Need a salad that can go with you and that don't require chilling? Keep this list in your back pocket!

25 No-Chill, Picnic-Perfect Summer Salads

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Need a salad that can go with you and that don't require chilling? Keep this list in your back pocket!


Ah, summer……..

That time of year when last minute get-togethers to just “hang out” actually happen. And road trips create life-long memories. And hours spent relaxing by the lake or the pool or the seaside (or the sprinkler) are truly relished.

Whether you're taking a minimal approach to summer or are packing in the activities, summer is the perfect time to create simple meals, and specifically meals that can be safely packed for hours on end to go with you wherever you go and provide a simple, no-fuss meal anytime of day.

Thus, today we're diving into summer-safe salads that can confidently be brought to picnics, beach-outings, and barbecues and that provide nourishing sustenance without much work – and most importantly, don't require chilling.



Picnic Perfect Summer Salads


Gwyneth Paltrow's Cold Soba Noodle Salad

Simple Potato Salad with Thyme and Olive Oil

Quinoa Salad with Greek Flavors


Thai Mango Salad with a Cashew Ginger Salad

Thai Mango Salad with a Cashew Ginger Dressing

Lee's Asian Slaw

Easy Summer Herb & Chickpea Chopped Salad with Goat Cheese

Lemony Quinoa Salad

Sugar Snap Pea and Fennel Salad

Garbanzo Bean and Roasted Corn Salad

Simple Party Salad: Black Bean & Avocado Starter

Primavera Potato Salad - a celebration of fresh garden vegetables!

Primavera Potato Salad

Grilled Eggplant & Zucchini Salad Recipe with Feta, Chickpeas & Mint

Roasted Moroccan Carrot Salad

BLT Chopped Salad with Corn, Feta + Avocado

Everything But the Kitchen Sink Pasta Salad

Super Simple Tomato Salad

Strawberry Watermelon Basil Salad

Chickpea, Avocado, and Feta Salad

Greek Sweet Potato Salad

The best Broccoli Bacon Salad

The Best Broccoli Bacon Salad (Really Truly!)

Roasted Beet and Watermelon Salad

Quinoa Garden Salad (just leave the chicken out of this salad if leaving it out!)

Tangy Carrot Slaw

Apple Walnut Kale Salad with a Citrus Vinaigrette

Lentil Sprout Salad

Sorry…. I know I said 25 Summer Salad Recipes, but I keep finding great recipes! 🙂 So here are a few more summer salads I think you should absolutely try….!

Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad

Cool as a Cucumber Chickpea Salad

Lemon Orzo Salad with Asparagus and Tomatoes

Mexican Fiesta Salad

Berry Avocado Quinoa and Kale Salad with Honey-Lime Poppy Seed Dressing


Want more summer meals that won't heat up the house?

Our MEGA collection of slow cooker recipes has 100+ that would be suitable for summer!

Check them out here.


So here's to summer – may this year this season be deeply refreshing, delightful, and full of good things. 🙂
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