You’ll love these easy and healthy salads. You’ll find everything from classic Caesar Salad, to a quick Chicken Salad for lunch and protein-packed salads for dinner. We’ve also included show-stopping party salads like Cobb Salad that will impress everyone.
Whether you’re looking for chicken, steak, tuna, chickpeas, ground beef, or shrimp, we’ve got you covered. These salads are super satisfying and you’ll hope to have leftovers. Explore our top-rated salad recipes and you will find some new favorites.
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Types of Salad
There are SO MANY different types of salads and I have them grouped as accurately as possible into categories. We even included some amazing homemade dressings at the end so be sure to scroll through. You won’t want to miss them.
- Dinner Salad Recipes
- Pasta Salads,
- Easy Lunch Salads
- Potato Salads
- Pasta Salad Recipes
- Green Salads
- Summer Salads
- Winter and Fall Salads
Dinner Salad Recipes
Salads for dinner are wonderful because they feel healthy and light while being protein-packed so they leave you feeling satisfied. These are our best salad ideas for dinner.
Easy Lunch Salads
These salads are perfect for whipping up a quick lunch. Tuna Salad and Chicken Salad are on our regular lunch rotation and so good in lettuce cups or sandwiches. Lunch salads like the Taco Salad are also great for meal prepping your workweek.
Potato Salad Recipes
Being from Ukraine and living in Idaho, our love of potatoes runs deep. We can never pass up a good potato salad at a potluck. It’s so satisfying and filling.
Pasta Salad Recipes
Pasta salads are definitely a meal in themselves since they include everyone’s favorite carbs – pasta! Pasta salads make great picnic salads.
Green Salad Recipes
We love serving a simple green salad on the side with dinner or for dinner parties to add more fresh greens to the meal. Our Caesar Salad is internet famous and the funny thing is, my (then 10-year old) son learned how to make it in a kids cooking class at Sur la Table. He taught me how to make it.
Summer Salad Recipes
The summer season brings the best cucumbers, tomatoes, and radishes and we definitely put them to good use in these summer salad recipes. Our love of tomato salads and cucumber salads is obvious in this list.
Winter and Fall Salad Recipes
Winter salads include the best of winter veggies to make cabbage salads and slaw, beet salads along with brussels sprout, broccoli, and cauliflower salads. We also love using winter fruit like pears, apples, and pomegranates to add that sweet and crisp bite to salads. Winter salads are some of our all-time favorite salads that we love to make and eat.
Amazing Homemade Salad Dressings
Many of the salad recipes above have homemade dressings but these are standout dressings that can’t be missed so we’re including them in this list because they are after all perfect for salads!