Salads can be so much more than just a side dish! With a little creativity, they can become a satisfying and flavorful dinner option. Gone are the days of wilted lettuce and boring toppings. Today's salad recipes burst with seasonal ingredients, protein powerhouses, and bold dressings.
The possibilities are endless! So ditch the takeout menu and explore the world of delicious and satisfying salad dinners. You might just be surprised at how much your taste buds will thank you.
Asian Chicken Salad With Ginger Dressing
This Asian Chicken Salad With Ginger Dressing is a quick and easy salad that is perfect for lunch or dinner. This salad has lots of crunch from the cabbage and and almonds, plus a sweetness from the mandarin oranges!
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Thai Chicken Salad With Peanut Dressing
This Thai Salad With Peanut Dressing is a quick recipe using rotisserie chicken for protein. The peanut dressing has just a little heat from sriracha for a flavorful and delicious salad!
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Grilled Chicken Salad
This Grilled Chicken Salad is bursting with flavor from tender chicken, corn, avocados, tomatoes, cucumbers, bell pepper, and red onion, all drizzled with a sweet and tangy honey mustard vinaigrette that doubles as a chicken marinade. This is one of our favorite go-to summer salads.
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Easy Taco Salad Recipe
This Easy Taco Salad Takes all of the delicious flavors from your favorite taco and incorporates it into a salad. This is topped with tomatoes, black beans, avocado and drizzled with a yummy dressing for a dinner recipe the whole family will love!
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The Best Salmon Kale Caesar Salad
Salmon Kale Caesar Salad combines nutrient-rich kale, flavorful salmon, and classic Caesar dressing, creating a hearty and delicious salad.
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Santa Fe Salad With Cilantro Avocado Dressing
This Santa Fe Salad has delicious juicy chicken that is easy to make while prepping the other salad ingredients for a quick salad that can be on the table in just minutes. Drizzle with a flavorful cilantro avocado dressing for the most amazing salad recipe.
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Mediterranean-Style Chopped Salad
If you like chopped salad, you’ll love this easy Mediterranean Style Chopped Salad! It’s filled with fresh flavors and lots of colorful veggies, gorgonzola cheese and olives. Filling and delicious, you can add your choice of protein to make a main dish salad all will love.
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Seared Shrimp And Avocado Salad
This shrimp and avocado salad is satisfying, healthy, and full of protein! Juicy shrimp, creamy avocado, salty feta, and pickled onions make a delicious combo.
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Crab Louie Salad
This Crab Louie Salad reigns supreme among salad dishes, brimming with fresh ingredients like crunchy lettuce, asparagus, cucumber, hard-boiled eggs, avocado, tomatoes, and succulent crab meat, all brought together with a rich, homemade Thousand Island dressing. Serving as a delectable main course salad throughout the year, it truly shines when Dungeness crab is at its seasonal peak.
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Classic Cobb Salad
This easy to make Classic Cobb Salad is loaded with all the best salad toppings, like chicken, hard boiled eggs, diced tomatoes, bacon and blue cheese. Just add your dressing of choice and you have a fantastic lunch or lighter dinner option!
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Chipotle Chicken Salad
Chipotle chicken salad is sweet, spicy, fruity yet filling, and nutritious. It’s high in protein and gluten-free.
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This classic French salad is a meal in itself. It has wild caught canned salmon, potatoes, green beans, eggs and tomatoes all tossed in a simple vinaigrette.
Get the recipe: Niçoise Salad
Plantain Salad With Avocado Cilantro Dressing
This Plantain Salad With Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing is the ultimate flavorful and filling summer salad. It is full of flavorful sweet plantains, high-protein black beans and quinoa, creamy avocado, and so much more! This plantain salad recipe is the perfect flavorful salad to try when you need to mix it up!
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Best Ever Bang Bang Shrimp Salad
This Bang Bang Shrimp Salad features a bed of mixed greens topped with avocado, pickled red onion, and cucumber. The star of the show is the crispy, creamy Bang Bang shrimp tossed in a sweet and spicy sauce made with Thai chili sauce. Enjoy a flavorful and healthy meal with a delightful sweet and spicy kick.
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Warm Kale And Asparagus Salad
Kale, bacon, eggs, and asparagus make this salad a perfect choice for lunch or dinner. Enjoy the warm, freshly-made bacon vinaigrette and tender kale in every bite.
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Pork Tenderloin And Spinach Salad
Fresh spinach, apples, and pecans perfectly compliment the spice rubbed pork tenderloin in this easy dinner salad recipe. The maple mustard dressing finishes everything off to create a homemade meal that you'll make again and again.
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Quick And Easy Harvest Bowl
This harvest bowl is filled to the brim with fresh, seasonal ingredients like butternut squash, apples, kale, and more! It epitomizes the essence of a hearty, healthy, and wholesome meal. Serve it with nuts, seeds, and your favorite sauce for the perfect fall and winter lunch or dinner.
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Best BBQ Chicken Cobb Salad
This isn’t your grandma’s Chicken Cobb Salad—it’s packed full of flavor with juicy baked BBQ chicken, sweet corn succotash, and a creamy Cobb salad dressing. But don’t worry, it still has all the other classic components we all know and love, like avocado, tomato, and hard-boiled eggs. This salad will convert any salad naysayer into a raving fan!
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Shrimp Avocado Salad
This Blackened Shrimp Salad recipe is loaded with tons of flavor and piled high with fresh ingredients like salsa, corn, black beans, avocado, and spicy blackened shrimp.
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Copycat Panera Southwest Chili Lime Ranch Salad
This Copycat Panera Southwest Chili Lime Ranch Salad with Chicken is my absolute favorite!!! I made it three times this past week!!! Once you have all the ingredients – you can’t help but make it every day!
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Savory Steak And Squash Salad
This hearty dinner salad is colorful, appetizing and simple to prepare. Steak and squash salad is also bursting with not only flavor but nutrients too, making it a win-win for dinner. It’s the perfect salad when you have leftover steak!
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