39 Easy & Best Salad Recipes

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Whether salad is your entree or a side dish, these simple salad recipes are a great way to lighten up dinner. And yet, they’re still hearty and satisfying!

All of these are fairly easy to prepare – some are extremely easy. Some ask you to make your own homemade dressing recipe while others suggest a bottled dressing from the store. You can choose your level of difficulty.

These are some of the best salad recipes, featuring lots of fresh ingredients. Some ask for cooked ingredients like grilled chicken or canned meats like salmon.

In addition to these fantastic salads, you should also take a look at our cobb salads, steak salads, chickpea salads, pasta salads, and green bean salads.

Simple green salad with tomatoes and croutons in bowl on table

Quick and Easy Salad Recipes