Easy Dinner Salads

Toss together one of these hearty salads for a filling and nutritious supper.

  • Arugula Salad with Shrimp and Grapes
    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.

    Recipe: Arugula Salad with Shrimp and Grapes

  • Bistro Dinner Salad
    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

  • Grilled Chicken and Nectarine 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.

    Recipe: Grilled Chicken and Nectarine Salad

  • Crispy Salmon with Herb Salad
    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

  • Grilled-Everything Salad
    Photo: Sang An

    Grilled-Everything Salad

    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

  • Chicken Caesar 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

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