50 Fabulous Summer Salads

Gluten Free Living – 2014

We love salads. I make them all the time. Fruit salads, veggie salads, tossed salads, tossed salads with fruit, marinated salads, fluffy fruit salads, pasta salads – we enjoy them all. Salads are one of the foods I enjoy creating. Salads are great summer fare, but we enjoy them all year round even in the dead of winter. I’ve created a collage here of some of our favorite salads.

This collage does not include any fluffy fruit salads, gelatin salads, or salads that contain strictly fruit. This collection contains tossed salads, pasta salads, and marinated salads. Almost every recipe included is gluten free, although only a couple are vegan. I really love cheese on salads, so if you’re vegan and have a good cheese substitute then almost all of these recipes will work with those substitutions. Only about 10% of these recipes contain meat, but still they are so hearty you may find yourself enjoying them as main dish meals rather than as a side. And, of course, many of these recipes would be great for Meatless Mondays.

Many of these fabulous salad recipes are our family’s favorite recipes, too. I hope you enjoy them and consider trying out many of them. Perhaps some of these great recipes will become your family favorites, too. 🙂

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Antipasto Salad

Antipasto Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this amazingly healthy #salad has a delicious, homemade #GreekSalad dressing. #avocados #pepperocinis #mozzarellacheese #glutenfree

This tasty salad has a wonderful marinade.

 

Black-Eyed Pea Salad

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Black-eyed peas are the featured ingredient in this Tex-Mex salad.

 

Chili’s Caribbean Salad Copycat Recipe and Honey-Lime Dressing

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This is a wonderful copycat salad recipe.

 

Columbia Restaurant’s “1905” Salad

Columbia Restaurant's "1905" Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | fabulous signature #salad from one of Clearwater, Florida's, premiere restaurants. We love this salad. #ham #swisscheese #romanocheese #glutenfree

This recipe from Columbia Restaurant in Clearwater, Florida, is fantastic.

 

Copper Pennies

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Marinated carrots never tasted so amazing as in this recipe.

 

Corn Salad

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This lovely salad has chili-cheese Fritos corn chips on top and in the body of the salad!

 

Cucumbers in Sour Cream

Cucumbers in Sour Cream | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | quick and easy #salad that's great for any summer fare or holiday barbecues. #glutenfree #cucumbers

One of the first salad recipes I ever collected was from my husband!

 

Down-Home Potato Salad

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This was the first Potato Salad recipe I ever made!

 

Fabulous Chef Salad

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We love this amazing Chef Salad recipe. The salad dressing is marvelous, too.

 

Farmer’s Market Pasta Salad

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This is one of the most breathtaking salads you will ever eat!

 

Fruity Spinach Salad with Peachy Balsamic Vinaigrette

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This spectacular salad has a great homemade salad dressing.

 

Garden Pasta Salad

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Tasty pasta salad with lots of fresh garden veggies.

 

Greek Pasta Salad

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One of the best pasta salad recipes you’ll ever eat!

 

Greek Salad with Grilled Chicken and Bacon

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This spectacular salad is so hearty and filling. This Greekish salad has both bacon and chicken.

 

Greek Salad Wraps

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I couldn’t resist one salad in wrap form!

 

Greek Tomato Salad

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Terrific Greek salad recipe with a spectacular marinade.

 

Grilled Chicken Salad with Healthy Honey Mustard Dressing

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This delicious salad is so satisfying. It has hard-boiled eggs, grilled chicken and lots of cheese.

 

Harvest Turkey Salad with Cherry Vinaigrette

Harvest Turkey Salad with Cherry Vinaigrette | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | fabulous #PaneraBread copycat recipe with #driedcherries in the #salad and #cherrypreserves in the salad dressing. Great with leftover #turkey or #chicken. #glutenfree #pears

This great salad is a Panera Bread knock-off.

 

Healthy Olive Garden Salad and Copycat Dressings

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These copycat salad dressings make this salad spectacular.

