1. Pomegranate Wild Rice Salad Emily Horng / BuzzFeed This grain salad is pretty enough to impress, and it's so easy to make! First, make a simple vinaigrette. Emily Horng / BuzzFeed Emily Horng / BuzzFeed Then cook wild rice and let it cool to room temperature. Emily Horng / BuzzFeed Emily Horng / BuzzFeed Add arugula, pomegranate seeds, pine nuts, and feta cheese to the cooled wild rice in a large mixing bowl, then drizzle on the vinaigrette. Emily Horng / BuzzFeed Toss, and serve! Emily Horng / BuzzFeed Didn't get all that? Here's the video! View this video on YouTube youtube.com POMEGRANATE WILD RICE SALADServings: 2-3INGREDIENTS Dressing⅓ cup minced shallots⅓ cup olive oil1 tablespoon mustard1 tablespoon lemon juice1 teaspoon pepper1 teaspoon salt½ teaspoon lemon zestSalad 3 cups water1 cup wild rice2 cups arugula1 cup pomegranate seeds1/3 cup pine nuts1/4 cup feta cheesePREPARATION 1. Whisk dressing ingredients together in a small bowl, set aside until ready to use. 2. Bring 3 cups of water to a boil. Add wild rice and bring back to a boil. Cover and let simmer for 45 minutes. Once all of the water has been absorbed, fluff rice and transfer to large salad bowl. 3. Allow the rice to come to room temperature so it doesn’t wilt the rest of the salad ingredients. 4. Add all salad ingredients to the salad bowl. Add as much dressing as you like, toss and serve. Top with more feta cheese (optional), and enjoy! 2. Zucchini and Fresh Corn Salad with Lemon-Basil Vinaigrette foodiecrush.com The combination of zucchini ribbons, corn, and feta makes for a salad with all kinds of textures and flavors that really pop. Recipe here. 3. Italian Caprese Chopped Salad bakedinthesouth.com This classic salad won't wilt as it sits out on the buffet table, since there are no salad greens. Recipe here. 4. Lemon-Asparagus Couscous Salad with Tomatoes skinnytaste.com An extra-fancy spin on traditional pasta salad. Recipe here. 5. Asian Watermelon Salad Izy Hossack / buzzfeed.com Way classier than just serving big old slices of watermelon. (Although, that's also totally delicious and A-OK.) Recipe here. 6. Grilled Corn and Barley Salad with Tomato Vinaigrette James Ransom / food52.com Corn and tomatoes are two of summer's most delicious seasonal offerings, so take full advantage! Recipe here. 7. Potato Salad with Green Beans and Asparagus greenvalleykitchen.com Recipe here. 8. Cucumber, Tomato, and Avocado Salad natashaskitchen.com Recipe here. 9. Grilled Cilantro-Lime Sweet Potatoes boysahoy.com Grill these ahead of time and serve 'em room temperature. Recipe here.