I joke that we eat vegetables and dessert in this house and that’s basically it. It’s not entirely true, of course, but salads of all kinds are a big part of our meal plan!
First, salads are easy to make. You have about a thousand ways to customize one based on ingredients, time of year, and your preference.
They can be made in advance sometimes.
Eating a salad with your meal (or as your meal) means there’s room for dessert.
And finally, when it comes to answering the “what should I bring?” question for parties, let’s bring something fun. Like a salad.
This category has a mix of recipes, some savory and some sweet. The savory recipes are vegetable or grain-based. The sweet recipes are fruit salads.
If I’m going to make a “cake salad” we call it a trifle, and it’s in the Desserts category.
A few recipes I’d like to highlight:
- Grandma’s Tabbouleh – many tabbouleh recipes are heavy on parsley and mint. My grandmother didn’t like a super green tabbouleh, so she made hers a little differently. This is her recipe, and it’s quite lovely.
- Feta Farro Salad – Farro is a versatile little grain, and this recipe is delicious! I made it for a friend when she was visiting, and then later found out she had her meal prep chef make it for her again! Pretty exciting if you ask me.
- Broccoli Salad – if you’ve never had broccoli salad, try this. When I got my braces off, this is the first recipe I made!
- Curry Chicken Salad – not a vegetable salad, I know. BUT, this is a copycat recipe for this fabulous California deli we used to live by and one of my most popular pins with lots of amazing reviews.
When you want an easy summer pasta salad, with bright flavors, that doubles as either an effortless side or a light main dish, make this creamy lemon chicken pasta salad! This easy pasta salad recipe is a crowd-pleaser.
Versatile as it is delicious, this pearl couscous salad with pine nuts makes a great side dish, flavorful addition to a salad, or a light yet filling meal. You’ll love the fresh flavors in the easy dressing, and the ability to customize this nutritious recipe to suit your preferences!
Whip up a delicious and satisfying side dish with mostly pantry and freezer staples! This easy black bean and corn salad recipe is a staple for make-ahead lunches, a quick side for taco night, or an easy picnic or bbq salad.
Fire up the grill and whip up a steakhouse-worthy treat at home. This grilled skirt steak salad with blue cheese dressing is a hearty salad for the steak-loving crowd. This …
Ensaladilla Rusa, also called Ensalada Rusa, or just Spanish potato salad, is a favorite Spanish dish. I made this dish for my Daddy. Today is his birthday and so it …
A classic tabbouleh salad recipe, made in the style of my grandmother. Bright flavors, fresh ingredients, and a beautiful presentation make this salad a favorite! Tabbouleh is one of those …