Now that summer has arrived, so have my favorite summer salads.  It’s funny how we classify some foods as ‘summer’ or ‘winter’ foods.  I could eat potato salad in the winter if I wanted to, but it just seems wrong. Same goes for hot dogs and sausage.  I rarely ever eat them in the winter, but in the summer, look out -- they’re everywhere.

Summertime is upon us now, and I look forward to fishing, swimming and hanging out with family and friends and indulging in my favorite summer side dishes. Here is a look at some colorful summer salads.