Popular Salad Recipes

Everyone remembers a special salad that showed up at family gatherings year after year. Maybe in your family, it was a classic Waldorf studded with celery and crunchy apples, or a bowl full of iceberg lettuce drizzled with blue cheese - or perhaps an eccentric aunt always brought a Jell-O mold studded with pineapple and cottage cheese. Salads are an integral part of most meals. Fresh veggies and crisp greens provide balance to rich foods like mac and cheese, while creamy mayonnaise-based salads and slaws give great contrast to roasted and barbecued meats. Lunchtime calls out for some of your favorite salad recipes: potato salad, chicken salad, pasta salad, macaroni salad, egg salad - wouldn't your life be bleak without them? Consider learning to make your own salad dressings instead of defaulting to store-bought bottles - it's not only cheaper, but much more flavorful. Most, including basic vinaigrette, take only minutes to put together.

Grilled Beef and Avocado Pitas

Lean flank steak is marinated and then grilled to make these whole wheat pita sandwiches. They're also filled with healthy vegetables.

From Heart-Healthy Living

Grilled Beef and Avocado Pitas

Strawberry-Spinach Salad with Citrus Dressing

A warm fruit dressing tops this main-dish chicken and berry salad. It's a 30-minute meal that's great for summer evenings.

From Heart-Healthy Living

Strawberry-Spinach Salad with Citrus Dressing

Chicken and Potato Salad

Transform potato salad from side dish to main by adding grilled chicken and fresh vegetables.

From Parents

Chicken and Potato Salad

Quinoa Salmon Salad

Fresh corn adds a nice crunchy element to this superfood salad. Serve leftovers in a whole-wheat wrap for tomorrow's lunch.

From Parents

Quinoa Salmon Salad

Grilled Lamb Salad

If you enjoy gyros, you'll go wild for this Mediterranean-inspired salad. Serve with hummus or tzatziki on the side to scoop up with pita chips.

From Parents

Grilled Lamb Salad

Roasted Panzanella Salad

Roasted cherry tomatoes steal the show in this rustic bread salad.

From Midwest Living

Roasted Panzanella Salad

Cucumber and Greens

Lighten up creamy salad dressings by using one part Greek yogurt and one part light mayonnaise as the base.

From Family Circle

Cucumber and Greens

Quinoa-Basil Tabbouleh

The dressing for this protein-rich quinoa salad tastes just like basil pesto!

From Fitness

Quinoa-Basil Tabbouleh

Twisted Tuna Salad

From Better Homes and Gardens

Twisted Tuna Salad

Green Monster Salad

Kale, spinach, romaine or iceberg would all work well as the base for this crunchy green salad.

From Parents

Green Monster Salad

Delicata Squash Salad with Pork Medallions

Pork tenderloin is so lean, and the homemade vinaigrette is so light, that this pork salad clocks in at less than 250 calories!

From Better Homes and Gardens

Delicata Squash Salad with Pork Medallions

Fresh Fruit Salad with Pomegranate Syrup

From Family Circle

Fresh Fruit Salad with Pomegranate Syrup

Apple, Celery Root, and Fennel Salad

Enjoy bright flavors in this apple, celery root and fennel salad. It's an easy side salad or make-ahead lunch.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Apple, Celery Root, and Fennel Salad

Zucchini Salad

Thinly sliced zucchini forms the base of this low-carb salad that pairs well with any grilled meat or poultry. Serve when the ubiquitous summer vegetable is at its peak.

From Family Circle

Zucchini Salad

Slow-Cooker Teriyaki Chicken Stew

From Family Circle

Slow-Cooker Teriyaki Chicken Stew

Sugar Snap Pea and Berry Salad

From Family Circle

Sugar Snap Pea and Berry Salad

Warm Sweet and Savory Pasta Salad

From Family Circle

Warm Sweet and Savory Pasta Salad

Spinach Salad with Chicken

From Family Circle

Spinach Salad with Chicken

Scallop Salad

From Family Circle

Scallop Salad

Mixed Lettuces with Pear and Blue Cheese

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

From Family Circle

Mixed Lettuces with Pear and Blue Cheese

Asian Egg and Noodle Salad

Rotisserie chicken and leftover pasta make this nutritious salad a super-speedy lunch or dinner option.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Asian Egg and Noodle Salad

Thai Noodle Salad

Fish sauce adds a nice salty touch to this Thai pasta salad. If you can't find it, swap in two tablespoons of chicken broth and one tablespoon of soy sauce.

From Parents

Thai Noodle Salad

Celery Salad with Apples, Walnuts, and Mustard Vinaigrette

Enjoy the crunch of celery, apples and toasted walnuts in this light main-dish salad.

From Fitness

Celery Salad with Apples, Walnuts, and Mustard Vinaigrette

Spicy Carrot Chicken Salad

This looks like your traditional chicken salad sandwich, but it's hiding a couple standout ingredients: harissa paste (for a bit of spice) and roasted carrots (for some sweetness)!

From Better Homes and Gardens

Spicy Carrot Chicken Salad

Vietnamese-Style Carrot Salad

Quick pickled carrots and cucumbers stand up well to the rich and savory pork loin in this Asian-inspired salad.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Vietnamese-Style Carrot Salad

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