43 Recipes to Get You Outta Your Salad Slump

Stuck in a salad rut? Spice up your routine with these must-try recipes - everything from the ultimate Caesar and more go-to greens to picnic faves, five-star dressings and beyond.

Part of: Quick & Easy

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Arugula Salad

"This arugula salad was delicious. The sesame gives a nice texture and goes well with the slightly peppery nuttiness of the arugula."

-HeatherFeather

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Ramen Noodle Salad

"This ramen noodle salad is such an affordable, easy and tasty recipe."

-Raspberri_Skies

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Balsamic Dressing

"This is really good restaurant-quality dressing. The proportion of vinegar and oil is just right, and the mustard adds a nice tang."

-Chris from Kansas

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Macaroni Salad

"This is the best macaroni salad I have ever made. It was one of the most-popular dishes I served at our family get-together."

-ratherbeswimmin'

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Caesar Salad

"I am now spoiled — any other Caesar salad I have will only pale in comparison to this one."

-Mark P

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California Pizza Kitchen Chopped Salad

"Amazing! I added avocado and used fresh herbs in the dressing. I could eat this salad every day."

-Katanashrp

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Outback Ranch Dressing

"This recipe has become a staple in my house. It's the only ranch dressing we will touch."

-smithsmith

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Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad

"This is very good and the only quinoa recipe I could get my kids to eat. Plus, it's healthy and full of protein and veggies."

-Chef #377733

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Greek Salad

"I've tried many recipes for Greek salad, and this is definitely the best. I used a combo of romaine and head lettuce."

-CountryLady

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Potato Salad

"This is potato salad the way I like it! It has just the right amount of ingredients, and the flavors blend together nicely."

-Mrs. DJ2

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Mixed Greens Salad

"This was a delicious green salad. The lemon juice was a nice change, and the pine nuts added a wonderful touch."

-nemokitty

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Cherry Tomato Salad

"I always get compliments on this tomato salad. It's truly refreshing in the summer but also great during the winter."

-deborah.allen

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Japanese-Style Squid Salad

"This is a very unique salad. One tip: Lightly season the squid at the start; you can always add more. I will be making this again."

-mersaydees

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Moroccan Carrot Salad

"I'm not usually one for carrot salad but found myself eating this without stopping. I loved the herbs in it."

-Rita~

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Spinach & Roquefort Salad

"This is a great salad in every way. The Roquefort-and-apple combo can't be beat, and we loved the crunch of the sunflower seeds."

-evelyn/athens

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Asian Pasta Salad

"This salad has a ton of flavor and is so easy to put together. While the pasta cooked, I was able to make the dressing and prep the veggies. This is my take-along lunch for the week."

-JackieOhNo!

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Endive Salad

"This endive salad has an outstanding contrast of sweet and tart. The dressing is so good that you may want to make extra."

-FLKeysJen

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Chickpea & Tomato Salad

"I love the flavors in this salad. The cumin and chili give it a nice kick."

-yogi

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Broccoli Slaw

"This broccoli slaw is very good with a nice crunch."

-Kerfuffle-Upon-Wincle

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Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing

"I can't believe I made this dressing in my own kitchen. I will never buy bottled blue cheese dressing again."

-Bev

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Mesclun and Roasted Vegetable Salad

"This roasted vegetable salad is refreshing and comforting! It makes for a wonderful healthy side."

-Rita~

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Cucumber Cilantro Pasta Salad

"This pasta salad is light, refreshing and very flavorful — no mayo or heavy dressings with mega calories."

-*Parsley*

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Kale Salad

"This kale salad is way beyond five stars. The salty pecorino with the lemon juice gives the kale a fabulous flavor."

-Chef*Lee

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Creamy French Dressing

"I loved the sweetness and flavor of this French dressing. It really makes you want to eat more salad."

-Lainey6605

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Greek Orzo Salad

"I wouldn't change one thing about this Greek orzo salad. I wish I had made more based on how quickly it was eaten up."

-Andi of Longmeadow Farm

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Applebee�s Oriental Chicken Salad

"The dressing is what makes this Applebee's copycat so delicious. I've been searching for this recipe for over 10 years and am thrilled I finally found the perfect one."

-Suzzanna

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Cranberry Fruit Coleslaw

"We enjoyed this tasty and refreshing coleslaw. The sauce is creamy and flavorful but not overpowering."

-Baby Kato

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Indian Cucumber Salad

"This cucumber salad made an excellent addition to an Indian-themed dinner. I used English cucumbers and Greek yogurt."

-PaulaG

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Tossed Salad with Mandarin Oranges

"I like the Mandarin oranges in this salad — easy and festive. I used mixed greens from my garden and Vidalia onions."

-MA HIKER

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Perfect Garden Salad

"This is the bomb — it's got taste, simplicity and wins for all-time goodness."

-Andi of Longmeadow Farm

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Lemon Garlic Dijon Vinaigrette

"This is a lovely salad dressing! The fresh flavors do not mask the ingredients in your salad but enhance them."

-Epi Curious

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Broccoli Salad

"My husband is a self-proclaimed broccoli hater but loves this salad. I have made it several times and rarely have leftovers."

-Cooking Mom of 7

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Avocado Lime Salad

"This salad is beautiful and fresh-looking, and the flavors really pop. The creamy avocado balances it out perfectly."

-dukeswalker

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55 House Salad

"The ingredients in this salad meld together perfectly. You get bursts of flavor from the bacon, blue cheese, dressing and onion."

-ChefDLH

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Cranberry Couscous Salad

"This is a great way of serving couscous. I especially enjoyed the combination of the tart green onion with the sweet cranberries and touch of spice."

-Lalaloula

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Spinach Salad with Honey Bacon Dressing

"I was anxious to try a variation of my standard spinach salad, and this one hit the spot. I love the sweet and sour flavor of the dressing."

-Claudia Dawn

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Thousand Island Dressing

"This Thousand Island dressing tastes better than store bought and is so incredibly easy to put together."

-Chef #617788

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Italian Chopped Salad in Shells

"I've made these stuffed shells several times with many variations. They are portable, easy and delicious."

-Nancygirl

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Turkish Salad

"The parsley, lemon juice and green onions add a flavor that I've never experienced in a cucumber salad before."

-Krista Smith

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Mexican Chicken Pasta Salad

"This Mexican chicken pasta salad has a nice mild flavor accentuated by cumin and cilantro. It's cool and refreshing and simple to make."

-Sue Lau

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Tomato & Bacon Salad in Bibb Lettuce

"This recipe looks wonderful on the table and tastes great. Next time, I think I'll try adding goat cheese or blue cheese."

-Cooks4_6

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Easy Iceberg Wedge Salad

"This is so good. We loved the bold flavors and creamy texture of the dressing with the crunchy iceberg."

-acerast

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Chinese Cabbage & Parsley Salad

"Our family enjoys the unique flavors that come together in this salad, especially the ginger and pineapple."

-rdzuroff

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Bonus: Croutons

"These are the best homemade croutons I have ever tasted. I will be using this recipe from now on."

-gwynn

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