To me summer is all about salads. They are tasty, quick and most importantly simple to prepare. Exactly what you want on a hot summer day. I also like how versatile they are – with just a few switches of the ingredients, you can create a whole new salad. Here are 6 simple must-try summer salads!!

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BBQ Chicken Salad – Mixed greens with bbq chicken, black beans, tomatoes, corn, and fried onions, topped with two amazing dressings,  avocado vinaigrette and blue cheese vinaigrette. (via Two Peas & Their Pod) Skinny swap: skip the fried onions and enjoy the dressing on the side!

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Berry Delicious Summer Salad – Pair with grilled beef, pork, or chicken for a simple meal. (via My Recipes)

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Kale Strawberry Avocado Salad– So easy to prepare and it is the perfect tasting summer salad! (via Two Peas & Their Pod)

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Mandarin Orange Chicken Salad – So tasty, yet so simple! Love adding fruit in my salad and the mandarin gives great flavor! (via The Gracious Pantry)

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Chunky Tomato Avocado Salad – Great on a bed of greens or used as a dip with tortilla chips! (via My Recipes)

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Country Potato Salad – The perfect salad to bring to your next bbq or potluck dinner. (via Eating Well)