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.

Cape Malay Pickled Fish

Rating: 4 stars
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A staple of South African cuisine, this fish picks up a world of flavor from a 48-hour soak in curried pickle brine. The recipe comes from Cape Town chef Reuben Riffel. Also try:Peri Peri Beef Salad

Grilled Asparagus with Caper-Cornichon Vinaigrette

Inspired by gribiche, the French sauce traditionally served with steamed asparagus, this salad takes a modern approach by grilling the spears then piling them on a platter with sliced hard-cooked eggs. The mustard vinaigrette, chock-full of cornichons and capers, preserves all the briny goodness of the original sauce.
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Easter Salad

This colorful salad holds some welcome surprises for an Easter celebration: avocado,papaya, assorted greens, red onion, and a Papaya-Citrus Vinaigrette.

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.

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.

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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Inspiration and Ideas

15 Unique and Delicious Chicken Salad Recipes

Whether you prefer a traditional mayonnaise base or a pesto remix, these chicken salad recipes are sure to satisfy.

Our Favorite Spring Salad Recipes Starring Fresh, Seasonal Produce

A spring salad can be as simple as tender, leafy greens tossed with vinaigrette, or you can step it up by adding seasonal treats like peas, asparagus, radishes, and baby artichokes. You can even make it a main dish by adding protein. Here we've gathered our favorite super salad recipes that celebrate this vibrant season.

Pea and Asparagus Salad

Instead of making ribbons, thinly slice your asparagus on a strong bias -- this gives the raw vegetable a crisp-tender bite, and it isn't as stringy.