Summer salad sensations: 11 tasty picks to add flavor to your day

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Break free from ho-hum limp leafy greens and prepare to be delighted by these vibrant and flavor-packed salads that will transport you to a summertime paradise. Get ready to embrace the excitement and freshness of these sensational salad creations that will truly elevate your salad game!

Mexican street corn salad in a blue bowl.
Mexican Street Corn Salad. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Cucumber & Feta Salad

Nothing says summer more than this easy peasy salad! Crunchy and refreshing cucumbers pair up with feta and a tangy dressing ties them all together. So easy and so good, this salad is a must with anything grilled.
Get the recipe: Cucumber & Feta Salad

Old Fashioned Ham Salad

Who said salads have to have lettuce? This protein-packed salad is crazy easy to make and the perfect way to use leftover ham. The tang comes from the pickle, and this salad is great on a croissant, a cracker, or just the end of a fork.
Get the recipe: Old Fashioned Ham Salad

Shirazi Salad

A top-down shot of Shirazi Salad in a white bowl.
Shirazi Salad. Photo credit: Cook What You Love

Cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, and more are all tossed with an herbal and citrus dressing making this mayo-free salad a perfect pick for any time dining!
Get the recipe: Shirazi Salad

Shrimp & Cauliflower Salad

Another dish that’s super low in carbs, this Shrimp & Cauliflower Salad is the perfect summertime pick! It’s light and refreshing, and the shrimp add a great pop of flavor!
Get the recipe: Shrimp & Cauliflower Salad

Deli Seafood Salad

Why spend a fortune when you can recreate this timeless salad at home for a fraction of the cost? Packed with a delightful combination of seafood, crisp vegetables and topped with a tangy dressing, this salad is a versatile crowd-pleaser, suitable for picnics, work lunches, or even as a satisfying dinner option.
Get the recipe: Deli Seafood Salad

Asparagus with Lemon and Parmesan

Asparagus Salad with Lemon & Parmesan. Photo credit: Keto Cooking Wins

Get all the flavor without the carbs in this easy salad that’s perfect chilled or served at room temperature. The combination of flavors is incredible, and it’s simple to make!
Get the recipe: Asparagus with Lemon & Parmesan

Spinach Asparagus Fennel Salad

These great veg play so nicely together in this bright and cheery salad that features a great dressing. Easy and delicious, this is a great side dish, but it’s also hearty enough to be a meatless meal. Or top it with some grilled chicken or shrimp, and voila, dinner is done.
Get the recipe: Spinach Asparagus Fennel Salad

The Best Egg Salad on the Planet

A few not-so-secret ingredients transform humble egg salad into a show-stopping salad that you will want again and again! From perfectly hard-boiled eggs to the right kind of seasoning, it’s all here in this recipe that gives away chef secrets to make the Best Egg Salad on the Planet.
Get the recipe: Egg Salad

Pesto Orzo Salad

Orzo salad resting on a dark plate.
Pesto Orzo Salad. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Loaded with tender orzo, tomatoes, mozzarella, and more, this bright and cheery salad is a summertime classic that everyone will want seconds of!
Get the recipe: Pesto Orzo Salad

Mexican Street Corn Salad (featured image)

Salads just don’t get more flavorful than this one! Loaded with sweet corn, spicy jalapenos, tangy cheese, and a citrusy dressing to tie it all together, this top-notch salad is always a winner!
Get the recipe: Mexican Street Corn Salad

Tex-Mex Ceasar Salad with Chipotle Croutons

It’s all about flavor in this homemade salad! Infused with lime and with tasty additions like cotija cheese, this Southwestern twist on a classic is miles better than the original! And those croutons – make a double batch because they’re just THAT good!
Get the recipe: Tex Mex Caesar Salad

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