfect salad to make ahead of time. The homemade dressing combined with the pasta and dill pickles makes this a crowd favorite.

Dill Pickle Pasta Salad
If you are needing to bring a pasta salad your next potluck, make Dill Pickle Pasta Salad. It is creamy, crunchy and easy to make with simple ingredients.
Dill Pickle Pasta Salad

2. Classic Italian Pasta Salad Recipe:

This classic pasta salad is the perfect dish for taking to parties, pot lucks, BBQ’s and more! This pasta salad goes well with so many different things. This pasta salad is packed with flavor and it is easy recipe to put together.

Italian Pasta Salad
Italian pasta salad recipe! Easy Italian pasta salad has the best flavor. Pasta salad with Italian dressing is the perfect side dish recipe.
Italian Pasta Salad

3. Chicken Salad Recipe:

This is the Best Chicken Salad recipe. It has the perfect blend of chicken, veggies and seasonings. This delicious chicken salad recipe is quick and easy to make and loaded with flavor.

Chicken Salad recipe
We have the best chicken salad recipe and it is simple to make! This is so creamy and delicious. Serve it over lettuce or on croissants for a great meal.
Chicken Salad recipe

4. Easy Pasta Salad Recipe:

This Easy Pasta Salad Recipe is my go to Summer dish. It’s perfect for pot lucks and BBQ’s and easily serves a crowd. Veggies are plentiful during the summer making this a budget friendly side dish. This dish is just bursting with flavor.

Easy Pasta Salad
Take a look at this Easy Pasta Salad Recipe. It is the most simple pasta salad recipe ever and it feeds a crowd. The best pasta salad recipe is so easy.
Easy Pasta Salad

5. BLT Pasta Salad:

We love this simple ingredient BLT Pasta Salad. It is loaded with flavor and simple to make.

BLT Pasta Salad
BLT Pasta Salad is always a crowd pleaser. There is something about that creamy ranch dressing combined with the bacon and veggies that make this delicious. 
BLT Pasta Salad

6. Tuna Pasta Salad Recipe:

I have always loved tuna salad and it seemed like a really delicious combination to add pasta! This is a great way to enjoy tuna salad when you don’t feel like a sandwich.

Tuna pasta salad recipe is a toss and go recipe full of protein, veggies and more. You will love the creamy pasta and delicious tuna for a quick meal.
Tuna Pasta Salad
Tuna pasta salad recipe is a toss and go recipe full of protein, veggies and more. You will love the creamy pasta and delicious tuna for a quick meal.
Tuna Pasta Salad

7. Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad:

We all love bacon and ranch flavor so it seemed like the perfect combination for pasta salad. This easy Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad is so amazing.

Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad
No need to buy the store bought mixes when it is so easy to make this bacon ranch pasta salad recipe. This is delicious with tons of ranch, bacon and more.
Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

8. Greek Pasta Salad Recipe:

I love pasta salad and trying new variations. Pasta Salads go with just about anything and make the perfect dish to bring to potlucks, BBQ’s and more. This easy Greek Pasta Salad Recipe can really feed a crowd on a budget.

Greek Pasta Salad
Greek Pasta Salad Recipe is so easy and frugal to prepare. Tons of veggies and pasta with the best flavor make this pasta salad recipe a family favorite. 
Greek Pasta Salad

9. German Potato Salad:

This tasty potato salad is super easy to make and perfect served warm or cold. Everyone will love the pieces of bacon combined with the apple cider vinegar, mustard and more.

German Potato Salad
We love German Potato Salad Recipe and the bacon makes it even better. If you prefer a mustard based potato salad, this is the recipe to try. It is amazing.
German Potato Salad

10. Old Fashioned Potato Salad:

This recipe has the perfect blend of mayonnaise, sweet pickles, spices and more for such a flavorful potato salad. It has the perfect combination of everything for an amazing potato salad recipe.

Old Fashioned Potato Salad
This is the best potato salad recipe. Skip the store bought stuff and make this delicious potato salad at home. This southern potato salad will be a hit!
Old Fashioned Potato Salad

11. Keto Tuna Salad:

The recipe is so keto friendly and I love it served over a bed of lettuce.  You can also make a lettuce wrap if you are craving a more sandwich style meal.

Keto Tuna Salad
Delicious meals like this Keto Tuna Salad Recipe really make it so easy to stay on a keto diet. It is perfect for a quick meal, frugal and so tasty!
Keto Tuna Salad

12. Tuna Salad Sandwich:

I’m a huge fan of tuna salad and try to always keep it in the fridge. This makes for a quick meal and it is super filling and inexpensive to make. The tuna is packed with protein and so budget friendly.

