20 Salads to remember this Summer

There are 20 Salads you will want to remember this Summer all fabulous and unique salad recipes that I have gathered into this one collection. I plan on taking the FOUR letter dirty word “DIET” out of your mind when you think of salad after today.

Have you ever wondered what happens when some of the BEST Food bloggers rally together to show you there can be so much more EXCITEMENT in having a Unique and Tasty Salad versus eating the average BORING salad? To prove a point we asked some of our MOST talented friends to join us in this project. We have to say as usual they ROCKED the Foodie World and gave us EXACTLY what we asked for

20 #Salads to remember this #SummerI loved getting together with these outstanding bloggers that were kind enough to share some of their best salad inspirations and ideas with me. Some of them are truly works of food art. There’s definitely something for everyone in this collection. We hope you will enjoy them as much as we have.

Spiced Tofu With Broccoli and Blue Cheese Salad

Spiced Tofu With Broccoli and Blue Cheese SaladThe FINISHED Salad, is an Impressive dinner That’s full of fresh veggies.The spices go nicely with the tofu without overpowering it. And, the salad is fresh and full of great flavors without being heavy.

Spinach Strawberry Salad with Fresh Mozzarella

Spinach Strawberry Salad

Fresh spinach and strawberries combined with crunchy, toasted pecans and creamy fresh mozzarella cheese. Tossed with a light strawberry poppyseed dressing, you’ll have yourself the perfect light, spring meal. And it’s simple to put together!

Spring Potato Salad with Arugula, Peas & Dill

Spring Potato Salad with Arugula, Peas, & Dill This is a lighter version of potato salad with Arugula, Sweet Peas, and Dill. It does not contain heavy ingredients such as eggs and or bacon. Calories are spared by using a light mayo and Low Fat Sour cream. It’s perfect for a Spring day or Summer picnic.

Vietnamese Summer Roll Salad with Peanut Sauce Dressing

Vietnamese Summer Roll Salad with Peanut Sauce Dressing

Consider this a deconstructed spring roll. If you like fresh spring rolls, then you’ll love this salad. It’s got all the goodness of a Vietnamese roll – rice noodles, shrimp, veggies, and fresh herbs combined into a bowl of salad. The result? Great flavor, minus the labor! The sauce is the magic touch that pulls this delightful dish together. It has all of the usual ingredients: hoisin sauce, soy sauce, sriracha sauce, and peanut butter.

Deconstructed Hummus Salad

Deconstructed Hummus SaladThis would make a great addition to any potluck or picnic. It would also be a great brown bag lunch. It’s vegetarian, dairy-free, sugar-free; it’s healthy; it’s yummy.

 Healthy Grilled Chicken with Asian Dressing

Healthy Grilled Chicken with Spinach , Citrus , Mangoes , Strawberry , Kiwi and Asian Ginger Salad DressingThis wonderful Healthy Grilled Chicken Salad with Asian Ginger Dressing is not only HEALTHY and bright — It has a Tropical Vibe guaranteed to bring you out of your Grilled Chicken Rut – It combines an Asian Dressing on top of Healthy tender baby spinach, packs in color and Tropical flavor with the addition of citrus, mangoes, strawberries and kiwi.

Garden Salad with Chicken

Garden Salad with ChickenSoft and tender lettuce leaves, with sliced apples, dried cherries, and crispy chicken all topped with a fresh buttermilk and tarragon salad dressing.


Chicken tostada salad

Chicken tostada saladWhat I love about making a salad is they are so versatile you can add just about anything you feel like eating… The same goes for this Tostada salad.

Vero Beach Citrus Salad

Vero Beach Citrus SaladVero Beach Citrus Salad is a super simple and delicious salad made with love from our Florida jewels of sweet navel oranges, ruby red grapefruits, and tangy lemons with a hint of mint and a touch of olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

Caprese – Tomatoes, Mozzarella and Basil Salad

Caprese – Tomatoes, Mozzarella and Basil SaladMade with Tomatoes off the vine, Fresh Mozzarella cheese, and Basil gives fresh flavor and it looks Sooo delicious because of the Italian colors!! For an extra bonus, it is very quick and easy to make.

 Asian Slaw

#Asian SlawThis salad is full of wonderful colorful and crunchy vegetables, then topped with an AMAZING Ginger Soy Dressing! You might want to plan on making extra!

