Salad Recipes from Food & Wine

Salads don't have to be boring!  Browse our collection of beautiful, elegant, and healthy fresh salad recipes from Food & Wine. 

  • Mexican Shrimp-and-Avocado Salad with Tortilla Chips
    Photo: Christina Holmes

    Mexican Shrimp-and-Avocado Salad with Tortilla Chips

    This recipe is loosely based on fattoush, a Middle Eastern salad in which toasted bread is moistened by other ingredients, like tomatoes and cucumbers. Here, tortilla chips soak up the delicious salad juices.
  • Walnut-Cranberry Turkey Salad
    Photo: Christina Holmes

    Walnut-Cranberry Turkey Salad

    The dressing for this light, delicious turkey salad is made with low-fat mayonnaise, yogurt and chopped herbs.
  • Warm White Bean Salad with Smoked Trout
    Photo: Raymond Hom

    Warm White Bean Salad with Smoked Trout

    Dried beans are one of the best things to prepare in a pressure cooker: After a 30-minute quick-soak, the beans become creamy in just seven minutes.
  • Green Goddess Chicken Salad
    Photo: © Petrina Tinslay

    Green Goddess Chicken Salad

    Green Goddess dressing—a mix of mayonnaise, sour cream, herbs, anchovies and lemon—was created at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco in the 1920s, as a tribute to an actor starring in a play called The Green Goddess. The creamy dressing is typically tossed with a green salad, but it's also addictive in this chicken salad, made with a rotisserie bird.
  • Spicy Asian-Chicken-Salad Lettuce Cups
    Photo: © Petrina Tinslay

    Spicy Asian-Chicken-Salad Lettuce Cups

    Use a store-bought rotisserie bird in this reinvented chicken salad. Spike the mayonnaise with chile sauce and toasted sesame oil and add water chestnuts for crunch.
  • Butter Bean, Tuna and Celery Salad
    Photo: © Antonis Achilleos

    Butter Bean, Tuna and Celery Salad

    Big, creamy butter beans give a tuna and celery salad terrific heartiness. The salad would also be delicious spooned over slices of warm grilled country bread.

  • Spinach-and-Shrimp Salad with Chile Dressing
    Photo: © Frances Janisch

    Spinach-and-Shrimp Salad with Chile Dressing

    This light salad is the perfect combination of health and taste – offering many much-needed vitamins and nutrients to your day.
  • Crab, Apple and Watercress Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette
    Photo: © Petrina Tinslay

    Crab, Apple and Watercress Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette

    Sweet-tasting lump crab is sold precooked, so it's perfect for a fast meal. Use it here in a crunchy salad that gets a double dose of nutty flavor from walnuts and walnut oil.
  • Heirloom Tomato Salad
    Photo: © John Kernick

    Heirloom Tomato Salad

    This salad is so easy and tasty, you will want to make it every day. Using different tomatoes lends different flavor combinations.
  • Grilled Apricot, Arugula and Goat Cheese Salad
    Photo: © James Merrell

    Grilled Apricot, Arugula and Goat Cheese Salad

    For this fun cross between a salad and a cheese course, grill apricots to give them an alluring smokiness, then serve them with goat cheese, arugula and a toasted–pine nut dressing.
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