Lunch Salad

Whether you're looking for a refreshing first course or a surprising main attraction, you can't go wrong with a salad. Our collection of salad recipes offers endless ideas, so dig in!

Herbed Lamb Meatball Salad

Midwest Living

The red pepper dressing is a revelation, well worth making to top any lettuce salad. You can use beef instead of lamb if you prefer.

Taco Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

Everyone's favorite Mexican dish is equally delicious in salad form. The tortilla cups are the perfect choice for an edible bowl to hold the cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and taco sauce.

Squash and Farro Salad

Family Circle

This salad is superfood central. Vitamin-rich butternut squash, farro, cranberries and kale join forces for a hearty yet healthy dinner.

Roasted Salmon With Green Bean, Apricot and Pistachio Salad


In just 20 minutes you can whip up a nutritious and delicious meal that's less than 400 calories. The salmon provides lots of healthy omega-3 fatty acids while the nutty and fruity vinaigrette dressing used on both the fish and beans keeps the flavors light and refreshing.

Mango Noodle Salad with Sesame Seeds


To make this Asian noodle salad a meal, add grilled shrimp, chicken or steak.

Greek Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

For a quick vibrant salad, make the Greek vinaigrette ahead of time and store it in the fridge so it will be ready to toss with greens, olives and feta cheese.

Total: 15 mins

Cashew-Curry Chicken Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

The secret ingredient in this Indian-inspired chicken salad? A carton of pina colada or pineapple yogurt! It adds the same creaminess as mayo (for way fewer calories).

Total: 30 mins

Mediterranean Chicken Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

This simple chicken salad can be made up to two hours ahead.

Chicken Chutney Salad

Midwest Living

Jarred mango chutney and raisins add sweetness to this lightened-up chicken salad recipe. Plain yogurt is the perfect skinny swap for mayonnaise!

Midwest-Style Cobb Salad

Midwest Living

To give this classic main-dish salad a Heartland twist, we used steak instead of chicken and Maytag blue cheese instead of Roquefort.

Oven Chicken Salad

Family Circle

Seafood Salad

Family Circle

Fontina Melon Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

Make this pasta salad and keep refrigerated up to 24 hours before serving.

Total: 25 mins

Mixed Lettuces with Pear and Blue Cheese

Family Circle

Grab a couple bags of arugula, spring mix or other greens for the base of this light nd refreshing pear salad.

Vegetable Salad with Jalapeno Vinaigrette

Better Homes and Gardens

This dinner salad is a perfect summer dish, though you can make it any time of year with frozen sweet corn. If Cotija cheese, a Mexican-style crumbly cheese, isn't available, try crumbled goat cheese.

Total: 45 mins

Minced Pork Salad with Rice and Mint

Better Homes and Gardens

Similar to the Thai recipe for larb, this pork and brown rice salad can be served in cabbage leaf cups or spring roll skins.

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