65 Ultimate Summer Sides & Salads

Don't let the burgers and dogs steal the show at your next cookout. From salad to slaw, these summer sides will make sure your whole meal sizzles.

Watermelon & Feta Salad

"This is a great summer recipe. It's my best friend's favorite, and she eats a lot of salads."

-Pinot Grigio

Zucchini Ribbons with Basil Butter

"This recipe is fantastic, easy and healthy."

-Garlic Chick

Homemade French Fries

"What a great way to cook fries. These turned out soft and delicious on the inside and crispy and crunchy on the outside."

-LoverlyLady

Baked Potatoes

"I made these last night with steak, and they were so good. The salted skin made the potato."

-chef mommy pepitone

Citrus & Fennel Salad

"What a delicious salad! The peppery arugula goes beautifully with the refreshing vinaigrette. It would be perfect for a dinner party."

-Delicious as it Looks

Heirloom-Tomato Panzanella

"This has an excellent combination of flavors, and I love the added texture of the crispy bread."

-Columbus Foodie

Hummus

"Never mind air, I have my hummus. I loved this dish."

-gailanng

Greek Village Salad

"This salad hit the spot on a hot summer's day. It was refreshing and so attractive."

-ladyfingers

Grilled Vegetable Salad

"I really loved this. Even the leftovers had a wonderful grilled flavor."

-JackieOhNo!

Mango, Pineapple & Kiwi Salad

"I would give this recipe more than 5 stars if allowed. It is the most amazing combination of flavors. It's sweet and tart, then you get an after kick of hot pepper, garlic, or cilantro. The lime juice is the perfect ingredient to bring all the flavors together."

-Miss Annie

Tabbouleh

"This is a really tasty tabbouleh. The peas and feta make for a perfectly sweet and salty contrast."

-Lalaloula

Spinach & Ham Pasta Bake

"My husband is a fanatical pasta critic, and even he approved of this recipe."

-kiwidutch

Grilled Corn on the Cob

"This worked perfectly. I enjoyed the bits of char-grill on my corn. I'll make this easy recipe again."

-breezermom

Egg Salad

"Simple is certainly sometimes the best. This salad is easy to make and very tasty."

-Chef Dudo

Lemon Couscous

"This is a light and easy summer salad. It has a really nice taste."

-Arichka

Baked Potato Salad

"I adore potato salads, especially homemade ones and this was a real winner!"

-anniesnomsblog

Egg Salads with Capers & Olives

"This salad was full of flavor. I loved the capers in it."

-French Tart

Tomato & Basil Salad

"There can't possibly be a better way to enjoy fresh, garden tomatoes and basil."

-Cookin-jo

Watermelon Basket Fruit Salad

"This was fun to make! I encourage anyone who tries it to use pumpkin carving equipment to make the job easier."

-Animal Azar

Classic Taco Salad

"This is the taco salad that my mom made for me as a kid! But I often add extra corn or garbanzo beans to make it more flavorful."

-JaLinGra

Marinated Cucumbers & Tomato

"This salad is easy to make and has a fantastic flavor. I already want to make it again soon."

-lauralie41

Watermelon & Feta Salad

"This is a great summer recipe. It's my best friend's favorite, and she eats a lot of salads."

-Pinot Grigio

Mustard Potato Salad

"I finally found the ideal potato salad! The flavor is just perfect for us, and the cream is a nice touch."

-Hey Jude

Classic Tuna Salad

"This is the best tuna salad ever! I didn't want anything exotic, just restaurant-style tuna salad. It has depth and is well-rounded."

-miamiunv_2036617

Lentil, Bean & Parsley Salad

This green salad is fresh and crunchy with plenty of protein and fiber.

Watermelon Salad

"Delicious salad — refreshingly sweet and tangy, perfect for summer barbecues!"

-DeliciousAsItLooks

Vegetarian Taco Pasta Salad

"This was delightful with a nice mix of sweet and spicy flavors!"

-Kumquat the Cat's friend

Potato Salad

"This is the secret to perfect potato salad. It is delicious."

-Bev

Broccoli Salad

"I love this salad. I have been searching for the perfect summer recipe, and this is it, folks."

-JuneDawg

Oven-Fried Zucchini Chips

"I'd give these more stars if I could. We love them and make them regularly. They take a little time to prepare, but well worth the effort!"

-one_of_t2

Doritos Taco Salad

"I made this for dinner the other night and my family gobbled it up in no time."

-mommyoffour

Rainbow Salad

"This has everything I look for in a summer salad. It's fresh, crunchy and colorful — with flavor, flavor and more flavor."

