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Salad Recipes

Salad Recipes

Salads don’t have to mean just leafy greens tossed with dressing. Oh, no! There’s a whole wide world of salads out there! From lunch-worthy Greek salad with feta and olives, to zesty bean salads perfect for a picnic, to simple shaved fennel, you can take your pick of delicious salad ideas right here. (And sure, if you want leafy greens, we’ve got plenty of those, too!)

Best Summer SaladsMore Summer Salads

  • Easy Cucumber, Peach, and Basil Salad

    15 min

    Allergy-Friendly, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Healthy, Low Carb, Vegan, Vegetarian

    Cool, crunchy cucumbers combined with sweet, juicy peaches and dressed in a peppery basil vinaigrette is a great way to make the most of summer and all its gorgeous flavors. This refreshing salad is easy to make and goes great with grilled meat.

  • Elise Bauer

    Classic Coleslaw

    10 min

    Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Vegetarian

    Here's a classic coleslaw recipe made with thinly sliced cabbage, carrots, and green onion. It's seasoned with mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar dressing. This is what you want for picnics, backyard BBQs, and summer potlucks!

  • Elise Bauer

    Easy Greek Salad

    15 min

    Gluten-Free, Healthy, Vegetarian

    This easy Greek Salad is made with plum tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, bell pepper, kalamata olives, and crumbled feta cheese. Tossed with a lemon and red wine vinegar vinaigrette dressing, it's ready for a summer picnic!

  • Elise Bauer

    Classic Chicken Salad

    This family favorite chicken salad is made with celery, bell pepper, green olives, apple, lettuce, and mayo—plus a secret ingredient that makes all the difference!

  • Elise Bauer

    Nicoise Salad

    Salad Nicoise, a French composed salad with tuna, green beans, hard boiled eggs, tomatoes, onion, capers, and potatoes.

  • Elise Bauer

    Avocado Tuna Salad

    Upgrade your lunch! This Avocado Tuna Salad uses creamy avocado instead of mayo for a fresh and easy twist on the classic. Red onion and celery add some crunch, while lemon juice gives it some zing.

  • Elise Bauer

    Deviled Egg Salad

    Deviled eggs on their own are great, but turning them into a salad brings the flavors of paprika, hot sauce, onions, and salt and pepper together for a versatile, transportable, end-of-summer dish.

  • Elise Bauer

    Black Bean Salad

    20 min

    Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

    A fresh black bean salad, perfect for a summer picnic or potluck. Red bell peppers, jalapeños, avocado, black beans and corn combined to give this salad its kick and fresh flavors.

  • Elise Bauer

    Broccoli Salad

    This Broccoli Salad is made with blanched fresh broccoli tossed with toasted almonds, bacon and peas, topped with a homemade honey vinegar dressing. It's a go-to potluck salad for summer cookouts and picnics!

  • Elise Bauer

    Classic Carrot Salad

    15 min

    Gluten-Free, Vegetarian

    Try this traditional grated carrot salad with carrots, raisins, chopped apple and mayonnaise! It's one of the easiest salads to prepare, as well as being kid-friendly and good for you. Fantastic for Mother's Day, Easter, or picnic outdoors.

  • Elise Bauer

    Jicama Salad

    Crunchy, refreshing Jicama Salad with julienned jicama, bell peppers, red onion, cucumber, orange, and lime juice. Perfect accompaniment to Mexican food dishes.

  • Elise Bauer

    Asian Zucchini Noodle Salad

    20 min

    Gluten-Free, Healthy, Low Carb, Vegan, Vegetarian

    Zucchini noodles with cabbage, carrots, red bell pepper, green onions, tossed with a sesame rice vinegar dressing. Light, fresh, and easy!

  • Elise Bauer

    Mom’s Easy Macaroni Salad

    When it's hot, cooking has to be at a bare minimum, right? This quick and easy macaroni salad with hard boiled egg, roasted red bell pepper, onion, mayonnaise, and paprika gives new life to your standard issue picnic macaroni salad!

