A salad can be so much more than just lettuce and dressing in a bowl! That's why we've rounded up 50+ of The Best Green Salad Recipes that will change the way you think about a salad for dinner!
THE BEST GREEN SALAD RECIPES
It's that time of year when we're just about done with the cold Winter weather and Spring is right around the corner. After all of the sweet, and delicious food during the holidays we're starting to get excited about salad season.
Once you scroll down this list of the 50+ Best Salad Recipes you'll understand why!
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These salads are loaded with the best and most delicious ingredients, from berries and beans, to cheese and corn. There are so many different types of recipes to choose from!
Forget about having a salad as a side dish because these salads are the star of the meal. That's right, LOAD them up and serve them as the main course!
There are even a few salads on this list that the pickiest of eaters will eat -- the Doritos Taco Salad is our favorite!
So now the hard part is deciding which one to try first!
THE BEST GREEN SALADS
1. DORITO TACO SALAD
From Spend with Pennies :: Click HERE for RECIPE Seasoned ground beef, fresh lettuce, pinto beans, veggies and of course Doritos all sauced up with a zingy dressing make this an exciting change to your daily menu!
2. THAI CASHEW CHOPPED SALAD WITH GINGER PEANUT SAUCE
From The Recipe Critic :: Click HERE for RECIPE So many delicious vegetables combine in this flavorful and colorful salad! The cashews add a delicious crunch and the Ginger Peanut Sauce on top is amazing!
3. CRANBERRY CHICKEN SALAD WITH LIGHT DIJON PARMESAN DRESSING
From Diethood :: Click HERE for RECIPE Cranberry Chicken Salad with Light Dijon Parmesan Dressing – Festive and delicious chicken salad packed with sweet cranberries, crunchy almonds, crispy bacon, and a creamy salad dressing that is lightened up, yet very flavorful!
4. BIG MAC CHEESEBURGER SALAD
From Wholesome Yum :: Click HERE for RECIPE This easy low carb Big Mac salad recipe is ready in just 20 minutes! A gluten-free, keto cheeseburger salad like this makes a healthy lunch or dinner.
5. BUFFALO CHICKEN TACO SALAD
From Peas and Crayons :: Click HERE for RECIPE Your plate called. It wants you to make this Buffalo Chicken Taco Salad, stat!
6. PEAR RASPBERRY AND PISTACHIO SALAD
From The Recipe Critic :: Click HERE for RECIPE A delicious and healthy salad filled with raspberries, pears, and pistachios add a delicious flavor and crunch!
7. STRAWBERRY CHICKEN SALAD WITH STRAWBERRY BALSAMIC DRESSING
From The Recipe Critic :: Click HERE for RECIPE A mouthwatering salad with fresh strawberries, cranberries, goat cheese and almonds. The strawberry balsamic dressing gives it the perfect flavor and is one amazing summer salad!
8. BLUEBERRY BROCCOLI SPINACH SALAD
From Peas and Crayons :: Click HERE for RECIPE Channeling the flavors of some of some of my favorite restaurant salads, this tasty Blueberry Broccoli Spinach Salad with Poppyseed Ranch is the perfect blend of savory sweetness!
9. CRANBERRY BLUEBERRY SPRING MIX SALAD
From Peas and Crayons :: Click HERE for RECIPE I’m head over heels in LOVE with this healthy Cranberry Blueberry Spring Mix Salad with Blueberry Balsamic Dressing! This scrumptious Summer salad is fun, fruity, and full of flavor!
10. MUSHROOM LENTIL SALAD
From Delicious Everyday :: Click HERE for RECIPE This hearty Mushroom, Lemon and Lentil Salad is a nutritional powerhouse! Even better it only needs a handful of ingredients you probably already have in your pantry!
11. BRUSSELS SPROUT SALAD
From Spend with Pennies :: Click HERE for RECIPE Brussels Sprout Salad. Shredded Brussels sprouts, crisp tart apples, feta cheese, cranberries, pomegranate arils and walnuts all tossed in a tangy honey dijon vinaigrette. This makes a perfect side or lunch.
