Fresh Spring Salads
These festive party pick-ups get a quick start with refrigerated cheese tortellini. If you’re short on time, simply toss the ingredients together in a pretty bowl and set out some forks.
A make-ahead recipe for great chicken salad is like money in the bank when it comes to easy entertaining – and this is one the best. A wreath of pencil-thin green beans creates a simple but striking garnish.
Recipe: Lemon-Tarragon Chicken Salad
Chopped salads are all the rage. The fact that this irresistible combo is super healthy and light is just an added bonus. Turn it into an entrée by topping with grilled flank steak or steamed shrimp.
Recipe: Spinach-Chopped Grape Salad
Entertaining is easy with this elegant trio of simple-to-fix party salads. Make-ahead tart shells dress up individual servings of Honey-Chicken Salad. Use refrigerated piecrusts, or take a super-shortcut and bake off a package of frozen tart shells.
Avocado Fruit Salad is packed with avocados which are an excellent source of folate and fiber. They’re full of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats and have been found to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and triglycerides. You can prepare this salad a day ahead, but don't cut up the avocado or add garnishes until just before you serve it.
- Recipe: Avocado Fruit Salad
Salty and spicy shrimp breaded with peanuts, red curry powder, and breadcrumbs makes the perfect topping for a bed of mixed baby greens and mint leaves. Serve as a main-dish salad or in smaller portions as an appetizer.