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20+ Green Salad Recipes for Dinner or a Side
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These easy green salad recipes are loaded with texture -- the best salads that are anything but boring! Enjoy them as a meal for dinner or lunch, or serve them as a side dish to just about any main - from grilled meat or seafood to pizza and pasta, or soup.
posted byBecca Millson July 6, 2021 (last updated Jan 16, 2023)
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If there is one thing I know for certain it’s this: far too many containers of mixed greens go unused and are left sitting sad and lonely in the back of fridges everywhere. But not anymore!
With this collection of mixed green salad recipes, you’ll never throw out a sad lonely container of lettuce again. Instead, you’re going to be serving flavor-filled and texture-loaded salads alongside main dishes and even as your main!
These simple salads range from bold and vibrant flavors that are hearty enough to stand on their own as a main dish (maybe you’ll serve with a side of baguette because…of course why wouldn’t you?!). You’ll find many with a twist too, taking you outside of the usual side salad recipe.
A simple salad that's filling enough to enjoy as a full meal. The tangy lemon mustard dressing packs a flavorful punch, too. Ingredients: yogurt, dijon mustard, lemon, honey, greens, crouton, celery, egg
A crunchy, texture, and flavor-filled salad! Meal prep it for lunches or have it for a light dinner.Ingredients: soy sauce, ginger, honey, peanut butter, kale, broccoli, carrots, bell pepper, peas, cilantro
Inspired by a trip to the farmer's market, this salad is loaded with fresh summer produce, cheese, and a tangy dressing.Ingredients: apple cider vinegar, dijon mustard, spinach, strawberries, corn, sunflower seeds, Dubliner cheese
The honey-lime dressing makes this salad. You'll love the combination with a variety of textures!Ingredients: romaine lettuce, black beans, red bell pepper, corn, avocado, jalapeno, tomato, cilantro, feta
Full of bright lemon and mint, paired with fresh spring veggies – this salad was made for brunch and is perfect alongside quiche or croissants.Ingredients: asparagus, peas, arugula, almond, lemon, mint
This southwest-inspired salad is made with grilled shrimp, but they can easily be kept off to make it vegetarian. You won't miss any of the flavors that are loaded in the creamy chipotle dressing!Ingredients: chipotle cilantro dressing, romaine lettuce, black beans, corn, tomatoes, crispy onions
These easy green salad recipes are loaded with texture — the best salads that are anything but boring! Enjoy them as a meal for dinner or lunch, or serve them as a side dish to just about any main – from grilled meat or seafood to pizza and pasta, or soup.
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1bunch asparagus, cut into 1 inch pieces (~2 1/2 – 3 cups)
Bring a large saucepan filled with salted water to a boil and prepare an ice bath. Add chopped asparagus to boiling water and cook for 4-5 minutes, depending on thickness, until slightly tender. Add frozen peas with 1 minute remaining. Transfer immediately to an ice bath.
Meanwhile, add snap peas, arugula, and almond slices to a large bowl, and set aside.
In a small bowl or jar, whisk together lemon zest and juice, mint, honey, dijon mustard, garlic, salt, and pepper. Slowly drizzle in olive oil while whisking to combine. Taste for salt and pepper levels and adjust as needed.
Drain the vegetables from the ice bath and toss with the remaining salad ingredients and dressing. Serve immediately. If serving the salad later, store the dressing in an airtight container and toss immediately before serving.
Easily make this recipe vegan by using maple syrup in place of honey.
These were very yum! Very humid and almost like food! Not your average cookie! It made it easier to roll balls as my flour/mixture was too wet. I used plain butter and did walnuts and raisins. Just wondering what I’m going to change next time so they’re crisp outside
and soft in the middle?? Seems less butter? Or maybe there’s no egg and no extra egg yolk? The response will be appreciated! Thank you
Hi Diane – which cookie recipe are you referring to? This comment was left on a salad round-up, so I’m not sure. I’d be happy to address your questions once I know which you made. Thanks!