Salads don’t have to be the boring side dish that “come with dinner.” Make something to WOW everyone with these 50 not so boring salad recipes…
Article Image From: AheadOfThyme
1. Candied Pecan Pear & Pomegranate Salad
An easy to make and delicious pomegranate salad — candied pecans, pears, pomegranates, dried cranberries, & feta cheese with a raspberry poppyseed dressing.
2. Healthy Avocado Chickpea Salad
Just do your body a favor and make this delicious antioxidant-rich, high-fiber healthy avocado chickpea salad for dinner tonight!
3. BLT Balsamic Chicken Avocado & Feta Salad
BLT Balsamic Chicken Avocado & Feta Salad is a delicious twist to BLT in salad form, with a balsamic dressing that doubles as a marinade! You won’t even miss the bread in this mega loaded salad.
4. Fall Roasted Vegetable Panzanella Salad
Fall Roasted Vegetable Panzanella Salad is made with butternut squash, brussels sprouts, apples, dried cranberries, pepitas, and baby kale then tossed together in a cider vinaigrette. It’s the perfect fall salad or colorful side dish for your Thanksgiving table!
5. Make Ahead Layered Salad
When feeding a crowd, we all love to have a few tricks up our sleeve to make preparation easier, right? Make-Ahead Layered Salad is one of my favorite feed-a-crowd tricks! With make-ahead convenience and fabulous flavor, it’s perfect for all those summer cookouts and get-togethers.
6. Fall Harvest Salad with Pumpkin Goodness Dressing
This Fall Harvest Salad with Pumpkin Goddess Dressing celebrates the bounty of the season in a beautiful combination of tastes and textures. From crunchy toasted pecans to tender roasted acorn squash, crisp juicy apples to tart dried cranberries, it’s a healthy Thanksgiving side dish that won’t weigh you down!
7. Strawberry Spinach Salad
Best Ever Strawberry Spinach Salad will rock your world! This simple recipe is a celebration of summers bounty in the most spectacular salad you will ever eat. Fresh crisp spinach salad is taken to another level with bursts of sweetness from fresh summer fruit and buttery avocado. It is tossed in a sweet and tangy vinaigrette and topped with crunchy nuts and creamy cheese.
8. Summer Blast Salad
This is summer in a bowl! Fresh sweet corn, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, and herbs bring a blast of summery taste to this simple avocado salad. The homemade tangy dressing takes only 30 seconds to come together. It’s basically a fancier rendition of this Cucumber Salad that I make all the time.
9. Traditional Greek Salad
Today we stick with the classic. A truly traditional Greek salad recipe is meant to be of few ingredients. Uncomplicated and fresh; just as served on the islands and villages of Greece. Best part, this flavor-packed salad comes together in 10 minutes!
10. Southwest BBQ Chicken Salad with Avocado & Corn
This Southwest BBQ Chicken Salad with Grilled Corn is off the hook delicious and uses one of my favorite fruits, the apricot. Watch the video to see how I make it! Grilled corn, avocados, and a tangy lime honey dressing make this sing.
11. Greek Lemon Garlic Chicken Salad
Greek souvlaki flavors are smothered all over this salad, thanks to this incredible dressing that doubles as a marinade. You’ll love all these meals in a salad.
12. Spinach Salad with Nuts, Apples, & Bacon
This really is the best spinach salad ever! Loaded with sweet + spicy nuts, apples, feta, and bacon, it is amazingly delicious.
13. Irresistibly Easy Salad
An easy Pear Salad recipe tossed and ready to enjoy in just a few minutes!
14. Skinny Taco Salad
This Skinny Taco Salad recipe, made with ground turkey, is my at-home version of a classic restaurant salad. This Mexican-inspired salad is easy to make and healthy too!
15. The Best Side Salad
I have to thank my mother-in-law for teaching me how to make the BEST of the best when it comes to side salad recipes. The woman has some serious salad skillzzzz, and I couldn’t wait to share her secret with you. Don’t worry, I asked for her permission!
16. Strawberry Peach Salad
Try this fruity Strawberry Peach Salad for a fresh, fast, and healthy meal any time of day! Fresh greens topped with juicy peaches, ripe strawberries, cucumber, goat cheese, sliced almonds, and a yummy honey balsamic dressing.
