36 Summer Salads and Sides Recipes

By Maria Lichty

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36 of the BEST summer salad and side dish recipes! These recipes are perfect for summer BBQ’s, picnics, and potlucks! 

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Happy Memorial Day! We hope you have a wonderful holiday!

Today we are sharing 36 of our favorite Summer Salad and Sides! These recipes are perfect for summer BBQ’s, picnics, potlucks…or any hot summer day! We love them all and I think you will too! Here’s to a summer of fresh and simple good eats!

These summer salads and sides recipes are organized by rows, starting at the top:
1: Cucumber Honeydew Salad with Feta | Caprese Garlic Bread | Grilled Pesto Potatoes | Mediterranean Couscous Salad

2: Zucchini Cheddar Corn Muffins | Black Bean Corn Salsa

3: Quinoa Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing | Tabbouleh Salad

4: Pesto Guacamole | Grilled Corn Salad | Greek Bruschetta Pineapple Salsa

5: Tomato, Peach & Burrata Salad | Arugula Pasta Salad | Grilled Zucchini Nachos | Charred Corn & Avocado Quinoa Salad

6: Jalapeño Cornbread Panzanella Salad | Peach Salsa | Grilled Polenta Cakes | Roasted Corn & Red Pepper Guacamole

7: Grilled Guacamole | Southwestern Grilled Sweet Potato Salad | Grilled Kale Salad with Berries & Nectarines | Orzo Salad with Chickpeas, Cucumbers, Feta & Dill

8: Southwest Pasta Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing | Greek Tortellini Salad | Strawberry Mango Salsa  | Chickpea, Avocado & Feta Salad

9: Blueberry Corn Salad | BBQ Chicken Salad | Quinoa Salad with Mango, Currants, Almond & Mint |  Greek Quinoa Salad

10: Melon Salad with Mint, Lime & Sea Salt | Asian Quinoa Salad | Watermelon Feta Salad | Zucchini Ribbon Salad with Sweet Corn & Avocado

Happy Summer! We hope you find time to try all 36 Summer Salads and Sides! They are all favorites at our house! Enjoy!

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. oh my! i just want all of that in my mouth! one by one, of course! hahah! (: i don’t even know where to start! thank you for these! (:

  2. I NEVER know what to serve for side dishes, so these are so needed! Now I just need more time in the day to TRY THEM ALL! Pinned 🙂

  3. This is a great collection! During the summer most of my meals consist of salads and sides!

  4. Perfect timing! The 100 degree heat waves are almost here which means salad time! Looking forward to trying some of the recipes. Pinning!

  5. I love hot, comfort foods all winter long, but bring on the salads for summer and bathing suit season.

    When I eat a nice healthy salad for dinner, I always feel like I can splurge on dessert later =)

  6. I love salad’s, especially in the summer. I just put together a couple of summer salad roundup’s also and have a Summer Salad’s Board. Pinned this to it. I hope to try them all.
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

  7. This is PERFECTION!! Love this, Maria, excited to try these out! Just pinned;)

  8. In Singapore, it is not common to find quinoa and what is edamame and is tamari sauce from tamarind? I guess i have to replace it with local peas if i cannot find these.

  9. It’s summer in Australia and so many of these salads look wonderful.
    I’ve pinned my favourites so that I can try them in this hot weather! 🙂