6 Quick & Easy Salad Recipes

If you’re looking for a light meal, recipe ideas for your next backyard barbecue, or a side dish that’s pretty enough for any party, a salad is the way to go. Cool, crispy, and so refreshing, salads let seasonal produce really shine. Sink your teeth into these 6 delicious recipes that only take a few minutes to make (thanks to this handy prep tool). Check them out!

1. Chicken Avocado Caprese Salad

The classic tomato and mozzarella salad gets a California makeover with a baby arugula base, chicken, and avocados. A light, homemade vinaigrette dressing pulls it all together. Plus, you can get this impressive, filling salad on the table in just 5 minutes.

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Raspberry Tequila Sangria

2. Fresh Tomato, Cucumber & Feta Salad

This lively, Mediterranean-inspired salad will be your go-to non-recipe. Seriously, what’s easier than cutting a few veggies, adding cheese, and tossing it all with dressing? When you have a tool that makes cutting veggies a snap, this recipe gets even easier. This salad is fresh, tangy, and will add a pop of color to any meal.

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Sparkling White Sangria

3. Harvest Cobb Salad

You don’t have to wait for fall to enjoy this fresh, fast salad. Flavorful bacon, hard-boiled eggs, and tangy blue cheese perfectly complement crisp Granny Smith apples, sweet dried cranberries, and creamy homemade poppy seed dressing. It’s the perfect combination of sweet and savory flavors.

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Easy Skinny ‘Rita

4. Summer Fruit & Spinach Salad

Strawberries, red grapes, kiwi, and a bright raspberry vinaigrette add a sweet, fragrant contrast to a bed of earthy spinach…and toasted pecan halves give this salad just the crunch it needs. It’s pretty enough to serve at a bridal or baby shower, but satisfying and nutritious enough to serve at family dinner.

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Fresh Mango Margaritas

5. Grilled Vegetable Panzanella Salad

It’s a shame to waste good (though slightly stale) bread…but with a recipe like this, you’ll never have to again. We’ve doctored this classic, rustic, Tuscan bread salad a bit by adding bell peppers, artichoke hearts, and Parmesan cheese that provide surprising pops of contrasting flavor. Make it a meal by adding chicken!

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Alcohol-Free Strawberry Lemonade Quencher

6. Italian Pesto Pasta Salad

There’s nothing like a light pasta salad on a hot day. This family favorite uses pre-made pesto, but since basil is at its peak during the warmer months, you could easily whip up some of your own. It’ll be the best side dish at any barbecue!

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Triple-Citrus Mojitos

5 Responses to 6 Quick & Easy Salad Recipes

  1. Eileen Paul March 8, 2016 at 5:48 pm #

    I am so excited that PC is now a blog post

  2. Sue Oldham March 21, 2016 at 5:47 pm #

    Beautiful looking salads—etc.Beautiful everything. !!

    • Holly Dicke April 6, 2016 at 1:39 pm #

      I made the Chicken Avocado Caprese Salad last night! Yum!!!! So refreshing and good. If you’d like to host a Salad and Sangria Party to highlight a salad and try out all sorts of PC products, that would be fun!

  3. Shelley Ulrich March 31, 2016 at 2:59 pm #

    Presentation can help entice the appetite. With the right tools on hand, it can be done in a snap with ease.

  4. Terry Huseby May 19, 2021 at 10:48 pm #

    Summer fruit salad sounds yummy and refreshing!!

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