Heirloom Tomatoes and Goat Cheese with Balsamic Drizzle

Heirloom-Tomatoes-n-Goat-Cheese-w-Balsamic-Drizzle1-500x333This salad is made with gorgeous heirlooms! Summertime is usually when these beauties are most available so scout out these gems at your local farmers’ markets. Sizes range from tiny to large and colors vary widely from all shades of red, orange and yellow to purple tinged with green… and even striped! If you can’t find heirlooms in your area, then any garden-ripe summer tomatoes will be just fine.

 Skinny Waldorf Chicken Salad

Skinny Waldorf Chicken SaladSuch a delicious, NEW skinny version of the popular Waldorf salad. Adding chicken and lots of fruit makes it a lovely, colorful and satisfying, main course meal. The fruit tastes especially good in this salad since it’s tossed in a wonderful, homemade light honey mustard dressing.


Activated Nuts Coconut Milk Tahini Spirooli Salad

Activated Nuts Coconut Milk Tahini Spirooli #SaladThis is a wonderfully healthy salad with LOTS of flavor and C-R-U-N-C-H! I always like to use up what I have available or left in my refrigerator!


White Bean & Cherry Tomato Salad

White Bean & Cherry Tomato SaladBesides bringing a little taste of spring and a good portion of tasty bite-size cherry tomatoes to your table, this little beauty brings with it one of my favorite legumes and all-around foods: white beans. Full of protein, fiber, folate, and other important nutrients, each serving of these little beans provides even more natural goodness. The dressing in the recipe is merely a suggestion, it works well with this combination but doesn’t feel compelled to strictly adhere to it if one or more of the ingredients don’t suit your taste.


Zippy Orange, Fennel & Avocado Salad

Zippy Orange, Fennel & Avocado SaladThe recipe below is a free interpretation of one I found in my mom’s leftover magazines.The sweet orange wedges and tart pomegranate seeds makes this salad a real refreshing treat


Tostada With Mexican Corn Salad

TOSTADA WITH MEXICAN CORN SALADThis is a super yummy, fresh, healthy, and fun Tostada with Mexican Corn Salad! I love Mexican Food, and the addition of the Corn Salad to a tostada is just delicious!


 Waldorf Salad With A Twist for Mother’s Day

Waldorf Salad With A Twist for Mother's DayCrispy apples, nuts, celery, and cranberries enveloped in a mayonnaise/sour cream dressing to make it light tasting and a delight to the taste buds. This Waldorf Salad is slightly different from the original in that I used mayonnaise and sour cream to make the dressing.

 Pasta Puccini Salad

 Pasta Puccini SaladThis is my favorite Cold Pasta Salad to make for a Garden Party, BBQ, or any warm day. The ingredients are fresh and flavorful. I use a small pasta Acini de Pepe which adds to the texture in a slight and not overpowering way- not giving you the sense of a mouthful of pasta.

 Broccoli, Cranberry and Pepper Salad

Broccoli, Cranberry and Pepper SaladBroccoli florets, red and yellow peppers, dried cranberries in a wonderful sweet mayo sauce make up this unique and delightful salad! It’s simple and delicious!

German Potato Salad

German Potato SaladGerman Potato Salad is so yummy and such a really easy recipe to make! It makes a great side to take to a potluck or party because it is great warm or room temperature.

Shaved Squash Salad & Cookbook Review

Shaved Squash Salad & Cookbook ReviewThis salad is a great way to use up your garden bounty. I know everyone is starting to harvest tons of summer squash, zucchini and tomatoes and this salad highlights all of these favorite summer staples. I loved the crunchy, buttery, tart sweetness of this salad. Not only is this salad delicious, it’s is stunning on your plate. It makes you truly appreciate the beauty of a fresh summer bounty of vegetables.

Grandma’s Italian Tomato Salad

Grandma’s Italian Tomato SaladAs a kid, I often spent summers at Grandma’s house and this Italian Tomato Salad was by far, my favorite summer lunch.  She often made it with tomatoes right from her garden.



  1. What a fantastic salad round-up Heidy. Thank you so very much for including my Skinny Waldorf Chicken Salad in this yummy collection!!! I can’t wait to try many of them.


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