Light & Healthy Summer Side Salad Recipes for Cookouts, Parties & BBQs

May 28 2021

Mark Your Calendar: Watch Lisa on Home & Family!

Tune in to the Hallmark Channel this coming Tuesday, 6/1, at 10am/9am CT to watch Lisa on Home & Family! She’s sharing DELICIOUS recipes from her latest cookbook, Hungry Girl Fast & Easy.

Click here to find your local channel!

Please note: If you are a DirectTV subscriber on the West coast, the episode will air at 7am PT.

Summer is on the way, and you can't have a summer cookout without a great spread of side salads. (Well, you COULD… but why?) We've rounded up some of our all-time best, so that you, your family, and your friends can enjoy them all season long…

The App of the Summer: Wonton Cup Salads

Scooping salads into baked wonton shells is a spectacular way to make ‘em shine (and CRUNCH)!

Show-Stopping Salads & Slaws

These recipes scream "summer" with their fresh veggies and refreshing flavors…

Don't Forget the Fruit

Whether it's the main event or just a supporting player, fruit packs a major flavor punch!

Potato Salad, 4 Ways!

Finally, potato salad is a cookout classic… and if you’re looking to change things up, we’ve got some fresh spins!

HG FYI: There won’t be a Hungry Girl daily email this coming Monday. (We’re off for Memorial Day!) But we’ll be back Tuesday with a make-ahead chicken dish you won’t want to miss!

Chew on this:

Pssst… Back in 2009, we declared May 29th (tomorrow) to be National Hungry Girl Margarita Day! Click here for a frozen berry marg, and scroll down for even more fun cocktails…

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