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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.

Colorful Tortellini Salad

Colorful Tortellini Salad

Colorful Tortellini Salad

Here’s a great meatless recipe with real Mediterranean flair that’s hearty enough to qualify as an entrée. Laced with a tart vinaigrette dressing and bursting with strips of sweet pepper, onion and zucchini, it’s also colorful enough to serve as a pretty side dish. Thanks to subscriber Stacey Mofle in Universal City, Texas for this tasty dish!

Flavorful Crab Pasta Salad

Flavorful Crab Pasta Salad

Flavorful Crab Pasta Salad

“After enjoying this recipe for years, I substituted fat-free mayonnaise and reduced-fat dressing one day,” shares Heather O’Neill from Dudley, Massachusetts. “I was just delighted to find it kept all the same wonderful flavor!”

Shrimp & Avocado Salads

Shrimp & Avocado Salads

Shrimp & Avocado Salads

This gorgeous 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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Spicy Teriyaki Beef Salad

Spicy Teriyaki Beef Salad

Spicy Teriyaki Beef Salad

Cool cucumber and avocado combine with spicy marinated steak to create a fun and tasty balance of flavors your guests will love. If the spice is too much, remove the cayenne and red pepper flakes from the avocado mixture.—Ning Watson of San Diego, California

Mediterranean Tuna Pasta Salad

Mediterranean Tuna Pasta Salad

Mediterranean Tuna Pasta Salad

Cubed tuna steak dresses up this hearty, Greek-style pasta salad. The mild tuna flavor blends nicely with the olives, feta cheese and veggies.—Sarah Farley, Greenfield, Wisconsin

Grilled Chicken Cucumber Salad

Grilled Chicken Cucumber Salad

Grilled Chicken Cucumber Salad

“I often increase this quick and light yet nourishing grilled salad to serve company,” notes Patricia Vatta of Norwood, Ontario.

Curried Pineapple Turkey Salad

Curried Pineapple Turkey Salad

Curried Pineapple Turkey Salad

“With its sweet and savory taste, this is one of my favorite healthy recipes,” writes Teri Lindquist of Gurnee, Illinois. “I always serve it with date-nut bread on the side.”

Ginger Salmon Salad

Ginger Salmon Salad

Ginger Salmon Salad

“Whenever I serve this salad to company, people always tell me they love it,” Nancee Melin assures from Tucson, Arizona. “After trying something similar at a restaurant, I duplicated it from taste and memory at home. It’s a cinch to prepare and cooks in no time. If you prefer, you can easily change the fruit depending on what’s in season.”

Strawberry Kiwi Chicken Salad

Strawberry Kiwi Chicken Salad

Strawberry Kiwi Chicken Salad

A special salad would be just the thing to complete a warm weather lunch, and Lori Nordhoff of Urbandale, Iowa, has the perfect complement. Strawberry Chicken Salad combines fresh fruit with cooked chicken to create this hearty fruit salad perfect for picnics and luncheons alike. Lori likes to add a handful of chopped walnuts for extra crunch.

Artichoke Grilled Steak Salad

Artichoke Grilled Steak Salad

Artichoke Grilled Steak Salad

Loaded with veggies and laced with a tasty herb dressing, this satisfying, grilled-steak salad from our Test Kitchen boasts an easygoing elegance. Pair it with a crusty loaf of bread and red wine or iced tea for patio dinner or picnic.

Steak 'n' Fries Salad

Steak 'n' Fries Salad

Steak 'n' Fries Salad

“This is a very popular dish at restaurants in central Pennsylvania,” Nancy Collins notes from Clearfield.
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