Summer is coming! Summer is coming! For some people that means eating outside – poolside, at a park, in a friend’s backyard. If you’re charged with bringing something or just want to mix-up your salad repertoire, here are seven delicious salads to try this year.

Sunflower Salad from Kitchen Apparel – Check this salad out if you want a show stopper. It’s gorgeous.


III Forks Restaurant Salad  from III Forks –  Spinach, apples, blue cheese and a maple pecan vinaigrette….yum.


Avocado Strawberry Salad with Poppyseed Dressing from Gimme Some Oven – The creamy avocado pairs nicely with the sweet tart zing of the strawberries.


Three Grain Salad from Janessa’s Dinners – If you like texture and a snappy bite, this salad is for you. Arugula is one of my favorite, peppery leaves.



Crab Salad with Celery from Bev Cooks – Pairing the crab with the crunch of the celery makes a delicious alternative to typical picnic fare.


Skinny French Country Salad – Asparagus, beets, feta and a crunch of walnuts create a filling meal in a bowl.


Summer Berry Salad – You really can’t go wrong with a fruit salad, but this one is spruced up with honey roasted almonds.