Are you in the mood for a fresh and light salad but getting bored of eating the same old mixed greens? Well, it sounds like it’s time to try some new salad ideas, and we’ve put together some of the best salad recipes just for you!
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We’ve got all kinds of delicious salads, such as summer salads, pasta salads, dinner salad recipes, and more. These easy salad recipes take almost no time to whip together and taste amazing.
Each recipe features step-by-step instructions to help guide you toward making the best salads! Plus, we have recipes for a few positively delicious homemade salad dressings.
Below are 52 of the best salad recipes that complement a healthy eating lifestyle while making you feel like a million bucks!
When it comes to delicious summer salad recipes, you can’t go wrong with this colorful, light, and delicious Strawberry Avocado Salad.
Speaking of poppy seed dressing, here’s a fantastic recipe that lets you make this savory, sweet, and fresh dressing right at home. It’s quick and easy and tastes fantastic!
This simple recipe for fresh and light Lemon Kale Salad really shakes things up with ingredients such as fresh kale, lemon juice, vegan parmesan, slivered almonds, sliced apples, and golden raisins.
Celebrate the taste of summer anytime with this sensational recipe for Summer Fruit Salad.
This recipe for Italian Pasta Salad is one of the best dinner salad recipes in town.
Shake things up a bit with this delicious recipe for Chinese Garlic Cucumber Salad, made with crisp and crunchy cucumber and a savory Asian dressing.
Another delicious Asian salad is this recipe for Asian Chopped Salad, featuring tons of colorful, crisp veggies.
Taking a trip to the Mediterranean, we have this fantastic recipe for Chickpea Greek Salad, made with traditional Mediterranean superfoods.
This recipe for Fall Harvest Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash, Pecans, and Apple is the perfect salad for those cold winter nights. Amazing with grilled chicken.
10. Garden Salad
Not all garden salads have to be boring. Forget about those uninspired mediocre garden salads offered by restaurants. This recipe is the real deal.
Another fantastic garden salad recipe offers tender, delicious chicken and creamy ranch dressing for a heavenly taste.
This recipe for Watermelon, Feta Salad, features sweet and juicy watermelon, delicious feta cheese, cucumber, and onions for one fantastic salad!
For a light meal that’s loaded with all the fall flavors you love, you’ve got to try this recipe for Butternut Squash Salad with butternut squash, red onion, apples, dried cranberries, goat cheese, spring salad mix, and caramelized nuts. The perfect thanksgiving salad.
For a new vegan salad experience, try this Vegan Soba Noodle Salad recipe made with fresh greens, soba noodles, and a deliciously savory dressing.
15. Beef Taco Salad
There’s no need to give up your love of tacos, not when there’s this deliciously healthy recipe for Beef Taco Salad featuring all your favorite taco fixings along with a creamy lime dressing.
Fast and easy to make, this recipe for creamy cucumber salad is a great side dish for family cookouts featuring crisp and delicious cucumbers in a savory, creamy dressing.
This salad dressing is a game-changer for so many salads, and now you can make your own Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing at home using this simple recipe.
This Mediterranean take on wedge salad has delicious Chickapea along with other savory Mediterranean seasonings.
There’s nothing like the taste of this crunchy Asian Cold Noodle Salad with its flavors of coconut amino, peanut butter, fresh ginger, red bell pepper, chili sauce, and tons of other delicious ingredients.
Caesar salad gets a delicious Mexican make-over in this inspired recipe for Mexican Chicken Caesar Salad with all your favorite Mexican ingredients. This is one of the best salad ideas for dinner.
This Creamy Japanese Sesame dressing isn’t just great on chopped Asian salads, but can elevate just about any salad with its nutty and savory flavor.
Even those who are not big fans of Brussel sprouts would love this Roasted Brussels Sprouts Salad filled with yummy ingredients like bacon, cranberries, and pecans in savory balsamic glace.
Another classic dish getting the salad treatment is Mexican street corn. This recipe is loaded with grilled corn with a savory dressing that’s to die for!
In this recipe, you’ve got fresh and crisp romaine lettuce (or iceberg lettuce), arugula, red onion, cherry tomatoes, Persian cucumbers, kalamata olives, feta cheese, and fresh oregano (or dill) covered in a savory homemade Greek dressing.
