You can't beat a really good summer salad recipe and these are some of my favorites. Side dishes, entrees and potluck dishes - there's a little bit of everything.
As I see it, there are only a few options for summertime cooking when the temperature rises. Grilling, slow cooker meals and salads. Lots and lots of salads. It's a good thing that my family actually enjoy dinner salads, otherwise I'd be getting the death stare for at least half of our summertime dinners. As long as mushrooms aren't involved, they're game, which highly reinforces my dinner prep laziness when the hot weather hits.
I pulled together 15 of my favorite summertime salad recipes. While they're not all entree salads, most of them can be served with a simple entree, such as grilled chicken kabobs or shrimp skewers for a quick dinner. There's a little bit of everything here: quinoa, pasta, grilled veggies and so on.
For the recipe => Seared Shrimp Salad with Jicama, Strawberries & Avocado
For the recipe => Roasted Potato Green Bean Salad with Basil Buttermilk Dressing
For the recipe => Thai Chicken Salad
For the recipe => Arugula Salad with Roasted Tomatoes & Pasta
For the recipe => Grilled Eggplant & Zucchini Salad with Feta, Chickpeas & Mint
For the recipe => Grated Cauliflower Salad with Ginger Lime Dressing
For the recipe => 10-Minute Thai Shrimp, Cucumber & Avocado Salad
For the recipe => Watermelon & Blueberry Mojito Salad
For the recipe => Shrimp, Corn & Avocado Pasta Salad
For the recipe => The Ultimate Summer Salad with Dill Buttermilk Dressing
For the recipe => Shrimp, Hearts of Palm, Cucumber & Tomato Salad
For the recipe => Mexican Slaw with Mango, Avocado & Cumin Dressing
For the recipe => Greek Potato Salad with Feta Cheese, Kalamata Olives & Oregano Dressing
For the recipe => Kale, Toasted Almond & Orange Salad
For the recipe => Strawberry & Quinoa Salad with Toasted Almonds