All your favorites are here, and any of these tried and true recipes will guarantee you a delicious, satisfying lunch. Find recipes for Cobb salad, salade Nicoise, Caesar salad, taco salad, Greek salad, chefs salad, and more.
This popular salad consists of shredded chicken, hard-cooked eggs, tomato, avocado, blue cheese, shredded romaine lettuce, and crumbled bacon. It requires only 15 minutes of prep time, but you can cut that down further by using rotisserie chicken instead of roasting your own chicken breasts.
This quick Mexican salad is packed with flavor and texture. Crispy tortillas are piled high with melted cheese, lettuce, cilantro, tomato, avocado, and onion, as well as a mixture of chicken breast, onion, and chili powder. Feel free to add salsa, sour cream, or taco sauce as toppings.
This super-quick version of this time-honored favorite can be ready in only 20 minutes. Canned tuna mixed with vinaigrette tops Bibb lettuce, along with blanched green beans, hard-cooked eggs, plum tomatoes, and olives. Roast the tomatoes, if you like, to concentrate their flavor.
Top Boston lettuce with deli-sliced turkey, avocado, and Monterey Jack cheese for this Southwestern-style chef's salad. Mix buttermilk and reduced-fat sour cream for a creamy but light dressing.
This take on a chicken Caesar salad has the familiar flavors of romaine lettuce, sliced chicken breasts, Parmesan cheese, and crunchy croutons. These are enhanced by a zippy buttermilk dressing that doubles as a tenderizing marinade for the chicken. Radicchio adds a burst of color and a pleasant hint of bitterness.
This colorful Greek salad of romaine lettuce, grape tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, and green pepper is accented with Kalamata olives and diced feta cheese. To make it ahead, prepare the lemon juice and olive oil dressing separately and combine with the salad when ready to serve.
Prepare this simple but flavorful salad of spinach, red onion, hard-cooked eggs, blue cheese, and crumbed turkey bacon in just 30 minutes, and serve it with herb toasts. Turkey bacon imparts a similar smoky flavor as regular bacon but is lower in fat.
Shredded red cabbage and chicken are combined with fresh mint and cilantro, then topped with a spicy, sweet dressing to make a salad packed with flavor and texture. A jalapeno pepper brings the heat to this dish; remove its seeds and ribs for a milder dressing. Swap cubed firm tofu for the chicken to make the salad vegetarian.
This salad features the zesty flavors of a traditional Italian antipasti platter mixed with spiral-shaped pasta. This recipe calls for salami, mozzarella, green olives, and jarred red peppers, but feel free to add or substitute other antipasti favorites, including tuna, provolone, anchovies, artichoke hearts, capers, or marinated mushrooms.
This easy main-course salad is a good way to use leftover ham, but feel free to substitute deli-sliced ham or turkey. The spinach, meat, and radishes are tossed with a warm dressing of sauted onion, oil, mustard, and vinegar and garnished with quartered hard-cooked eggs.
The filling from this classic sandwich is reinvented as an equally tasty salad. Diced chicken breasts, tomatoes, celery, and onion are dressed with mayonnaise and vinegar, then served on a bed of lettuce topped with crumbled bacon. Cooking bacon on the same baking sheet as the chicken breasts lends them extra smoky flavor. To make ahead, store each component separately and combine just before serving.