If you’re familiar with our cowboy caviar or cowboy pasta salad, you should be pretty excited to see this cowboy salad. Similar to the pasta variety (just without the noodles) this is a hearty salad that’s jam-packed with both nutrients and flavor. Yes, romaine lettuce is the base, but this isn’t one of those salads that’s mostly leafy greens with just a couple other add-ins; this is more like alllll the add-ins you can think of with just a handful of greens thrown in for good measure. Also, this is addictively delicious and you’ll want many, many bowls of it. Get the recipe here!
Crunchy Barbecue Ranch Pasta Salad
Not only does a good pasta salad require lots of flavor and yummy components, we also like some good texture and consistency to be happening as well – why not have something a little crunchy in there to make it interesting? Here, we’ve got a barbeque ranch vibe going on, to which we added extra-crunchy corn chips for that extra oomph that really takes things over the top (in the best way possible). Get the recipe here!
Dill Pickle Potato Salad
Summertime barbecues require a potato salad as a side dish. Every family has a coveted potato salad recipe and sometimes the different ingredients can stir up some real family drama! A cool, crisp potato salad a source of great pride and a good recipe will have everyone lining up for seconds, even thirds! We can’t have a barbecue without serving up one of our favorite takes on potato salad, and our dill pickle potato salad is just about perfection. We love the combination of flavor and textures in this dish, from creamy potatoes to cool mayonnaise, then great crunch from celery and dill pickles. Each forkful is a bite of potato salad heaven! Get the recipe here!
Pineapple Cucumber Jalapeño Salad
If you’re as obsessed with perfectly ripe pineapple as we are, you’ll feel as excited as we did about this delightfully refreshing summer salad. It sounds and looks a little unusual at first, given that pineapple and cucumber wouldn’t be the first things we think of to pair together, but trust us when we say this is a match made in heaven. The jewel-toned, juicy fruit and the nice, green cucumber are the stars of the show here, but they share the stage with jalapeño, which adds the perfect amount of kick – although it’s not overpowering – red onion and cilantro. Along with a healthy squeeze of lime juice, all these flavors blend together to create the ultimate cool-down dish. Get the recipe here!
Poolside Broccoli Salad
With this poolside salad, we’re skipping the leafy greens altogether and using some hearty broccoli as the base. It’s a great source of vitamin C, potassium and folic acid, plus we added apple, pear, red onions and cashews for extra flavor and nutrients. Once that’s all together, it’s just a matter of mixing up the dressing – mayo, Greek yogurt, lemon juice and honey – and then tossing it all together. It’s that easy! Get the recipe here!