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 282
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 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.

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 59
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 92
Scallions, parsley, and pine nuts dot this nutritious salad.

Winter Caprese Salad

The classic caprese salad is a hallmark of summer, but when you add juicy citrus to the mix, it makes a colorful winter dish. The fruit really wakes up the tomatoes and mozzarella with a pop of sweetness.
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Chicken Salad Sandwich

Rating: 3.03 stars 132
Some classics are best left as is, like this perfect chicken salad recipe served on a sandwich, from "Mad Hungry," by Lucinda Scala Quinn.

Basic Potato Salad

Rating: 3.38 stars 156
Combining the potatoes with the vinegar mixture while they're still hot allows them to absorb it all for a more flavorful salad.

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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Nashville-Style Hot Chicken Sandwich

Our take on the Nashville specialty relies on spicy paprika and hot sauce for its fiery kick. Tame the heat with sweetened pickles sandwiched between thick slices of crispy toast and a simple, lightly dressed coleslaw on the side.

Classic Egg Salad

Rating: 3.22 stars 315
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

Potato and Green Bean Salad
Rating: 3.27 stars
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Whether eaten warm or out of the fridge, this bright, crunchy potato salad pairs perfectly with grilled meats like pork, steak or chicken.