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There is no menu complete without a salad. Healthy Salad Recipes are frequently served as a refreshing side dish to a meal, but with all that goodness to offer, there’s no reason why they can’t be the main attraction of your dinner table.

Bright Flavors and Delicious Textures

10 popular salad recipes that will boost the nutrition of your meals without sacrificing the flavor.
Here are 10 popular salad recipes that are crazy good for any occasion.

Do you want an easy way to increase your vegetable intake? Include a salad! The healthy salad recipes below will help you boost the nutrition of your meals without sacrificing flavor, whether it’s a Simple Middle Eastern Salad or a filling lunch like our The Best Macaroni Salad with Tuna.

How to Make the Best Salad Recipes

Salad is more than just lettuce and greens drizzled with dressing or vinaigrette. Consider it a meal with many layers of flavor (sweet, spicy, and savory), texture (crispy, crunchy, and creamy), and color (red, green, yellow, purple, orange).

Salads, in fact, are the most wonderful white canvas on which to unleash your creativity. Here are a few suggestions to get you started.

  • Create flavor layers. Begin with a vegetable base, then add seasonal ingredients, filling protein, healthy fats, and a tasty dressing or sauce.
  • Experiment with textures. The best salad is the one that has a variety of textures with each bite. Begin with a soft green base such as spinach, then add crisp bell peppers, juicy tomatoes, some berries, and crunchy nuts and seeds.
  • Make your salad bright. While green may be most of the times the base of your salad, keep in mind that nutrient variety comes from color variety. So make your salad as colorful as possible. The more color there is, the healthier your salad is!

Full of fresh ingredients with lots of flavor and crunch, Houston’s Copycat Kale Salad will become your favorite.

kale salad houstons copycat salad
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Houston’s Copycat Kale Salad

If you enjoy Houston’s Kale Salad, this copycat recipe will not disappoint. This salad is loaded with fresh herbs, has a homemade dressing, and is gluten-free and vegetarian-friendly, making it the ideal crowd-pleaser. It’s a fantastic base for steak, rotisserie chicken, shrimp, or beans.
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Do yourself a favor and make this Fantastic Kale Dijon Salad– you’ll love it even if you’re not a huge kale fan! 

kale salad with pecan cranberries strawberries and Dijon vinaigrette
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Fantastic Kale Dijon Salad

This hearty Kale Salad has quickly become my new favorite way to get all my vitamins in for the day! It is so scrumptious with a great balance of sweet, savory, and tangy flavors.
The combination of soft and crunchy textures like fresh kale, juicy strawberries, dried cranberries, pecans, and creamy feta cheese will make you swoon!
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 There’s nothing better than a savory platter of Roasted Eggplant with Burrata Salad. It is so light and refreshing!

A beautiful platter of burrata wrapped with tender eggplants on the arugula layer and glazed with balsamic reduction.
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Roasted Eggplant with Burrata Salad Recipe

Roasted Eggplant with Burrata Salad is a delish combination of the creamy burrata minis wrapped with roasted eggplants resting over a layer of peppery arugula. A drizzle of balsamic reduction creates the perfect harmony and makes it an oh-so-yummy salad!
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The flavorful chicken on top of traditional Greek salad will please your taste buds!

A bowl of healthy salad with Greek dressing and sliced grilled chicken.
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Greek salad with Marinated and Grilled Chicken Recipe

Do you need a refreshing fulfilling meal for these hot summer days? I have come to you with the Best Greek Salad with Marinated and Grilled Chicken Recipe that will blow the heat away.
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My special spin on the Viral Green Goddess Salad recipe introduces a meal packed with flavors, nutrients, and loads of green goodness!

A bowl of green salad with creamy green dressing.
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Tiktok’s Viral Green Goodness Salad

If you have been anywhere near TikTok and social media, then it is no doubt that you’ve already got an eyeful of Bakedbymelissa’s Viral Green Goddess Salad recipe! It is all over my FYP, and I am pretty sure it is all over yours, too!
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What about egg salads?

Delicious egg salad with mustard dressing
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Egg salad with Mustard Dressing

This Egg Salad with Mustard Dressing Recipe will become one of your favorites! It’s so fresh, vibrant, and flavorful. It’s such a perfect way to have the most delicious egg salad sandwiches.
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Tabouli salad screams healthy from start to finish and can be made gluten free – just omit the bulgar!

A bowl filled with Taboule Salad that is made up of chopped parsley, tomatoes, onions, and other greens. The bowl is decorated with some lettuce leaves.
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Tabouli Salad

Whenever you crave healthy and easy salads, this tabbouleh salad recipe is just what you need! Lebanese Tabouli Salad is mouth-watering and so irresistible! The juice and tang from the freshly squeezed lemon and natural juices of the tomatoes mixed with fresh herbs create a salad like none other, and the bulgar wheat adds a nutty flavor. It makes a great side dish to many main course meals, a delicious snack, or even a light tasty meal.
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Fattoush salad will be the star of your dinner table.

Easy Fattoush Recipe has all the vegetables that perfectly pair with our special dressing.
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Best Fattoush Salad with Dressing

Lebanese Fattoush Salad with Dressing is a star salad. It is a combination of bright, lively colored vegetables with a dressing that includes zaatar, sumac, pomegranate molasses, and vinegar to create a tangy and savory taste.
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Citrus Vinaigrette Strawberry Mango Kale Salad is a refreshing salad that will make a beautiful show-stopping center piece on your dinner table!

a salad tray made up with kale, strawberry, mango, red onion, avocado, cheddar cheese, and lentil sprouts, and glazed with citrus vinaigrette with oranges
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Citrus Vinaigrette Strawberry Mango Kale Salad

 Citrus Vinaigrette Strawberry Mango Kale Salad is packed with protein, your good fats, your greens, some sweetness, and the perfect balance of sour and sweet in the vinaigrette.
What more could you possibly want from one salad? Oh, it’s a SHOWSTOPPER! This will be the most attractive centerpiece on a dinner table any time!
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Want a filling and vibrant salad bursting with flavor and zest? 

A colorful plate of Mediterranean Eggplant Salad that has roasted eggplants, some red pomegranate seeds, cherry tomatoes, chopped parsley, grated parmesan cheese, and some chopped green onions.
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Roasted Eggplant Salad

Roasted Eggplant Salad is not only filling and vibrant but it is bursting with flavor and zest! Make use of your eggplants in the fridge to make this delicious salad in very little time!
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