9 Epic Salads for Salad Lovers that are perfect for potlucks, picnics, family gatherings, and incredible side dishes to go with your meal. Celebrate the season’s fresh produce with some highly rated salad recipes—all rated close to 4+ or five out of five stars by readers like yourself.

A big, bountiful salad is the best way to celebrate delicious seasonal produce! Here are nine cherished family favorite salad recipes I love to make repeatedly during the spring and summer.

9 Epic Salads for Salad LoversCarrot Apple Salad is so refreshing, sweet, and tangy. Carrot Apple Salad keeps well in the refrigerator for several days. This Salad is a beautiful side for any meal.  This fantastic-tasting dish also makes a lovely presentation on the dinner table and is excellent for potlucks, holidays, or gatherings.

  • 4.88- Star rating
  • 283 kcal
  • Serves 6

9 Epic Salads for Salad Lovers Chicken salad with Fruit has to be one of the perfect dishes for a leisurely lunch or light at home or to take to a picnic or potluck. This Chicken salad with Fruit recipe is full of fantastic flavor, is simple to make, and is positively one of the best chicken salads you’ll have the pleasure of eating!

  • 4.83-Star rating
  • 453 kcal
  • Serves  8

9 Epic Salads for Salad Lovers Broccoli Apple Salad is one of those salads that’s so deliciously good. It’s hard to remember it’s the main ingredient is broccoli. Broccoli has long been a  love-hate relationship with many adults and children alike over the years. However, the Broccoli Apple salad recipe has always been a massive hit with my children and family, thankfully.

  • 5-star rating
  • 314 kcal
  • Serves 8

9 Epic Salads for Salad Lovers Southern-Style Bean Salad is the perfect side dish for potlucks, Church gatherings, and family picnics. It’s a super easy recipe to make, combining fresh flash-steamed green beans, kidney beans, black-eyed peas, white beans, black beans, chickpeas, red onion, cilantro, and a deliciously fresh tasting simple to make Homemade dressing.

  • 4.81-star rating
  • 364 kcal
  • Serves 8

9 Epic Salads for Salad LoversGrilled Chicken Salad with Fruit is not only light on calories; it’s simply a stunning-looking show-stopper light meal to serve for any luncheon or light dinner this late spring. Combining grilled chicken breast, organic salad greens, fresh blackberries, delicious red strawberries, kiwi, and freshly picked Florida mangoes to make a perfectly healthy salad, you’ll enjoy it time and time again.

  • 5-star rating
  • 118 kcal
  • serves 4

9 Epic Salads for Salad LoversTortellini Salad is so deliciously flavorful it’s ridiculous, filled with fresh ingredients such as Tortellini, Prosciutto, Pepperoni, Genoa Salama, fresh Mozzarella, fresh spinach leaves, Roasted Red Bell peppers, fresh basil, sliced zucchini, grape tomatoes, mild banana pepper rings, red onions, artichoke hearts, green and black olives, then served with healthy a drizzle of Extra-Virgin oil and vinegar.

  • 4.92-star rating
  • 430 kcal
  • Serves 8

9 Epic Salads for Salad LoversMediterranean Couscous Salad is packed with Pearl Couscous, artichoke hearts, tomatoes, red onions, fresh parsley, asparagus, Greek olives, roasted red peppers, and Goats Cheese and tossed in a homemade vinaigrette dressing. It’s the perfect side dish for any meal, Potluck, or gathering.

  • 4.91-star rating
  • 165 kcal
  • Serves  8

9 Epic Salads for Salad LoversTuna and Macaroni Salad is a simple, fresh-tasting, and budget-friendly recipe we have made over the years in my household. Solid white albacore tuna, al dente macaroni, hard-boiled egg whites, diced red onions, fresh parsley, sliced dill gherkins pickles, mayonnaise, and a hint of freshly squeezed lemon juice make this Summer salad a winning combination for your next cookout.

  • 5-star rating
  • 385 kcal
  • Serves 8

9 Epic Salads for Salad Lovers Memphis-Style Coleslaw hits the most important notes when it comes to taste and texture slightly tart, sweet, creamy, oh so crunchy—there’s so much to love when it comes to Memphis-Style Coleslaw—made with pure Southern-Style love; combining crunchy cabbage, green pepper, crisp carrots, and red onion with a delightfully sweet creamy homemade sauce.

  • 5-star ratings
  • 437 kcal
  • Serves 8

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  1. I appreciate the diverse range of these different salads and both the colorfulness and uniqueness of each. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I’ve literally been eating salads all week! It’s been too hot to really cook and turn the oven on! There is just something so refreshing about a good, packed salad. These all look like delicious ideas to try!

  3. We made the carrot apple salad tonight and it was wonderful! And my kid gobbled it up. Can’t wait to try some of the other recipes!

  4. I love salads and try to make them daily for lunch or for dinner. Thank you for these delicious salad ideas, going to save and try then soon!

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