Salad Recipes

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Jen's Heavenly Egg Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 447
The tang from the Dijon, freshness from the lemon, and liveliness when paired with watercress makes this recipe a MUST! This recipe tastes best when paired with wheat bread, watercress and avocado!! But I can eat it by itself

Orzo Ham Salad

Rating: 4 stars 31
A delicious and light tasting orzo pasta and ham salad. Tastes even better the next day! It's a great use for leftover ham.

Sarah's Ambrosia Fruit Salad

Rating: 5 stars 59
This recipe has been in my family for years and years. We make it at every holiday family get together and everyone loves it. It's a great refreshing fruit salad for every occasion, especially summer months and hot days.

Farro Salad with Asparagus and Parmesan

Rating: 5 stars 104
A light and delicious way to get your whole grains. Perfect salad for picnics, baby or bridal showers or just because!

Chef John's Big Fat Greek Salad

Rating: 5 stars 104
You can't go wrong with this Greek salad, especially if you remember the only and most important tip: toss it with the vinegar first before adding olive oil. If you don't, it will not taste as good. Which reminds me, giving the amounts here is very difficult, since this really should be made to your tastes, so please use the ingredient list as a very rough outline.

Potato Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 250
Quick and easy potato salad recipe with a lot of old-fashioned potato salad flavor. This will become a go-to summer side dish recipe. Better if made the day before.

Broccoli Salad

Rating: 5 stars 1514
A creamy dressing amps up this crunchy broccoli salad with bacon.
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Judy's Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Rating: 5 stars 1822
This show-stopping dessert is made with a pretzel crust, a cream cheese layer, and a strawberry gelatin topping.
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Strawberry Spinach Salad

Rating: 5 stars 2952
Someone brought this salad to a pot luck dinner and I had to have the recipe. I have made it many, many times since then and I have been asked for the recipe every time I bring it somewhere. It is also a great way to get kids to eat spinach!

Chef John's Green Goddess Dressing

Rating: 5 stars 53
This creamy, herby, addictively delicious sauce is not only my favorite salad dressing, but is one of my favorite dips as well. You can of course tweak the acidity with more or less lemon, as well as play with the salt and pepper, but please do not change the trio of herbs. The way the parsley and chive play against the sweet tarragon makes this unlike any other herb dressing.

Grilled Hearts of Romaine

Rating: 4.5 stars 48
This is truly and ridiculously easy. The trick is to get the grill grates very hot. And the result? A lightly caramelized surface and a slightly smoky flavor. The insides stay cool and crisp. It's quite a contrast of tastes and textures.

Vincent's Famous Garlic Coleslaw

Rating: 4.5 stars 16
Tired of all the super sweet coleslaw dressings out there? Look no further! Caution - must LOVE garlic! This is a copycat recipe for the famous garlic coleslaw served at Vincent's seafood restaurant, a Dallas legend since 1968. Growing up, we had an Easter tradition of dinner at Vincent's every year. The coleslaw was my dad's favorite and became mine too! We still go there for Easter but I love being able to recreate this unique recipe at home anytime. Goes great with barbecue ribs, burgers, seafood steam pot, or just as a cool crisp snack. The longer it cures, the better it gets!

Inspiration and Ideas

16 Excellent Ways to Make Egg Salad
We've rounded up egg salad recipes that are sure to satisfy, whether you want to keep things basic, or bump up the flavor with additions like tangy horseradish and fresh basil.
16 DIY Dressings for Green Salads
Skip the store and make your own delicious salad dressing right at home. It's better for you and way easier than you think.
Seven Layer Salad
Rating: 4.5 stars 674

A glass salad bowl is a must, otherwise your dinner guests will miss all the pretty layers. Everybody loves this!