Tuna Salad Sandwich
We enjoy this tuna salad sandwich recipe year round for quick meals and it is delicious. It's perfect for those days you don't want to heat up the kitchen.
Tuna Salad Sandwich

13. Crock Pot Chicken Salad:

This slow cooker shredded chicken salad is an easy way to prepare this classic recipe. The chicken and veggies are placed in the crock pot to cook tender. The chicken is then shredded and combined with the other ingredients for a delicious recipe.

Crockpot Chicken Salad
Crock Pot Chicken Salad is an easy way to prepare a classic recipe. The chicken and veggies cook tender in the slow cooker for a delicious summertime recipe.
Crockpot Chicken Salad

14. Grilled Chicken Salad:

We love to prepare salads especially in the Summer. This Grilled Chicken Salad is so tasty and hearty enough for even the pickiest eaters. It is packed with grilled chicken and a ton of veggies. Top with creamy avocado.

Grilled chicken salad in a bowl.
Grilled Chicken Salad
Tender chicken, fresh veggies and a zesty homemade dressing combine for a great grilled chicken salad. This is the perfect Summer salad with tons of flavor.
Grilled Chicken Salad

15. Crock Pot Santa Fe Chicken Salad:

This Santa Fe Chicken Salad is the perfect meal to make in the summer when you don’t want to heat up your kitchen. This Santa Fe Chicken salad recipe is so filling and delicious but not too heavy. You can even top with sweet corn.

Crock pot Santa Fe Chicken Salad
Everything you need for an easy dinner is in this Crock Pot Santa fe Chicken Salad. Tons of tender chicken, black beans and corn combine for the best meal.
Crock pot Santa Fe Chicken Salad

16. 10 Minute Cucumber Chicken Salad Sandwich Recipe:

Take chicken salad to the next level with this amazing Cucumber Chicken Salad Sandwich Recipe. The cucumber in this recipe really takes it up a notch and turns chicken salad into something special.

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10 minute Cucumber Chicken Salad Sandwich Recipe
You can make this delicious Cucumber Chicken Salad Sandwich Recipe in just 10 minutes. It is so tasty and the perfect meal idea for busy schedules.
10 minute Cucumber Chicken Salad Sandwich Recipe

17. Panera Bread Asian Chicken Salad:

I love the sweetness from the oranges and the saltiness from the delicious dressing. It really combines for a great meal.

Panera bread Asian chicken salad
Enjoy copy cat Panera bread Asian chicken salad at home for a tasty meal that is filling but not heavy. You will love the tender chicken, oranges and more.
Panera bread Asian chicken salad

18. Crock Pot BBQ Chicken Salad:

If you need a really easy meal for busy weeknights, this delicious Crock Pot BBQ Chicken Salad Recipe is a must try. With very little effort, you can get dinner on the table fast. Lots of BBQ flavored chicken gets layered with so many yummy ingredients.

19. Keto Egg Salad Recipe:

Keto Egg Salad Recipe is keto friendly but so amazing that the entire family will love it. Serve it with lettuce and you have the best meal. It does not get any easier than that. My kids like it on bread or crackers so it really is a meal we all can enjoy.

Keto egg salad recipe
Keto egg salad recipe is a tasty low carb recipe that is so flavorful. This easy meal comes together with very little effort and tastes great over lettuce. 
Keto egg salad recipe

20. Chicken Caesar Salad Wrap:

This easy to make wrap comes together in only 5 minutes. Chicken Caesar Salad Wrap is such a great meal idea and sure to please everyone.

Chicken Caesar Salad Wrap
Chicken Caesar Salad Wrap is a quick meal idea that includes everything you love about Caesar Salad. This grab and go wrap can be ready in 5 minutes!
Chicken Caesar Salad Wrap

21. Cheesecake Fruit Salad:

This easy recipe is one of my go to fruit salads for parties, potlucks or Summer BBQ’s. It is effortless to prepare and everyone goes crazy over the luscious cheesecake filling.

Cheesecake Fruit Salad
Cheesecake fruit salad has fresh berries, a decadent cheesecake blend and lots of marshmallows. This recipe comes together in just minutes for the best treat.
Cheesecake Fruit Salad

22. Easy Tropical Fruit Salad Recipe:

This Hawaiian Fruit Salad Recipe is one of those recipes that once you make it, it will become a favorite. The honey and lime give this fruit an extra burst of flavor that is amazing.

