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Main Dish Salad Recipes

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This pretty salad has such authentic flavor, you'll think you're sitting at a beachside cantina in Acapulco. —Heidi Hall, North St. Paul, Minnesota
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Mushroom Steak Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette

Mushroom Steak Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette

Mushroom Steak Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette

When I want to serve a romantic dinner for my husband and me, I fix this elegant yet easy salad. I just add crusty French bread and a glass of wine. —Candace McMenamin, Lexington, South Carolina

Southwestern Pork Salad

Southwestern Pork Salad

Southwestern Pork Salad

As pork producers, we're proud to cook and serve the delicious product we raise. This tempting salad is refreshing and colorful. It's a succulent showcase for pork. I know your family will enjoy it as much as we do. -Sue Cunningham, Prospect, Ohio

Colorful Turkey Salad Cups

Colorful Turkey Salad Cups

Colorful Turkey Salad Cups

Here's a recipe that's perfect for any season, not just for a post-holiday meal. It uses cooked turkey and cranberry sauce in a light and interesting way. Guests love putting their own salad together and always give this recipe two thumbs up! —Janice Elder, Charlotte, North Carolina
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Curried Shrimp Salad

Curried Shrimp Salad

Curried Shrimp Salad

The recipe is easy to prepare and tastes great as a main dish. The water chestnuts and celery give it just enough crunch.

Garden Chickpea Salad

Garden Chickpea Salad

Garden Chickpea Salad

Looking for a great summer dish with a difference? This refreshing salad is great on the side or as a luncheon salad. To make it an entree, add sliced, cooked chicken or lamb. —Sally Sibthorpe, Shelby Township, Michigan

Orange-Avocado Chicken Salad

Orange-Avocado Chicken Salad

Orange-Avocado Chicken Salad

Orange sections and avocado slices surround this hearty salad, making for a pretty presentation. It's a refreshing summer main dish for both lunch and dinner. —Shelia Garcia, Mantachie, Mississippi

Asian Pork Tenderloin Salad

Asian Pork Tenderloin Salad

Asian Pork Tenderloin Salad

A homemade marinade adds delicious flavor to the stir-fried pork in this main dish salad. The fast, fresh meal is easy to toss together with canned apricots and convenient salad kits. TIP: Look for the Asian crunch salad mix in the produce section near other bagged salad blends. If you can’t find it, pick up mixed greens, snow peas, shredded carrot, chow mein noodles and a bottle of sesame ginger or Asian-style salad dressing.

Chicken Veggie Salad Plate

Chicken Veggie Salad Plate

Chicken Veggie Salad Plate

When you don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen, this single-serving main dish salad takes just minutes to assemble. Alanna Eaby of Paramount, California submitted the recipe.

Zesty Steak Salad

Zesty Steak Salad

Zesty Steak Salad

This hearty salad always satisfies my hungry family. For a change of pace, substitute pork loin or poultry for the steak. Southwestern-style dressing or a sour cream-avocado-cheese mix can also be substituted for the salsa as the topping.—Leah Carrell, Quitman, Texas

Caesar Salad with Grilled Steak and Potatoes

Caesar Salad with Grilled Steak and Potatoes

Caesar Salad with Grilled Steak and Potatoes

We get our grill on for this sizzling steak and potatoes baked in foil. It’s a quick and easy main dish we like to take outdoors. —Edie DeSpain, Logan, Utah

Terrific Taco Salad

Terrific Taco Salad

Terrific Taco Salad

I invented this recipe several years ago. It's quick to make, and uses ingredients I usually have on hand in my pantry or refrigerator.—Jeannie Daubar, Todd, North Carolina
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