5 Classic Salad Recipes and New Delicious Variations to Try
Kale Caesar Salad
Caesar, Nicoise, iceberg wedge, and more, these classic salads are among everyone's favorites. Here are our definitive recipes and variations on each for when you want to try something new.
Classic: Kale Caesar Salad
You've got kale! This warm salad is brimming with flavor and crunchy croutons.
Or Try This: Classic Caesar
Not really on the kale train? Master this basic recipe and toss with freshly cooked croutons.
Or Try This: Caesar Potato Salad
Potato salad with Caesar dressing? Why not?
Martha's Favorite: Salade Nicoise
This neatly arranged salad with a colorful list of ingredients -- including potatoes, tomatoes, tuna, eggs, and Nicoise olives -- is Martha's absolute favorite!
Or Try This: Halibut Salade Nicoise
This seafood variation uses a hint of Dijon mustard for flavor and a variety of fresh ingredients.
Or Try This: Leftover Salade Nicoise
Dealing with a weekend's worth of leftovers? Make a beautiful Nicoise salad out of ingredients you already have on hand.
Martha's Favorite: Chopped Veggie Salad
Chuck the lettuce! Martha loves this salad because the veggies can be replaced for seasonal produce throughout the year.
Or Try This: Grilled Corn Salad
Not only is this vegetable salad colorful, it's also quick and refreshing. Simply toss grilled corn with olive oil, scallions, fresh mint and salt and pepper.
Or Try This: Broccoli and Chickpea Salad
Dress up broccoli florets and chickpeas for a salad with real bite.
Martha's Favorite: Iceberg Wedges with Blue-Cheese Dressing
This iceberg wedge is all dressed up in blue-cheese dressing with nowhere to go but your lunch box.
Or Try This: Iceberg Wedges with Gorgonzola Dressing
Not a fan of blue-cheese dressing? Try this dressing made with Gorgonzola cheese instead.
Or Try This: Iceberg Wedges with Buttermilk Dressing
Still too pungent for your taste? Go with a classic buttermilk dressing.
Martha's Favorite: Stacked Butter Lettuce Salad
Love surprises? This salad is carefully constructed over and around slices of avocado! Note: The dressing in this butter lettuce salad is Martha's favorite.
Or Try This: Butter-Lettuce Salad with Egg and Potatoes
Pair butter lettuce with baby potatoes, snap peas, and asparagus, and add a large fried egg for protein.
Or Try This: Grilled Butter Lettuce
Grill butter lettuce over medium heat and cut sides down until charred in a few spots; serve warm with a drizzle of a creamy vinegar dressing.