50+ Non Boring Salad Recipes

Explore 50+ amazing salad recipes for a tasty and easy meal. Say goodbye to dull salads with these fresh and vibrant options.

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Say goodbye to boring salads and hello to fun and tasty Salad Recipes! Whether you prefer a protein-packed salad with chicken or vegetarian/vegan options, this collection of over 50 salad recipes has you covered for on-the-go lunches and salad recipes for dinner! Check out my favorite salad ideas for inspiration!

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It’s so easy to personalize salad recipes with fruit, your favorite veggies, homemade dressings, and toppings for a one-of-a-kind and refreshing meal you’ll actually crave! Below you’ll find an array of juicy chicken salads, hearty vegan salads loaded with different flavors and textures, some classic salad recipes, and everything in between!

Tips for making the best salads

  1. Use fresh ingredients whenever possible. Vegetables past their best are great for stews and stir-fries. But when it comes to a salad… vegetables take center stage and need to be at their best!
  2. Dry your veggies. Water on the salad leaves will dilute the dressing and the flavor, plus wet ingredients do not allow the dressing to cling properly. You can use a salad spinner to help remove any extra moisture.
  3. Dress heartier salads ahead of time. Salads that use grains like couscous or barley are best mixed with the dressing ahead of time. This way, the grains can absorb the dressing over an hour or so.
  4. Dress more delicate salads just before you serve them. It’s great to give your guests some dressing on the side, but that can often end up pooling in one spot. If you toss your salad just before plating up portions, it will be evenly coated and much more satisfying!
  5. Deseed watery vegetables. Tomatoes and cucumbers are great base ingredients, but they can make a salad soggy! To remove the seeds, use a paring knife, cut the vegetable in quarters, and scoop out the seeds.
  6. Have fun and Spiralize! Spiralizers make ‘noodles’ from vegetables like zucchini, beets, and carrots. Spiralized veggies make for a more interesting salad that even your kids will love.
  7. Sprinkle salt and massage tough greens. This tip helps turn collards, kale, and cabbage into tender yet still flavorful veggies. Seasoning your greens is always a great way to add more flavor.

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The best salad recipes

Make sure to have these salad recipes ready for any occasion! Whether it’s a barbecue, family dinner, or a quick meal, this ultimate salad recipe list is perfect to have on hand.

Most popular Feel Good Foodie salads

  1. Creamy Cucumber Salad – Light, refreshing, and oh-so-creamy! Tangy sour cream, a splash of red wine vinegar, fresh dill, garlic, and red onions make this cucumber salad irresistible.
  2. Tabbouleh Salad – A traditional Lebanese salad where parsley is the star of the show, made with bulgur and tomatoes, and served on crisp romaine lettuce leaves.
  3. Fattoush Salad –  It’s a fresh and bright salad made with seasonal vegetables and topped with the iconic fried pita bread – perfect for serving with chicken tawook or beef kafta.
  4. Healthy Tuna Salad – Light, satisfying, and delicious, this healthy tuna salad swaps mayo for Greek yogurt, adding crunchy celery. Enjoy it alone, with greens, or in a sandwich for a nourishing meal.
  5. Chopped Green Goddess Salad -What sets this version apart from the traditional Green Goddess Salad is its creamy dressing that perfectly coats the ingredients. Check out my Live with Kelly and Ryan video making this VIRAL recipe!
  6. Mediterranean Chopped Salad – Packed with fresh veggies, chickpeas, feta cheese, and olives, this salad is a perfect choice for serving a large group. Tossed in a tangy lemony herb dressing, it delivers a burst of Mediterranean flavors
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Classic salad recipes

Don’t be fooled by their name, classic salads are anything but boring! Made with fresh ingredients and delicious dressings, they are bursting with delicious, timeless flavors.

