77 Summer Salad Recipe Ideas

summer salads

As the temperatures rise, my desire to spend too much time over a stove declines. In the summer months, I find it makes life so much easier to have a salad or two in the fridge to make dinner time quick and easy. To that end, I’ve rounded up a bunch of summer salad recipes to help me get through the next couple of hot months!

Potato Salads

Red Potato Salad with Sour Cream and Dill (About.com)
Picnic Potato and Egg Salad (About.com)
Dad’s Potato Salad (Simply Recipes)
Mother’s Potato Salad (About.com)
Red Skinned Potato Salad (All Recipes)
Roasted Red Potato Salad (All Recipes)
New Red Potato Salad (All Recipes)
Ann’s Roasted Potato Salad (Food Network)
Ina Garten’s Potato Salad (Food Network)
Tyler Florence’s Potato Salad (Food Network)
Emeril’s Warm Grilled Potato and Fennel Salad with Buttermilk Dressing (Food Network)
Canadian Living Potato and Leek Salad (Food Network)
Warm Potato Salad (Food Network)

Bean Salads

3 Bean Salad (Recipe Source)
Thai Green Bean Salad (London Foodie in New York)

3 Bean Salad (Now You’re Cooking)
Three Bean Salad (Simply Recipes)
Black Bean Salad (Simply Recipes)
Gold and Black Bean Salad (Former Fat Guy)
Mexican Bean Salad (All Recipes)
Black Bean and Corn Salad II (All Recipes)
Black Bean and Couscous Salad (All Recipes)

Tomato Salads

Tomato and Feta Salad (Food and Whine)
Chrissy’s Sweet and Sour Tomato Salad (All Recipes)
Heirloom Tomato Salad (Simply Recipes)
Greek Tomato Salad (Recipezaar)
Bacon and Tomato Salad (About.com)
Corn and Tomato Salad (Cooking Light)
Bacon and Tomato Salad (Food and Wine)
Cucumber Tomato Salad (Group Recipes)
Panzanella Bread and Tomato Salad (Food and Whine)

Spinach Salad

Michael Smith’s Spinach Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette and Candied Walnuts
Spinach Salad with Apples and Feta Cheese (Food Network)
Spinach Salad with Warm Ginger Vinaigrette (Kalyn’s Kitchen)

Pasta Salads

Pasta Salad with Tuna and Cabbage (Food and Whine)
Corn and Pasta Salad (James Kew Recipelog)
Grilled Corn and Pasta Salad (Stephen Cooks)
Pasta Salad with Tomatoes and Peas (Epicurious)
Pasta Salad with Tomatoes and Corn (Epicurious)
Jamie Oliver’s Best Pasta Salad (Recipezaar)
Italian Confetti Pasta Salad (All Recipes)
Classic Macaroni Salad (All Recipes)
Thai Noodle Salad (Epicurious)
Macaroni Tomato Corn and Basil Salad (Epicurious)
American Macaroni Salad (Food Network)
Mexican Macaroni Salad (Food Network)
Refrigerator Pasta Salad (Food Network)
Baby Bow Tie and Walnut Pasta Salad (Food Network)
Broccoli and Feta Pasta Salad (Apartment Therapy)
Spaghetti Salad (Cooking with Amy)

Cabbage Salads

Cabbage Salad (Food Network)
Ina Garten’s Blue Cheese Cole Slaw (Food Network)
KFC Coleslaw (RecipeZaar)
Asian Coleslaw with Rice Wine Vinegar Dressing (About.com)
Red Cabbage and Apple Salad (About.com)
Creamy Coleslaw (About.com)
Carolina Slaw (About.com)
Sweet Restaurant Slaw (All Recipes)
Emeril’s Delta Coleslaw (Food Network)
Tyler Florence’s Coleslaw with Pecans and Spicy Dressing (Food Network)
Bobby Flay’s Creamy Coleslaw (Food Network)
Ramen Coleslaw (All Recipes)


Michael Smith’s Buffalo Chicken Wing Salad with Blue Cheese (Food Network)
Mushroom Wheatberry Salad (Food Networks)
Michael Smith’s Grilled Pineapple Salad (Food Network)
Broccoli Salad (Food Network)
Goat Cheese Salad with Arugula and Peaches (Food Network)
Grilled Corn Salad (Food Network)
Quinoa Salad (Food Network)
Asian Salad (All Recipes)
Michael Smith’s BLT Salad (Food Network)
Cobb Salad (Simply Recipes)
Chef’s Special Salad with Cranberries and Pecans
Paula Deen’s Broccoli Slaw (Food Network)
Twenty-Four Hour Salad (All Recipes)
Mixed Greens Salad with Raspberry Balsamic Vinaigrette (Food and Whine)


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