Simple preparation and fresh ingredients make these salad recipes perfect for the season.
Spinach-and-Romaine Salad with Cucumbers, Radishes, and Creamy Mint Dressing
This cool and creamy salad is the perfect side for any spring or summer meal. Dress it up for Easter brunch, but keep the recipe on file for a quick summertime side to bring to a last-minute cookout.
Green Bean Potato Salad with Lemon-Soy Vinaigrette
Potato salad gets a fresh and crunchy twist with bright flavors and lots of yummy texture. Make the Lemon-Soy Vinaigrette ahead of time for an easier assembly.
Lemon-Basil Shrimp Salad
Recipe: Lemon-Basil Shrimp Salad
Fresh basil and lemon zest add a fresh spring twist to our favorite marinated shrimp. Easy-to-make Parmesan cheese baskets double as crisp and stylish serving dishes.
Mustard Dill Tortellini Salad Skewers
These festive party pick-ups get a quick start with refrigerated cheese tortellini. If you’re short on time, simply toss the ingredients together in a pretty bowl and set out some forks.
Spinach and Strawberry Salad
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 entertaining – and this is one the best. A wreath of pencil-thin green beans creates a simple but striking garnish.
Spinach-Chopped Grape Salad
Recipe: Spinach-Chopped Grape Salad
Chopped salads are all the rage. The fact that this irresistible combo is super healthy and light is just an added bonus. Turn it into an entrée by topping with grilled flank steak or steamed shrimp.
Honey-Chicken Salad, Shrimp Salad, and Tomato & Cucumber Salad
Entertaining is easy with this elegant trio of simple-to-fix party salads. Make-ahead tart shells dress up individual servings of Honey-Chicken Salad. Use refrigerated piecrusts, or take a super-shortcut and bake off a package of frozen tart shells.
Apple-Pear Salad With Lemon-Poppy Seed Dressing
Bacon-Blue Cheese Salad With White Wine Vinaigrette
Impress guests with simple-to-prepare Bacon-Blue Cheese Salad with White Wine Vinaigrette.
Crispy Sesame Salad Stack
Avocado Fruit Salad
Recipe: Avocado Fruit Salad
Avocado Fruit Salad is packed with avocados which are an excellent source of folate and fiber. They’re full of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats and have been found to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and triglycerides. You can prepare this salad a day ahead, but don't cut up the avocado or add garnishes until just before you serve it.
Peanut Shrimp Salad With Basil-Lime Dressing
Salty and spicy shrimp breaded with peanuts, red curry powder, and breadcrumbs makes the perfect topping for a bed of mixed baby greens and mint leaves. Serve as a main-dish salad or in smaller portions as an appetizer.
Recipe: Shrimp-and-Artichoke Salad
Shrimp-and-Artichoke Salad, served with fresh asparagus and deviled eggs, makes an elegant luncheon entrée.
Honey Chicken Salad and Tropical Spinach Salad
Strawberry-Pineapple Iceberg Wedges
Simple additions such as mint, salt, and pepper pep up Strawberry-Pineapple Iceberg Wedges.