17. Almond & Cranberry Thanksgiving Slaw
This easy, colorful slaw is the answer to this dilemma. It won’t wilt like other green salads and can sit out for a while, making it a great addition to the Thanksgiving buffet.
18. Mediterranean Pasta Salad
A delicious and healthy Mediterranean pasta salad with arugula, veggie, and chicken salad with the best lemon vinaigrette!
19. Tortellini & Olive Salad
Tortellini Olive Salad is loaded with cheese filled tortellini, green and black olives, salami, and marinated in a cheesy Italian Dressing! It’s the favorite summer pasta salad at this Nest! It’s a tasty treat for the senses!
20. Cobb Pasta Salad
Cobb Pasta Salad is the perfect summer meal alongside a cold refreshing glass of iced tea! Loaded with juicy tomatoes, crisp bacon, avocados, and cheese, this pasta salad can save the day at dinner time or be the star dish at any picnic or potluck spread!
21. Martha Stewart’s Chopped Vegetable Salad
We made this chopped salad a couple months ago, and I still can’t stop thinking about it. I think we’ll be making this frequently this spring and summer. It’s cool, refreshing, and oh-so-good. Anything Martha does is okay in my book. Here’s how we made it.
22. Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Salad
Grilled pineapple, avocados, cilantro, and the BEST teriyaki vinaigrette turn this grilled teriyaki chicken salad into a hearty and tasty meal you’ll put on repeat all summer long.
23. Tomato Lentil Salad
The Best Cucumber Tomato Lentil Salad, ever – in a fresh and zesty lemon dressing with dill, parsley and basil. Lovely served cold in any season, packed in mason jars for lunches to go, picnics and perfect for those long hot summer days.
24. Cauliflower Corn & Cucumber Salad
Great Cauliflower Corn Cucumber Salad recipe. This easy salad is filled with corn, cauliflower, cucumbers, peppers and dill with a mayo dressing.
25. BLT Caesar Salad
BLT Caesar Salad combines the delicious flavors of a BLT with the simple perfection of Caesar Salad. The perfect side or main dish, this salad comes together quickly and is sure to be a hit!
26. Brussels Sprouts Salad
This easy Brussels Sprout Salad is filled with shaved Brussels sprouts, candied pecans, goat cheese, and bacon, tossed in a balsamic dressing.
27. Autumn Chopped Salad
I love eating salads year round. They’re not just for Summer, in my book. This AUTUMN CHOPPED SALAD is a new one I’m swooning over and it’s perfect for the Fall season!
28. Cucumber Avocado Feta Salad
I recently had my sister Maria and her husband Steve up at the cottage, and it shouldn’t come as a surprise that two Manojlovich siblings in the same room will invariably turn the conversation to food. Boy, am I ever thankful it did because this recipe for a CUCUMBER, AVOCADO & FETA SALAD was the result of it.
29. Ranch Chicken Chopped Salad
This Ranch Chicken Chopped Salad recipe is being shared as part a sponsored post on behalf of Marzetti. The opinions and text are 100% mine.
30. Christmas Salad Wreath with Citrus Champagne Vinaigrette
A vibrantly beautiful salad that’s truly fit for a celebration! You can even shape it like a gorgeous Christmas wreath for a showstopping, edible centerpiece! Pretty greens are studded with crunchy pistachios, sweet and tangy pomegranate arils, and juicy oranges. Topped off with a sprinkling of creamy goat cheese and a refreshingly light champagne vinaigrette. A perfect party salad!
31. Southwestern Chopped Chicken Salad
A tex-mex style salad with an incredibly creamy Greek yogurt cilantro dressing that will knock your socks off!
32. Easy Beet & Goat Cheese Salad
A delicious Cubby’s salad copycat — Beet and Goat Cheese Salad with a simple orange-honey vinaigrette.
33. Mediterranean Chopped Salad
Find all your favorite Greek flavors in this fresh and easy Mediterranean Chopped Salad. It’s great for lunch or makes a stellar summer side dish!
