Potluck-Perfect: 10 Spring and Summer Salad RecipesBy Jeanette Morelan on April 21, 2016
Stumped for this weekend’s potluck contribution? We’re here to help. We combed social media platforms for the most-shared side salads for spring and summer—and lucky us! The results range from sweet to savory and travel incredibly well, so no need to worry about wilted greens.
The "secret" to this delightful fruit salad? Vanilla pudding mix. It combines with the fruit's natural juices to create a decadent, syrupy dressing—great as a side, or served as dessert with whipped cream on top.
Bring a taste of the Southwest to your picnic with this zesty side salad loaded with beans, corn, peppers and avocado. Serve with chips or alongside grilled meat and fish.
Once Upon A Chef
Satisfy any sweet tooth with this decadent combination of snickers, apples, whipped topping and caramel.
Chef In Training
This recipe is lightened up with Greek yogurt and has a good dose of healthy fats, thanks to rich avocado. Present with crackers or a stack of croissants, and watch it disappear.
Family Fresh Meals
Bacon, pasta and avocado, tossed in a creamy lemon-thyme dressing for a pasta salad variation that's sure to please a crowd.
This hearty salad is a meal unto itself. It's packed with pasta and protein, and finished with a spicy ranch dressing.
Butter With A Side Of Bread
Filled with a plenty of contrasting flavors and textures, this side salad is anything but boring.
The Recipe Critic
The bold flavors in this potato salad make it a great pairing with your grilling favorites.
She Wears Many Hats
Grilled sweet potatoes and charred corn add sweetness to a classic picnic side.
Two Peas And Their Pod
Mayo-based salads don't always jive with direct sunlight. Opt to dress your next coleslaw blend with a simple mix of honey, lemon juice and olive oil.