12. BUFFALO CHICKPEA SALAD
From Peas and Crayons :: Click HERE for RECIPE Buffalo-sauced eats don’t have to be unhealthy and salads can be anything but boring! This Buffalo Chickpea Salad is super easy to make, loaded with veggies, and delivers a much needed high-five to the tastebuds. Try it today!
13. BERRY AVOCADO GRILLED CHICKEN SALAD
From Real Housemoms :: Click HERE for RECIPE Easy and healthy Berry Avocado Grilled Chicken Salad is a cinch to whip up in just 30 minutes with incredible flavors and textures. The poppyseed dressing brings all of those flavors together in this yummy salad!
14. BALSAMIC TOMATO CHICKEN SALAD
From Real Housemoms :: Click HERE for RECIPE This BALSAMIC TOMATO CHICKEN SALAD is packed with simple fresh ingredients and takes less than 30 minutes to make! The perfect side for that summer backyard barbecue party!
15. CHICKEN FAJITA WEDGE SALAD
From Diary of a Recipe Collector :: Click HERE for RECIPE This Chicken Fajita Wedge Salad is a perfect way to enjoy fajitas in a light, healthy, and low-carb way!
16. RAINBOW POWER GREENS SALAD WITH BLACK EYED PEAS
From Cotter Crunch :: Click HERE for RECIPE Vegan Rainbow Power Greens Salad with Black Eyed Peas. A healthy gluten free power greens salad packed with lucky black eyed peas and super nutrients. A great way to start off the new year and get back on track with clean eating. Easy to make and full of flavor!
17. BEST EVER STRAWBERRY SPINACH SALAD
From The Slow Roasted Italian :: Click HERE for RECIPE Best Ever Strawberry Spinach Salad will rock your world! This simple recipe is a celebration of summers bounty in the most spectacular salad you will ever eat. Fresh crisp spinach salad is taken to another level with bursts of sweetness from fresh summer fruit and buttery avocado. It is tossed in a sweet and tangy vinaigrette and topped with crunchy nuts and creamy cheese.
18. GREEK SALAD WITH ROASTED GARLIC SALAD DRESSING
From Miss in the Kitchen :: Click HERE for the RECIPE Greek Salad with Roasted Garlic Salad Dressing is a flavor packed salad that can be served as a side or main dish for any night of the week!
19. Loaded Taco Salad with Chipotle Lime Sauce
From New South Charm :: Click HERE for the RECIPE Loaded Taco Salad with Chipotle Lime Sauce is the perfect weeknight dinner because it’s ready in just 20 minutes, flavor packed and always a crowd pleaser.
20. AVOCADO MANGO SALAD
Heart Healthy Avocado Mango Salad With Lime Poppy Seed Vinaigrette is a brightly flavored and satisfying salad. It makes a delicious dinner all by itself. Or for some added protein add a little cooked chicken breast or turkey. Your call. Your salad.
21. FUJI APPLE SPINACH BACON SALAD WITH CREAMY HONEY MUSTARD VINAIGRETTE
From Serena Bakes Simply from Scratch :: Click HERE for the RECIPE Fuji Apple Spinach Bacon Salad With Creamy Honey Mustard Vinaigrette makes a fun side or light lunch, and is perfect to bring to your next BBQ or Potluck!
22. Low Carb Cheeseburger Salad
From The Country Cook :: Click HERE for the RECIPE This Low Carb Cheeseburger Salad has all of the flavors of a cheeseburger in an easy to make healthier lunch salad!
23. SANTA FE CHICKEN SALAD
From The Bewitchin Kitchen :: Click HERE for the RECIPE Inspired by the Earl’s menu, this healthy salad recipe grilled blackened chicken, feta, peanuts, dates, tortilla strips, avocado, and topped with a peanut lime vinaigrette.
24. POMEGRANATE PEAR SALAD
From Plated Cravings :: Click HERE for the RECIPE Pomegranate Pear Salad with Walnuts is loaded with flavors and would be a delicious addition to your Holiday dinner table! A vibrant salad full of different textures that is easy to whip up and makes every dinner special.
