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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Flank Steak and Arugula Salad

Rating: 3.38 stars
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For a tasty salad dressing without oil, we mixed salsa with some vinegar. You can use any prepared salsa: hot or mild, red or green, plain or fruity.

Martha's Favorite Vinaigrette

Rating: 3.55 stars
5
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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Classic Caesar Salad

Rating: 3.29 stars
8
Crisp romaine, pepper-and-butter croutons, and grated Parmesan are tossed with traditional Caesar dressing.

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.

Grilled Skirt-Steak Salad

Some dishes are so adjustable, they're more a concept than a recipe. Exhibit A: this grilled-steak salad. The trick is to drizzle on a little vinaigrette when the meat comes off the heat, to give it a savory brightness. Lay the sliced steak and grilled vegetables on top of crunchy romaine and anything else that beckons at the farm stand, then top it all off with briny feta and more vinaigrette.
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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.

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.

Simple Watercress Salad

White-wine vinaigrette brings out the delicate flavor of watercress without overwhelming it in this quick side salad.

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.

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.

Dandelion Salad

Dandelions' sawtooth leaves bring a pleasant bitterness to the table. They're best picked when tender, before the plant blooms, and they can be served raw or cooked.

Tender Lettuce Salad

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

Green Beans with Vinaigrette

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

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.

Crispy Panko Shrimp Salad

In this quick five-ingredient dish, Dijonnaise (a flavorful mixture of mustard and mayo) binds panko crumbs to the shrimp and also adds creaminess to the dressing.