-Inge 1505

Cold Potato Vichyssoise

"This soup is excellent. I used homemade vegetable broth and added a little thyme. Super yum!"

-SharonChen

Egg Salad with Bacon & Horseradish

"This is a fantastic, flavorful egg salad. My husband and I both loved it."

-GaylaJ

Greek Orzo Salad

"This was very good, and a huge hit at the potluck I prepared it for."

-Chef Romano-Clarke

Greek Salad Dressing

"This is delicious! It's just the right amount of tart and sweet. I had this with salad greens and loved it! "

-Sharon123

White Cucumber Gazpacho

Served cold, this refreshing soup can be served as a light lunch on a hot day or as a first course for a special summertime dinner party.

Broccoli Slaw

"I absolutely love this recipe. Every time I take this slaw to a party, it gets rave reviews."

-loriwhited

Orzo & Grape Salad

"I loved this salad. It had a great blend of flavors."

-DDW

Creamy Broccoli Pasta Salad

"I was wondering when I would find a tasty, low-calorie and wonderful-tasting pasta salad. I finally found it."

-Andi of Longmeadow Farm

Barley Salad with Tomatoes & Corn

"This is one of my favorite summer side dishes because of its flexibility and seasonality."

-Kathleen R.

Marinated Vegetable Salad

"This is a great salad. It looks beautiful and tastes delicious."

-Lucky in Bayview

Greek Pasta Salad

"This is a great pasta salad. It has become an entertainment staple in our house."

-dawn_sanders

Barley & Tuna Salad

"This is an excellent recipe. The dressing is nice and light with a lemon-dill flavor."

-linrinblue

Rotisserie Chicken Salad

"I loved this salad. Rotisserie chicken allows for a quick dinner with many flavor options, too."

-Mommy Diva

Tuna & Pea Salad in Shells

"These shells were delicious, and everyone loved them. They were fast and easy to prepare and looked so pretty on the platter."

-Mrs.Jack

Macaroni Salad

"This is the best macaroni salad I have ever made, without a doubt. We had a big family get-together and it was the most-popular dish I served."

-ratherbeswimmin'

Spiced Carrot Salad

"This little salad has a bold flavor. I loved the cinnamon in it."

-cookiedog

KFC Copycat Coleslaw

"This is by far the best coleslaw I've made in a long time."

-MizzNezz

Southwestern Pasta Salad

"I took this to a Labor Day cookout, and everyone loved it. It was the first time I've ever used buttermilk, and I was quite impressed."

-Auntie Jan

Grilled Tomatoes & Asparagus

"This is really good. It makes a really nice addition to any BBQ."

-Caryn Gale

Potatoes with Garlic & Mint

"These were very good potatoes. I especially loved the garlic in them."

-CulinaryExplorer

Carb-Free Spinach Bread

"This is a great low-carb treat. I used it for a delicious sandwich that made me feel like I wasn't cheating on my diet."

-~Leslie~

Black Bean & Corn Salad

"This salad is so delicious and easy to make. It's a great dish for whipping up quickly."

-Recipe Reader

Southern Sweet Potato Salad

"What a delightful change of pace. We really thought the pecans brought a great layer of flavor and texture to this salad."

-Debbwl

Hawaiian Mac Salad

Everyone will be happy with this creamy, flavorful pasta salad at your next BBQ party!

Copycat Applebee's Chicken Salad

"This tastes just like the restaurant version. Now I never have to go out to eat."

-ChefLiLMama

Ginger & Lime Coleslaw

"This is an awesome slaw recipe. It is easy to prepare and over-the-top good."

-Meekocu2

Cucumber Salad

"This was a really great recipe. I love the dill and garlic together."

-Poker

Mexican Pasta Salad

"This is a very yummy twist on pasta salad. The beans, corn and bell pepper go great together, and the cheese is a nice addition, too."

-Lalaloula

Black Bean & Couscous Salad

"This salad is great. It has a wonderful mix of color and flavor."

-Kate in Ontario

Ramen Noodle Salad

"This is a nice salad recipe. It's been a hit at every social gathering this summer."

-Rand0mH3r0

BLT Salad

"What an easy and yummy salad. It's a great way to use my homegrown summer tomatoes."

-*Parsley*

Caprese Pasta Salad

"This is always a hit. I love that it's a pasta salad without the mayo."

-La Dilettante

2-Pasta Salad

"My family went absolutely crazy over this pasta salad. It's so amazing, I wouldn't change a single thing about it."

-Juenessa

Strawberry Salad with Chocolate Dressing

"This was delicious and so very easy to make."

-MsRobbyn

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