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Refreshing Summer Salads to Try

As the weather warms, it is the perfect time to start eating more fruits and vegetables. Why is it so much easier during the summer? I love taking the best the farmer’s market has to offer to whip into refreshing summer salads that are both healthy and delicious.

Salads are a great foil to the smokey, fatty taste of so many smoker and grill summer favorites like baby back ribs.

Plus, salads are the PERFECT dish to take to a potluck. Whether you are looking for a fresh greens salad, a mixed veggie salad (which is great when you need to make it ahead), pasta salad, tuna salad or chicken salad, we have recipes for refreshing summer salads for you!

Summer Salads

Entertaining this summer or just looking for an easy (and cool) dinner? We have you covered with these easy and delicious salad recipes.

Green Salads

Greens make up the bulk of these delicious and refreshing salads.

Veggie Salads

Veggies make delicious salads that don't fade quite as fast as green salads. That makes them perfect to make ahead!

Summer Pasta Salad Recipes

Is there anything more delicious than a pasta salad? No, no there is not. Yum!

Chicken and Tuna Salads

These salads are perfect on a sandwich or served with crackers.

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Refreshing summer salads for entertaining or every day.

Check out these great kitchen gadgets that make salads even easier!

A salad spinner is a must-have. Dripping wet greens make a soggy and icky salad. Instead, take them for a spin to get all the water out before you toss them with your favourite dressing.

Homemade dressings are the best. They are easy peasy to make. The hardest part is making sure they are mixed well enough to emulsify the oil and vinegar. This dressing jar with blender ball makes that a snap.

When you toss a salad, you need a BIG bowl or else bits go flying everywhere. I love this all in one salad bowl/lid and servers. Keeping everything together is the best.

I hope you have some great recipes for refreshing summer salads. It makes summer dining and entertaining so much easier! Don’t forget to pin this post for later!

Refreshing summer salads for entertaining or every day.