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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.

Dressed-Up Tuna Salad

Dressed-Up Tuna Salad

Dressed-Up Tuna Salad

"My family has enjoyed this pretty salad for many years," comments Shelly Kaiser of Louisville, Kentucky. "To save time, use prepared balsamic dressing instead of making it yourself. Serve this salad with sourdough French bread for an easy dinner," she suggests.

Quick Pepperoni Caesar Salad

Quick Pepperoni Caesar Salad

Quick Pepperoni Caesar Salad

Here's a hearty salad that's just big enough for two. "It makes a wonderful fast meal coupled with warm soup and a loaf of crusty bread," says Nancy Stock of Minock, Illinois.

Green Bean Chicken Salad

Green Bean Chicken Salad

Green Bean Chicken Salad

Kylene Konosky of Jermyn, Pennsylvania dresses green beans, tomatoes and chicken in a pleasant basil vinaigrette, making a refreshing salad. "The flavors really blend well in the refrigerator, so this salad tastes even better the second day," she writes.
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Chicken and Pear Tossed Salad

Chicken and Pear Tossed Salad

Chicken and Pear Tossed Salad

I got this recipe at a pear festival. It's a great meal to serve on a hot summer day.—Jeanette Luttman, Sacramento, California

Chicken Strawberry Salad

Chicken Strawberry Salad

Chicken Strawberry Salad

Salads are the meal of choice when our Texas temperatures hover in the 90s. In this one, I use locally grown strawberries, fresh greens and chicken strips. It makes a light and colorful lunch on a hot summer day.

Barley Ham Salad

Barley Ham Salad

Barley Ham Salad

A pleasant alternative to pasta salad, this colorful side dish gives barley, cubed ham and a medley of vegetables. "Every time I make it for a crowd, I bring copes of the recipe," says Sheryl Hershberger of Donalds, South Carolina. "As a busy wife and mom of four, I like the fact that it can be made ahead of time.

Fruited Tarragon Turkey Salad

Fruited Tarragon Turkey Salad

Fruited Tarragon Turkey Salad

A subtle tarragon flavor adds a different twist to this well-dressed turkey salads. With cranberry sauce and a dinner roll, it's a hearty lunch or dinner. —Donna Nole, Skokie, Illinois

Cranberry Turkey Salad

Cranberry Turkey Salad

Cranberry Turkey Salad

This recipe is most treasured because it's from my husband's grandmother. A savory turkey salad is cleverly topped with cranberry-raspberry gelatin for an eye-catching dish. —Kim Kirven, Wadsworth, Ohio

Easy Almond Chicken Salad

Easy Almond Chicken Salad

Easy Almond Chicken Salad

Pineapple and almonds give this chicken salad its tropical taste. Every forkful is loaded with chicken, making this a hearty luncheon entree. —Russell Moffett, Irvine, California

Patriotic Taco Salad

Patriotic Taco Salad

Patriotic Taco Salad

One year, my daughter decided to celebrate her July birthday with a patriotic theme. This colorful and refreshing salad was the main dish on the menu. The kids gobbled it up! —Glenda Jarboe, Oroville, California

Mandarin Pasta Salad

Mandarin Pasta Salad

Mandarin Pasta Salad

I developed this recipe when I was asked to bring a salad to a birthday party for my husband's grandfather. Guests raved about my creative dish! —Kathleen Dougherty, Williamsville, Illinois
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