10 Super Summer Salad Recipes

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Summertime is the perfect time to serve up a salad. Check out some of these great summer salad recipes.

10 Super Summer Salad Recipes

Salads make perfect summer meals. They’re cool, can easily be made ahead, and typically make good use of summer produce. Are you looking for something cool and crunchy to enjoy this summer?

Check out these delicious salad recipes:

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Ham and Cheese Salad

Ham and Gruyere cheese add rich flavor to this hearty salad that evokes tastes of France. This recipe takes less than 30 minutes to prepare and tastes great!

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Chicken and Prosciutto Salad

This Chicken and Prosciutto Salad was inspired by one of my favorite meals while we were in London last fall. It comes together very quickly and is great for packing. Just make up a big batch of chicken, crisp the prosciutto in a pan, and blend up the dressing.

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Rice and Black Bean Salad

This Rice and Black Bean Salad is a great dish for making ahead. In fact, if you serve hot cooked rice for dinner one night, make double so that you can mix up this salad and stash it in the freezer. Serve it up as a hearty side dish or as a meatless main.

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Antipasto Pasta Salad

Blend all your favorite antipasto flavors into a convenient pasta salad. This recipe blends spicy salami, tangy parmesan, hearty garbanzo beans, and the crunch of fresh vegetables.

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Italian Chicken Pasta Salad

For this Italian Chicken Pasta Salad, I took some of my favorite Italian salad toppings, grilled chicken and vegetable pasta and mixed it together. It’s easy to make ahead for those busy nights.

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Classic Potato Salad

This Classic Potato Salad is a pretty straight forward recipe that you can doctor up any number of ways. My guy likes it just straight-up, but you can stir in chopped hard cooked eggs, red bell pepper, bacon, or pickles. Consider this a delicious canvas that you can edit to your heart’s content.

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White Bean Salad

This White Bean Salad is a perfect addition to a summer supper. Not only is it served chilled or at room temperature to help you avoid a hot kitchen, but it’s super filling so that you know folks won’t be hungry ten minutes after supper’s concluded.

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Chicken Bacon Ranch Salad

Enjoy a cool and easy lunch or dinner with this Chicken Bacon Ranch Salad. It’s full of chicken, bacon, cheddar cheese, tomatoes, onions, and cucumbers.

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Turkey and Ham Cobb Salad

Since I love blue cheese, avocado, and bacon, Cobb Salad is one of my very favorite salads in the whole world. I’ve tweaked the traditional recipe by letting ham and turkey cold cuts stand in for chicken and leeks for their close relative, the onion. So good!

Spinach Salad with Chicken and Strawberries

Spinach Salad with Chicken and Strawberries

This Spinach Salad with Chicken and Strawberries will make you happy. It’s easy to make and the chicken, strawberries, and other fruit just make it sing. The dressing will probably have you licking your plate.


What’s your favorite summer salad?

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  1. This Greek-inspired quinoa salad is my go-to all summer long. http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/greek-inspired-quinoa-salad Along with this corn & black bean salad: http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/corn-and-black-bean-salad

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