05/17/2015 09:05 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

8 Awesome Salads to Bring to a BBQ

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.

1. Black Bean Salad with Chipotle Honey Vinaigrette


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

2. Asian Kale Salad with Creamy Ginger Peanut Dressing


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

3. Grilled Asparagus & Feta Salad


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

4. Fresh Corn Salad with Scallions and Basil


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

5. Asian Chicken Noodle Salad


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

6. Minted Cucumber Salad


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

7. Bulgur Salad with Cucumbers, Red Peppers, Chickpeas, Lemon and Dill


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

8. Kale & Brussels Sprouts Salad with Walnuts, Parmesan & Lemon-Mustard Dressing


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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