  • Fresh Garden Salad –  This romaine salad recipes is a delicious combination of crunchy fresh vegetables and lettuce tossed in a light, zesty citrus vinaigrette dressing – and completely customizable.
  • Wedge Salad with Blue Cheese – Delicious, fresh, and so simple to make, you really can’t go wrong with a classic iceberg lettuce wedge salad. Topped with crumbled blue cheese and creamy dressing, it’s perfect as a starter or side dish!
  • Greek Salad – Crafted with a handful of vibrant, fresh ingredients, this easy Greek salad takes less than 10 minutes to make. Topped with feta, it can be prepared ahead of time for added convenience.
  • Nicoise Salad – The perfect fusion of fresh veggies, eggs, olives, and a zesty onion vinaigrette, it’s perfect for a light meal and on-the-go lunch!
  • Cobb Salad Jars – This vegetarian cobb salad is protein-rich and perfect for lunchtime meal prep. This salad recipe makes 4 jars for a conveniently packed school or lunch in a reusable container.
  • Classic Caesar Salad –  Quick and easy to make and finished with a creamy homemade dressing and crunchy croutons, this easy salad recipe is great to have in your repertoire!
  • Waldorf Salad with Grapes -This version of a classic swaps out mayo for yogurt! Tender chicken, tart apples, crunchy celery, and toasty walnuts come together in a tangy yogurt-based dressing – flavor and texture in every bite!
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Salads with chicken or seafood

Packed with protein and fresh veggies, these delicious salads are filled with flavor. From crisp lettuce-based salads to bound salads like tuna and chicken, these are heavy hitters that’ll satisfy anyone’s hunger!

  • Shrimp Avocado Salad – This light and fresh shrimp salad is perfect for summer (or anytime) and is high in protein, healthy fats, and loaded with nutrients.
  • Shrimp Caesar Salad –  Adding cooked shrimp on top of a bed of lettuce creates a fast and simple lunch or dinner that is loaded with protein and flavor.
  • Mediterranean Chicken Salad – Fresh, delicious, and perfect for a warm-weather meal, this grilled Mediterranean chicken salad is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal. 
  • Asian Chicken Salad – This flavorful, protein-packed Chinese-inspired salad combines crisp veggies and tender chicken and tosses it with a savory peanut dressing and crunchy chow mein noodles. It’s light, healthy, and bursting with flavor!
  • Fried Chicken Parmesan Salad – Air fry a breadcrumb-coated chicken breast and serve it over fresh greens with a tasty vinaigrette for an easy salad recipe for dinner.
  • Yogurt Chicken Salad – Made with apples and celery, this chicken salad is perfectly served in a lettuce cup for a low-carb option, or you can try it over a bed of romaine or as a sandwich.
  • Avocado Chicken salad – Adding avocado adds a creaminess to this salad recipe with chicken and is such a tasty light lunch full of goodness.
  • Buffalo Chicken Salad – Spice up your chicken salad with buffalo sauce and serve over small wedges of iceberg lettuce. It’s a fun, bite-sized appetizer that’s a great addition to any party, especially game day!
  • Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad – This is a fun twist on the classic romaine salad recipe that combines crisp lettuce with pasta, croutons, chicken, and a deliciously light Caesar dressing.
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Vegetarian salad recipes

Healthy, meat-free, delicious, and super satisfying! Vegetarian salad recipes have so many fun ingredients and unique combinations, from a mock “tuna” salad made from chickpeas to a hearty and warm salad made with sweet potatoes and kale.

  • Harvest Salad – Full of color, textures, and tastes, you’ll never find eating a salad boring again! It’s tossed in the most delicious and nutty tahini dressing for a warm and satisfying dish.
  • Chickpea ‘Tuna’ Salad – This vegetarian salad recipe is made with healthy ingredients like Greek yogurt, fresh vegetables and herbs, and chickpeas. It’s a quick lunch and a delicious change from a traditional fish or chicken salad.
  • Roasted Beet Salad – Big flavors unite in this light and delightful roasted beet salad. The earthy flavor of beets mingles well with the amazing nutty flavor of arugula. 
  • Brussel Sprout Caesar Salad – Swap out the romaine lettuce for shredded Brussel sprouts for a crunchy, fun variation on a classic.
  • Crispy Feta Crouton Salad – Cubes of feta are coated with seasoned breadcrumbs and air fried to perfection before being paired with a light and refreshing green salad with cherry tomatoes.
  • Pesto Zoodles – Grab your spiralizer and make this unique salad recipe that turns a simple zucchini into long spaghetti-like strands. Then toss in a delicious walnut basil pesto with extra parmesan and blistered tomatoes to serve as a cold salad.
  • Zucchini Salad – Ribbons of zucchini are tossed with walnuts, parmesan, and a sweet and tangy red wine vinaigrette. Quick and easy to prep, it’s bursting with fresh flavors.
  • Brussel Sprout Sweet Potato Salad – A veggie-loaded nutritious salad that can be served cold or hot, this is the perfect side for so many dishes, especially during the fall!
  • Avocado Caprese Salad – A quick and tasty twist on the classic. It’s light, refreshing, and creamy, with a hint of Italian flavors. In just 10 minutes, you can enjoy this delicious salad drizzled with olive oil and balsamic glaze.
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Vegan salad recipes

