6 Salads to Jazz up Your Summer

Salads and salad ingredients on a table

Summer is finally here and you’re craving lighter fare. But you don’t have to settle for a garden-variety salad!

If you’re searching for new and exciting ways to dress up your greens, we’ve rounded up six anything-but-basic salad recipes to get you started. Enjoy the summer heat and bon appétit!

Fresh Summer Corn Salad

Don’t be fooled by its name—this “summer” salad can be enjoyed year-round! Bursting with bell pepper, purple onion, creamy avocado and fresh corn, and tossed in a flavorful vinaigrette, it’s perfect for barbecues, potlucks and picnics!

Tuscan Tortellini Salad

Traditional macaroni salad is so last summer! Instead, impress family and friends with this deceptively simple (yet incredibly appetizing) pasta salad, which features baby spinach, cheese tortellini, chopped salami or prosciutto, sundried tomatoes and a tangy vinaigrette.

Our Family’s Favorite Salad

This show-stopping salad stars romaine and red-leaf lettuce, artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers and toasted pine nuts, tossed in a divine Parmesan red wine vinaigrette. It’s sure to become a summertime staple!

Summer Fruit Caprese Salad

Take standard caprese salad to the next level with the addition of bright, refreshing summer fruits, like peaches and blackberries! With just 15 minutes of prep time, this easy recipe is a proven crowd pleaser!

Cranberry Almond Broccoli Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

If you’re craving a creamy summer salad with blanched broccoli, sliced almonds, dried cranberries and (mmm…) bacon, this dish won’t disappoint. You can even prepare it ahead of time without sacrificing any flavor!

Summer Melon and Prosciutto Salad

Ripe, sweet melon, mozzarella, prosciutto and mint tossed in a light honey lime dressing… What’s not to like? Feel free to swap the cantaloupe and honeydew for other fruity faves, such as strawberries, figs, apricots and watermelon.

Keep following our blog—and check out our new Sensational salads Pinterest board—for more recipe inspiration.