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Potluck-Perfect: 10 Spring and Summer Salad Recipes

By 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.

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Secret Fruit Salad

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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.

Rachel Schultz

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Black Bean Salad with Lime-Cilantro Vinaigrette

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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

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Snickers Caramel Apple Salad

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Satisfy any sweet tooth with this decadent combination of snickers, apples, whipped topping and caramel.

Chef In Training

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Healthy Avocado Chicken Salad

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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

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Bacon and Avocado Macaroni Salad

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Bacon, pasta and avocado, tossed in a creamy lemon-thyme dressing for a pasta salad variation that's sure to please a crowd.

Damn Delicious

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Fiesta Ranch Chicken Pasta Salad

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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

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Broccoli Apple Salad

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Filled with a plenty of contrasting flavors and textures, this side salad is anything but boring.

The Recipe Critic

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Texas Style New Potato Salad

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The bold flavors in this potato salad make it a great pairing with your grilling favorites.

She Wears Many Hats

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Grilled Sweet Potato Salad

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Grilled sweet potatoes and charred corn add sweetness to a classic picnic side.

Two Peas And Their Pod

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No-Mayo Coleslaw

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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.

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