Salad Recipes

Everyone remembers a special salad that showed up at family gatherings year after year. Maybe in your family, it was a classic <a href="/recipes/salad/chicken/waldorf/">Waldorf</a> 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 <a href="/recipes/easter/salad/jello/">Jell-O mold</a> 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: <a href="/recipes/salad/potato/">potato salad</a>, <a href="/recipes/salad/chicken/">chicken salad</a>, <a href="/recipes/salad/pasta/">pasta salad</a>, <a href="/recipes/salad/macaroni/">macaroni salad</a>, <a href="/recipes/salad/egg/">egg salad</a> - wouldn't your life be bleak without them? Consider learning to make your own <a href="/recipes/salad/dressings/">salad dressings</a> 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.

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Lemony Kale Salad with Tomatoes

From Better Homes and Gardens

Lemony Kale Salad with Tomatoes

Goat Cheese and Roasted Beet Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

From Midwest Living

If you like, add grilled chicken to make this rainbow-colored salad a main dish.

Goat Cheese and Roasted Beet Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Apple and Couscous-Bulgur Salad

From Midwest Living

Studded with dried cherries and almonds, this hearty salad pairs well with roast pork or even barbecue. Boiled cider and lemon juice add a touch of pucker that keeps the salad from tasting too sweet. You can make your own boiled cider using the recipe on our site or buy it online or in specialty stores (or substitute regular apple cider).

Apple and Couscous-Bulgur Salad

Barbecue Pulled Pork

From Better Homes and Gardens

Barbecue Pulled Pork

Spring Chicken Salad

From Better Homes and Gardens

Planning a baby or wedding shower? Serve this traditional chicken salad recipe that tastes great on its own or between slices of your favorite bread.

Spring Chicken Salad

Poached Chicken Salad Stackup

From Better Homes and Gardens

Poached Chicken Salad Stackup

Sesame Chicken Salad

From Better Homes and Gardens

For this European-style main dish salad recipe, mix strips of cooked chicken, crisp radishes, baby corn, and green onions. Toss with a dressing of sesame oil, rice vinegar, and sesame seeds.

Sesame Chicken Salad

Shrimp Cobb Salad

From EatingWell

Cooked peeled shrimp is perfect for quick and healthy meals--here we use it in place of chicken in our simplified Cobb Salad.

Shrimp Cobb Salad

Hungarian Apple Soup

From EatingWell

Crunchy jicama and apple plus oranges and avocado combine in this crisp and refreshing dairy-free slaw.

Hungarian Apple Soup

Broccoli Salad with Creamy Feta Dressing

From EatingWell

Finely chopped raw broccoli is tender and mild--here it's tossed with a creamy dressing, meaty chickpeas and sweet bell pepper.

Broccoli Salad with Creamy Feta Dressing

Crispy Fish Sandwich with Pineapple Slaw

From EatingWell

A fish sandwich doesn't have to be deep-fried and doesn't have to be off your list of "healthy" foods. Try our version with a tangy, zesty pineapple slaw. It's worth taking the extra minute to chop pineapple slices instead of using crushed pineapple-the crushed is too small and disappears into the slaw. Try this with oven fries.

Crispy Fish Sandwich with Pineapple Slaw

Grilled Smoky Eggplant Salad

From EatingWell

The mellow grilled eggplant melds perfectly with the smoked paprika and tart sherry vinegar that define the flavor of the dressing in this decidedly Spanish salad. Curls of mild Manchego complete the Spanish theme. If you can't find smoked paprika, substitute Hungarian paprika--the grilled eggplant brings some smoke to the salad on its own.

Grilled Smoky Eggplant Salad

Raspberry, Avocado & Mango Salad

From EatingWell

Pureed berries give the tangy wine vinegar dressing a creamy texture that gently clings to the lettuce and fruit. This is a salad to enjoy when fresh berries are in the market.

Raspberry, Avocado & Mango Salad

Steak & Purple-Potato Salad

From EatingWell

This hearty steak and potato salad is inspired by salpicon, a favorite dish in Chile. The purple potatoes add vibrant color but you can substitute any young "new" potatoes that are harvested early in the season--even small fingerlings would work. Serve on a bed of spicy mesclun greens to round out the meal. This recipe can easily be doubled.

Steak & Purple-Potato Salad

BLT Salad

From EatingWell

Here's a salad version of America's favorite sandwich. We use shredded tomato as a base for the creamy tomato-and-chive dressing--adding great tang and flavor along with extra vitamin C.

BLT Salad

Tomato & Fennel Salad

From EatingWell

We like to use heirloom tomatoes in this simple salad. They're at their peak during the summer months and worth seeking out at your local grocery store or farmers' market. Which varieties you choose is up to you - any will work well here.

Tomato & Fennel Salad

Fattoush

From EatingWell

Toasting the pita adds crunch to this bright-tasting salad, and a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of ground sumac-the berry of a bush that grows wild all over Lebanon-add depth. Letting the salad sit for a bit before eating allows the pita to soak up the lemony dressing.

Fattoush

Lebanese Potato Salad

From EatingWell

Dressed with a tangy lemon vinaigrette and fresh mint, this invigorating--and dairy-free--potato salad makes the perfect summer potluck contribution.

Lebanese Potato Salad

Cucumber & Black-Eyed Pea Salad

From EatingWell

An easy salad to serve with grilled chicken or steak for supper or on a bed of greens for a satisfying lunch. Substitute white beans or chickpeas for the black-eyed peas if you prefer.

Cucumber & Black-Eyed Pea Salad

Tropical Cucumber Salad

From EatingWell

Combine cucumber, avocado and mango with a salty-sweet dressing for a taste of the tropics.

Tropical Cucumber Salad

Grilled Whole Trout with Lemon-Tarragon Bean Salad

From EatingWell

This freshwater favorite is a snap on the grill. Grilling with the skin on keeps the fish from falling apart and gives the skin a delightful crispy texture. Grill some garlic-rubbed bread and enjoy a glass of Sauvignon Blanc.

Grilled Whole Trout with Lemon-Tarragon Bean Salad

Warm Winter Salad

From EatingWell

Sauteed radicchio, fennel and carrots are topped with chicken, walnuts and Gorgonzola in this warm and hearty main-dish salad. Serve with crusty whole-grain baguette.

Warm Winter Salad

Smoked Trout Salad

From EatingWell

The fast of Yom Kippur is often broken with smoked fish as in this trout salad. This easy dinner, which can be made ahead, is great for any night, holiday or not. Serve it on a bed of greens to dress it up and add a whole-grain bagel to make it a substantial meal.

Smoked Trout Salad

Curried Scallop-Apple Salad

From EatingWell

Curry complements seared scallops, tart apples and sweet dried cranberries while toasted almonds add crunch in this quick fall dinner salad. Serve with toasted whole-wheat baguette and a glass of sauvignon blanc.

Curried Scallop-Apple Salad

Spinach Salad with Japanese Ginger Dressing

From EatingWell

This spinach salad tossed with spunky ginger dressing was inspired by the iceberg salads served at Japanese steakhouses across the U.S. Add shrimp for lunch or a light supper.

Spinach Salad with Japanese Ginger Dressing

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