Colorful Black Bean Salad
Cherry tomatoes and yellow pepper add splashes of color this black bean salad. 'I like to let it stand for at least 15 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to blend,' suggests Laurie Mace of Los Osos, California.
Fresh Mozzarella Pasta Salad
A take on a traditional Caprese, but modified into a light summer pasta salad that goes great with anything off the grill, or just on its own. When I eat it on its own, I sometimes add about a cup of any chunked, cold sausage (I suggest pepperoni or a lighter summer sausage). Any pasta is fine, but I like the orzo's size.
Pasta Deli Salad
A flavorful combination of meats and cheeses, mixed with pasta and dressing. This is a great side for picnics and parties!
This Rice-A-Roni salad is great for a potluck. Variations may include adding more veggies or using shrimp instead of chicken. If you're careful about the amount of dressing you stir in, this salad can be chilled and unmolded onto a plate.
Heather's Cilantro, Black Bean, and Corn Salsa
A summer salad of corn, black beans, tomato, onion, pepper, and avocado.
Chicken Fiesta Salad
This is an attractive and zesty all in one dish. It's full of veggies and chicken, and loaded with flavor. A quick fix for a long day. If desired, top with shredded cheese and tortilla chips.
Sue's Taco Salad
This taco salad is a great dish for potlucks. It's easy and can be made in advance. Add dressing just before serving.
Perfect Summer Fruit Salad
Layers of fresh fruit are soaked in a citrusy sauce in this colorful salad.