15 Light Salad Recipes For A Summer Potluck

15 Light Salad Recipes For A Summer Potluck

Beach weather is nearly here and we know that it can be difficult to avoid the summer calorie slide. So instead of packing heavy for the the next potluck you’ll be attending, do the rest of the party guests a favor by bringing a lighter summer salad that’s just as tasty minus all the extra calories!

  1. Hawaiian Crunch Macaroni Salad - This macaroni salad recipe is the winner of the Recipe4Living Picnic Potluck Contest! A creamy tart, and sweet dressing holds together macaroni, peppers, onion, and crushed pineapple for a tangy picnic treat! 
  2. Potluck Bean Salad - This recipe is promise to be the best. It is all gone before anything else is. 
  3. Summer Rice Salad with Feta, Citrus and Mint - The strong tastes in this salad combine for a refreshing summer dish. 
  4. Macaroni Salad with Vegetable Confetti - This colorful salad is healthy, vegan, and it's a perfect side dish for a party or picnic. 
  5. No Spoil Potato Salad - The best thing about this dish is no mayonnaise so it won't spoil on a hot day. Actually, warmth enhances the flavors so it gets better as it sits. Always a big hit for outdoor events. 
  6. Fresh Tomato Mozzarella Salad Italiano – This simple, fresh salad is full of flavor, is easy to prepare, and is perfect for a potluck or picnic. It was developed to showplace the bounty of the home garden but works just as well with store-bought ingredients.
  7. Potluck Pasta Salad - This pretty pasta salad with many different colored vegetables to sure to impress a crowd. 
  8. Grapeberry Summer Salad - This is a great summer salad for a hot day! 
  9. Summer Slaw Salad - This light slaw salad is made with cider vinegar and a little sugar, instead of mayonnaise. 
  10. Spaghetti Salad - This spaghetti salad is the perfect summer picnic potluck dish!  It is made ahead , it doesn't have any mayonnaise in it to worry about spoiling, and it can be an entree or a nice accompaniment to other picnic foods. 
  11. Summer Sweet Corn Salad - Mix grilled sweet corn and cherry tomatoes with some red onion and fresh lime juice for this amazing salad. 
  12. Picnic Potato Salad with Ham and Peas - An easy recipe for potato salad with just enough bite in the dressing to be tastefully different, with the added twist of bacon, ham, and peas to add color and nutrition. 
  13. Chicken Salad - This isn't your typical chicken salad. I use choice ingredients which sets it off differently from the usual chicken salad. I came up with this in an effort to decrease the calorie intake from the mayonnaise. 
  14. Asparagus Picnic Salad - This recipe is a bright, eye-catching salad that goes fast when served at potlucks.It is a refreshing change to traditional pasta salads with a perfect blend of ingredients and flavor.  
  15. Yosemite Asparagus Salad - A nice substitution if you aren’t in the mood for a leafy salad but want some sort of salad. 

Looking for more Summer Potluck Recipes? Click Here! Or check out How to Plan a Healthy Picnic!

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