16 Crowd-Pleasing Summer Salads

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If you have ever been on the receiving end of that “maybe just bring a salad?” email, then this post is for you. You know what I mean: friends invite you for a summer barbecue, you ask what you can bring, and the answer tends invariably to the salad end of the culinary spectrum.

And while no inviter dares specify what kind of salad they want you to bring, they surely don’t intend for you to show up with a clamshell of mixed greens and a bottle of ranch dressing. Right?

So when summer potluck season calls for something more impressive than a tossed green this list has got your back. These are the ultimate in crowd-pleasing summer salads: fresh, simple, flavourful and portable. 

Watermelon, Cucumber and Feta Salad Cups from Cooking for Keeps

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Black Bean and Corn Salad from Hapa Nom Nom

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Wild Rice Salad with Cherries, Mint & Feta

Wild Rice Salad with Cherries, Mint and Feta | www.kiwiandbean.com

Sesame Ginger Miso Cucumber Salad from Snixy Kitchen

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Sweet Potato, Corn and Feta Salad from What’s Gaby Cooking

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Burrata Cheese with Grilled Nectarines

Burrata Cheese with Grilled Nectarines | www.kiwiandbean.com

Deliciously Simple Prosciutto Arugula Salad Rolls from She Eats

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Kale Salad with Apple, Avocado, Parmesan and Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

Kale, Apple, Avocado, Parm Salad | www.kiwiandbean.com

Melon & Prosciutto Salad from Lynsey Loves Food

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Potato Salad with Asparagus from Living Lou

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Summer Panzanella Salad from The First Mess

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Strawberry Caprese Salad from Two Purple Figs

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Greek Pasta Salad

Greek Pasta Salad | www.kiwiandbean.com

Chilled Noodle Salad with Ginger Wasabi Dressing from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs

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Asian Napa Cabbage Slaw

Napa Cabbage Slaw | (Cooking for) Kiwi & Bean

Yellow Squash and Farro Salad from Sidewalk Shoes

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  2. Kristy @ She Eats July 29, 2015 at 7:19 pm #

    Sarah, I feel like we should have a salad potluck party and make all of these. ALL of them.

    Thank you for including my arugula prosciutto salad rolls! xo!

    • Sarah July 30, 2015 at 11:54 am #

      How awesome would that be?! Best potluck EVER!

  3. Kathleen | HapaNomNom July 27, 2015 at 4:47 pm #

    What a wonderful round-up! I’m so honored to be featured among such talented bloggers! They all look fantastic, but I that miso and ginger cucumber salad is calling my name. Pinning and Yumming.

    • Sarah July 29, 2015 at 1:02 am #

      Thanks for lending your beautiful salad, Kathleen! Totally agree re. the miso and ginger cucumber salad. I’m going to make it for a party this weekend!

  4. Olivia - Primavera Kitchen July 25, 2015 at 8:44 am #

    I totally love this salad recipe round-up. IT is full of awesome recipes! Thanks for sharing.

  5. lynsey | lynseylovesfood July 22, 2015 at 5:02 pm #

    what a great roundup! Thank you so much for including me. xo

  6. Jo-Anna July 22, 2015 at 4:53 pm #

    Oh I LOVE them all! Great round up! Thank you for including my noodle salad!

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