  • Elise Bauer

    Asian Coleslaw

    Quick and delicious, this Asian coleslaw is great with burgers, fish, or any Asian-inspired dish. A creamy dressing with peanut butter and rice vinegar brings it all together.

  • Elise Bauer

    Classic Potato Salad

    Going to a cookout? This classic potato salad is what you want! It's made with boiled potatoes, sour cream, mayo, green onions, celery, parsley, pickles and bacon. Serve room temperature or chilled.

  • Elise Bauer

    Cold Pea Salad

    This chilled pea salad is made with frozen peas, smoked almonds, water chestnuts, and a hint of curry. It's a great addition to your summer salad recipe collection.

  • Elise Bauer

    Easy Steak Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

    20 min

    Gluten-Free, Low Carb

    Steak Salad makes a quick and easy midweek meal. Made with thin slices of pan-seared steak served over arugula and lettuce greens toss with a lemon vinaigrette. Round it out with goat cheese, scallions, avocado, and bell pepper.

  • Elise Bauer

    Cucumber Yogurt Salad (Tzatziki)

    5 min

    Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Vegetarian

    Cucumber yogurt tzatziki, a simple salad of peeled, sliced cucumbers, yogurt, dill, and salt and pepper. To accompany spicy dishes.

  • Elise Bauer

    Panzanella Bread Salad

    Got ripe summer tomatoes? Got day-old bread? Make this classic Tuscan Panzanella Salad recipe! This is a great make-ahead recipe for a summer potluck or backyard party, or make it for dinner and serve with grilled chicken.

  • Sabrina Modelle

    Greek Pasta Salad

    30 min

    Healthy, Vegetarian

    All the flavors of classic Greek salad in a picnic-ready pasta salad! We've got kalamata olives, tomatoes, cucumber, and feta cheese, all tossed with pasta and a lemony dressing. This salad is easy to make ahead and pack up for your next backyard party.

  • Elise Bauer

    Mexican Three Bean Salad

    1 hr, 30 min

    Gluten-Free, Vegetarian

    Mexican Bean salad - a three bean salad with a Southwestern twist! Pinto beans, black beans, and green beans, with onions, jalapenos, Cotija cheese, cilantro with a sweet lime dressing.

  • Sabrina Modelle

    Grilled Shrimp Taco Bowl

    These shrimp taco bowls are the best kind of summer meal: fast, fresh, and won't heat up the kitchen. The shrimp are deeply seasoned with paprika and cumin, then grilled and served in bowls with taco fixings and a spicy cilantro dressing.

Recent Salad Recipes & Ideas

  • Kalisa Marie Martin

    Easy Cucumber, Peach, and Basil Salad

    15 min

    Allergy-Friendly, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Healthy, Low Carb, Vegan, Vegetarian

    Cool, crunchy cucumbers combined with sweet, juicy peaches and dressed in a peppery basil vinaigrette is a great way to make the most of summer and all its gorgeous flavors. This refreshing salad is easy to make and goes great with grilled meat.

  • Elise Bauer

    Easy Cucumber Salad

    Use up the bounty of summer with this refreshing and crispy salad with cucumbers, rice vinegar, salt, pepper, and chopped fresh dill or basil.

  • Elise Bauer

    Panzanella Bread Salad

    Got ripe summer tomatoes? Got day-old bread? Make this classic Tuscan Panzanella Salad recipe! This is a great make-ahead recipe for a summer potluck or backyard party, or make it for dinner and serve with grilled chicken.

  • Sally Vargas

    Chickpea Salad Sandwiches

    15 min

    Healthy, Vegetarian

    Lunch just got easier. Pop open a can of chickpeas and make this vegetarian take on a chicken salad sandwich. It uses pantry staples and its loaded with fiber and protein. The best part? It’s delicious and it’s ready in about 15 minutes.

  • Elise Bauer

    Classic Coleslaw

    10 min

    Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Vegetarian

    Here's a classic coleslaw recipe made with thinly sliced cabbage, carrots, and green onion. This is what you want for picnics, backyard BBQs, and summer potlucks!