34. Apple Walnut Salad
September is all about apples aka fall’s favorite fruit! So let’s have an apple today and keep the doctor away with this fresh, fall favorite — apple walnut salad with homemade balsamic vinaigrette. Not only is it healthy for you, but it will beautifully decorate any dinner table this season.
35. Autumn Chopped Salad
This delicious salad is filled with chopped leafy greens, apples, cranberries, bacon (yes, bacon 😀 ), pecans and feta cheese. This unique combo makes for one incredible salad. All the textures and flavors will have you swooning!
36. Asian Chopped Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing
This make-ahead recipe with an Asian spin on chopped salad is crunchy, creamy, yet refreshing and packs some heat.
37. Salad with Goat Cheese & More
An incredibly delicious, yet really easy salad recipe! We call it “Thanksgiving Salad,” since it’s absolutely perfect for Thanksgiving and the holidays … but it’s truly quick enough for busy-night family dinners, any day!
38. BLT Chopped Salad with Avocado Ranch Dressing
BLT Chopped Salad with Avocado Ranch Dressing. Everything you love about a BLT in a salad with an incredible avocado dressing. Full of great flavor and makes for a perfect weeknight meal or lunch! This is a GREAT salad!
39. Apple Cranberry Feta Pecan Salad
This Apple Cranberry Feta Pecan Salad has all of the fixings to make a great and tasty salad. Eat it for lunch or use it as a Thanksgiving side dish!
40. Tomato Cucumber Avocado Salad
This tomato, cucumber, avocado salad is an easy, healthy, flavorful salad. It’s crunchy, fresh and simple to make. It’s a family favorite and ready in less than 15 minutes.
41. Avocado Caprese Chicken Salad
A Quick Easy Dinner for two, Avocado Caprese Chicken Salad topped with a light Balsamic Vinaigrette. The perfect Salad recipe for summer that only takes 15 minutes!
42. Israeli Salad
Simple refreshing Israeli Salad, made with finely chopped vegetables, fresh herbs, lemon and olive oil. Vegan and Gluten Free! Serve this alongside Grilled Chicken Shawarma or keep it vegan and serve with pita and hummus.
43. Berry Orange Spinach Salad with Citrus Balsamic Vinaigrette
A fresh summer spinach salad that’s delicious and healthy! Dress this salad with a homemade citrus balsamic vinaigrette!
44. Roasted Squash & Kale Salad
Fall head over heels for this delightful fall salad recipe of Roasted Delicata Squash, Kale, Feta, Toasted Walnuts and Pomegranates!
45. Easy Winter Salad
This easy Winter Salad recipe is full of winter fruits and nuts like pecans, pears, and cranberries, and topped with a homemade vinaigrette.
46. Strawberry Cucumber Spinach Salad
There’s a reason the Mediterranean diet is often called one of the healthiest. Even if you’re not an omnivore, you can still take advantage of this delicious Buddha-bowl-type meal.
47. BLT Salad with Grilled Cheese Croutons
Here’s a salad recipe that everyone will want to try! > BLT Grilled Cheese Salad with Ranch Dressing.
48. The Best Ever Broccoli Salad
Have the sticks of butter been flying off the shelves in anyone else’s kitchen lately? In the name of balance, today I have a Broccoli Cranberry Salad for you. It’s the perfect way to sneak a little green onto your holiday table in a way that a) feels decadent enough to merit a spot at a once-a-year feast and b) won’t get you kicked to the back of the buffet line for bringing a green vegetable to a holiday gathering.
49. Fall Crunch Salad
This autumnal butter lettuce salad is simply delightful. Butter lettuce, radicchio, fennel, and radishes are a peppery and slightly sweet combination, topped with parmesan cheese for a creamy, salty finish. This simple tossed green salad comes together in minutes and is the perfect addition to your fall dinner table. Easy enough for weeknights, elegant enough for a more extravagant holiday dinner.
50. Apple Pecan Fall Salad
This Fall Salad with Apples and Pecans is perfect for autumn! Made with greens, apples, pears, craisins, pecans, and blue cheese and then topped with a honey mustard dressing this salad recipe is perfect for a holiday or just a hearty lunch! Mix it up by changing out the blue cheese for feta or the pecans for walnuts, this salad is super versatile.