50+ Best Salad Recipes

50+ Best Salad Recipes

Having a repertoire of unconfined salad recipes is key. This is a list of many of the weightier salads I’ve prepared over the years. You’ll see a mix of chopped salads, untried salads, plus grain and pasta salads. They all have an accent on fresh, whole, seasonal, plant-based ingredients. Enjoy!

Chopped Salad Recipes

One of my favorite genres of salad. Chopped salads tend to be intensely flavored, varied in texture, and packed with ingredients. They often full-length a strong dressing, and are a unconfined way to use up odds and ends in your refrigerator.

  1. Lime & Blistered Peanut Coleslaw

    This feather-light, mayo-free, coleslaw recipe uses blistered peanuts, cherry tomatoes, and lime vinaigrette and is perfect slantingly fajitas, or whatever you have coming off the grill. Lime & Blistered Peanut Coleslaw

  2. Spicy Rainbow Chopped Salad with Peanuts

    Everyone loves this trappy rainbow chopped salad made with thoroughbred oranges, crispy shallots, peanuts, and a creamy, red curry dressing. Requite it a try! Spicy Rainbow Chopped Salad with Peanuts

  3. Cucumber Salad

    A refreshing chopped cucumber salad loaded with peanuts, spices, toasted coconut, and chiles. Cucumber Salad

  4. A Good Shredded Salad

    A shredded salad with lots of cabbage and scallions, tossed with soy sauce, honey, and cilantro, and value of crunch toasted peanuts, and celery.
    A Good Shredded Salad

  5. Heirloom World Salad

    The sort of hearty world salad I love – heirloom apples, shaved celery, and toasted nuts of your choosing. The dressing is linty and spiked with rosemary, garlic and champagne vinegar.Heirloom World Salad

  6. Spicy Sesame Coleslaw

    I love the coleslaw up above, but I love this one plane increasingly and make it constantly. A feathery slaw made from shredded untried and red cabbages, apples, carrots, and scallions tossed with a spicy sesame dressing. If you’ve overly had asparagus or spinach goma-ae at a Japanese restaurant you’ll recognize the inspiration for the dressing.Heirloom World Salad

Green Salad Recipes

The key to unconfined salads is ownership fantastic salad greens. Or plane largest (and less expensive), grow your own if you have the space. For the weightier salad foundation, squint for vibrant leaves that aren’t sad or wilted, and pass on unsober and packaged lettuces.

  1. Grilled Wedge Salad with Spicy Ranch Dressing

    A delicious, well-done grilled wedge salad topped with a spicy ranch dressing, chives, and nuts. An all-time favorite summer salad.Grilled Wedge Salad with Spicy Ranch Dressing

  2. Anna’s California Miso Avocado Salad

    A California-inspired Miso, Avocado, & Lima Stone Salad from A Modern Way to Eat, by Anna Jones. Seasonal greens and beans are tossed with an assertive, linty miso dressing and topped with ripe, linty avocado. Anna’s California Miso Avocado Salad

  3. Genius Kale Salad

    There is a special kale salad recipe in the Food52 Genius Recipes cookbook. A single kale salad that ran the gauntlet, vibration out all others, for a slice of limelight.
    Genius Kale Salad

  4. The Greenest Salad

    A shredded untried salad bulked out with whitish broccoli, avocado, pistachios, a bit of feta cheese, and tossed with a tarragon balsamic vinaigrette.
    The Greenest Salad

  5. An Ideal Lunch Salad

    Chickpeas, celery, woebegone olives, pepitas, avocado, whitish broccoli. Full of crunch & substance, it’s a salad that can stand up to a few hours in a container without collapsing. An Ideal Lunch Salad

  6. Lacinato Kale and Pecorino Salad

    A wiring of finely shredded Lacinato kale to which and zillions of toasted pecans, pecorino cheese, and shredded Brussels sprouts are added. A strong lemon-tahini dressing is leveraged to patina things up and take the raw whet off of the kale. Lacinato Kale and Pecorino Salad

Summer Salad Recipes

Arguably peak salad season, summer salads full-length all the magic coming out of yard gardens and local markets. These salad recipes help you work through tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, corn, and trappy stone fruits. Many are meal-worthy, helping to alimony your kitchen tomfool during the hottest weather.