  • Sheryl Julian

    Fattoush Bread Salad

    Middle Eastern Fattoush is a fresh and zesty salad made with crispy pita chips, fresh vegetables, and a tangy dressing. It only takes 30 minutes to make and is perfect for hot summer days.

  • Sally Vargas

    Classic Tuna Salad

    Scoop this quick and easy tuna salad over a bed of greens, sandwich it between slices of bread, add some cheese to make it a tuna melt, or snack on it with crackers. This creamy, crunchy tuna salad is the classic dish you’ve been craving.

  • Elise Bauer

    Classic Potato Salad

    Going to a cookout? This classic potato salad is what you want! It's made with boiled potatoes, sour cream, mayo, green onions, celery, parsley, pickles and bacon. Serve room temperature or chilled.

  • Elise Bauer

    Classic Chicken Salad

    This family favorite chicken salad is made with celery, bell pepper, green olives, apple, lettuce, and mayo—plus a secret ingredient that makes all the difference!

  • Elise Bauer

    Easy Steak Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

    20 min

    Gluten-Free, Low Carb

    Steak Salad makes a quick and easy midweek meal. Round it out with goat cheese, scallions, avocado, and bell pepper.

  • Elise Bauer

    Mom’s Easy Macaroni Salad

    When it's hot, cooking has to be at a bare minimum, right? This quick and easy macaroni salad with hard boiled egg, roasted red bell pepper, onion, mayonnaise, and paprika gives new life to your standard issue picnic macaroni salad!

  • Katie Morford

    Shaved Spring Vegetable Salad

    15 min

    Healthy, Low Carb, Vegetarian

    If you’re looking for a light, healthy vegetable salad, look no further! This shaved salad is comprised of thinly sliced carrots, fennel, radish, and asparagus, all tossed together in a light citrus honey dressing. Finish it with a little Parmesan cheese and some walnuts. Swap out any of these vegetables for whatever you have on hand!

  • Aaron Hutcherson

    Radicchio Salad with Citrus

    30 min

    Healthy, Vegetarian

    This bitter, peppery salad with its pop of bright, refreshing citrus will satisfy your craving for sunshine. Radicchio makes this colorful salad feel fresh, while quick homemade croutons and toasted walnuts settle your need for comfort food.

  • Elise Bauer

    Romanesco Salad

    50 min

    Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Paleo, Vegetarian

    Ever tried romanesco? It's a little like cauliflower and a little like broccoli, and it makes a GREAT salad! Give this vegetable a try with this simple recipe.

  • Claudia Cash

    10 Salads to Take for Lunch

    Refuel and reenergize at lunch with these sensational salads! They're far from boring, pack in all those nutritious fruits and veggies, and will have you going back for seconds, guaranteed.

  • Jeweled Rice Salad

    1 hr, 5 min

    Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Healthy, Vegan, Vegetarian

    Perfect for your next weekend cooking project or special occasion side dish, this vibrant, fragrant version of Persian Jeweled Rice Salad features butternut squash, toasted pistachios and almonds, warm spices, and tender dried fruit!

  • Katie Morford

    Winter Chicken Salad with Tangy Miso Dressing

    41 min

    Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Healthy, Low Carb

    This Chopped Chicken Salad is easy to put together and filling enough to eat for dinner! Made with fennel, mandarin oranges, avocado, and a flavorful miso dressing, it's perfect for winter but also endlessly adaptable to the seasons.

  • Elise Bauer

    Kale Salad with Balsamic Dressing

    55 min

    Gluten-Free, Healthy, Low Carb, Vegetarian

    This easy kale salad comes together with dried cranberries, pine nuts, Parmesan, and a balsamic vinaigrette. No need to massage this make-ahead salad—the kale becomes tender as it rests before serving.

  • Elise Bauer

    How to Make Croutons

    It's easy to make homemade croutons for your soup or salad with day-old bread. No need to turn on the oven; you can make these croutons in about 10 minutes on the stovetop.

  • Nick Evans

    Chicken Panzanella Salad

    Who knew stale bread could be so good? This Chicken Panzanella Salad with bread, tomatoes, and shredded chicken is the perfect dinner for a hot summer night. Easy, delicious, and good enough to eat on its own!

