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19 Summer Salads

Summer Salads with ultra fresh ingredients is something I look forward too. I never realized I had so many varieties of coleslaw and potato salad to share with you. Besides those, this list contains my favorite pasta salad and several main course salads that feature cornbread. Enjoy, and hopefully this list will help you stay healthy and keep some farmer’s markets in business!

Brussels Sprouts Coleslaw with Sesame Seed Dressing

With Brussels Sprouts, this summer salad might be considered a winter salad. But oh no. With all the fresh mint in this, it becomes the perfect summer salad.

Brussels Sprout Coleslaw

Sriracha Coleslaw with Peanuts

This somewhat spicy version of coleslaw that contains lots of peanuts, is always a crowd pleasing salad.

Sriracha Coleslaw with Peanuts Summer Salad

My Mom’s Secret Coleslaw Recipe

What’s Mom’s secret? Well, go find out. My mother in law wanted this recipe for years and finally Mom caved!

Mom's Secret Recipe Purple Cole Slaw

Vietnamese Style Coleslaw

Actually made with broccoli slaw, you can also make this with cabbage.

Vietnamese Style Cole Slaw

Kohlrabi Fennel Cabbage Salad with Maple Lemon Vinaigrette

This is one great summer salad. And the vinaigrette? To die for!

Emeril’s Smashed Potato Salad

Did someone say Emeril? You know this is good!

Emeril's smashed potato salad

Really Good Potato Salad

Yep. It really is!

Potato Salad

Old Bay Potato Salad

If you love Old Bay, you will love this potato salad.

Old Bay Potato Salad

Roasted Potato Salad with Garlic Aioli

For garlic lover’s only!

Roasted Potato Salad with Garlic Aioli

Real Potato Salad For Real Dads

This traditional potato salad is one of my favorite summer salads.

Traditional Potato Salad in a Blue Bowl

Cucumber Potato Salad

Have lots of cucumbers? This is a great way to use them!

potato cucumber salad

Grilled Peach and Halloumi Salad


Grilled Peach and Halloumi Salad

Shrimp Salad

Perfect stuffed into fresh tomatoes or a croissant, this shrimp salad is a classic.

shrimp Salad

Cilantro Pesto Pasta Salad

I admit it. I’m not big on pasta salad. Except for this one!

Cilantro Pesto Pasta Salad

Cornbread with Tomato Salad

When those fresh tomatoes start showing up, this is one great salad for summer.

cornbread with tomato salad

Grilled Shrimp and Melon Salad

Bring out the champagne or rose for this one!

Grilled Shrimp and Melon Summer Salad

Grilled Pepper and Onion Bread Salad

If you are already grilling, then you should make this!

Grilled Pepper and Onion Bread Salad

Grilled Cornbread Panzanella Salad with Avocado and Corn

All of my favorite ingredients, plus cornbread croutons. And corn, And avocado. Well, you get the idea!

Grilled Cornbread and Panzanella Salad with Avocado and Corn

Blueberry Chicken Pesto Salad

Who would have thought that a touch of pesto and some blueberries would make such a good summer salad?

Chicken Salad with Blueberries and Pesto (A summer salad)

I hope you enjoy summer and that this list of summer salads will help with meal planning. Try not to turn on the oven too much and eat fresh!

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