Say goodbye to boring, bland salads. This compilation of fresh, filling salads stars the best recipes for enjoying a rainbow of seasonal produce. Perfect for lunch, an easy dinner, or to bring to your next potluck, these 17 stunning salad recipes will have you making them again and again.
Mexican Street Corn Salad
Say hello to this tangy, spicy, and deliciously creamy Mexican Street Corn Salad (also called Esquites). Perfect for an easy weeknight dinner, potluck, or backyard BBQ, this salad is sure to be your new side dish obsession. Serve with grilled chicken, steak, or your favorite seafood. Takes just 15 minutes to prep this tasty salad.
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Peach Caprese Salad
Sweet, juicy peaches, summery tomatoes, avocado, fresh basil, creamy burrata, and a drizzle of olive oil are all that is needed to create this fresh, colorful Peach Caprese Salad in just 5 minutes. Serve with grilled steak, chicken, salmon, as a side with your next cheeseburger, or as a light dinner or refreshing summertime lunch.
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Quinoa tabbouleh salad (also spelled tabouli) is a healthy, easy, and versatile herb salad that pairs perfectly with a wide variety of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes. This tasty gluten-free variation swaps out fine bulgur wheat traditionally used in tabbouleh for quinoa. Takes just 25 minutes to make, 7 ingredients, and 1 bowl!
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Strawberry Chicken Salad With Poppy Seed Dressing
Fresh strawberries, pineapple, and tender chicken are served over crisp romaine and topped with pistachios, goat cheese, and a simple homemade poppy seed dressing. This salad bursts with the juicy, sweet flavors of summer! It’s an easy 30-minute meal that you’re sure to love!
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Roasted Beet & Butternut Squash Salad
Roasted beets and butternut squash are served over spicy arugula and topped with crunchy pepitas, creamy goat cheese, fresh herbs, and a simple homemade balsamic vinaigrette. Serve it for lunch, dinner, or as a colorful side dish for your fall and winter holiday meals.
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Simply Amazing Persimmon Arugula Salad
A beautiful winter salad with sweet, vibrant persimmons, creamy chunks of avocado, all nestled into a bed of snappy arugula and topped with salty feta, chopped pistachios, and a simple lemon vinaigrette. Simple, tasty, and perfect as a side dish for any meal or holiday gathering. Only 10 minutes to prepare.
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Potato Salad With Caramelized Onions and Fresh Herbs
This herby potato salad will be the darling of all of your BBQs, potlucks, and outdoor picnics. A plethora of fresh herbs, caramelized onions, and baby potatoes are enraptured in a light and tangy yogurt Champagne mustard vinaigrette with crispy, salty bacon and, of course, hard-boiled eggs. Your springtime and summer gatherings are frankly incomplete without a rockstar potato salad. Get ready to fangirl over these spuds.
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Arugula Spinach Salad With Winter Citrus
Kick off your week with this simple, tasty, and vibrant salad that can be prepped in just 10 minutes! Zesty arugula and fresh baby spinach are tossed with thinly sliced sweet onions, winter citrus, and a super simple homemade vinaigrette. This salad feels like a promise of warmer days to come and proof that big taste can come from the simplest of ingredients.
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Tomato Avocado Zucchini Salad
Spiralized zucchini is tossed with sweet grape tomatoes, fresh basil, creamy feta, and diced avocados in a simple lemon garlic vinaigrette. This salad is meant for those of us who love basic meals with basic ingredients but still crave BIG flavor.
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Spiralized Cucumber Summer Salad
Fresh cucumber is tossed with citrusy lime juice, sweet mango, and creamy avocado chunks. A refreshing salad that preps in just 10 minutes and will transport you to visions of lounging on a warm, tropical island.
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Kale Quinoa Salad With Cider Vinaigrette
Quinoa, kale, toasted walnuts, juicy apples, and cranberries are tossed in a cider vinaigrette offering a delightful balance of textures and a burst of wholesome goodness in every bite. It’s the perfect salad for picnics, BBQs, or a nutritious meal that can be easily packed for traveling. Naturally gluten-free, and vegetarian, and takes just 20 minutes to prepare.
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Vegan Salad Spring Rolls
There’s more than one way to enjoy a salad. These Vegan Salad Spring Rolls are a fresh and delicious way to eat a rainbow medley of vegetables. Accompanied by a sweet & slightly spicy peanut sauce, these nutrition-packed spring rolls are ideal for a quick and easy lunch, dinner, or even as a snack.
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Winter Citrus Beet Salad With Balsamic Dressing
Dress up those leafy greens by making this tasty salad featuring juicy grapefruit, red and golden beets, sweet cherry tomatoes, thinly sliced almonds, and a super simple homemade balsamic vinaigrette. Eat for lunch or serve as a delicious side salad with any main course.
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Spicy Red Quinoa Salad
Salad doesn’t always have to include leafy greens. Enjoy this nutritious quinoa salad with a spicy kick! Red quinoa is tossed in a garlic-lime vinaigrette with black beans, red bell peppers, corn, avocado, jalapeño, scallions, and fresh cilantro. It’s a simple 30-minute meal that can be served as a main dish or as a side with grilled shrimp, chicken, or salmon.
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Brussels Sprout & Pancetta Salad With Chili-Lime Vinaigrette
Don’t pass by this Brussels Sprout & Pancetta Salad with Chili-Lime Vinaigrette! It comes together with minimal effort and ingredients. A tasty, flavorful, fulfilling, zesty, savory, (insert any other awesome adjective) salad that is sure to be a true crowd-pleaser. Just 15 minutes to prepare.
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Mediterranean Bean Salad
With fresh produce and simple ingredients, this Mediterranean Bean Salad is a satisfying and filling salad that should be added to your weekly meal plan. Serve with grilled chicken, fish, or shrimp, or simply enjoy as a quick and easy go-to lunch!
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Three Bean Salad
You, your friends, and your family will love this Three Bean Salad made with green lentils, adzuki beans, and mung beans. This flavorful, fresh, and filling salad can be enjoyed as either a main dish or a side to be served with grilled chicken or steak. It’s an easy salad that is nutritious, filling, portable (think potlucks and picnics), and BIG on taste.
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