When it comes to picnics, barbeques and garden parties it’s easy to focus on the mains, with salad too often relegated to an also-ran. But adding a few really tempting salad recipes to your picnic basket or party table is the perfect way to balance your meal. These 10 salad ideas are sure to be a hit!
Balsamic Roasted Tomato, Baby Spinach & Giant Couscous Salad is dressed with a honey, mustard and balsamic dressing and can be served hot, warm or cold.
Curried Potato Salad brings together the flavours of Coronation chicken in a gently sweet and spicy vegetarian dish.
Heart Attack Potato Salad is definitely one to enjoy in moderation, as it’s a full-fat, full-flavour recipe featuring bacon, mayonnaise and gherkins.
Loaded Cauliflower Couscous Salad with Roasted Turmeric Chickpeas is full of spice, colour, and healthy vegetables and legumes.
Pasta Caesar Salad takes a classic Caesar and makes it more substantial with the addition of pasta.
Pimm’s Summer Salad combines cucumbers, strawberries and mint with a Pimm’s-based dressing.
Roast Tomatoes with Garlic, Basil and Chilli work well on their own, or as a garnish for pasta, chicken, burgers or sausages.
Smoky Paprika Coleslaw is perfect for picnics and barbeques, thanks to the smokiness of the paprika and the surprising dressing.
Summer Greek Pasta Salad makes great use of feta cheese with tomatoes, cucumber, red onion and olives to evoke the flavours of Greece.
Vegan Quinoa Summer Salad is full of colour and protein, and is naturally gluten-free.
And if you want to make a simple dressed green salad, check out my super quick Jam Jar Salad Dressing recipe.
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Please leave a comment - I love hearing from you!18 Comments to "Picnic Recipes | 10 Super Tasty Salads"
This is one salad fest, Kavey!..
I want to try them all! Thanks for including my pasta Caesar salad!
I can see why these are super tasty all of them need to be on my picnic list and tables they look great!
So many delicious salad ideas! Such an important part of any picnic, there’s such a wide variety to choose from here!
I know I shouldn’t, but I love the sound of heart-attack potato salad ?
Love the idea of the curried potato salad. Trying this today to go with my grilled chicken.
These look fantastic. The variety makes it easy to pick one for dinner or to bring to a BBQ!
These look amazing. I want to try them all. Very nice compilation.
I am now craving salad Kavey. Thanks for sharing one of mine. Sharing this now.
Oh wow, these ALL look amazing! Love the sound of a Pimms salad 🙂
This looks like the perfect picnic salad! I will put it on my list of recipes to try!
This is such a great roundup of salad recipes. So hard to choose from such a delish selection. All of them look amazing.
Great ideas in this post, Kavey. Thanks for sharing one of mine. Right now are all about the salads in my house, even at a BBQ! My grilling skills are pretty terrible!
What a wonderful and varied collection! Perfect for anyone planning Summer parties or a Barbeque!
Thanks Snig, I have a series of these picnic recipe round ups coming up every week, so look out for next ones!
The Summer Greek Past Salad has gone straight on to my must make list!
When the weather starts warming up, I start to crave salads. Lots to choose from here and I just want to get stuck in.
This is very nice recipe thanks for sharing this