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10 Summer Salads for People Who Hate Wimpy Green Salads

It's summer and inevitably time to eat more salads -- but, often those big green summer salads are just too wholesome to be enjoyable. If you're one of those people who hate anything too green and leafy, these creamy and meaty salads are for you! So, say goodbye to that rabbit food, and say hello to your new favorite summer salad.

1. Grilled Potato Salad

No need to heat up the kitchen with this clever grilled potato salad, served with green onions and bacon. The cider vinegar dressing gives it a delicious tangy flavor.

Grilled Potato Salad

Photo by bd.weld

2. Insalata di Riso (Italian Rice Salad)

This hearty Italian salad is packed with protein. It's a real winner for a summer party potluck.

Insalata di Riso (Italian Rice Salad)

Photo by Buckwheat Queen

3. Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

Bacon, ranch, and pasta -- you just know this salad is going be addictive.

Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

Photo by Melissa Goff

4. Bacon and Egg Potato Salad

There's potato salad, and then there's this 5-star winning potato salad. We think you might like this one a lot.

Bacon and Eggs Potato Salad

Bacon and Eggs Potato Salad | Photo by Baking Nana

5. Saigon Noodle Salad

This fresh grilled shrimp noodle salad is what summer is all about, and the Asian dressing is seriously delicious.

Saigon Noodle Salad

Saigon Noodle Salad | Photo by lutzflcat

6. Amelia's Tuna Macaroni Salad

Creamy comfort food salad at its best. Don't skimp on the mayo or the sweet pickle relish.

Amelias Tuna Macaroni Salad

Photo by KGora

7. Grilled Corn Salad

This smoky, grilled corn salad is beefed up with some red onion, peppers and cilantro.

Grilled Corn Salad

Photo by Molly

8. Orzo and Tomato Salad with Feta Cheese

This filling pasta salad with tomatoes, pasta, olives, and herbs makes a delicious meal at any time of the day.

Orzo and Tomato Salad

Photo by Molly

9. Panzanella Salad

Leftover bread becomes a rich Italian salad that'll have you licking the bowl clean. It's that good.

Panzanella Salad

Photo by SunnyByrd

10. Bacon Avocado Salad

Bacon, avocado, and tomatoes make a simple but perfect salad for any occasion.

Bacon Avocado Salad

Photo by dkangas


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About Vicky McDonald

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