8 Salads of Summer

8 Summer Salads

With the bounty of gorgeous summer vegetables available from your garden or farmers’ market, now is the time to make salads — every day. And with nearly endless opportunities to bring them to block parties, potlucks, family reunions, brunches, showers… the list goes on, you’ll want a few extra recipes.

Would you like some fresh ideas?

Here are some delicious contenders!

1. Pasta Salad with Smoked Mozzarella and Prosciutto

Pasta Salad with Smoked Mozzarella and Prosciutto

Pasta salad will always have my heart. Get the recipe here.

 

2. Fresh Basil Salad with Prosciutto-Wrapped Melon and Goat Cheese

Fresh Basil Salad with Prosciutto-Wrapped Melon and Goat Cheese
halfbakedharvest.com
Get the recipe here.

 

3. Lemony Herb-Loaded Chopped Greek Salad

Lemony Herb-Loaded Chopped Greek Salad
pinchofyum.com
Light and fresh to balance out all the burgers and dogs. Get the recipe here.

 

4. Watermelon, Blackberry, and Mint Salad

Watermelon, Blackberry and Mint Salad
twopeasandtheirpod.com
Get the recipe here.

 

5. Goat Cheese, Roasted Beet, and Basil Pasta Salad

Goat Cheese, Roasted Beet and Basil Pasta Salad
halfbakedharvest.com
Instead of traditional pesto, this pasta salad has a basil vinaigrette. If you’re short on time, you can always sub-in store-bought pesto. Get the recipe here.

 

6. Potato Salad with Dill and Horseradish Aioli

Potato Salad with Dill and Horseradish Aioli
athoughtforfood.net
If you are going to bring a potato salad, make sure it’s got lots of ~flavor~, like this one. Get the recipe here.

 

7. Mexican Tortellini Salad

Mexican Tortellini Salad
twopeasandtheirpod.com
Cheese IN the pasta makes for the best pasta salads. Get the recipe here.

 

8. Layered Buffalo Chicken Dip

Nine layers that translate to loads of flavor!

Layered Buffalo Chicken Dip

Layered Buffalo Chicken Dip

 

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Stephanie Wilson is an author, blogger, publisher, and former television news writer and producer. She lives in the Puget Sound area with her husband and teenage son.