Temperatures are finally starting to rise and that could only mean one thing: salad season. I don’t know about you, but during the warmer months, sometimes I can’t bear the thought of eating anything hot – let alone turning the oven on! So I turn to big colorful salads filled with anything I have on hand. What’s great about these summer salads without lettuce though, is that no leafy greens means more room for interesting ingredient combinations. These summer salad recipes are the perfect hot weather meal or dish to bring to a potluck.
10 No Lettuce Salads for Summer
Crowd Pleasing Salads
A salad packed full of flavor without any iceberg to get in the way? Yes please! Chicken, peanuts, cabbage, carrots and more make up this cold meal, with an easy peanut sauce for dressing.
Caprese salad is so pretty I kind of just want to look at it. But then the urge to eat it completely overpowers its beauty. This easy salad recipe can be thrown together in minutes.
What’s better than a salad that doubles as a dip? Scoop this salad up with tortilla chips for a mouthful of flavor. I want to bring this to my next potluck!
Deli Inspired Salads
This classic potato salad recipe is a tried and true deli salad favorite. Potato salad is simple and so good you’ll want to eat it as a meal.
This Asian-inspired salad is one that will surely impress your friends with its taste and presentation. Broccoli and pasta is tossed together with a peanut citrus sauce in this Campbell’s Kitchen recipe.
This one looks like it couldn’t be easier. All it takes is a few cans of beans and ingredients for the dressing. Yum!
This dessert changes the definition of salad, but no complaints here. You probably can’t get much better than a salad made of apples, Snickers and Cool Whip.
Go ahead and get used to having salad for dessert. This pretzel salad has layers of pretzels, a cream cheese center, and strawberry Jello on top.
This sweet and simple salad is another great summer treat. A unique take on summer fruit salad might be just what your picnic table is missing.
This Jello recipe also counts toward your summer salad intake. Jello, Cool Whip, mandarin oranges and pudding make up the picnic-friendly dish.