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45 Sensational Salad Recipes You Will Crave

Stuck in a salad rut? Spice up your routine with these must-try recipes - everything from the ultimate Caesar and more go-to greens to picnic faves, five-star dressings and beyond. If you're looking for more warm-weather options, check out our top summer salad recipes.

Spinach & Roquefort Salad

"This is a great salad in every way. The Roquefort-and-apple combo can't be beat, and we loved the crunch of the sunflower seeds."


Ramen Noodle Salad

"This ramen noodle salad is such an affordable, easy and tasty recipe."


Chips & Salsa Salad

"I made this at home. My wife and I loved it and will be making it again!”


Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing

"I can't believe I made this dressing in my own kitchen. I will never buy bottled blue cheese dressing again."


Thousand Island Dressing

"This Thousand Island dressing tastes better than store bought and is so incredibly easy to put together."

-Chef #617788

Greek Salad

"I've tried many recipes for Greek salad, and this is definitely the best. I used a combo of romaine and head lettuce."


Moroccan Carrot Salad

"I'm not usually one for carrot salad but found myself eating this without stopping. I loved the herbs in it."


Chickpea & Tomato Salad

"I love the flavors in this salad. The cumin and chili give it a nice kick."


Cucumber Cilantro Pasta Salad

"This pasta salad is light, refreshing and very flavorful — no mayo or heavy dressings with mega calories."


Kale Salad

"This kale salad is way beyond five stars. The salty pecorino with the lemon juice gives the kale a fabulous flavor."


Italian Chopped Salad in Shells

"I've made these stuffed shells several times with many variations. They are portable, easy and delicious."


Balsamic Dressing

"This is really good restaurant-quality dressing. The proportion of vinegar and oil is just right, and the mustard adds a nice tang."

-Chris from Kansas

Greek Orzo Salad

"I wouldn't change one thing about this Greek orzo salad. I wish I had made more based on how quickly it was eaten up."

-Andi of Longmeadow Farm

Cranberry Fruit Coleslaw

"We enjoyed this tasty and refreshing coleslaw. The sauce is creamy and flavorful but not overpowering."

-Baby Kato

Indian Cucumber Salad

"This cucumber salad made an excellent addition to an Indian-themed dinner. I used English cucumbers and Greek yogurt."


Creamy French Dressing

"I loved the sweetness and flavor of this French dressing. It really makes you want to eat more salad."


Tossed Salad with Mandarin Oranges

"I like the Mandarin oranges in this salad — easy and festive. I used mixed greens from my garden and Vidalia onions."


Perfect Garden Salad

"This is the bomb — it's got taste, simplicity and wins for all-time goodness."

-Andi of Longmeadow Farm

Broccoli Salad

"My husband is a self-proclaimed broccoli hater but loves this salad. I have made it several times and rarely have leftovers."

-Cooking Mom of 7

55 House Salad

"The ingredients in this salad meld together perfectly. You get bursts of flavor from the bacon, blue cheese, dressing and onion."


Spinach Salad with Honey Bacon Dressing

"I was anxious to try a variation of my standard spinach salad, and this one hit the spot. I love the sweet and sour flavor of the dressing."

-Claudia Dawn

Turkish Salad

"The parsley, lemon juice and green onions add a flavor that I've never experienced in a cucumber salad before."

-Krista Smith

Arugula Salad

"This arugula salad was delicious. The sesame gives a nice texture and goes well with the slightly peppery nuttiness of the arugula."


Macaroni Salad

"This is the best macaroni salad I have ever made. It was one of the most-popular dishes I served at our family get-together."


Caesar Salad

"I am now spoiled — any other Caesar salad I have will only pale in comparison to this one."

-Mark P

California Pizza Kitchen Chopped Salad

"Amazing! I added avocado and used fresh herbs in the dressing. I could eat this salad every day."


Outback Ranch Dressing

"This recipe has become a staple in my house. It's the only ranch dressing we will touch."


Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad

"This is very good and the only quinoa recipe I could get my kids to eat. Plus, it's healthy and full of protein and veggies."

-Chef #377733

Potato Salad

"This is potato salad the way I like it! It has just the right amount of ingredients, and the flavors blend together nicely."

-Mrs. DJ2

Mixed Greens Salad

"This was a delicious green salad. The lemon juice was a nice change, and the pine nuts added a wonderful touch."


Cherry Tomato Salad

"I always get compliments on this tomato salad. It's truly refreshing in the summer but also great during the winter."


Japanese-Style Squid Salad

"This is a very unique salad. One tip: Lightly season the squid at the start; you can always add more. I will be making this again."


Asian Pasta Salad

"This salad has a ton of flavor and is so easy to put together. While the pasta cooked, I was able to make the dressing and prep the veggies. This is my take-along lunch for the week."


Endive Salad

"This endive salad has an outstanding contrast of sweet and tart. The dressing is so good that you may want to make extra."


Broccoli Slaw

"This broccoli slaw is very good with a nice crunch."


Mesclun and Roasted Vegetable Salad

"This roasted vegetable salad is refreshing and comforting! It makes for a wonderful healthy side."


Applebee's Oriental Chicken Salad

"The dressing is what makes this Applebee's copycat so delicious. I've been searching for this recipe for over 10 years and am thrilled I finally found the perfect one."


Lemon Garlic Dijon Vinaigrette

"This is a lovely salad dressing! The fresh flavors do not mask the ingredients in your salad but enhance them."

-Epi Curious

Avocado Lime Salad

"This salad is beautiful and fresh-looking, and the flavors really pop. The creamy avocado balances it out perfectly."


Cranberry Couscous Salad

"This is a great way of serving couscous. I especially enjoyed the combination of the tart green onion with the sweet cranberries and touch of spice."


Mexican Chicken Pasta Salad

"This Mexican chicken pasta salad has a nice mild flavor accentuated by cumin and cilantro. It's cool and refreshing and simple to make."

-Sue Lau

Tomato & Bacon Salad in Bibb Lettuce

"This recipe looks wonderful on the table and tastes great. Next time, I think I'll try adding goat cheese or blue cheese."


Easy Iceberg Wedge Salad

"This is so good. We loved the bold flavors and creamy texture of the dressing with the crunchy iceberg."


Chinese Cabbage & Parsley Salad

"Our family enjoys the unique flavors that come together in this salad, especially the ginger and pineapple."


Bonus: Croutons

"These are the best homemade croutons I have ever tasted. I will be using this recipe from now on."