Young Wifey gave us this idea when she did a roundup on all of her favorite summer salads. Each one looked fantastic. Since we’re still in picnic and cookout season, we thought we’d share our favorite summer salads too. We have a broad definition of salad, but hey the more the merrier.
Pasta Salads — Pasta Salad with Feta and Red Peppers, Pesto Pasta Salad, Pasta Salad with Mushrooms and Olives, Pasta Salad with Tomatoes, Bacon and Capers and Pasta Salad with Chick peas (pictured below.)
Bean Salads — Chickpea Salad (pictured below), Cannellini Bean Salad, White Bean Salad with Eggplant and Tomatoes, Black Bean Salad with Cucumber and Tomato, Layered Mexican Salad, and French Lentil Salad with Mint.
Fruit and Vegetable Salads: Roman Summer Salad (look up!), Creamy Cucumber Salad, Bok Choy Salad, Panzanella Salad, Tomato and Cucumber Salad, Heirloom Tomato Salad (pictured below), Grapefruit and Cucumber Salad, Watermelon, Feta and Mint Salad (pictured at the top of the post).
And the toppings — Avocado Salad Dressing, Buttermilk Ranch, Grapefruit Vinaigrette, Strawberry Vinaigrette, Honey-Mustard buttermilk dressing, Pesto Croutons, Baked Goat Cheese, Candied Pecans (pictured below).