21 Quick-Fix Salad Suppers
Lighten up your dinner with delicious recipes for chicken, pork, beef, and chopped salads.
Spicy dressing is the perfect finish for this hearty salad.
Recipe: Charred Steak Salad with Spicy Dressing
Ensure every day is a lucky and prosperous one when you serve this hearty Southern salad.
Recipe: Peas and Kale Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette
Israeli couscous is also sometimes labeled pearl couscous.
Recipe: Chicken Paillard with Citrus Salad and Couscous
Serve this brand-new twist on the old rice salad warm, or make it ahead, chill, and serve cold.
Recipe: Shrimp and Pesto-Rice Salad
Even small bits of ham add huge flavor.
Recipe: Romaine Salad with Country Ham and Eggs
This hearty salad is brightened up with mint, lemon juice, and fresh dill.
Recipe: Grilled Chicken-Asparagus Salad
Main dish salads are a refreshing change for your easy weeknight meals. Try this Tomato-Chicken Salad and serve it with seasoned ciabatta bread.
- Recipe: Tomato-Chicken Salad
If you use wooden skewers, submerge them in water for 30 minutes before threading on the shrimp.
Combining romaine and coleslaw mix makes this dish crispy and crunchy. The soy sauce-flavored almonds are a new favorite in our Test Kitchen. Find them sold in cans alongside cocktail peanuts.
Parsley and basil leaves give this salad a fresh, full flavor. Top with chopped turkey, artichoke hearts, and toasted pecans for a delicious and satisfying salad entreé.
- Recipe: Turkey-Artichoke-Pecan Salad
Cook the pasta al dente (1 or 2 minutes shorter than package directions specify) so it holds its shape when tossed with the vegetables and vinaigrette. Ripe for riffs, the salad is also delicious with cheese-filled tortellini.
Recipe: Farmers' Market Pasta Salad
Serve this tasty chicken salad with assorted crackers and grapes for a filling lunch or a delicious brunch contribution.
Step-by-Step Video: Perfectly Delicious Chicken Salad with Grapes and Pecans
This robust salad is packed with our favorite easy-to-prep Greek foods―garbanzo beans, fresh tomatoes, kalamata olives, and feta cheese. The short ingredient list leaves you plenty of time to whisk together fresh Lemon-Herb Dressing, but substitute a bottled Greek dressing if you prefer.
- Recipe: Greek Chicken Salad
Try a refreshing spin on tuna salad with cannellini beans, lemon juice, oregano, parsley, and green onions. Serve over lettuce with crusty bread and fresh fruit for a home picnic meal.
Recipe: White Bean-and-Tuna Salad
Chicken-and-Strawberry Salad is a combination of flavors and textures that complement each other perfectly.
Recipe: Chicken-and-Strawberry Salad
A make-ahead recipe for great chicken salad is like money in the bank when it comes to easy weeknight meals – and this is one the best. A wreath of pencil-thin green beans creates a simple but striking garnish.
- Recipe: Lemon-Tarragon Chicken Salad
Serve Calypso Steak Salad on romaine lettuce leaves for an impressive (and nutritious) presentation. To make the salsa mixture ahead, just cover and chill up to 8 hours. Let stand at room temperature about 20 minutes, while steaks marinate in lime juice mixture.
- Recipe: Calypso Steak Salad
Smoked salmon packs a great flavor punch in this salad supper. A simple dressing of Dijon mustard and lemon juice is the perfect finish.
- Recipe: Smoked Salmon-Avocado Salad