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.

How to Make Chicken Salad

Chicken salad maintains its place in lunch boxes and on picnic tables decade after decade because it's simple and delicious. And that's why every home cook should learn how to make it.

Roasted Salmon With Green Bean, Apricot and Pistachio Salad

Fitness

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.

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.

How to Make Egg Salad

If your children or grandchildren ask if they can help you cook, teach them how to make egg salad. It's easy to put together and, if you boil the eggs ahead of time, requires no oven or stove-top. You can make the eggs the day before and store them in the refrigerator until you are ready to make the salad. Most kids love helping out in the kitchen and feel grown-up if they are allowed to mix, stir or add ingredients.

Green Goddess Dressing

Better Homes and Gardens

The freshness and flavor of this homemade dressing far surpasses the store-bought version, and it's ready in minutes.

How to Make Crab Salad

Knowing how to make a crab salad sandwich is what sets apart a gourmand from a run-of-the-mill cook. Anyone can whip up a tuna melt or a ham and cheese sub, but a crab salad is a lunch that is equally suited to a damask tablecloth or a picnic basket.

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

Mango Noodle Salad with Sesame Seeds

Parents

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

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

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.

Seafood Salad

Family Circle

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!

Oven Chicken Salad

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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.

Fontina Melon Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

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

Total: 25 mins
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