Lighten up your dinner with delicious recipes for chicken, pork, beef, and chopped salads.
Dixie Chicken Salad with Grapes, Honey, Almonds, and Broccoli
This gorgeous salad features breaded chicken tossed with lettuce, broccoli, and grapes, and topped with almonds and a honey and Dijon mustard vinaigrette.
Grilled Chicken and Toasted Couscous Salad with Lemon-Buttermilk Dressing
This hearty dish can take down the biggest of appetites. It begins with tender chicken marinated in olive oil, garlic, and lemon, which is then added to a tasty medley of fresh asparagus, couscous, and red onions. All of that is covered in a rich, lemony buttermilk dressing.
Skillet Steak and Wilted Kale
Recipe: Skillet Steak and Wilted Kale
Sprinkle this restaurant-style steak salad with crumbled blue cheese for even more flavor.
Charred Steak Salad with Spicy Dressing
Spicy dressing is the perfect finish for this hearty salad.
Peas and Kale Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette
Ensure every day is a lucky and prosperous one when you serve this hearty Southern salad.
Chicken Paillard with Citrus Salad and Couscous
Israeli couscous is also sometimes labeled pearl couscous.
Shrimp and Pesto-Rice Salad
Recipe: Shrimp and Pesto-Rice Salad
Serve this brand-new twist on the old rice salad warm, or make it ahead, chill, and serve cold.
Romaine Salad with Country Ham and Eggs
Even small bits of ham add huge flavor.
Grilled Chicken-Asparagus Salad
Recipe: Grilled Chicken-Asparagus Salad
This hearty salad is brightened up with mint, lemon juice, and fresh dill.
Recipe: Tomato-Chicken Salad
Main dish salads are a refreshing change for your easy weeknight meals. Try this Tomato-Chicken Salad and serve it with seasoned ciabatta bread.
Flank Steak and Cucumber Salad
Grain Salad with Grilled Shrimp and Sweet Peppers
If you use wooden skewers, submerge them in water for 30 minutes before threading on the shrimp.
Spicy Pork-and-Orange Chopped Salad
Combining romaine and coleslaw mix makes this dish crispy and crunchy. The soy sauce-flavored almonds are a new favorite in our Test Kitchen. Find them sold in cans alongside cocktail peanuts.
Recipe: Turkey-Artichoke-Pecan Salad
Parsley and basil leaves give this salad a fresh, full flavor. Top with chopped turkey, artichoke hearts, and toasted pecans for a delicious and satisfying salad entreé.
Farmers' Market Pasta Salad
Recipe: Farmers' Market Pasta Salad
Cook the pasta al dente (1 or 2 minutes shorter than package directions specify) so it holds its shape when tossed with the vegetables and vinaigrette. Ripe for riffs, this pasta salad recipe is also delicious with cheese-filled tortellini.
Video: Farmers' Market Pasta Salad
Chicken Salad with Grapes and Pecans
Serve this tasty chicken salad with assorted crackers and grapes for a filling lunch or a delicious brunch contribution.
Step-by-Step Video: Perfectly Delicious Chicken Salad with Grapes and Pecans
Greek Chicken Salad
Recipe: Greek Chicken Salad
This robust salad is packed with our favorite easy-to-prep Greek foods―garbanzo beans, fresh tomatoes, kalamata olives, and feta cheese. The short ingredient list leaves you plenty of time to whisk together fresh Lemon-Herb Dressing, but substitute a bottled Greek dressing if you prefer.
White Bean-and-Tuna Salad
Recipe: White Bean-and-Tuna Salad
Try a refreshing spin on tuna salad with cannellini beans, lemon juice, oregano, parsley, and green onions. Serve over lettuce with crusty bread and fresh fruit for a home picnic meal.
Recipe: Chicken-and-Strawberry Salad
Chicken-and-Strawberry Salad is a combination of flavors and textures that complement each other perfectly.
Lemon-Tarragon Chicken Salad
Recipe: Lemon-Tarragon Chicken Salad
A make-ahead recipe for great chicken salad is like money in the bank when it comes to easy weeknight meals – and this is one the best. A wreath of pencil-thin green beans creates a simple but striking garnish.
Calypso Steak Salad
Recipe: Calypso Steak Salad
Serve Calypso Steak Salad on romaine lettuce leaves for an impressive (and nutritious) presentation. To make the salsa mixture ahead, just cover and chill up to 8 hours. Let stand at room temperature about 20 minutes, while steaks marinate in lime juice mixture.
Warm Frisée Salad With Crispy Kosher Salami
Don't shy away from Warm Frisée Salad With Crispy Kosher Salami. The vinaigrette includes slightly sweet sherry vinegar to balance the sharp flavor of frisée. Frisée is a member of the chicory family often used in mesclun salad mixes. Buy bunches with crisp leaves and no signs of wilting. Use all of the leaves except the core.
Smoked Salmon-Avocado Salad
Recipe: Smoked Salmon-Avocado Salad
Smoked salmon packs a great flavor punch in this salad supper. A simple dressing of Dijon mustard and lemon juice is the perfect finish. This recipe was originally intended to be served with pan-fried latkes, so the dressing is a bit tart to balance the richness. Whisk in a little extra olive oil serve with French bread for a more mellow flavor.