Vegan salad recipes make a delicious addition to any plant-based menu. These easy recipes use a rainbow of veggies and flavorful dressings. You can always add some extra protein by adding some crispy tofu bites, lentils, or roasted chickpeas.

  • Mexican Chopped Salad – Packed with authentic Mexican flavors and topped with a creamy cilantro yogurt dressing, this is the salad you’re looking for when craving Mexican food but want something with low calories!
  • Avocado Blueberry Salad – This vegan salad recipe is perfect for summertime with fresh and flavorful ingredients. The salad is made on a bed of arugula and quinoa and is easy to assemble. It’s a bright and delicious addition to any meal.
  • Corn Tomato Avocado Salad – Looking for a delicious and refreshing summer salad? This simple yet flavorful dish is perfect for warm weather and will help you use up any leftover grilled corn and tomatoes you have. Give it a try!
  • Tahini Salad – Tahini salad is a Middle Eastern-inspired dish made with fresh veggies, herbs, and a creamy tahini dressing. Easy, nutritious, and so good!
  • Tomato Avocado Cucumber Salad – This vegan salad recipe only needs 4 ingredients and comes with a delicious dill and lemon dressing. It’s an excellent choice for an avocado salad.
  • Shirazi Salad – This quick and easy Mediterranean salad is fresh, delicious, and made with simple ingredients. It takes just minutes to prepare, making it a popular choice as a versatile side dish for various meals.
  • Lebanese Cabbage Salad – This simple Lebanese cabbage salad is super quick and easy to make and is so vibrant and fresh. Dressed in a tangy lemon and olive oil dressing, it’s a perfect side to accompany all of your favorite summer mains.
  • Turmeric Rice Salad – This Mediterranean-inspired salad that’s a great way to bulk up a salad or use leftover rice – easily customizable and ready in minutes!
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Hearty grain Salads

Grain-based salads with fresh greens and veggies are hearty, nutritious, and bursting with flavor. Combining wholesome grains, crisp vegetables, and leafy greens, these salads offer a satisfying and balanced meal option that is both nourishing and delicious.

  • Bulgur Chickpea Salad – Quick and easy to make, with no cooking involved, this vegan bulgur and chickpea salad is healthy and hearty. Serve as a side dish or in larger portions for a filling lunch.
  • Southwest Quinoa Salad – Loaded with fresh and healthy ingredients, this gluten-free quinoa salad is perfect for dinner and so delicious. Made with roasted sweet potatoes, black beans, and avocado, it’s fresh, zingy, and flavorful.
  • Apple Walnut Salad – Serve up this hearty quinoa salad with spinach and apples for a dinner that’s packed with flavor, texture, color, and nutrition.
  • Cauliflower Tabbouleh Salad – This is a low-carb alternative to a traditional tabbouleh salad recipe that uses cauliflower rice instead of bulgur.
  • Kale Tabbouleh Salad – Another modern twist on an authentic recipe that uses more lettuce for a heartier salad.
  • Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad – This hearty kale salad combines amazing flavors, such as roasted squash, pomegranate, feta cheese, and quinoa. So satisfying and is a delicious salad recipe for dinner!
  • Kale and Farro Salad – Tangy goat cheese, juicy tomatoes, fresh kale, and lemon dressing combine for the perfect warm or cold Farro salad!
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Salad recipes with fruit

These salad recipes offer a delightful blend of fresh vegetables and colorful fruits that are visually appealing and rich in nutrients. They are an excellent choice for a healthy meal. For a refreshing and fun addition to your menu, I’ve included salad recipes made with fruit and tossed in bright dressings.

