Salad Recipes

Main-dish salad ideas, lunch salads, side salads, slaws—we have these and so much more. The classics—Caesar, Cobb, Waldorf—are all here, plus lots more creative, healthy salad recipes, with leafy greens or without, so you can enjoy salad every day.

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Classic Caesar Salad

Rating: 3.5 stars 282
Crisp romaine, pepper-and-butter croutons, and grated Parmesan are tossed with traditional Caesar dressing.

25 Main-Course Summer Salads That Are Packed with Protein

From mixes topped with steak and tofu to those finished with chicken and chickpeas, these salad recipes are filling enough to serve as your main course at lunch or dinner.
ByEmily Goldman

Cucumber Salad with Sour Cream and Dill Dressing

Rating: 3 stars 1074
We've given this creamy cucumber salad recipe a healthy update. But it's still so good, you won't even notice! Reduced-fat sour cream (in place of full-fat) lowers the calorie count without losing taste.

Strawberry Spinach Salad

If preparing this salad ahead of time, add all the ingredients to the vinaigrette with the exception of the spinach, then add the spinach on top and let stand until ready to toss.

Chicken Caesar Salad

Rating: 3.5 stars 59
With a little advance preparation, the components for this tasty Chicken Caesar Salad can be stored in the fridge and then assembled and served within minutes.

Broccoli and Chickpea Salad

Rating: 3.5 stars 92
Scallions, parsley, and pine nuts dot this nutritious salad.

Watermelon Salad with Feta and Basil

Rating: 3 stars 244
In this summery salad, sweet watermelon is the perfect foil for tangy feta cheese.

Basic Potato Salad

Rating: 3.5 stars 156
Combining the potatoes with the vinegar mixture while they're still hot allows them to absorb it all for a more flavorful salad.

Martha's Favorite Tuna Salad Sandwich

Rating: 3 stars 261
This recipe for Martha's Favorite Tuna Salad Sandwich makes a healthy meal for lunch or dinner.

Potato Salad

Rating: 3 stars 247
Chopped scallions are sprinkled on a potato salad made with Yukon golds.

Pasta Salad with Tomatoes, Mozzarella, and Chickpeas

An Italian remix on pasta salad that's sure to be the star of the party. Short, curly gemelli or fusilli noodles are perfect in this summery dish, as they leave room for other ingredients in every forkful, and the grooves hold the herbs and the zingy lemon vinaigrette in this Pasta Salad with Tomatoes, Mozzarella, and Chickpeas.

Test Kitchen's Favorite Potato Salad

Using vinegar and mustard in addition to the usual mayonnaise is the secret to a perfectly balanced potato salad. To save time, chop the celery, scallions, and cornichons for the dressing while the spuds cool.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Our Favorite Pasta Salad Recipes
If you're feeding a crowd, there's nothing better than a big bowl of pasta salad. Whether it's for a summer cookout, a holiday buffet, or just alongside a sandwich, these salad recipes can be made well in advance; plus, these recipes are perfect for big-batch cooking throughout the week.
Watermelon, Orange, and Feta Salad
Rating: 3.5 stars 149

We love salty-sweet combinations, and this perfect Watermelon, Orange, and Feta lunch salad is a great play on those flavors. It's also got a refreshing crunch.