Craving a light and refreshing salad but bored of the same mixed greens salad? Well, if you are looking for some major salad inspiration, you have come to the right place. We are sharing this collection of our 40 best and most popular salad recipes so that you don’t have to look any further when wondering “how to make the best salad”. You will find everything from classic summer salads, salads with fruit, Mexican salads, Asian-style salads (hello cold noodles!), fall and winter salads, and more! Plus, make any of these salads a complete meal by adding in some protein (if it doesn’t already have it), so that you can whip up a big plate of salad for dinner in under 10 minutes.
Greek Salad with Lettuce
The perfect Greek salad with fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, green peppers, romaine lettuce, olives and feta cheese tossed in a lemon vinaigrette.
Italian Pasta Salad
Italian pasta salad is delicious, wholesome, and easy to make. Make it up to three days ahead for your summer picnics and cookouts. You can’t get more classic than Italian Salad on Memorial Day!
Classic Caesar Salad is fresh, crisp, delicious, and flavorful. With three simple ingredients tossed in a creamy Caesar dressing, it’s ready in minutes.
Tomato Cucumber Avocado Salad
Simple tomato cucumber avocado salad with a delicious lemon vinaigrette is a light and refreshing salad that comes together in literally 5 minutes.
Chicken Garden Salad with Ranch Dressing
Chicken garden salad with ranch dressing is fresh, healthy, hearty, and colorful. It’s a filling and wholesome lunch or dinner that is versatile too.
Classic Potato Salad
Classic Potato Salad is tangy and creamy with chunks of fluffy potatoes, soft eggs, and crunchy vegetables. It’s a perfect, quick and easy summer side dish.
Arugula Salad with Parmesan cheese and a simple homemade lemon dressing is healthy, fresh, and delicious. Toss it together in just 5 minutes!
Mediterranean Orzo Pasta Salad
Quick and easy Mediterranean orzo pasta salad packed with fresh vegetables and herbs is tossed in a Greek lemon vinaigrette. Healthy, light and delicious.
Summer Corn Salad
Take fresh-off-the-grill corn on the cob and turn it into a light, flavourful summer corn salad, topped with cherry tomatoes, fresh basil and cheese.
Fresh, crisp, classic coleslaw salad is a must-have recipe for a summer barbecue or picnic, or as an easy make-ahead lunch. Make it in less than 10 minutes.
Beet Salad is a light, fresh, and vibrant salad packed with nutrients. It is loaded with beets, greens, feta, and walnuts, tossed in a homemade vinaigrette.
Mediterranean Chickpea Wedge Salad
Mediterranean chickpea wedge salad combines chickpeas, crunchy vegetable toppings, and hummus dressing for a delicious deconstructed falafel flavour.
Tomato and Mozzarella Caprese Salad
Quick and easy tomato and mozzarella caprese salad is a fresh, light, and delicious summer salad, made with just a few simple ingredients in 10 minutes.
Mediterranean Buckwheat Salad is quick, easy, and delicious. Loaded with superfood buckwheat, this salad is healthy, naturally gluten-free, and vegetarian.
Grilled Shrimp Salad
Grilled shrimp salad is a quick and easy, healthy summer meal that is loaded with fresh, flavorful ingredients, all tossed in an easy homemade dressing.
Quinoa Spinach Salad
Take a bite into this refreshing, gluten-free quinoa and spinach salad bursting with colourful tomatoes, cucumbers and raisins.
Chickpea Greek salad is a fresh, healthy, vibrant, and colorful salad, packed with traditional Mediterranean ingredients, superfoods, and nutrients.