  • Spinach Strawberry Salad – The natural sweetness of juicy strawberries paired with crisp baby spinach, crunchy almonds, salty feta is so good – and the basil vinaigrette takes it over the top!
  • Peach Salad – I love a good spinach salad and this one is paired with juicy sliced peaches, creamy avocado, feta, and pecans for the ultimate salad recipe with fruit.
  • Strawberry Caprese Salad – This refreshing summer salad is bursting with fresh flavors. Easy to make, this sweeter version of caprese is vibrant and fun to try!
  • Beet Orange Salad – Enjoy a light and flavorful salad recipe by combining earthy beets with fresh and juicy oranges for a perfectly balanced taste.
  • Strawberry Arugula Salad – This vibrant and fun recipe is a delicious salad with fruit that also incorporates the strawberries into the dressing giving it a beautiful pink color.
  • Kale Pear Salad with Candied Walnuts – This kale and pear salad is topped with dried cranberries, candied walnuts, and tangy blue cheese.
  • Watermelon Cucumber Salad – The texture and natural sweetness of the watermelon pairs perfectly with the crisp cucumbers and creamy feta. Plus the balsamic vinegar and honey is a delightful pairing.
  • Avocado Mango Salad – This savory mango salad combines the flavors of cumin, chili powder, and honey. You can serve it for lunch or pair with a main like fish tacos or air fried salmon.
  • Watermelon Feta Salad – The ultimate combination of sweet and salty! The honey lime dressing is coated over the juicy watermelon with crumbled feta and fresh mint.
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Frequently asked questions

What are some popular salad recipes?

Some popular salad recipes include Caesar salad, Greek salad, Cobb salad, Nicoise salad, Waldorf salad, and Caprese salad.

How can I make my salad more flavorful?

There are several ways to enhance the flavor of your salad. You can experiment with different dressings, herbs, spices, or add a variety of toppings such as nuts, seeds, or dried fruits. Additionally, marinating vegetables or adding a splash of citrus juice can add a burst of flavor.

Can I make salads in advance?

Yes, you can prepare salads in advance. However, for the most part, it’s best to add dressings and toppings just before serving to prevent the salad from becoming soggy. Heartier greens for salads can be dressed earlier on and actually become more tender this way.

Are there any low-calorie salad options?

Yes, there are plenty of low-calorie salad options available. Opt for salads with a base of leafy greens, lean proteins like grilled chicken or tofu, and plenty of colorful vegetables. You can also use lighter dressings or vinaigrettes instead of heavier creamy dressings to reduce calorie content.

This list of 50 salad recipes is full of vibrant flavors, wholesome ingredients, and endless creativity. Whether you prefer refreshing green salads or hearty grain bowls, there is a salad recipe for every occasion and preference, including options for meat lovers and vegetarians alike. I hope these salad recipes inspire you to make even more delicious meals for you and your family!

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Creamy Cucumber Salad

Creamy cucumber salad made with fresh dill, sour cream, and onions! This summer salad is ready in 5 minutes and is perfect for BBQs and picnics!
5 minutes
5 from 743 votes
Appetizer, Salad

Lebanese Tabbouleh Salad

This traditional Lebanese Tabbouleh Salad recipe is a healthy vegan Mediterranean appetizer made with bulgur, parsley, mint and chopped vegetables.
40 minutes
5 from 3083 votes

Lebanese Fattoush Salad

This authentic Lebanese Fattoush Salad is made with well-seasoned fried pita bread, seasonal vegetables and tossed in a zesty sumac Mediterranean dressing
15 minutes
5 from 1884 votes
Main Course

Healthy Tuna Salad

This recipe for Healthy Tuna Salad is lightened up by using greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise; it has less calories and less fat, but is still so flavorful
15 minutes
5 from 3323 votes
Bowl of green goddess salad served with tortilla chips on the side

Chopped Green Goddess Salad

This simple Greek Goddess Salad uses green cabbage, cucumbers, and a simple homemade Green Goddess salad dressing! Easy cabbage salad recipe!
10 minutes
5 from 997 votes
Overhead shot of chopped salad with ingredients layered in rows over lettuce.

