8 summer salads recipes for warm weather spreads

Caprese Salad

A classic Italian summer side dish made by arranging torn mozzarella and sliced tomatoes on a platter, topped with fresh basil, olive oil, and flaky salt.

Greek Pasta Salad

A hearty combination of Greek and pasta salad, with minimal prep involving chopped vegetables and a simple dressing, best made with orzo pasta.

Three Bean Salad

A crunchy, protein-packed side dish featuring green beans, garbanzo, and kidney beans, marinated for at least an hour to enhance flavor.

Grilled Romaine with Caesar Dressing and Garlic Breadcrumbs

Smoky grilled romaine hearts topped with crispy panko breadcrumbs fried in olive oil, adding a unique twist to the classic Caesar salad.

Classic Potato Salad

A staple for summer barbecues, featuring potatoes and celery tossed in a mayonnaise and vinegar-based dressing, with added homemade barbecue seasoning for extra flavor.

Tomato Avocado Salad

A colorful and refreshing salad combining cherry tomatoes, avocado, quick-pickled red onion, and cilantro, tied together with a simple lime vinaigrette.

Red, White and Blue Steak Salad

A seasonal steak salad with flank steak marinated in a double-duty marinade and dressing, served with greens, blue cheese, and strawberries.

Peach Salad with Goat Cheese and Candied Walnuts

A sweet and savory salad featuring peak-season peaches, spinach, goat cheese, and candied walnuts, ideal for easy weeknight sides.