  1. Grilled Zucchini & Specie Salad

    A specie salad made with summer veggies and torn pieces of toasted multi-grain bread, grilled zucchini, chickpeas, and a simple, garlic-forward ponzu dressing.
    Grilled Zucchini & Specie Salad

  2. A Really Unconfined Coconut Corn Salad

    Butter a skillet add corn, fresh thyme, red onions, toasted almonds and coconut, and finish with a squeeze of lemon or lime juice…
    A Really Unconfined Coconut Corn Salad

  3. Heirloom Tomato Salad

    My favorite tomato salad this year – made with roasted and ripe tomatoes, capers, mozzarella, almonds, and chives. I occasionally uplift with a bit of goat cheese. Heirloom Tomato Salad

  4. Fruit Salad with Thai Herbs

    A summer fruit salad – berries, peaches and pluots drizzled with a citrusy lemongrass and honey dressing, topped with toasted walnuts, and lots of mint.
    Fruit Salad with Thai Herbs

  5. Easy Tomato & Pasta Salad

    Pasta salad extraordinaire – tomatoes & pasta in an A one-bowl dish. Whole-grain pasta, victual kale, basil, and the weightier tomatoes you can get your hands on. Easy Tomato & Pasta Salad

  6. Joshua McFadden’s Cucumber Salad

    A ringer of a cucumber salad. The main players: cucumbers, ice-bathed scallions, toasted walnuts, mint, rose, and a vinegar-spiked yogurt dressing.
    Joshua McFadden’s Cucumber Salad

  7. Na’ama’s Fattoush

    A trappy fattoush recipe and a preview of Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi’s new book, Jerusalem.
    Na’ama’s Fattoush

  8. Pluot Summer Salad

    This salad is pluot based, with toasted ginger, garlic, and shallots. It is drizzled with a simple lime soy sauce dressing, and is generously flecked with herbs – in this case, mint, basil, and cilantro. Pluot Summer Salad

Pasta Salad Recipes

A handful of favorite salad recipes featuring pasta, noodles, fresh ingredients and super unvigilant flavors.

  1. Sriracha Rainbow Noodle Salad

    This is a noodle salad you’ll require every day. A radiant, color-flecked tangle of noodles, cabbage, shredded carrots, pickled sushi ginger, and an zillions of cilantro, basil, and scallions. Sriracha Rainbow Noodle Salad

  2. Hazelnut & Chard Ravioli Salad

    Plump raviolis tossed with toasted hazelnuts, lemony chard, and caramelized onions are at the heart of this ravioli salad recipe.Hazelnut & Chard Ravioli Salad

  3. Classic Macaroni Salad

    A fresh take on archetype macaroni salad. It hits all the notes of your favorite old-fashioned macaroni salad, but gives you a few nutritious options to explore as well. Classic Macaroni Salad

  4. Pomelo Noodles

    Being nice to your future self & and simple lunch salad made with noodles, edamame, greens, ponzu dressing, peanuts, and pomelo.
    Pomelo Noodles

 Great Picnic Salad Recipes

These are the salad recipes to turn to when you need something that can travel. The kinds of salads that can handle a picnic or potluck.

