Throwing a dinner party? I’ve got the best salads to feed a crowd! Bookmark these now.
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?
Avocado and Tomato Salad….basically the party salad of my dreams! FOODIECRUSH RECIPE HERE.
Mexican Grilled Cobb Salad…this salad is just too perfect. All my favorite things wrapped up into one. Delish! HALF BAKED HARVEST RECIPE HERE.
Caprese Salad… one of my all-time favorites. This salad is oh so gorgeous and will certainly wow your friends and family! RECIPE HERE.
Black and Blue Steak Salad… There is nothing like this restaurant fave, a grilled steak salad with blue cheese! RECIPE HERE.
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 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.
Cherry Almond Arugula Salad… This salad is about to be on rotation at my house. Colorful and gorgeous indeed! LEMON TREE DWELLING: RECIPE HERE.
Gorgeous Greek Salad… Enjoy a fresh greek salad for the perfect dinner party meal! A SPICY PERSPECTIVE: RECIPE HERE.
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.
Mexican Chopped Salad… The perfect salad to accompany a Mexican fiesta party! CAFE SUCRE FARINE: RECIPE HERE.
Shaved Zucchini Salad… For an alternative to traditional mixed greens, consider shaved (or spiraled) zucchini! THIS HEALTHY TABLE: RECIPE HERE.
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…This salad is better than takeout! Plus, it’s ready in 15 minutes! CONFETTI & BLISS: RECIPE HERE.
Grilled Steak Cobb Salad is the perfect dinner party salad! The sizzle of the grill? The best sound during those hot summer months!
Now this is a hot salad, but if you have never tried Hot Chicken Salad, it is a MUST! It’s a delicious dinner party recipe or a quick weeknight meal!
A showstopper of a salad and certainly a dinner-party crowdpleaser, this Cajun Shrimp Cobb Salad is full of flavor!
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!
Want a treat to finish your dinner party on a sweet note? Here’s my list of Best Desserts to Bring to a Dinner Party!