Mediterranean Chopped Salad

Make this Mediterranean Chopped Salad for a large crowd. It's full of veggies, chickpeas, feta cheese, and olives and tossed in a lemony herb dressing!
15 minutes
5 from 624 votes
Everyday garden salad tossed with tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, and shredded carrots.
Salad, Side Dish

Fresh Garden Salad

Enjoy a delicious, simple, and fresh garden salad with a light vinaigrette dressing customized with your favorite veggies.
10 minutes
5 from 31 votes
Close up shot of the wedge salad with the toppings

Wedge Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing

Fresh and delicious, this iceberg wedge salad is drizzled in a creamy blue cheese dressing for one tasty bite. Serve as a side dish or app.
10 minutes
5 from 27 votes
Appetizer, Salad, Side

Classic Greek Salad

Enjoy a refreshing and easy-to-make Greek salad with crisp cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, tangy olives, colorful peppers, and creamy feta cheese.
15 minutes
5 from 46 votes
Salad, Side Dish

Nicoise Salad

This vibrant vegetarian Nicoise salad perfectly combines fresh veggies, eggs, olives, and a zesty onion vinaigrette for a burst of flavor.
40 minutes
5 from 12 votes
Closing the salad jars
Lunch, Salad

Vegetarian Cobb Salad

This Vegetarian Cobb Salad is a meatless recipe, made with hard boiled eggs and chickpeas – full of protein and great for meal prep in jars!
10 minutes
5 from 19 votes
Caesar salad with croutons in a bowl.
Salad, Side Dish

Caesar Salad

Make a simple Caesar salad with a homemade rich and tangy dressing, crisp romaine, and crunchy croutons. You can't go wrong with a classic!
30 minutes
5 from 18 votes
Waldorf salad on top of leafy lettuce in a large shallow bowl with a spoon dipped in and extra grapes and walnuts nearby.

Waldorf Salad

This Waldorf Salad recipe combines tender chicken, crisp apples, grapes, celery, and walnuts in a creamy Greek yogurt dressing. Perfect on a bed of greens!
15 minutes
5 from 14 votes
Shrimp avocado salad tossed and ready to serve

Shrimp Avocado Salad

This low-carb Shrimp Avocado Salad is made with only a few simple ingredients with a zesty lime olive oil dressing that adds a fresh flavor!
10 minutes
5 from 1771 votes
Two bowls of shrimp caesar salad with yogurt dressing on the side

Shrimp Caesar Salad

The flavor of this Shrimp Caesar Salad is amazing! It's an easy salad topped with baked croutons and a homemade greek yogurt caesar dressing!
20 minutes
5 from 128 votes
Salad bowl with the Mediterranean chicken salad

Mediterranean Chicken Salad

Ready to serve in 30 minutes, this Mediterranean chicken salad is bursting with fresh and vibrant flavors. It's hearty, healthy and delicious!
30 minutes
5 from 345 votes
Top down shot of asian chicken salad in two bowls

Asian Chicken Salad

This Asian Chicken Salad is made with two types of cabbages, lots of vegetables, and shredded chicken tossed in a flavorful peanut dressing.
25 minutes
5 from 222 votes
Close up of the buffalo chicken salad in iceberg lettuce
Appetizer, Main Course

Buffalo Chicken Salad

This delicious low carb Buffalo Chicken Salad is great to serve as an appetizer or a main dish. It is quick and easy to make with leftover shredded chicken!
10 minutes
5 from 14 votes
Chicken Caesar pasta salad in a large bowl with homemade croutons
Main Course, Salad

Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

This Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad is a fun twist on the classic caesar salad made with lettuce, pasta, croutons, chicken in a homemade dressing
25 minutes
5 from 81 votes
Fall harvest salad in a large bowl with an orange linen towel nearby

Fall Harvest Salad

This Fall Harvest Salad is inspired by the seasonal veges that are popular in autumn – including kale, sweet potatoes and beets tossed in a tahini dressing!
50 minutes
5 from 34 votes
Prepared chickpea "tuna" salad in serving bowl with spoon dipped in, garnished with fresh dill and a few slices of bread nearby.
Lunch, Salad

Chickpea ‘Tuna’ Salad

Delicious chickpea 'tuna' salad recipe with healthy ingredients like Greek yogurt, fresh vegetables and herbs, and chickpeas. It's a quick lunch and a delicious change from a traditional fish or chicken salad.
10 minutes
5 from 313 votes
Roasted Beets Arugula Tomato Feta Salad - a fresh and light side salad in a large platter with feta cheese on the side

