Salad Recipes

Main-dish salad ideas, lunch salads, side salads, slaws—we have these and so much more. The classics—Caesar, Cobb, Waldorf—are all here, plus lots more creative, healthy salad recipes, with leafy greens or without, so you can enjoy salad every day.

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Classic Caesar Salad

Rating: 3.29 stars
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Crisp romaine, pepper-and-butter croutons, and grated Parmesan are tossed with traditional Caesar dressing.

25 Main-Course Summer Salads That Are Packed with Protein

From mixes topped with steak and tofu to those finished with chicken and chickpeas, these salad recipes are filling enough to serve as your main course at lunch or dinner.
By Emily Goldman

Cucumber Salad with Sour Cream and Dill Dressing

Rating: 3.16 stars
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We've given this creamy cucumber salad recipe a healthy update. But it's still so good, you won't even notice! Reduced-fat sour cream (in place of full-fat) lowers the calorie count without losing taste.

Strawberry Spinach Salad

If preparing this salad ahead of time, add all the ingredients to the vinaigrette with the exception of the spinach, then add the spinach on top and let stand until ready to toss.

Chicken Caesar Salad

Rating: 3.58 stars
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With a little advance preparation, the components for this tasty Chicken Caesar Salad can be stored in the fridge and then assembled and served within minutes.

Broccoli and Chickpea Salad

Rating: 3.55 stars
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Scallions, parsley, and pine nuts dot this nutritious salad.

One-Pan Pasta

Rating: 3.35 stars
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It's one of our most popular recipes and for good reason. This is our original one-pot pasta recipe, inspired by a dish one of our food editors ate in Puglia, Italy. All the ingredients cook together in a straight-sided skillet, you don’t even need to boil water first—and it's on the table in just 20 minutes.

Cilantro-Lime Kale Slaw with Seeds

In this crunchy superfood slaw, protein-rich yogurt lends a low-fat creaminess to the dressing that coats the chopped blend of kale, cabbage, carrots, and mixed seeds.
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Martha's Favorite Vinaigrette

Rating: 3.55 stars
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This easy vinaigrette is made with a handful of pantry-friendly ingredients and comes together with just a few shakes of a mason jar! The possibilities using this versatile dressing go way beyond the salad bowl; it's also great for drizzling over dishes like rice pilaf, steamed green beans, and even mains like baked chicken or fish.
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Basic Potato Salad

Rating: 3.38 stars
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Combining the potatoes with the vinegar mixture while they're still hot allows them to absorb it all for a more flavorful salad.

Potato and Green Bean Salad

Rating: 3.27 stars
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Whether eaten warm or out of the fridge, this bright, crunchy potato salad pairs perfectly with grilled meats like pork, steak or chicken.

Pasta Salad with Tomatoes, Mozzarella, and Chickpeas

An Italian remix on pasta salad that's sure to be the star of the party. Short, curly gemelli or fusilli noodles are perfect in this summery dish, as they leave room for other ingredients in every forkful, and the grooves hold the herbs and the zingy lemon vinaigrette in this Pasta Salad with Tomatoes, Mozzarella, and Chickpeas.
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Inspiration and Ideas


Wedge Salad

The beauty of a wedge salad is in its simplicity, and this modernized recipe amplifies each element of the steak-house starter to cool, crunchy, super-satisfying effect. This summer, dig into crisp lettuce, sweet tomatoes, savory bacon, and tangy blue-cheese dressing.