Green Salad Recipes

Go green with these delicious salad recipes! Search our selection of sweet green salads featuring Boston, Bibb, or Iceberg lettuce. Spice up your salad with peppery arugula and watercress, or opt for some extra crunch with a fresh green bean salad. Don't forget to dress it up with some tasty and creative salad dressings including the herb-blended "green goddess", also perfect for potato salads and even better served as a dip!

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Waldorf Salad

In this healthy rendition of the classic salad, nonfat yogurt replaces mayonnaise. It also includes fewer walnuts -- and these are toasted to bring out their flavor.

Classic Caesar Salad

Rating: 3.5 stars 282
Crisp romaine, pepper-and-butter croutons, and grated Parmesan are tossed with traditional Caesar dressing.

Green Beans with Vinaigrette

Rating: 3 stars 376
These fresh green beans help balance out the richness of the rest of the Thanksgiving meal.

Boston Lettuce with Shaved Parmesan

Rating: 5 stars 6
Sometimes the best salad is the simplest one -- this dish features buttery Boston lettuce, shaved Parmesan, and a classic vinaigrette.

Tender Lettuce Salad

When feeding a crowd, a large simple salad like this one is always a good idea.

Fall Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

Rating: 3.5 stars 75
This salad is highlighted by different greens, a bit of real maple syrup and crumbled blue cheese.

Green Salad with Hard-Cooked Eggs

Keep your cool this summer by turning off the oven. This delicious green salad topped with cubes of Havarti cheese and slices of hard-cooked eggs is easy to make, and hearty enough to serve as a main course.

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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Martha's Favorite Vinaigrette

Rating: 3.5 stars 89
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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Frisee Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

Rating: 5 stars 1
Frisee has a slightly bitter taste and crisp, curly leaves. Pair it with a tangy vinaigrette for an easy side dish.

Lobster Salad with Greens and Citrus Vinaigrette

The sweetness of the lobster and tomatoes is balanced by a light but flavorful lemon-orange dressing. Tarragon adds a fresh zing.

Hearty Garlic Greens

Rating: 4 stars 27
Any combination of hearty autumn greens will work well in this recipe; try Swiss chard, Tuscan kale, and mustard greens.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Spinach Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing
Thick-sliced bacon, along with its melted fat, provide not only flavor but also the hot dressing to wilt the greens in this spinach salad.
Escarole Salad with Parmesan Dressing
Rating: Unrated 20
If the head of escarole is large, use half for the salad and store half in a resealable bag in the refrigerator for another recipe.
Little Gem Lettuce with Walnut Vinaigrette

Little Gem lettuce is a small, sweet romaine-type variety. Romaine hearts can be used in its place. Recipe courtesy of Clare Vivier.