Salad Recipes

Find the best green salad recipes, plus trusted recipes for more than 3,550 other dinner and picnic salads.

Community Picks

The Best Caprese Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 33
This classic Italian caprese salad is quintessential summer fare. Serve with a chilled white wine and enjoy in the sunshine or on a balmy summer evening!

Amelia's Tuna Macaroni Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 161
A creamy salad of elbow pasta, canned tuna, onion, peas, and boiled eggs.

Ambrosia Salad with Fruit Cocktail

Rating: 4 stars 1
Fruit cocktail finds its home in this ambrosia salad with peaches, pineapple, mandarin oranges, and a cream cheese-Cool Whip.

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 109
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 257
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 1528
A creamy dressing amps up this crunchy broccoli salad with bacon.
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Judy's Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Rating: 5 stars 1825
This show-stopping dessert is made with a pretzel crust, a cream cheese layer, and a strawberry gelatin topping.

Strawberry Spinach Salad

Rating: 5 stars 2957
Strawberry, spinach, and almonds tossed with homemade poppy seed dressing.

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

Delicious Egg Salad for Sandwiches
Rating: 4.5 stars 2132

Simple ingredients and quick prep makes the perfect egg salad for sandwiches!