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
Black Bean and Corn Salad from Hapa Nom Nom
Sesame Ginger Miso Cucumber Salad from Snixy Kitchen
Sweet Potato, Corn and Feta Salad from What’s Gaby Cooking
Deliciously Simple Prosciutto Arugula Salad Rolls from She Eats
Melon & Prosciutto Salad from Lynsey Loves Food
Potato Salad with Asparagus from Living Lou
Summer Panzanella Salad from The First Mess
Strawberry Caprese Salad from Two Purple Figs
Chilled Noodle Salad with Ginger Wasabi Dressing from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs
Yellow Squash and Farro Salad from Sidewalk Shoes