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!

Staff Picks

Classic Caesar Salad

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

Dandelion Salad

Rating: 4 stars 26
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.

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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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.

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.

Simple Watercress Salad

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

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.

Tender Lettuce Salad

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

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.

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.

Kale Salad with Fried Capers and Golden Raisins

This fresh take on kale salad is inspired by the Italian condiment agrodolce, which translates as sweet-and-sour. Our salad gets its sweetness from golden raisins, salty crunch from fried capers and croutons, and its sour tang from balsamic vinegar
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California Cobb Salad

Rating: 3.5 stars 45
Created at Brown Derby Restaurant in Hollywood, this bulked up California Cobb salad is a flavorful and satisfying iteration of the classic dish.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Martha's Favorite Vinaigrette
Rating: Unrated 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.
Green Salad with Roasted Beets and Pickled Rhubarb
Simple yet gorgeous, this spring salad of roasted beets and tender lettuces really pops thanks to the addition of Pickled Rhubarb
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.