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19 Easy Deli Salad Recipes

By: Paddy Lusk, Editor,

Once the weather is warm, outdoor parties of every variety become all the rage. From graduation parties and picnics to pool parties and barbeques, there is no shortage to the amount of outdoor gatherings you’ll be invited to in the summer. And the main concern at all these events? Food! This list of 19 Easy Deli Salad Recipes will ensure that you never question what side dish to bring to any summertime event. And with so many types of deli salad recipes out there, it can be hard to narrow it down to just one. With this list, you have the best options of nearly every type of deli salad readily available to you. Best of all, all of these salads are gluten free. These light and healthy dishes are sure to be the big hit of the summer.Secret Ingredient Chicken Salad

With so many parties and get-togethers throughout the course of the summer, it can be hard to come up with unique dishes to bring to each event. But with this list of easy deli salad recipes, you can easily find and make the perfect side dish for any occasion. All of these gluten-free deli salad recipes are easy to make and produce absolutely delicious dishes. Spend the whole summer going through this list, and then go back again to make your favorites!





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Easy Deli Salad Recipes


19 Easy Deli Salad Recipes

Table of Contents

Potato Salad

Pasta Salad

Chicken Salad




Potato Salad

Both healthy and filling, these potato salad recipes are guaranteed to impress. With so many different flavors to choose from, you really can't go wrong with any of these recipes. If you're looking to include some protein in your salad, try the German Potato Salad with Bacon and Vinegar. Not only does it have a smoky bacon flavor, but the added tang of the vinegar dressing makes this potato salad a fast favorite at any party.


German Potato Salad with Bacon and Vinegar

Creamy Mustard Thyme Potato Salad

Garlic Roasted Potato Salad

German Potato Salad with Bacon and Vinegar (pictured)

Grilled Asparagus and Potato Salad

Kicked-Up Potato Salad

Sour Cream and Dill Potato Salad




Pasta Salad

Pasta salads are a classic summertime deli salad recipe, a staple of almost all outdoor parties. This year, go the healthy route and serve these original pasta salad recipes at your next get-together. These pasta salad options range for the traditional to the unexpected. Take a leap and serve the Marco Polo Salad. This delicious recipe combines olives, red peppers, pasta, and two different types of cheese to create a delicious side dish for any occasion.


Marco Polo Salad

Classic Macaroni Salad

Marco Polo Salad (pictured)

Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Perfect Anytime Pasta Salad








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Chicken Salad

The wonderful thing about chicken salad is that it can work as a side dish, or stand alone as its own meal. These chicken salad recipes are all delicious, gluten-free options that you must try. The Perfect Pesto Chicken Salad is a wonderful mix of avocado, pesto, and chicken that is simply bursting with flavor. Try serving this salad in a hollowed out tomato. Not only does this add more flavor to this unique dish, but it makes it very easy to transport individual servings of the salad to a picnic or barbeque.

Perfect Pesto Chicken Salad

Apricot Chicken Salad with Blanched Almonds

The Best Mayo Free Chicken Salad

Perfect Pesto Chicken Salad (pictured)

Secret Ingredient Chicken Salad

Sweet Cherry Chicken Salad





A light and healthy option, coleslaw recipes are always popular at outdoor events. These deli salad recipes for coleslaw provide a range of flavors and textures to choose from.  The Asian Coleslaw, for example, combines ginger and citrus flavors to produce a unique and delectable taste. Add some peanuts for an added crunch and you'll have a delicious side salad for any event. All of these coleslaw recipes are so delicious - bet you won't be able to try just one!


Asian Coleslaw (pictured) Asian Coleslaw

Broccoli Cabbage Coleslaw with Quinoa

Salmon Coleslaw Salad

Sweet and Salty Coleslaw













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