These salad recipes are perfect for summer cookouts and easy family dinners, and are some of the best ways to use the season’s delicious fruits and veggies.
From classic BBQ faves like macaroni and pasta salad to healthier options like fresh Greek salad and a watermelon feta mix, we’ve got something for every craving and mood that may strike. For more summer cooking ideas, check out our best grilled dinner recipes.
Watermelon and Spinach SaladSummer’s the perfect time to toss up this watermelon salad. You’d never expect it, but spinach is awesome here. Eat it and feel cool on even the hottest days. —Marjorie Au, Honolulu, Hawaii
Summer Salad by the LakeI came up with this recipe to show appreciation to all the teachers at my son’s school. The dish had to be as special as the teachers, who always go the extra mile for their students. I think this salad did the trick! It’s hearty, earthy, sweet and loaded with nothing but good stuff.