Quick & Easy Salad Recipes

Salads are one of the more simple dishes to prepare but it can be a task if you're making a big batch for an event or if the recipes requires a long list of ingredients. Covering everything from chicken, potato, fruit salads and more, add these quick and easy salad recipes to your arsenal for side salads and mains perfect for every occasion.

Staff Picks

Cucumber Salad with Sour Cream and Dill Dressing

Rating: 3 stars 1074
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.

Potato and Green Bean Salad

Rating: 3.5 stars 140
Whether eaten warm or out of the fridge, this bright, crunchy potato salad pairs perfectly with grilled meats like pork, steak or chicken.

Classic Egg Salad

Rating: 3 stars 315
Other mix-ins include sliced black olives, chopped fresh parsley, chopped fresh chives, walnut pieces, chopped dill pickles, and capers.

Potato Salad

Rating: 3 stars 247
Chopped scallions are sprinkled on a potato salad made with Yukon golds.

Lemony Orzo with Tuna

Rating: 3 stars 17
This easy to assemble salad will transport you to the Mediterranean thanks to vibrant flavors of lemon, mint, and oil-packed tuna.

Broccoli and Chickpea Salad

Rating: 3.5 stars 92
Scallions, parsley, and pine nuts dot this nutritious salad.

Shredded Beet and Carrot Salad

Beets, which are rich in folic acid and vitamin C, are the primary ingredient of this simple salad.

Classic Caesar Salad

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

Tomato, Corn, and Avocado Salad

Rating: 3.5 stars 616
Nothing compares to the juiciness of summer tomatoes. Go beyond the expected with this showstopping salad.

Asparagus and Walnut Salad

In this refreshing spring salad, slivers of fresh raw asparagus meld with toasted walnuts and sharp Pecorino Romano cheese for a healthy and refreshing side dish perfect for serving with grilled meats or fish.
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Radicchio Salad with Chopped-Lemon Dressing

Finely chopped lemon mixed with grainy mustard, sugar, and olive oil makes a stellar dressing for this radicchio-and-mint salad.

Kale Slaw with Red Cabbage and Carrots

The variety of seeds and the kale make this a distinctive twist on coleslaw.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Sauteed Romaine Lettuce
Rating: Unrated 117
Recipe adapted from "Food From Many Greek Kitchens," by Tessa Kiros. Copyright 2011 by Tessa Kiros. Used with permission of Andrews McMeel Publishing.
Black Beans and Corn
Rating: Unrated 102
This is a quick and easy protein-packed side dish.
Quick Pickled Cucumber Salad
Rating: 3 stars 37

Quickly pickled sliced cucumbers and red onion make a cooling side salad for lamb burgers or fried fish.