Salads for Summer

Buttermilk Ranch Dressing - closeup

May 20, 2022

Did you know that May is National Salad Month (created out of enlightened self-interest by the Association for Dressings and Sauces in 1992)? To help you prepare and celebrate, here are some favorite salad recipes we shared over the years and one fantastic dressing recipe that is great on almost any salad. If you want more ideas, then check out the complete list.

Crunchy Pea Salad

This salad combines both frozen petite peas and fresh snow peas to make a crunchy and satisfying salad. Bacon bits, water chestnuts, and a creamy dressing complete the dish.

Mandarin Orange and Candied Almond Salad

This crowd-pleasing salad combines crunchy greens with mandarin oranges, candied almonds, and a sweet Asian vinaigrette to make a great summer potluck salad.

Crunchy Ramen Noodle Salad

Crunchy Ramen Noodle Salad

Dried packaged ramen noodles, the college meal staple, add a fun crunch to this crispy and tasty cabbage salad.

Chinese chicken salad - close-up

Mom’s Chinese Chicken Salad

This salad of crisp vegetables, savory proteins, and crunchy wonton strips is brought together with a sweet Asian vinaigrette – perfect for a potluck or for weekday meal prep.

Buttermilk Ranch Dressing - overhead

Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

If you would prefer to pull together your own selection of veggies, consider tossing them with this buttermilk ranch dressing. It beats any packaged or bottled dressing you find in the store. Make a double or triple batch, it goes quickly.

Happy salad days!

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