Salad Recipes

Find the best green salad recipes, plus trusted recipes for more than 3,550 other dinner and picnic salads.

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Roasted Beet Salad

Rating: 4.38 stars
Roasted beets with balsamic vinegar dressing.

Pear-Fig Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars
The crunch of pear, pecans, and lettuce with the salty, tart smoothness of Gruyere cheese mixes perfectly with rich figs and balsamic vinegar to make this the perfect salad.

Christmas Pomegranate Salad

Rating: 4.83 stars
I love mixing up cheese and fruit in salads! This salad is not only tasty, it is full of great nutrients and antioxidants from the pomegranate seeds.

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Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon-Mustard Dressing

Rating: 4.71 stars
A classic steakhouse-style spinach salad with the absolute best warm bacon-mustard dressing I've ever had! Looks and tastes like a lot of work, but can be prepared in no time! This salad can easily be converted to a main dish salad by adding strips of grilled chicken breast.

All Kale Caesar

Rating: 4 stars
This kale salad recipe is very quick and simple. Pour remaining dressing into a container, cover, and refrigerate up to 2 weeks.

Cran-Broccoli Salad

Rating: 4.22 stars
A wonderful festive broccoli slaw salad. Great make ahead recipe and very versatile. This is also good with 1/2 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese mixed in.

Chef John's Green Goddess Dressing

Rating: 4.89 stars
This creamy, herby, addictively delicious sauce is not only my favorite salad dressing, but is one of my favorite dips as well. You can of course tweak the acidity with more or less lemon, as well as play with the salt and pepper, but please do not change the trio of herbs. The way the parsley and chive play against the sweet tarragon makes this unlike any other herb dressing.

Judy's Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Rating: 4.75 stars
This show-stopping dessert is made with a pretzel crust, a cream cheese layer, and a strawberry gelatin topping.

Spinach and Persimmon Salad with Goat Cheese and Pomegranate

Rating: 5 stars
I love how the sweet persimmon balances out the tartness that you get from the pomegranate arils and creamy goat cheese. Top that with the crunch of sliced almonds, and you have the perfect fall salad.

Quinoa Salad with Crispy Tofu Cubes and Lime Vinaigrette

Rating: 5 stars
Had this salad at a restaurant in Minneapolis and had to make it the second I got home. It takes a bit of prep work, but definitely worth it!

Spinach Pomegranate Salad

Rating: 4.7 stars
A very quick and nutritious salad made with pomegranate seeds and feta cheese.

Inspiration and Ideas

17 Warm Salads for Fall and Winter Meals
With ingredients like whole grains, butternut squash, potatoes, beans, and bits of bacon, these salad recipes actually hold their own against the season's carb-filled comfort foods. 

Easy Coleslaw Dressing

Rating: 4.8 stars

A creamy coleslaw dressing that can be made with ingredients you already have! You can pour it immediately over a 14-ounce package of coleslaw mix or refrigerate until needed.