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 ChipsThis 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 SaladThe dressing for this light, delicious turkey salad is made with low-fat mayonnaise, yogurt and chopped herbs.
Warm White Bean Salad with Smoked TroutDried 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 SaladGreen 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 CupsUse 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 SaladBig, 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 DressingThis 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 VinaigretteSweet-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 SaladThis 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 SaladFor 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.