Easy Tropical Fruit Salad Recipe
Try this simple Tropical Fruit Salad Recipe! It is the best fruit salad with an amazing honey lime glaze. Everyone will love this easy tropical fruit salad. Hawaiian fruit salad is packed with yummy fruit and the best lime glaze! It’s amazing!
Easy Tropical Fruit Salad Recipe

23. Strawberry Spinach Salad:

Crispy spinach, sweet strawberries, feta and more come together for one irresistible salad recipe. With just 6 ingredients, this salad is super easy to make but so delicious. Top with your favorite salad dressing.

Strawberry spinach salad
Strawberry spinach salad has just 6 ingredients and makes the perfect meal idea. Lots of fresh ingredients and delicious dressing make this salad amazing.
Strawberry spinach salad

24. Red White and Blue Fruit Salad:

This Red White and Blue Fruit Salad is delicious and easy to make. The fruit glaze is sweet and tangy and everyone will love it. They won’t guess you spent only 5 minutes making this yummy fruit salad.

Red, White, and Blue Fruit Salad
You are going to love this red white and blue fruit salad. This easy recipe is one of my favorite 4th of July Salad ideas. The fruit glaze in this 4th of July Fruit salad recipe is amazing! So tangy and sweet.
Red, White, and Blue Fruit Salad

25. Mandarin Orange Jello Salad:

This is the best side dish and my family pretty much expects me to make it for any occasion. From Summer BBQ’s to Christmas dinner, this salad always has a place at the dinner table. It’s no surprise because it is SO delicious.

Mandarin orange jello salad
Mandarin orange jello salad recipe has just 6 ingredients and takes minutes to prepare. Whipped topping, jello, fruit and more make this salad delicious.
Mandarin orange jello salad

26. Creamy Cucumber Salad:

This creamy cucumber salad is delicious and a classic summer time salad. It is loaded with flavor and you only need a few ingredients.

Creamy Cucumber Salad
Creamy cucumber salad is the perfect side dish for your next cookout. It is creamy, tangy and frugal. Try creamy cucumber dill salad.
Creamy Cucumber Salad

27. Creamy Cucumber Tomato Salad:

This Cucumber Tomato Salad is loaded with fresh ingredients and perfect if you are growing your own garden.

Creamy cucumber tomato salad
Creamy cucumber tomato salad is easy to make and so creamy. This is the perfect side dish and budget friendly.
Creamy cucumber tomato salad

28. Cucumber Onion Salad Recipe:

Your family and friends are going to love this Cucumber Onion Salad. This classic recipe is loaded with flavor and made with simple ingredients.

Cucumber Onion Salad Recipe
You just have to try this easy Cucumber Onion Salad Recipe next time you find cucumbers on sale. This easy salad recipe is perfect for a summer BBQ or a snack.
Cucumber Onion Salad Recipe

29. Roasted Tomato and Mozzarella Salad:

This roasted tomato and mozzarella salad is loaded with flavor and topped with balsamic vinaigrette. This is a classic caprese salad.

Tomato Mozzarella Salad
Jazz up Caprese salad with this Roasted tomato and mozzarella salad. The tomatoes are roasted to perfection and the entire dish is delicious.
Tomato Mozzarella Salad

30. Quick and Easy Cucumber Tomato Salad Recipe:

Juicy Tomatoes and cucumbers are summer staples. When you pair the two with red onions and a simple dressing, you’ve got a flavor explosion on your hands! This is the perfect recipe for seasonal produce.

Cucumber Tomato Salad
You are going to love this Cucumber Tomato Salad recipe. This quick and easy cucumber tomato onion salad recipe is perfect for a Summer salad recipe.
Cucumber Tomato Salad

31. Chick-Fil-A Fruit Cup:

The Chick-fil-a fruit cup is mixed made with chopped strawberries, blueberries, green apples, mandarin oranges, and red apples. This is our favorite salad.

Chick-Fil-A Fruit Cup
If you are a fan of fruit cups then you are going to love this Copycat Chick-Fil-A Fruit Cup Recipe. You can save money by making it at home.
Chick-Fil-A Fruit Cup

32. Paula Deen’s Broccoli Salad

This is one of the best summer salads. It is one of our favorite healthy salad recipe that we make all summer long.

Paula Deen’s Broccoli Salad
Paula Deen's Broccoli Salad is loaded with fresh vegetable and tossed in a creamy dressing. Make this tasty salad for all your summer BBQ's.
Paula Deen’s Broccoli Salad

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