This cozy salad is perfect on those cold nights with fresh kale and crispy, juicy apples along with maple syrup, raw pepitas, cinnamon, prosciutto, feta cheese, and pomegranate in a savory cider vinaigrette.
This is a fresh and vibrant pasta is packed with delicious summer flavors, and it’s super-easy to make!
The delicious taste of asparagus comes alive in this recipe for Chopped Asparagus Salad featuring black olives, chickpeas, carrots, radishes, Persian cucumber, and more!
28. Classic Coleslaw
For a cool and creamy summer classic, you can’t beat this recipe for classic coleslaw, which makes a great side dish for a bbq or sandwich topping.
29. Potato Salad
Back to basics, we have this recipe for potato salad featuring its own unique blend of spices to really give it some pizzazz.
30. Thai Mango Salad
This Thai Mango Salad is a healthy and refreshing dish that’s perfect for lunch or dinner and comes together in under 10 minutes.
In only a few minutes, you can enjoy this Arugula Salad with sweet, crunchy apples and pecans. Perfect for holiday dinners.
Take your taco salad to new heights with this recipe for Grilled Shrimp Taco Salad with the plump and juicy grilled shrimp and all your favorite taco ingredients.
Brimming with savory Mediterranean flavors along with juicy chicken, this recipe for Greek chicken salad is sure to become one of your new favorites.
This recipe features warm lentils joined with savory butternut squash and mint seasoned feta cheese for an unimaginably delicious salad.
Packed with lots of herbs and tossed in lime and olive oil, this recipe for Persian Shirazi salad has juicy ripe tomatoes and ripe cucumbers for a light and refreshing taste.
Now you can make your own fresh, light, and flavorful Greek salad dressing at home using this incredible recipe.
Packed with fresh veggies and herbs tossed in a zesty Greek lemon vinaigrette, this Mediterranean Orzo Pasta Salad rocks the house!
You can’t go wrong with this quick and easy recipe featuring savory grilled shrimp and fresh vegetables.
39. Macaroni Salad
This insanely delicious recipe for Macaroni Salad takes a humble classic and gives it an upgrade with ingredients such as clove, dijon mustard, red onion, fresh dill, and capers.
The roasted carrots in this recipe are crazy-delicious and the perfect complement to the other ingredients in a sweet and zesty homemade lemon honey vinaigrette.
For an amazing summer salad, you’ve got to taste this recipe for Arugula and Roasted Carrot Salad filled with arugula, sweet peaches and blueberries, pinenuts, and prosciutto. This salad’s a real champ!
This simple salad delivers the incredible flavors of sweet tomato, cool and crisp cucumber, and creamy avocados along with onion, feta cheese, and seasonings like red wine vinegar, olive oil, and pepper.
Wow, just looking at the above photo can make you dizzy! This salad is loaded with goodies like brown rice, chickpeas, artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, kalamata olives, and parsley.
Nothing too fancy here, but the tastes of fresh mozzarella cheese, sweet tomatoes, and basil leaves in a savory balsamic glaze doesn’t need much improvement.
This exotic Madarian Orange Salad features amazing flavors like ht sauce, toasted almonds, mandarin orange, fresh spinach for a meal you’re guaranteed to love!
This recipe that’s easy to make and tastes worlds apart from store-bought Italian dressing.
Oh me, oh my! This recipe features an all-star team of ingredients such as tangy-sweet tangelos, garlic, olives, chives, mint, and seared Halloumi for one amazing salad!
This flavorful pasta salad features delicious asparagus, peas, sprouts, artichoke hearts, and pasta seasoned with garlic, mint, basil, lemon juice, olive oil, pine nuts, and grated parmesan cheese.
Grilled corn is transformed into a delicious summer salad with avocado, red pepper, and tasty seasonings.
Healthy broccoli adds a delicious crunch along with onions, cranberries, and almonds in a homemade lemon buttermilk dressing.
This recipe features baby spinach, golden and Honeycrisp apples, red onion, walnuts, blue cheese, and goat cheese coated in a light homemade balsamic vinaigrette.
This loaded salad packed with healthy kale, chickpeas, carrots, red beets, watermelon radish, avocado, and dried cranberries in a sweet and zesty homemade carrot ginger dressing will have you singing “Kale to the king!”