Toss together one of these hearty salads for a filling and nutritious supper.
Spinach and Quinoa Salad with ShrimpSimple, fresh, and perfectly portioned for two, this main dish salad is great for a quiet weeknight. Just you? Enjoy the second portion for lunch tomorrow; it will hold up nicely.
Bistro Dinner SaladThis 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.
Beet, Farro, and Watercress Salad with Fig VinaigretteThis salad is simply chock-full of all kinds of good stuff--sweet, tender beets; the crisp snap of zucchini; fennel's anise crunch; and chewy-tender farro. You can make it up to two days ahead; just leave out the watercress until shortly before serving.
Charred Steak Salad with Spicy DressingPlaced within a bed of greens, broccoli, and cauliflower, the charred steak and spicy dressing are the real stars of this delicious salad recipe.
Arugula Salad with Shrimp and GrapesTop 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.
Grilled Chicken and Nectarine Salad30 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.
Tuna, Bean and Escarole SaladGently toss in lemon vinaigrette and sprinkle with cheese. Thanks to the tuna in this salad, this lunch is a great source of omega-3's.
Crispy Salmon with Herb SaladSimplicity 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.
Chicken and Apple Salad with Orange-Mustard VinaigretteArrange greens on four dinner plates. Drizzle with reserved 1/4 cup vinaigrette and top with chicken. Sprinkle with nuts and serve.
Asian Kale SaladEvery time reader Maya Conrad brings this salad to potlucks, she leaves with several requests for the recipe. She likes to make a little extra for workday lunches since it holds up well.
Grilled-Everything SaladA 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.
Chicken Caesar SaladThrow 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.