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.
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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.

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.

Kale-and-Apple Salad

Sweet and tart with crunch for days, the thinly sliced apples in this healthy salad have what it takes stand up to the bold flavors of fresh kale, celery, Parmesan cheese, and a garlicky lemon-honey vinaigrette.
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Chicken Salad Sandwich

Rating: 3.03 stars
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Some classics are best left as is, like this perfect chicken salad recipe served on a sandwich, from "Mad Hungry," by Lucinda Scala Quinn.

Slow-Cooker Vietnamese Baby Back Ribs

Turn leftovers into Asian-inspired pulled-pork sandwiches.

Classic Egg Salad

Rating: 3.22 stars
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Other mix-ins include sliced black olives, chopped fresh parsley, chopped fresh chives, walnut pieces, chopped dill pickles, and capers.
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Classic Coleslaw with Creamy Dressing

Rating: 3.31 stars
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This tangle of cabbage and carrot is dressed with a balance of tangy mustard, mayonnaise, and creamy sour cream to create the standard slaw.