Easy Dinner Salads
Toss together one of these hearty salads for a filling and nutritious supper.
Photo: Karry Hosford
Arugula Salad with Shrimp and Grapes
Top fresh arugula with boiled shrimp, red and green grapes, celery, fresh basil, crumbled Gorgonzola cheese, and toasted walnuts for this sweet–yet hearty–salad. Finish off with a tangy homemade dressing made from grapes puréeed with vinegar, olive oil, Dijon mustard, minced onion, salt, and pepper.
Photo: Lee Harrelson
Bistro Dinner Salad
This elegant salad is perfect for entertaining guests who love expanding their culinary horizons. The pear's sweetness contrasts the greens' slight bitter flavor, while walnuts, bacon, blue cheese, egg, and a mustard tarragon vinaigrette add delicious complexity to the meal.
Recipe: Bistro Dinner Salad
Photo: Lara Hata
Grilled Chicken and Nectarine Salad
30 minutes are all you need to get this delicious salad on the table. Grill chicken breasts, slice, and arrange on a bed of fresh greens. Add sliced nectarine, goat cheese, and toasted pecans, then drizzle the salad with a homemade oil-and-vinegar dressing.
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
Crispy Salmon with Herb Salad
Simplicity is the key to this heart-healthy salad, which features skillet-cooked salmon served atop a bed of arugula, parsley, cilantro, basil, and mint tossed in lemon juice and olive oil.
Recipe: Crispy Salmon with Herb Salad
Photo: Sang An
A grill makes everything taste better, and this salad is no exception. It's perfect for a light summer supper. Grilled-Everything Salad is budget-friendly too, since it features grilled flank steak, a cheaper cut of beef.
Recipe: Grilled-Everything Salad
Photo: Randy Mayor
Chicken Caesar Salad
Throw together this classic salad in no time by using shredded rotisserie chicken. The vinaigrette uses common pantry ingredients and adds fresh flavor that no bottled dressing can match.
Recipe: Chicken Caesar Salad