 

Healthy Broccoli Salad

Healthy Broccoli Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | delicious yet healthier version of the traditional #broccoli #salad. This one uses #Greekyogurt.

This salad has lots of crunch and has a healthy salad dressing made with Greek yogurt.

 

Healthy 24-Hour Layered Salad

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My layered salad has about 20 layers! Lots of crunch, texture and taste.

 

Heavenly Cole Slaw

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One of our favorite ways to prepare Cole Slaw.

 

Kiwi-Strawberry Spinach Salad

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This fruity salad has a marvelous homemade salad dressing.

 

Mandarin Spinach Salad

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This is one amazing salad. The spicy dressing makes this salad special.

 

Marinated Greek Salad

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Another delectable Greek-type salad.

 

Marinated Squash and Tomato Salad

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This succulent salad uses a sweet store bought Greek dressing.

 

Marinated Veggie Salad

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Tasty recipe that’s healthy, low calorie, gluten free and vegan.

 

Mediterranean Salad

Mediterranean Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this spectacular #salad has many #Mediterranean veggies that make it even better than a traditional #Greeksalad. #glutenfree

Sensational salad uses mediterranean veggies like hearts of palm, artichokes, corn cobbettes and other Greek-type salad veggies.

 

Mexican Bean Taco Salad

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One of our favorite ways to make Taco Salad.

 

Mexican Taco Salad

Mexican Taco Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | dynamite #TexMex #salad with spicy #groundbeef, #pintobeans, #cheese & tortilla chips. Great for summer potlucks. #glutenfree

Amazing Taco Salad recipe with pinto beans, crushed tortilla chips and ground beef. This one also has a great French dressing recipe.

 

Pear Salad with Ginger Vinaigrette

Pear Salad with Ginger Vinaigrette | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this lovely #pear #salad has a wonderful homemade #vinaigrette. #glutenfree #pecans #cheese

This salad has a wonderful dressing that makes it a hit.

 

Pear Salad with Glazed Walnuts

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If you’ve never had pears on a tossed salad before your missing out!

 

Ranch BLT Pasta Salad

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This is one of the best pasta salad recipes you’ll ever eat!

 

Roasted Zucchini Salad

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Tasty salad has zucchini, garbanzo beans, bell peppers, cheese and other veggies.

 

Salad Greens with Berries, Cashews and Goat Cheese

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This fantastic salad has 5 different fruits, cashews and goat cheese. We serve it with a lovely poppy seed dressing.

 

Southwestern Chopped Salad with Cilantro Dressing

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The luscious cilantro dressing makes this one fantastic salad.

 

Special Strawberry Spinach Salad

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We love this wonderful spinach salad loaded with strawberries and almonds.

 

Spinach and Bacon Salad with Lemon Pepper Dill Dressing

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This tasty salad has a creamy dill dressing that sets it off wonderfully.

 

Spinach and Fruit Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

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Another tossed salad with lots of fruit.

 

Spinach Pomegranate Salad

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This scrumptious salad has a healthy maple syrup balsamic vinaigrette dressing.

 

Spinach Salad

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Another fruity salad with a nice salad dressing.

 

Spring Mix with Berries, Glazed Pecans and Feta Cheese

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One of our favorite salads.

 

Spring Mix with Peaches, Walnuts and Feta

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Everyone loves this salad! The homemade peach dressing is marvelous.

 

Strawberry Blueberry Avocado Salad with Strawberry Poppyseed Vinaigrette

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Light, refreshing summer salad.

 

Teresa’s Greek Salad

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Our favorite Greek Salad recipe.

 

Tomato Avocado Mozzarella Salad

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If you love tomatoes and avocados you will love this tasty salad.

 

Tossed Salad with Tropical Fruit

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This gorgeous salad tastes as great as it looks!

 

Trio Antipasto Salad

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We love this pasta salad recipe. It’s filled with crunchy texture and fabulous taste.

 

Vegetable Salad

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Easy veggie salad uses fresh and canned veggies.

 

Winter Fruit Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

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We’ve made this salad literally hundreds of times! Yum.

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