Best Summer Salads for Parties

It’s summertime baby! Since it’s starting to get hot outside, we all want refreshing food to keep us cool. For your next party, try one of our fun summer salad recipes to give your guests something yummy to enjoy!

Summer Caprese Salad

This salad goes perfectly with any Italian meal. Or just any meal in general honestly. It is easy to make, and doesn’t even have greens so it doesn’t feel like you are actually eating a salad.


What you’ll need:

Mixed color cherry tomatoes

Cucumber

Avocados

Mozzarella balls

Pesto

Lemon juice


For this salad just chop all of your ingredients into small pieces and put them in a bowl. Then mix pesto and lemon juice to make a yummy tangy dressing. Then enjoy! It really is that easy.


Mexican Salad

This salad is SO good and easy to make! If you are making any kind of Mexican food for your party like tacos, burritos, enchiladas, or more (which you totally should be making because these things are cheap and easy to make for a large group) this salad will be the perfect pairing!


What you’ll need:

Mixed Lettuce with carrots

Canned black beans

Canned corn

Cut cherry tomatoes

Tortilla chips (crushed)

Spicy ranch dressing


Start by putting the lettuce in a big bowl. Then open your canned items and put them onto your salad. We wanted to be able to see all of the toppings, because presentation matters, so we placed them into rows on top of the salad. Place the corn and black beans then cut up your cherry tomatoes and put them on top as well. Then add crushed up tortilla chips to both sides of the salad and you are done with all of your toppings! For the dressing we got a bottle of spicy ranch from our local store, but if you can’t find that you can make your own with regular ranch dressing and Cholula! Mix the two together to taste, this will vary depending on your spice tolerance.


Fresh blueberry orange salad

This unexpected flavor combo makes a unique summer salad for you to take to your next party!


What you'll need:

1 cup blueberries

1 bag spring mix salad greens

1/2 cup mandarin orange

1/4 cup dried cranberries

Sunflower seeds


Start by placing your greens in a bowl. Then add your blueberries, mandarin oranges, and sunflower seeds. Add a balsamic dressing or even just some olive oil and your salad is done! This is a super yummy one. Be sure to try it out for yourself!


Watermelon, feta salad

This is SUCH a summery salad. It is perfect for a BBQ or any outdoor party.


What you’ll need:

Spinach

Watermelon

Feta

Balsamic Vinaigrette

Candied Pecans


For this salad you will need to cut up your watermelon and grill it slightly. This sounds a little weird, I know. But I promise it is worth it! Grill it just long enough so that it has the classic grill marks and it should be done. For the rest of the salad put spinach, feta, and candied pecans in the bowl. To finish it off add a balsamic dressing and POOF! You have this incredible summer salad!


I hope that you enjoy these fresh and tasty summer salads! Let us know which one is your favorite.


Stay cool! Kim


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