12 Salads for Your Memorial Day Cookout

By , SparkPeople Blogger
Wondering what to take to the neighborhood barbecue this weekend? We've rounded up some healthy and delicious recipes that will be a welcome addition to the picnic table.

Cabbage Slaw with a Twist

Watermelon, Blueberry Salad with Feta and Spinach

Sherry's Cucumber Salad

Confetti Salad

Italian Pasta Salad

Fruit Salad

Cauliflower Faux Potato Salad

Spinach-Pear Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette

Baby Spinach Salad with Strawberries and Toasted Almonds

House Salad

Arugula-Cherry Salad with Blue Cheese

Strawberry Romaine Salad

Are you going to any cookouts this weekend? What will you be taking?

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lemon blueberry squares and spinach salad with strawberries and almonds will be enjoyed this weekend! Report
OMG!!! The 'Baby Spinach Salad with Strawberries and Toasted Almonds' is absolutely amazying. I made it last night and as long as I can get strawberries, this will be the salad I'm making. Report
I have recently become a fan of salads and am always looking for new ones thanks. Report
Thanks for all of the great ideas. Report
These all sound delicious! I will probably make the Cauliflower faux potato salad this weekend because I have all the ingredients. I'm looking forward to trying it! Report
All of them sound yummy! 12 days of salad's. I am really looking forward to trying them. Especially the faux potatoe salad Report
The Faux Cauliflower Salad is AWESOME. I highly recommend it. We just served it on Mother's Day and got rave reviews. Report
We love to make several salads for get-togethers and these all sound terrific. thanks for the recipes. Report
Not attending a cookout but I want to try the cabbage slaw recipe! Report
Look great. Thanks Report
Great Recipes! No cookouts for me this weekend yet. But I'll definetly keep some of these in mind. for the many BBQ's I'll be attending this summer. Report
These sound so good, thanks for the blog just as summer is starting! Report
Great ideas. We are going to a cookout with my husband's folks. Think I will take the fruit salad along. Report
These look great and i can still feel good about eating. Thanks Report
I love salads and most of these look like great ideas for daily consumption and not just for Memorial Day weekend. Thanks. Report
We will be having family over for a cookout. I think I'm going to put the House Salad on my menu. I know my hubby will love it. The cucumber salad sounds really good, too. I make something very similar but with fat-free ranch dressing instead of the Italian.

I'll also be making my Tropical Ambrosia salad which is a family favorite. It is shared on SparkRecipes.com. Search on "Tropical Ambrosia" if you're interested. Another side will be grilled baby potatoes skewered on fresh rosemary stems.

I'm looking forward to having a lot of salad suppers. That's one of my favorite things about summer.

I love salads and I'm always looking for new ones. I'll be trying several of these. Report
This sounds great to me, I'll try it for dinner tonight. Report
Seriously cannot wait to try all of these salads this summer and beyond!!! Thank you for the recipes!!! Report
Thank you for these recipes. Yum!! I love salads, especially in the summer. I like that these have more oomph with fun ingredients, not just greens and dressing. Report
Thank you, thank you, and thank you, Denise!! I can never have too many salad alternatives! Report
What fabulous timing -- I'm going to a potluck wedding celebration this weekend! We'll see what I can get my hands on at the farmer's market before I choose a recipe though. Report
Love these salad ideas! I'm always looking for new twists on salads for my family. Will definitely save these ideas to try throughout the summer. Thanks for all the ideas! Report
Going to a cookout-potluck and taking my super-Spark veggie-packed tossed salad! Report
I'm having a cookout at my house and I will be looking at the recipe's to have for everyone. Report
mmm,..i saved a buncha them, i'm in love w. salads, i cnt wait to start to make em'! Report
I'm with Leonisha - not too sure about mixing veggies/lettuce with fruit. I tend to prefer my salads and meals savory and my desserts sweet. But that's just me. I've seen a lot of restaurants offering salads with fruit lately. Report
I'm not so sure about mixing veggies and fruit, but I think I'll try it before I form an opinion. Thanks for the recipes! Report
Not sure I'll try the strawberry salad this weedend or when I have company next week, but I'll give at least one a try! Report
Full of healthy salads. Good combination included in all salads Report
This has given me an idea!! Why not a forum with one of my teams and we share a new salad every day? It is the produce season here! A great way to try new stuff... Thanks folks! Report
I've book marked several of these. I love salads and I always like to try new ones! Report
I took a spinach salad with strawberries, toasted almonds and sesame seeds with a raspberry vinagarette to one bbq, the other one, i went with a less healthy option of Potato Salad (still yummy though) Report
Just in time for summer's bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Report
You know, I normally have an arugula and goat cheese salad. But, I may have to try the arugula-cherry salad with blue cheese. now, that sounds yummy !

BTW, no cookouts for me this weekend. boo... Report
Some good recipes to try this summer, thanks! Report
ooh i think i'll try the spinach and almond and strawberry salad! mmm. but what is agave syrup? do i need it? Report
We are holding the festivities here at our house so as my wife put its can control my intake......my wife makes this cauliflower and broccoli and almonds,bacon and raisin salad with a mayo and vinegar dressing with sugar,but since we have found out about my diabetes she makes it with no sugar and she changed brands of mayo for it and it still taste as good as ever....Enjoy the weekend .... Report
No invitation yet, but I plan to make this a personal challenge by making one of these salads each week. That should take me to August. I'm excited with this list. WooHoo ... thanks SP! Report
This is great since I wanted to offer a salad but was unsure of what would be the healthiest way to go for my family & friends. I am saving this blog. Report
the cookout is at my house. I may try one of these. Thanks! Report
The Strawberry romaine sounds delicious! Report
VERY nice variety of healthy salad choices! Printed a bunch of them! THANKS! Report
Thanks--I have been looking for some good recipes for hot summer days. Report