The Best Dinner Party Salads

Throwing a dinner party? I’ve got the best salads to feed a crowd! Bookmark these now.

Don't miss these 6 perfect party salads! From weeknight staples to the fanciest of dinners, these are winners every time they're served!

Best Dinner Party Salads

Are you looking for the perfect salad for a dinner party? Or has someone asked you to “bring a salad” to a potluck party? These salad recipes will be crowd-pleasing winners!

These salad recipes are delicious, flavorful and easy. If you want to up the ante, you can always add something extra on top like your favorite sliced fruit or something heartier like shrimp or chicken. Make it yours and wow your guests!

How can I make my salad more interesting?

When you’re serving up your salad for a party, you might want to make it a bit more exciting! Here are 5 easy ways to spice up your salads..

  • Toast your nuts! I love the crunch that nuts give to a salad, but toast them to release even more flavor!
  • Add a touch of sweetness. Consider a drizzle of honey or even maple syrup!
  • Chop your salad, who doesn’t love a finely chopped salad? I LIVE by these salad tongs for easy chopped salads.
  • Change up your temperatures, not all salads have to be served cold so consider adding a warm dressing, warm protein (like chicken or fish) or even warm roasted vegetables.
  • Don’t forget texture! You want to have a variety of textures from crunchy to creamy!

So let’s sip on a frozen rosé grapefruit cocktail and get to the party salad recipes, shall we?

Don't miss these 6 perfect party salads! From weeknight staples to the fanciest of dinners, these are winners every time they're served!

Avocado and Tomato Salad….basically the party salad of my dreams! FOODIECRUSH RECIPE HERE.

Don't miss these 6 perfect party salads! From weeknight staples to the fanciest of dinners, these are winners every time they're served!

Mexican Grilled Cobb Salad…this salad is just too perfect. All my favorite things wrapped up into one. Delish! HALF BAKED HARVEST RECIPE HERE.

Don't miss these 6 perfect party salads! From weeknight staples to the fanciest of dinners, these are winners every time they're served!

Caprese Salad… one of my all-time favorites. This salad is oh so gorgeous and will certainly wow your friends and family! RECIPE HERE.

food board with salmon

Salmon Rainbow Salad…I absolutely love the trend of food boards so of course a salad food board is genius! WAVES IN THE KITCHEN: RECIPE HERE.

black and blue steak salad platter

Black and Blue Steak Salad… There is nothing like this restaurant fave, a grilled steak salad with blue cheese! RECIPE HERE.

Don't miss these 6 perfect party salads! From weeknight staples to the fanciest of dinners, these are winners every time they're served!

Tropical Pineapple Salad .. If you prefer to feel like you’ve visited the islands at your dinner parties (yes, please), then this tropical pineapple salad is your go-to, friends! CHELSEA’S MESSY APRON: RECIPE HERE.

grilled peach salad

Grilled Peach Panzanella … Grilling fruit for your salad is one of my favorite secrets to a delicious salad that will wow your guests! Peaches are pure perfection for this panzanella salad. RECIPE HERE.

Don't miss these 6 perfect party salads! From weeknight staples to the fanciest of dinners, these are winners every time they're served!

Cherry Almond Arugula Salad… This salad is about to be on rotation at my house. Colorful and gorgeous indeed! LEMON TREE DWELLING: RECIPE HERE.

Don't miss these 6 perfect party salads! From weeknight staples to the fanciest of dinners, these are winners every time they're served!

Gorgeous Greek Salad… Enjoy a fresh greek salad for the perfect dinner party meal! A SPICY PERSPECTIVE: RECIPE HERE.

pecan and blueberry salads

Arugula & Feta Salad with Blueberries… this salad is a perfect example of how to serve salads at a party! If you’re using the salad as a side or starter, consider a stemmed coupe or pretty glassware instead of the typical salad plate. RECIPE HERE.

chopped mexican salad in a bowl

Mexican Chopped Salad… The perfect salad to accompany a Mexican fiesta party! CAFE SUCRE FARINE: RECIPE HERE.

shaved zucchini salad in a white bowl

Shaved Zucchini Salad… For an alternative to traditional mixed greens, consider shaved (or spiraled) zucchini! THIS HEALTHY TABLE: RECIPE HERE.

buffalo chicken salad in a white bowl

Crispy Buffalo Chicken Salad…It’s always good to consider your guests! There might be dietary restrictions so take a look at salads that are paleo, keto, etc. This one fits the bill for paleo, keto and Whole30! PALEO RUNNING MOMMA: RECIPE HERE.

chinese chicken salad for a crowd

Chinese Chicken Salad…This salad is better than takeout! Plus, it’s ready in 15 minutes! CONFETTI & BLISS: RECIPE HERE.

Grilled Steak Cobb Salad

Grilled Steak Cobb Salad is the perfect dinner party salad! The sizzle of the grill? The best sound during those hot summer months!

LOVE TO THROW PARTIES? Want more salad ideas and entertaining recipes? I have many of my family’s heirloom salad recipes in my book The Southern Entertainer’s Cookbook!

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5 Comments

  1. These are some seriously gorgeous salad! I can’t wait to try these tasty recipes. Thank you Courtney for including my salad too. :)

  2. I really love your salads especially Cherry Almond Arugula Salad .i cant wait to try this salads. Thanks for sharing

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