Roasted Beet Salad

Roasted Beet Salad is made with two types of seasonal beets and served over a bed or arugula; it's a fresh, light and nutritious summer salad
35 minutes
5 from 74 votes
Two small bowls of the brussel sprout salad with croutons and dressing on the side

Brussel Sprout Caesar Salad

An alternative to classic Caesar salad, this easy vegetarian Brussel Sprout Salad is tossed in a Caesar dressing and crispy homemade croutons
15 minutes
5 from 5 votes
Large bowl of salad with air fried feta cheese croutons

Crispy Feta Croutons Salad

Add some flavor and bite to your salads with these air fried crispy feta croutons. Simple to make, they're great for soups and wraps too!
45 minutes
5 from 9 votes
Large plate of zoodles with blistered tomatoes

Pesto Zoodles

Pesto Zoodles is a low carb easy recipe inspired by pesto spaghetti; made lighter by spiralizing zucchini into long spaghetti-like strands!
10 minutes
5 from 51 votes
Large bowl of zucchini salad made with zucchini ribbons with blue towel and serving ware in bowl

Zucchini Salad

Simple and quick to make, this raw zucchini salad is fresh, vibrant and full of texture and flavor. The perfect salad to enjoy throughout the summer.
10 minutes
5 from 91 votes
Brussels Sprouts Sweet Potato Salad in a white bowl

Brussels Sprout & Sweet Potato Salad

No more boring salads! Easy to make, this Brussel Sprout Sweet Potato Salad is full of flavor, color and texture – pairs with many main dishes
40 minutes
5 from 14 votes
Caprese salad made with diced avocados

Avocado Caprese Salad

This Avocado Caprese Salad is colorful, refreshing and bursting with fresh flavor of seasonal tomatoes. It's a perfect appetizer or side dish for the summer
10 minutes
5 from 43 votes
Mexican chopped salad in a large bowl with dressing on the side along with cilantro

Mexican Chopped Salad

This Mexican Chopped Salad is a light and healthy salad that's loaded with Tex Mex ingredients. It's very simple to throw together and bursting with flavor!
10 minutes
5 from 168 votes
Avocado blueberry salad with arugula and quinoa

Avocado Blueberry Salad

Avocado Blueberry Salad is a summertime fresh and flavorful recipe made on top of a bed or arugula and quinoa. It's an easy bright recipe to throw together!
15 minutes
4.9 from 11 votes

Corn Tomato Avocado Salad

Corn Tomato Avocado Salad is the perfect vegan summer recipe! Packed with fresh veggies, tossed with lime juice, olive oil, & cilantro.
20 minutes
5 from 168 votes
Large white bowl of a chopped vegetable salad tossed in a tahini dressing with a spoon dipped in.

Tahini Salad

Tahini salad is a Middle Eastern inspired dish made with fresh veggies, herbs, and a creamy tahini dressing. Easy, nutritious, and so good!
15 minutes
5 from 42 votes
Big white bowl of Tomato Avocado Cucumber Salad all mixed up with a spoon in the large bowl.

Tomato Cucumber Avocado Salad

This Tomato Avocado Cucumber Salad requires 4 simple ingredients and is paired with a fresh dill & lemon vinaigrette! It's the perfect avocado salad recipe!
10 minutes
5 from 46 votes
Close up shot of the shirazi salad in large serving bowl
Salad, Side Dish

Shirazi Salad

This Iranian Shirazi salad is a quick to make side dish full of fresh and vibrant flavors. Dressed with olive oil & lime, it pairs well with many dishes!
10 minutes
5 from 156 votes
Large bowl of Lebanese cabbage salad with tomatoes and cilantro

Lebanese Cabbage Salad

This easy 10 minute salad is a delicious and vibrant side. Dressed in a lemon and olive oil dressing, it's light, refreshing and full of flavor.
10 minutes
5 from 110 votes
Mediterranean rice salad recipe.
Salads, Side Dish

Mediterranean Rice Salad

This Mediterranean Rice Salad is a great way to bulk up a salad or use leftover rice – easily customizable and ready in minutes!
15 minutes
5 from 45 votes
Large bowl of bulgur salad with salt and pepper in pinch bowl to it
Salad, Side Dish

Bulgur Chickpea Salad

This vegan bulgur chickpea salad is full of flavors from the Mediterranean. Simple to make and no cooking required, it's hearty, healthy and filling.
20 minutes
5 from 37 votes
Southwest quinoa salad in a large bowl

