10 Summer Side Salads

Side salads

I am so ready for some heat to come our way and with that comes all of my favorite backyard BBQ parties and cold summer side salads.

Growing up our staples were Italian pasta salad, macaroni salad, and potato salad.

I loved them, I still love them, but it time to shake things up.

I’ve rounded up ten new and fun cold side salads you have to try this summer.

10 Summer Side Salads

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Tortellini Summer Side Salads

Tortellini Pesto Salad

If you like basil pesto you are going to love this side dish.

I’ve made this summer side salad a few times already because we just can’t get enough of it.

It is simple and easy to make and absolutely delicious.

Get the recipe here.


Chicken salad

Best-Ever Chicken Salad

Enjoy this chicken salad as a side dish or turn it into the main course by making it into sandwiches.

However you eat it, you’re going to love this chicken salad.

Get the recipe here.



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Pickle pasta salad

Dill Pickle Pasta Salad

I love pasta salad and I LOVE pickles.

When I saw this dill pickle pasta salad I just knew I had to try it.

Get the recipe here.


chicken bacon ranch pasta salad

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

This is the summer side salad to beat all other summer side salads.


Three words. Chicken. Bacon. Ranch.

Get the recipe here.


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Cauliflower summer side salads

Cauliflower Cashew Pea Salad

This summer side salad is salty and sweet.

Get the recipe here.


Dorito taco salad

Dorito Taco Salad

This is by far one of my favorites and my mom made it all the time growing up.

I thought all taco salads were made with Doritos until I brought it to a party once and everyone thought it was so awesome that I used Doritos.

For me, it just isn’t taco salad without them.

Get the recipe here.



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Seafood side salad

Seafood Salad

A little something for my seafood loving friends.

Crab and shrimp in pasta with peppers and onions. Mmmmm.

Get the recipe here.


Black bean salad

Black Bean Salad

If you’re looking for protein this is the summer side salad for you.

Get the recipe here.


Sweet potato salad

Sweet Potato Salad

I love sweet potatoes and they taste so good with onions and cranberries.

I’m dying to make this salad.

Get the recipe here.


Asian noodle salad

Asian Noodle Salad

Maybe not exactly what you think of when you think of a backyard bbq cold side salad, but hey I like changing things up.

Get the recipe here.


Oh my goodness am I hungry now. Which one of these summer side salads looks the best to you? I want to know in the comments below!


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