25. APPLE PECAN BRUSSELS SPROUTS SALAD
From Real Housemoms :: Click HERE for RECIPE Wonderfully crunchy, satisfying Apple Pecan Brussels Sprouts Salad is a perfect harmony of flavor and texture all doused in to-live-for bright and refreshing Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing!
26. HONEY MUSTARD CHICKEN SALAD
From Real Housemoms :: Click HERE for RECIPE This Honey Mustard Chicken Salad is not just another salad. My secret tip for this recipe is that the gorgeous honey mustard dressing does double duty as both a slather for the chicken and the dressing for the salad!
27. CREAMY SHRIMP AND DILL WEDGE SALAD
From Belly Full :: Click HERE for RECIPE Creamy Shrimp and Dill Wedge Salad – a creamy shrimp and dill mixture sit on top of crisp, fresh lettuce. This salad is layered with flavor, refreshing, and super easy to make!
28. BBQ CHICKEN AVOCADO SALAD WITH AVOCADO RANCH DRESSING
From Great Grub Delicious Treats :: Click HERE for RECIPE This BBQ chicken avocado salad with avocado ranch dressing is super tasty and is a meal in itself.
29. AVOCADO BLACK EYED PEA SALAD
From Call Me PMC :: Click HERE for RECIPE This light and vibrant Avocado Black Eyed Pea Salad is full of nutrients! Fresh, flavorful, and filling this is also an easy and simple recipe to put together.
30. BLT SALAD
From Simply Stacie :: Click HERE for RECIPE There is so much to love about this salad with its fresh lettuce, juicy cherry tomatoes, crispy bacon pieces, savoury/sweet croutons and a mouthwatering Honey Dijon vinaigrette. We ate it for supper as the main course and found it very filling.
31. SPINACH SALAD WITH CREAMY POPPY SEED DRESSING
From Spend with Pennies :: Click HERE for RECIPE This Classic Spinach Salad recipe is topped with bacon, red onion, fresh mushrooms & boiled eggs. An easy homemade poppy seed dressing this is the perfect complement. This makes a delicious side or is great with grilled chicken for a complete meal.
32. Hearts of Palm, Artichoke, Avocado and Butter Lettuce Salad
From That Skinny Chick can Bake :: Full Recipe HERE This Hearts of Palm, Artichoke, Avocado and Butter Lettuce Salad is not light on flavor, but would be the perfect dish to “Lighten Up Your Holiday Table,” our Sunday Supper theme.
33. GRILLED BARBECUE CHICKEN SALAD
From Real Housemoms :: Click HERE for the RECIPE Grilled Barbecue Chicken Salad with Avocado Ranch Dressing is packed with crunchy veggies, crispy tortilla strips, tender barbecue chicken and the most intoxicating dressing EVER! Better than your favorite restaurant salad at a fraction of the cost, but with ALL the flavor… And then some!
34. APPLE BLUE CHEESE WALNUT SALAD
From Mama Loves Food :: Click HERE for RECIPE This Apple Walnut and Blue Cheese Salad Recipe is easy, delicious, and will make you wish it was summer all year long!
35. VEGETARIAN TACO SALAD
From The Country Cook :: Click HERE for RECIPE This salad is so filling (black beans have lots of fiber and protein!) that you won’t even miss the meat!
36. MIXED GREENS AND CITRUS SALAD
From Lemons with Lulu :: Click HERE for RECIPE A mixed bag of greens and a variety of fresh fruits makes this citrus salad burst with flavor! The poppy seed dressing gets drizzled just before serving!
37. Honey Mustard Chicken Salad
From A Saucy Kitchen :: Click HERE for RECIPE Honey Mustard Chicken Salad with bacon, avocado, sliced red onion, and sliced tomatoes topped with a three ingredient honey mustard dressing. Creamy, tangy and so addictive! Paleo & Dairy Free
38. Double The Meat Hold the Bread Salad
From Oh Sweet Basil :: Click HERE for RECIPE This salad is our family favorite and guests beg us to make it when they visit. It seems so simple but double the meat hold the bread blt salad is amazing!