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. 🙂
This tasty salad has a wonderful marinade.
Our favorite Greek Salad recipe.
Black-eyed peas are the featured ingredient in this Tex-Mex salad.
This is a wonderful copycat salad recipe.
This recipe from Columbia Restaurant in Clearwater, Florida, is fantastic.
Marinated carrots never tasted so amazing as in this recipe.
This lovely salad has chili-cheese Fritos corn chips on top and in the body of the salad!
One of the first salad recipes I ever collected was from my husband!
This was the first Potato Salad recipe I ever made!
We love this amazing Chef Salad recipe. The salad dressing is marvelous, too.
This is one of the most breathtaking salads you will ever eat!
This spectacular salad has a great homemade salad dressing.
Tasty pasta salad with lots of fresh garden veggies.
One of the best pasta salad recipes you’ll ever eat!
This spectacular salad is so hearty and filling. This Greekish salad has both bacon and chicken.
I couldn’t resist one salad in wrap form!
Terrific Greek salad recipe with a spectacular marinade.
This delicious salad is so satisfying. It has hard-boiled eggs, grilled chicken and lots of cheese.
This great salad is a Panera Bread knock-off.
These copycat salad dressings make this salad spectacular.
This salad has lots of crunch and has a healthy salad dressing made with Greek yogurt.
My layered salad has about 20 layers! Lots of crunch, texture and taste.
One of our favorite ways to prepare Cole Slaw.
This fruity salad has a marvelous homemade salad dressing.
This is one amazing salad. The spicy dressing makes this salad special.
Another delectable Greek-type salad.
This succulent salad uses a sweet store bought Greek dressing.
Tasty recipe that’s healthy, low calorie, gluten free and vegan.
Sensational salad uses mediterranean veggies like hearts of palm, artichokes, corn cobbettes and other Greek-type salad veggies.
One of our favorite ways to make Taco Salad.
Amazing Taco Salad recipe with pinto beans, crushed tortilla chips and ground beef. This one also has a great French dressing recipe.
This salad has a wonderful dressing that makes it a hit.
If you’ve never had pears on a tossed salad before your missing out!
This is one of the best pasta salad recipes you’ll ever eat!
Tasty salad has zucchini, garbanzo beans, bell peppers, cheese and other veggies.
This fantastic salad has 5 different fruits, cashews and goat cheese. We serve it with a lovely poppy seed dressing.
The luscious cilantro dressing makes this one fantastic salad.
We love this wonderful spinach salad loaded with strawberries and almonds.
This tasty salad has a creamy dill dressing that sets it off wonderfully.
Another tossed salad with lots of fruit.
This scrumptious salad has a healthy maple syrup balsamic vinaigrette dressing.
Another fruity salad with a nice salad dressing.
One of our favorite salads.
Everyone loves this salad! The homemade peach dressing is marvelous.
Light, refreshing summer salad.
If you love tomatoes and avocados you will love this tasty salad.
This gorgeous salad tastes as great as it looks!
We love this pasta salad recipe. It’s filled with crunchy texture and fabulous taste.
Easy veggie salad uses fresh and canned veggies.
We’ve made this salad literally hundreds of times! Yum.