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Best Salad Recipes

These best salad recipes are our favorite salads. Whether it is a cobb salad, pasta salad, vegetable salad or fruit salad we've included a variety of dishes to add to your meals and in some cases be a main dish salad. You can share your great recipes too!
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Some of our Best Salad Recipes

Doritos taco salad
Best tuna salad
Best egg salad
Recipes for Pasta Salad
Steak salad
Simple potato salad
Simple chicken salad
BLT pasta salad
Carrot raisin salad
Chef/Cobb salad
Chinese salad recipes
Mexican salad
Fruit salad recipes including spinach strawberry salad recipe, classic Waldorf salad and ambrosia salad.
Salad in a Jar
Italian Panzella Salad
Fully Loaded Salads for Dinner

Best salad recipes included on this page:

Greek Salad
Ham Orzo salad
Caprese Salad
Green Bean Salad
Broccoli Salad
Three Bean Salad
Parmesan Croutons

Homemade Salad Dressing Recipes:

Ranch Dressing
Homemade Vinaigrette

salad cookbook
Kid Friendly Salad Recipes Cookbook

Best Greek Salad recipe

3 tomatoes, diced
2 cucumbers, peeled and diced
1 red or yellow pepper, diced
1 small red onion, diced
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
black Greek olives, pitted and sliced
1/4 cup olive oil
4 teaspoons lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
salt and pepper to taste

Add tomatoes, cucumbers, pepper, and onion in a serving bowl. Gently add in feta cheese and olives. In a small bowl or cup blend together olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, and season with salt and pepper. Drizzle over salad and serve.
greek salad

Ham and Orzo Salad Recipe

½ Cup orzo, tiny tube macaroni or tiny star pasta
1 Cup frozen mixed peas and carrots
8 oz. ham, cubed
½ C plain yogurt
2 T creamy cucumber dressing
¼ tsp. Dill weed

Boil water and cook pasta add peas and carrots last few minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water when tender. Stir together pasta peas and carrots and ham. In small bowl mix dressing. Pour over salad mix and chill 4 hours.

Chickpea Salad

Green Bean Salad recipe

fresh whole green beans
blue cheese or feta cheese
chopped nuts such as almonds or pecans
cooked and chopped bacon
Boil green beans until tender and drain. Place in serving bowl toss with cheese, nuts and bacon.

Three Bean Salad

1 can green beans
1 can wax beans, drained
1  can dark red kidney beans, drained
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
pinch of salt and pepper
In serving bowl, blend three beans together. In measuring cup, stir together vegetable oil, cider vinegar, sugar and season with salt and pepper. Pour over bean salad and chill several hours.

Broccoli Salad

large bunch broccoli
3 stalks celery, chopped
bacon fried crisp and diced
1 Cup sunflower seeds or almonds
Swiss cheese or cheddar cheese, grated
1 red onion, sliced in rings
1 Cup raisins, optional

1 Cup mayonnaise
2 Tablespoons vinegar
¼ Cup sugar
In a serving bowl, add washed and chopped broccoli. Add in celery, bacon, seeds, onion, swiss cheese and raisins. Toss salad ingredients together. In a measuring cup stir together mayonnaise, vinegar and sugar. Drizzle over salad and serve.
broccoli salad

Salad in A Jar

See how to make salads in a jar here.
salads in a jar

Make teaching easier with our activities and recipes compiled in one easy to read format.

Readers Best Salad Recipes

Mini Chopped Salad

by Janet (Ortonville,Mi)

I love salad and my kids do too. However it was hard getting them to eat all the veggies I put in the salad. I decided I would try to chop everything to see if they would eat it. I chopped the lettuce(romaine and leaf lettuce) in very small pieces.

I added chopped cucumbers, onion, carrots and peppers(reds and yellows). I then added chopped chicken. I pick up a magic chicken(the ones already cooked at the store, we call it magic because it is done and ready just like magic).

We eat half of it for one meal then I chop the rest for the salad. It also is a great way to use the dark meat which my kids hate but can't tell the difference in the salad. After I mix the meat, veggies and lettuce I mix in the salad dressing which ever we are in the mood for that night. Then I dish it up in a bowl for everyone.

I just made it all easy to eat in on a fork in one bite. It is delicious and everyone loves it. Not one thing is picked out and set to the side. They eat it all. We love it and have it about once a week. Makes for a quick easy meal.

Quick Caprese on the go

by Cameron (USA)

half a roma tomato chopped
1-2 tbsp finely shredded basil leaves
half cup cottage cheese
1-2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
salt and pepper

Mix the tomato, basil, and cottage cheese together in a leak-proof to-go container, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. I like this snack because I do karate, and it is light, refreshing, and healthy to eat. I take it with me when I am training at the dojo.

caprese salad

Avocado Delight

by Annalena Marie (Winston-Salem, NC, USA)

3 avocados, chopped
1 bag of salad mix
2 tomatoes, chopped
Chopped almonds
Corn chips, broken into pieces

1. Mix all the food together well with your hands.
(Make sure they're clean.)
2. Pour into a medium size bowl
3. Mix again
4. Gently put the salad on plates
5. Make sure it looks like a fancy restaurant would
6. Enjoy!

Grilled Lime Chicken Salad

1 lb. boneless chicken cut in strips
1/3 cup olive oil
2 limes juiced
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon yellow mustard
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

In a ziploc bag add oil, limes, vinegar, mustard, garlic, salt and pepper. Add in chicken and seal shut. Marinate in fridge several hours. Grill.
To make into a salad add:
grilled chicken, cut in pieces
black beans
shredded lettuce
shredded cheese

chicken lime salad

Ranch Pasta Salad Recipe
ranch pasta salad

Salad in a Jar Recipes Video

Parmesan Croutons

These go great on top of any of your best salad recipes.

1 loaf day old French bread
1 cup cooking oil
1 tsp garlic salt
2 TBSP grated Parmesan cheese (the dried version in canister)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cut French bread up into cubes. spread out on baking sheet and drizzle oil over, coating evenly.
Bake in preheated oven for 5 to 8 minutes or until golden brown.
Dump immediately into large paper bag and sprinkle in the garlic salt and Parmesan cheese.
Shake the bag vigorously until croutons are coated well.
Dump out onto rack and let cool.
Store in tightly sealed container in a cool, dry place, and use as needed sprinkled over salads and casseroles.

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Kid Friendly Salad Recipes Cookbook

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