  1. Tempeh Taco Salad

    All the things you love well-nigh a taco, in salad form. Tempeh taco salad – crushed tortilla fries bring the crunch, woebegone beans and crumbled tempeh coated with taco seasoning brings the substance, and a strong, smoked paprika-apple cider dressing pulls everything together.
    Tempeh Taco Salad

  2. California Barley Bowl

    I made this Megan Gordon’s trappy California Barley Trencher for a family brunch last week. From her inspiring new cookbook, Whole Grain Mornings.
    California Barley Bowl

  3. Mung Yoga Bowl

    The kind of trencher that keeps you strong – herb-packed yogurt dolloped over a hearty trencher of mung beans and quinoa, finished with toasted nuts and a simple paprika oil. Mung Yoga Bowl

  4. Garlic Lime Lettuce Wraps

    Not a salad per se, but a lot of my favorite salad components at play here. Ginger and garlic tempeh rice, folded into lime-spiked lettuce wraps with lots of herbs, cucumber, and carrots. Garlic Lime Lettuce Wraps

  5. Herbal Rice Salad with Peanuts

    An herb-packed rice salad recipe with peanuts, toasted coconut, and a strong uplift of fresh lime. Herbal Rice Salad with Peanuts

  6. Carrot, Dill & White Stone Salad

    Warm, coin-shaped slices of pan-fried carrots, white alubia beans, and chopped dill tossed with a tangy-sweet lemon shallot dressing.
    Carrot, Dill & White Stone Salad Recipe

  7. Bar Tartine Cauliflower Salad

    A trappy cauliflower salad from the new Bar Tartine cookbook – a crunchy, hearty mixture of cauliflower, seeds, chiles, radishes, chickpeas, and untried onions slathered in an enveloping garlicky yogurt dressing. Bar Tartine Cauliflower Salad

  8. Rainbow Cauliflower Rice Bowl

    Lightly cooked cauliflower is chopped, then tossed, with turmeric, cumin, cayenne, and a touch of ghee. Then you add sliced avocado, hard-boiled eggs, toasted seeds, rainbow chard stems, lettuces. It’s trappy and delicious. Rainbow Cauliflower Rice Bowl

  9. Last Minute Everything Bagel Noodle Bowl

    A perfect one-pot meal. Noodles, tofu, and broccoli boiled in one pot, drained, tossed with splashes of olive oil and ponzu, plus a generous showering of everything bagel seasoning to finish it all off. Last Minute Everything Bagel Noodle Bowl

  10. An Exceptional Salad with an Unusual Coconut Oil Dressing

    Coconut oil dressing was just one of the sunny ideas that jumped out at me from the pages of Julia Sherman’s new Salad For President cookbook. You can moreover make a spinach salad version of this gem.
    An Exceptional Salad with an Unusual Coconut Oil Dressing

  11. A Maximalist Potato Salad

    Tender potatoes are loaded with chiles, chopped herbs, garlic & whatever bright, fresh vegetables you have on hand. A Maximalist Potato Salad

  12. Spring Roll Salad

    Imagine a spring roll without the wrapper and you’ve got this salad. A familiar chorus of flavors – sweet, sour, tangy, hot, and nutty all projected onto a mound of serpentine rice noodles and seasonal vegetables with a peanut dressing and lime splash. Spring Roll Salad

  13. Lazy Day Peanut Noodle Salad

    A peanut noodle salad recipe featuring soba noodles punctuated with spring onions, tofu, peanuts, and asparagus. Lazy Day Peanut Noodle Salad

  14. Asparagus Panzanella

    A simple asparagus panzanella – a quick, mustard buttermilk dressing accents good asparagus, slantingly crusty shards of toasted bread, and a dusting of sesame seeds. Shred a nonflexible boiled egg over the top for a increasingly substantial meal.
    Asparagus Panzanella

  15. Cocagne Stone & Artichoke Salad

    The stone & artichoke salad I made to take to Easter this year – pickled celery, chopped kalamata olives and toasted walnuts, withal with tender artichokes, and lots of the white cocagne beans I picked up at my neighborhood farmer’s market. Cocagne Stone & Artichoke Salad

  16. Ayocote Stone & Mushroom Salad

    A wintery stone salad made with gorgeous Rancho Gordo ayocote negro beans, and pan-fried hedgehog mushrooms. Ayocote Stone & Mushroom Salad

