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Main Dish Salad Recipes

Looking for main dish salad recipes? Find delicious main dish salad recipes including healthy salad recipes, easy main dish salads, and more main dish salad recipes and ideas.

Chicken Salad on a Tortilla

Chicken Salad on a Tortilla

Chicken Salad on a Tortilla

I started to fix fajitas for our supper one evening and ended up turning it into a salad instead. My husband was impressed with the concoction. Whenever I serve it for a quick lunch to unexpected company, they often request the recipe. -Shirley Banks, Westfield, Iowa

Tex-Mex Chicken Salad

Tex-Mex Chicken Salad

Tex-Mex Chicken Salad

Nancy tops packaged greens with the warm chicken and onion combo, then tosses in tomato, red pepper and shredded cheese to create this colorful salad. An easy dressing of zippy salsa and bottled vinaigrette adds the final flavorful touch.

Garden-Fresh Taco Salad

Garden-Fresh Taco Salad

Garden-Fresh Taco Salad

"I'm a teen who likes to cook, and I usually fix supper during summer vacation, since my mom works. One night, I planned a sunflower theme. I made this taco salad and served it 'potted' with the chips arranged to look like a flower head!" —Holly Joyce, Jackson, Minnesota
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Pasta Crab Salad

Pasta Crab Salad

Pasta Crab Salad

"When it comes to cooking, I believe the simpler the better," writes Holland, Michigan's Carol Blauw. "A few years ago, a co-worker told me about this colorful, tasty and, most importantly, easy-to-prepare salad," she says. "It has been a favorite at our house ever since."

Marinated Chicken Fajita Salad

Marinated Chicken Fajita Salad

Marinated Chicken Fajita Salad

Living in the Southwest, I've learned to create all sorts of Mexican dishes. This nicely spiced salad is one of my favorites. It's a winner with my luncheon guests. They appreciate the change of pace from typical cold chicken salad.

Tater Tot Taco Salad

Tater Tot Taco Salad

Tater Tot Taco Salad

"Since I love potatoes and my husband and I both enjoy the flavor of tacos, this fun dish is a tasty meal-in-one for the two of us," comments Eleanor Mielke (left with her husband, Tom) of Mitchell, South Dakota. "It's not as messy as eating tacos...and the recipe can easily be doubled."

Brown Rice Salad with Grilled Chicken

Brown Rice Salad with Grilled Chicken

Brown Rice Salad with Grilled Chicken

This delightful dish is nutritious, simple to fix and brightens up any buffet table. It's a terrific way to use up leftover chicken, and you can add veggies according to your family's liking. -Glenda Harper of Cable, Ohio

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

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

Pasta Salad with Shrimp

Pasta Salad with Shrimp

Pasta Salad with Shrimp

A Thousand Island-type dressing adds some zip to this pasta and shrimp salad. My family prefers it to oil-based salad dressings. —Mrs. Herbert Waalkens, Albert Lea, Minnesota

Caesar Chicken Potato Salad

Caesar Chicken Potato Salad

Caesar Chicken Potato Salad

Here in Texas, we seem to have summer year-round. So quick-to-fix dishes like this that get you in and out of the kitchen are popular. —Sarita Johnston, San Antonio, Texas
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