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8 Awesome Salads to Bring to a BBQ

05/17/2015 09:05 am ET | Updated May 13, 2016

Don't know what to bring to that Memorial Day BBQ? These crowd-pleasing salads have been tested and perfected, and are bound to be the most talked-about dishes at the party.

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Perfect for a summer BBQ, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves. The vinaigrette is similar to the salad dressing served at Chipotle. GET THE RECIPE

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In this salad, bright, bold flavors and textures abound: earthy kale; cool and crunchy carrots, bell peppers and red cabbage; toasted almonds; and a creamy peanut dressing laced with ginger, honey, spicy sriracha and fresh lime. GET THE RECIPE

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This grilled asparagus and feta salad is the kind of dish that makes you wonder if you might possibly be a very happy vegetarian. So simple, and so good. GET THE RECIPE

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Instead of the usual corn on the cob, try a fresh corn salad. This one is a breeze to make. GET THE RECIPE

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Shredded roasted chicken and noodles are tossed in a punchy soy, ginger and peanut dressing, then brightened up with a colorful mix of red peppers, scallions and cilantro. Chopped peanuts and sesame seeds add welcome crunch. GET THE RECIPE

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Refreshing and light, this tangy and sweet cucumber salad satisfies on a hot day. It's delicious with BBQ chicken or ribs. GET THE RECIPE

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Made with bulgur, fresh herbs, chopped vegetables and buttery chickpeas, this popular Middle Eastern-style salad is like a bulked-up tabbouleh. GET THE RECIPE

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Made with crisp power greens, toasted walnuts, chunks of Parmesan and a lemony Dijon dressing -- this salad tastes like a healthful, crunchy Caesar. Be prepared to love it, even if you're not a kale or brussels sprouts person. GET THE RECIPE

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