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Main Dish Salad Recipes

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This super-quick chickpea salad is a hit with my crowd. If there are any leftovers (rarely happens), turn them into a pita for lunch. —Judy Doepel, Ballston Lake, New York
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Roasted Salmon & White Bean Spinach Salad

Roasted Salmon & White Bean Spinach Salad

Roasted Salmon & White Bean Spinach Salad

No time for a healthy meal? Nonsense! This is a quick and nutritious dinner that's done in just 25 minutes. —Frances Pietsch, Flower Mound, Texas

Raspberry Pecan Chicken Salad

Raspberry Pecan Chicken Salad

Raspberry Pecan Chicken Salad

I gave this sweet-savory chicken salad a little zip with Chinese five-spice powder, which tastes a bit like pumpkin pie spice. Sprinkle some on roasted carrots for an awesome meal. —Lisa Renshaw, Kansas City, Missouri

Pecan-Crusted Chicken Salad with Fig Vinaigrette

Pecan-Crusted Chicken Salad with Fig Vinaigrette

Pecan-Crusted Chicken Salad with Fig Vinaigrette

This entree salad is suitable for family dinners as well as, entertaining. Herb-coated chicken tenders are served on a bed of greens with cheese and blueberries. Then it's drizzled with a delectable fig vinaigrette. The combination of ingredients make it feel extra special and it's better than any restaurant salad.—Kelly Boe, Whiteland, Indiana
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Creamy Crab Salad

Creamy Crab Salad

Creamy Crab Salad

This easy-on-the-pocket salad beautifully dresses up economical imitation crab. My husband's grandmother gladly shared the recipe. —Barb Stanton, Winona, Minnesota

Chef's Salad

Chef's Salad

Chef's Salad

"AT the restaurant, we always made three dressings to go with this salad...blue cheese, French and Thousand Island. At home, I had to serve all three dressings, too, because everyone had their favorite. Sometimes the kids would use a tablespoon of each."

Roast Beef and Potato Salad

Roast Beef and Potato Salad

Roast Beef and Potato Salad

Roast Beef and Potato Salad comes from Joanna Lonnecker of Omaha, Nebraska. "This hearty salad is a favorite of the 'meat-and-potatoes' members of our family," writes Joanna. "I serve it as a light summer supper."

Mandarin Chicken Salad

Mandarin Chicken Salad

Mandarin Chicken Salad

The crispy and fruity chicken salad is refreshing served for lunch, dinner or a potluck supper—either warm or cold. For an easy change of pace, I suggest using a bottled salad dressing.—Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon

Cantaloupe Chicken-Orzo Salad

Cantaloupe Chicken-Orzo Salad

Cantaloupe Chicken-Orzo Salad

Too hot to cook? Then try a main-dish salad served on cool, refreshing cantaloupe wedges. Serve with a grainy muffin or hard roll and pitchers of iced tea.

Ham 'n' Hominy Salad

Ham 'n' Hominy Salad

Ham 'n' Hominy Salad

I love collecting recipes, and this is one I found several years ago. It's one of my favorite salads.

Artichoke Steak Salad

Artichoke Steak Salad

Artichoke Steak Salad

"I came up with my hearty main-course salad to take to picnics instead of lugging along a grill. It's perfect for potlucks, too," reveals Pat Briggs from Sarasota, Florida. "Feel free to substitute other meats for the steak, such as leftover roast beef, grilled pork or chicken.

Lemony Garbanzo Salad

Lemony Garbanzo Salad

Lemony Garbanzo Salad

Everybody goes for this super-fresh salad with the cumin-coriander dressing, especially on warm days. —Sonya Labbe, West Hollywood, California
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