  • Summer Miller

    Green Bean Salad with Lemon and Dill

    19 min

    Allergy-Friendly, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian

    Fresh green beans are a summertime staple! This vibrant green bean salad dressed in lemon and dill will have everyone reaching for seconds during weeknight dinner and asking for the recipe at backyard cookouts.

  • Sally Vargas

    Steak Noodle Bowls with Miso-Lime Dressing

    25 min

    Gluten-Free, Healthy

    Looking for a quick, healthy, and satisfying weeknight dinner or workday lunch? These steak noodle bowls are bursting with crunchy sugar snap peas and cucumbers then finished with a zippy miso-lime dressing. All this goodness in under 30 minutes.

  • Elise Bauer

    Tuna Macaroni Salad

    This family favorite tuna macaroni salad is made with canned tuna, elbow mac, bell peppers, parsley, green onion, iceberg lettuce, and mayonnaise. Try it for your next potluck, BBQ, or family gathering.

  • Kalisa Marie Martin

    Easy Cucumber, Peach, and Basil Salad

    15 min

    Allergy-Friendly, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Healthy, Low Carb, Vegan, Vegetarian

    Cool, crunchy cucumbers combined with sweet, juicy peaches and dressed in a peppery basil vinaigrette is a great way to make the most of summer and all its gorgeous flavors. This refreshing salad is easy to make and goes great with grilled meat.

  • Elise Bauer

    Three Bean Salad

    10 min

    Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

    Who doesn't love an easy three bean salad, perfect for summer picnics and potlucks?! This classic American picnic salad has cannellini beans, kidney beans, garbanzo beans, celery, red onion, parsley, and a sweet and sour dressing.

  • Elise Bauer

    Classic Coleslaw

    10 min

    Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Vegetarian

    Here's a classic coleslaw recipe made with thinly sliced cabbage, carrots, and green onion. This is what you want for picnics, backyard BBQs, and summer potlucks!

  • Jeweled Rice Salad

    1 hr, 5 min

    Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Healthy, Vegan, Vegetarian

    Perfect for your next weekend cooking project or special occasion side dish, this vibrant, fragrant version of Persian Jeweled Rice Salad features butternut squash, toasted pistachios and almonds, warm spices, and tender dried fruit!

  • Elise Bauer

    Ham Salad

    Leftover ham? Make a simple ham salad with diced ham, hard boiled eggs, sweet pickle relish, mayo, onion, celery, bell pepper, and mustard.

  • Elise Bauer

    Waldorf Salad

    15 min

    Gluten-Free, Vegetarian

    First presented at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in 1893, this all-American Waldorf salad recipe includes chopped apples, celery, grapes, and toasted walnuts in a mayonnaise dressing.

  • Elise Bauer

    Easy Greek Salad

    15 min

    Gluten-Free, Healthy, Vegetarian

    This easy Greek Salad is made with plum tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, bell pepper, kalamata olives, and crumbled feta cheese. Tossed with a lemon and red wine vinegar vinaigrette dressing, it's ready for a summer picnic!

  • Elise Bauer

    Caesar Salad

    Classic Caesar Salad with romaine lettuce, homemade croutons, parmesan cheese, and easy homemade caesar dressing. Never buy caesar dressing again!

  • Elise Bauer

    Classic Chicken Salad

    This family favorite chicken salad is made with celery, bell pepper, green olives, apple, lettuce, and mayo—plus a secret ingredient that makes all the difference!

  • Elise Bauer

    Nicoise Salad

    Salad Nicoise, a French composed salad with tuna, green beans, hard boiled eggs, tomatoes, onion, capers, and potatoes.

  • Elise Bauer

    Avocado Tuna Salad

    Upgrade your lunch! This Avocado Tuna Salad uses creamy avocado instead of mayo for a fresh and easy twist on the classic. Red onion and celery add some crunch, while lemon juice gives it some zing.

  • Elise Bauer

    Shaved Fennel Salad

    8 min

    Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Vegetarian

    Simple and easy shaved fennel salad with olive oil, lemon juice, thyme, parsley, and Parmesan.

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