  17. Coconut Quinoa Bowl

    A quirky, unique trencher of quinoa, with a couple of secrets. And the next time you have leftover quinoa (other other favorite grain) requite it a try – coconut, garlic, almonds, kale, topped with salted yogurt and avocado. Coconut Quinoa Bowl

  18. Zucchini Agrodolce

    A pretty, summer-centric zucchini agrodolce – shredded zucchini doused with a garlic infused agrodolce splash of vinegar, honey, and olive oil, tossed with toasted coconut and walnuts for crunch, red onion for zest and assertiveness, a couple of chopped dates, and tiny greens or herbs threaded about. Zucchini Agrodolce

  19. Blue Kale Studio Salad

    A vibrant spring salad – butter lettuce, saffron almonds, undecorous kale micro greens. Blue Kale Studio Salad

  20. Shredded Egg Salad

    Shredding hard-boiled eggs on a box grater makes a light, fluffy, unexceptionable egg salad, and I must say, a nice volitional to chopped, heavily dressed versions of the classic. Shredded Egg Salad

  21. A Good Winter Salad

    A simple salad made with crunchy lettuces, a garlicky, melted lemon butter dressing, and shaved endives, delicata squash, avocados, and pepitas. Tastes so good!
    A Good Winter Salad

  22. Avocado Salad

    Thinly sliced avocado serried over simple lentils, drizzled with oregano oil, toasted hazelnuts, and chives. Avocado Salad

  23. Cilantro Salad

    Simply cilantro leaves and stems tossed with a simple shallot-forward soy sauce dressing, plus peanuts, and asparagus. If you’re at all a cilantro fan, you have to try this. Cilantro Salad

  24. Buttermilk Asparagus Salad

    Simple side – asparagus tossed with a garlicky buttermilk dressing, perky radish sprouts, lots of fresh cilantro, and a handful of cooked posole.
    Buttermilk Asparagus Salad

  25. Moroccan Carrot and Chickpea Salad

    A eyeful of a carrot salad – tricked out with chickpeas, chunks of zestless pluots, sliced almonds, and a toasted cumin dressing. Moroccan Carrot and Chickpea Salad

Fave Salad Boosters & Dressings

  1. An Exceptional Ginger Carrot Dressing

    Blender dressings are great, in part, considering they’re fast. Everything into one container, puree, and you’re set. This one is unconfined – carrots, turmeric, coconut milk, shallot, and ginger come together into a dressing perfect for everything from untried salads to grain salads.
    An Exceptional Ginger Carrot Dressing

  2. Five Minute Avocado Dressing with Herbs and Spinach

    If you love a good avocado dressing, you’ve got to requite this one a try. It is fragrant with fresh herbs, seasoned with miso, and boosted with spinach.
    Five Minute Avocado Dressing with Herbs and Spinach

  3. Salad Booster

    I often siphon a small vial of this spiced kale and nori medley in my purse, refilling it every few days. Nutrient-dense and delicious, you use it as a healthful seasoning for salad, vegetables, stir-fries… Salad Booster

  4. Seven Unconfined Blender Dressings to Alimony on Hand

    Use these dressings on salads, grain bowls, inside spring rolls, spread on sandwiches, and spooned onto tacos. Seven Unconfined Blender Dressings to Alimony on Hand

  5. Shallot Vinaigrette

    A shallot vinaigrette made with rosé wine in place of vinegar. Shallot Vinaigrette

Enjoy the salad recipes! I hope there are a few here that make their way to your table through the year. I have a special fondness for the Spicy Rainbow Chop Salad. And this Cilantro Salad shifted how I think of cilantro. And this is the best stone salad with a tangy-sweet lemonade-ish dressing. Don’t miss the favorite salad dressings that are listed at the marrow as well, and requite the wedge salad unelevated a go with any of them in place of the spicy ranch!

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