Summer is coming soon and that means more light, delicious, chilled salads! If you need some inspiration to whip the best summer salads for an easy meal, you will love these best summer salad recipes! This huge variety of really great summer salads are perfet for taking to a BBQ or potluck. Try all 20 of these yummy, good summer salads.
BEST Summer Salads
Best summer salad recipes
Get creative with your combinations of fruit and vegetables and find new salads your family surely will love. How about a Peach, Feta and Pecan Salad, Triple Berry and Kale Salad, Broccoli and Cranberry Salad(interesting pairing) or Three Peppers Salad?
Great summer salads
For the carb loving folks: add a starch to your salad combinations. Good examples are these Summer Vegetables Pasta Salad or Hawaiian Tortellini Salad, Pesto Pasta Salad, BBQ Ranch Pasta Salad, Loaded Potato Salad and Thai Quinoa Salad.
Make a Summer statement by layering your salad in a bowl or large jar like this Seven Layer Salad. It does look delicious!
Good Summer salads
Lastly, for the more adventurous group (and the ones that need their protein fix): Shrimp Avocado Salad, Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Salad, Hawaiian Chicken and Mango Salad, Southwestern Beef Salad and Creamy Corn and Bacon Salad.
Which Summer salad will you try first? And do you have a favorite to add to the list?
Looking for more outdoor activities for kids and things to do in the summer? Your toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, and elementary age kids will love these fun ideas to keep them busy all summer long:
- Marshmallow Shooters – go over 30 feet!
- 2 ingredient Easy Slime Recipe
- How to Make a Lava Lamp – it’s super EASY!
- Kids will no nuts over this simple Pop Rock Experiment
- Handprint Strawberry Craft for Summer
- Grow Your Own Crystals
- Water Balloon Experiment – exploring densit with an EPIC summer activity for kids
- Amazing Bubble Painting
- Mind Blowing Color Changing Playdough
Summer Activities for Kids
- Egg Shell DIY Chia Pet Craft – Silly Spring / Summer Activities for Kids
- Grass Head Craft for Kids
- Blow GIANT bubbles with this Homemade Bubble Solution
- Outrageously FUN Bubble Painting
- Bleeding Tissue Paper Fireworks Craft
- Beautiful Flower Suncatcher Craft
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- Must try Lego Zipline
- Exploding Watermelon Science Experiment
- Homemade Chalk Recipe
- 75+ FUN Scavenger Hunts for Kids
- Find activities by month with our June Crafts for kids or our June Activities for Kids!
Fun Summer Activities for Kids
- Ice Cream Edible Playdough
- Whip up a batch of Kool Aid Playdough – it smells amazing!
- Vinegar and Baking Soda Rocket Science Experiment for Kids
- Summer Bucket List Printable with Ice Cream Theme
- How to Make Ice Cream in a Bag
- Ice Cream Playdough Patterns
- Head to the zoo with this FREE Zoo Scavenger Hunt – lots of choices for all ages!
- Make your favorite animal with one of these 100 animal crafts
- Try one of these fun Animal I Spy Printables
- Play with your food using this goldfish counting activity
- After seeing the frogs at the pond, grab this free life cycle of a frog worksheet
- Avoid the summer learning loss by practicing math with these crack the code worksheets
- First Day of Summer Craft
- Create this gorgeous stained glass art for kids
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