Southwest Quinoa Salad

Made with roasted sweet potatoes, corn and black beans, this Southwest quinoa salad is vegan and gluten free, and hearty with 28g protein/ser
35 minutes
5 from 60 votes
Walnut apple quinoa salad serve in a large bowl with utensils

Apple Walnut Salad

This Apple Walnut Salad is a flavor and ingredient loaded fall-inspired salad that's vegan, nutrient dense and vibrant – perfect as a meal or side salad!
10 minutes
5 from 40 votes
Cauliflower tabbouleh made with cauliflower rice instead of bulgur

Cauliflower Tabbouleh Salad

Cauliflower Tabbouleh Salad is based on the traditional Mediterranean salad recipe, but made with cauliflower rice instead of bulgur as a low carb alternative
20 minutes
5 from 10 votes
Salad, Side Dish

Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad

This Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad is a seasonal recipe that is perfect for holiday gatherings and Thanksgiving- bursting with color & flavor
1 hour
5 from 199 votes
Overhead shot of farro salad in large white serving dish.
Salad, Side Dish

Kale Farro Salad

Mediterranean Kale & Farro Salad – Tangy goat cheese, juicy tomatoes, fresh kale and lemon dressing come together for the perfect warm or cold farro salad!
30 minutes
5 from 37 votes
Spinach strawberry salad on a large oval platter topped with feta and sliced almonds with a basil vinaigrette nearby.

Spinach Strawberry Salad

Spinach Strawberry Salad is a perfect balance of sweet and savory flavors with crumbled feta, crunchy almonds, and a fresh basil vinaigrette.
10 minutes
5 from 1 vote
Large bowl of summer peach salad with spinach and avocado with large serving spoon inside

Peach Salad

This simple and delicious Peach Salad is loaded with texture and flavor. Quick to make with fresh ingredients, it's a tasty summertime recipe!
10 minutes
5 from 93 votes
Strawberry caprese salad in large bowl with serving utensils in bowl
Salad, Side Dish

Strawberry Caprese Salad

Strawberry Caprese Salad is a refreshing summer salad bursting with fresh flavors. Easy to make, this sweeter version of caprese is vibrant and fun to try!
20 minutes
5 from 6 votes
Beet orange salad topped with feta cheese and walnuts

Beet Orange Salad

This Beet Orange Salad is a simple and classic spring salad that balances the sweetness of beets with the tanginess of oranges – light, flavorful & vibrant
25 minutes
5 from 156 votes
Strawberry Arugula Salad on a large platter with the dressing in a small bowl next to it

Strawberry Arugula Salad

Super simple strawberry and arugula salad with crunch pecans, salty feta, and sweet strawberries. It's finished off with a fresh strawberry vinaigrette!
20 minutes
5 from 70 votes
Final plating of the pear salad with dressed kale, pear, candied walnuts, dried cranberries, and cleu cheese.

Pear Salad with Candied Walnuts

This kale and pear salad is topped with dried cranberries, candied walnuts, and tangy blue cheese. It's a great fall salad for kale and pear lovers alike!
10 minutes
5 from 85 votes
Cucumber watermelon salad in a large white serving bowl with a small glass bowl with extra chunks of watermelon.

Watermelon Cucumber Salad

Simple Watermelon Cucumber Salad tossed with feta cheese and a light balsamic vinaigrette. Topped with fresh basil for a refreshing summer fruit salad.
10 minutes
5 from 66 votes
Mango avocado salad tossed with an easy vinaigrette

Avocado Mango Salad

This Avocado Mango Salad is made with fresh mango and avocado and lime dressing. Perfect for a quick snack or to serve with fish or chicken!
10 minutes
5 from 261 votes
Watermelon feta salad served in a large bowl with cucumbers and onions.
Appetizer, Salad

Watermelon Feta Salad

Watermelon Feta Salad is a refreshing summer salad that has a sweet-and-salty taste and so festive for summer cookouts, potlucks and picnics.
15 minutes
5 from 123 votes

For more similar roundup of recipes, be sure to check out: Recipes with a Can of Chickpeas, Easy Pantry Meals, Recipes with Vegetable Broth, Healthy Recipes with Canned Beans.

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