It's Salad Season!
Favorite Summer Salad Recipes

Best Summer Salad Recipes

Bring on the summer salads! I've collected my favorite summer salad recipes all in one place. Mostly, they're great salads for the fridge, for potlucks, for quick lunches. Keep at least one handy all summer long and supper will be quick to the table.

Happy summer, everyone!
PS Good News: Updated with new recipes for 2012!
~ Alanna

Simple Vegetable Salads

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Cauliflower Salad with Fresh Herbs Chilled Green Bean Salad with Rosemary & Garlic Oil (A Veggie Venture) Old Liz's Old-Fashioned Cucumber & Tomato Salad (A Veggie Venture)
Julia Child's Cucumber Salad Power Food Broccoli Salad Raw Butternut Squash Salad (A Veggie Venture)

Salad for Supper? You Bet! Main Dish Salads

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Simple Lentil Salad with Seasonal Vegetables Chicken Greek Salad Grilled Steak with Summer Tomato Salad

Crowd Pleasers

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Tomatoes & Fresh Mozzarella for a Crowd Summer Black-Eyed Pea Salad (A Veggie Venture) Bloody Mary Salad

Lettuce All Dressed Up & Ready for a Party

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Classic Seven-Layer Salad (A Veggie Venture) Seven-Layer Strawberry Salad with Homemade Poppy Seed Dressing (A Veggie Venture) Homemade Cobb Salad (A Veggie Venture)
Fattoush: Traditional Middle Eastern Salad (A Veggie Venture) Greek Bread Salad with Toasted Pita Chips (A Veggie Venture) Jerusalem Salad (A Veggie Venture)

Favorite Slaws

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Alice Waters' Coleslaw Holy Slaw! Kohlrabi & Apple Slaw (A Veggie Venture)

Oodles of Noodles – Summery Pasta Salads

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Greek Pasta Salad BLT Pasta Salad Summer Orzo (A Veggie Venture)

Potato Salads – But Up a Notch

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Mom's Potato Salad (A Veggie Venture) Confetti Potato Salad Sweet Potato Salad with Roasted Poblano, Roasted Corn & Chipotle

Hearty with Beans & Lentils

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Quinoa & Black Bean Salad Summer Lentils (A Veggie Venture) Chipotle Chickpea Salad (A Veggie Venture)

Favorite Beet Salads
(Because You Know the "Beet Queen" Loves Her Beets)

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How to Make a Roasted Beet Salad (A Veggie Venture) Beet Salad with Sumac, Yogurt & Pita (A Veggie Venture) Borscht Beets

Old-Fashioned Salads

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Nana's Cucumbers New-Fashioned Sauerkraut Salad Wild Rice Salad

Waiting – Impatiently! – for Summer Tomatoes

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Fresh Corn & Tomato Salad Panzanella Tomato Platter with Olives & Feta (A Veggie Venture)

Sweet Endings – Summer Fruit Salads

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Savory Orange Slices Cantaloupe Salad with Feta & Basil Grape Salad with Almonds & Cilantro
Five-Minute Fruit Salad Mojito Strawberries Mixed Fruit & Vegetable Salad (A Veggie Venture)

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Kitchen Parade is written by second-generation food columnist Alanna Kellogg and features fresh, seasonal dishes for every-day healthful eating and occasional indulgences. Do you have a favorite summer salad recipe that other Kitchen Parade readers might like? Just send me a quick e-mail via recipes@kitchen-parade.com. If you like Kitchen Parade, you're sure to like my food blog about vegetable recipes, too, A Veggie Venture. "Like" Kitchen Parade on Facebook!


Oh, I would love to try the summer lentil salad. I'm not sure I've ever had lentils!
 

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