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Main Dish Salad Recipes

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Pita Pocket Chicken Salad

Pita Pocket Chicken Salad

Pita Pocket Chicken Salad

We wanted something cool for lunch one summer day, so I tossed together whatever I had in the refrigerator. This wonderful salad was the result. Guests enjoy the sweet grapes, tender chicken and crunchy almonds...and the always ask for the recipe.

Shrimp Orzo Salad

Shrimp Orzo Salad

Shrimp Orzo Salad

A half hour is all you need to mix up this colorful crowd-pleaser. Offering plenty of shrimp, artichoke hearts, olives, peppers and a host of herbs, it's a tasty change-of-pace from pasta salads. "The recipe completes any buffet," notes Ginger Johnson of Farmington, Illinois.

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Salad

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Salad

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Salad

We use this super duper chicken across several meals including tacos, sandwiches, omelets and enchiladas. My little guys love helping measure seasonings. —Karie Houghton, Lynnwood, Washington
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Southwest Crunch Chicken Salad

Southwest Crunch Chicken Salad

Southwest Crunch Chicken Salad

It's hard to believe that this delightful mayonnaise-based chicken salad with cashews and turkey bacon only contains 3 g saturated fat and less than 100 mg cholesterol per serving! Sally Sibthorpe - Shelby Township, MI

Cantaloupe Chicken Salad for Four

Cantaloupe Chicken Salad for Four

Cantaloupe Chicken Salad for Four

For a refreshing meal, Shirley Leister fixes this simple chicken salad with sweet cantaloupe. For a different presentation, the West Chester, Pennsylvania cook arranges the melon like flower petals on a lettuce-lined plate, then mounds the salad in the center.

Fruity Crab Pasta Salad

Fruity Crab Pasta Salad

Fruity Crab Pasta Salad

A sweet ginger dressing spices up this tasty medley of oranges, grapes, crabmeat and pasta. “It’s an ideal warm-weather entree,” says Darlene Jurek of Foley, Minnesota.

Herbed Tuna Salad

Herbed Tuna Salad

Herbed Tuna Salad

"Cooking for two is such a challenge for us, since my husband and I do not care for leftovers," says Rebecca Schweizer of Chesapeake, Virginia. "This well-seasoned salad, with its distinctive dill flavor, is my favorite lunch recipe.

Peachy Chicken Salad on Salad Greens

Peachy Chicken Salad on Salad Greens

Peachy Chicken Salad on Salad Greens

“This is a very healthy and simple salad to make; even my non-cooking husband can whip it together in minutes. We’ve served this to friends over the years, and they always ask for the recipe.” —Radelle Knappenberger, Oviedo, Florida

Pear Harvest Salad

Pear Harvest Salad

Pear Harvest Salad

We came up with this delicious salad trying to use up leftover turkey after Thanksgiving. We think you'll love it, too! —Nancy Prewitt, Beaverton, Oregon

Roasted Butternut Squash Panzanella

Roasted Butternut Squash Panzanella

Roasted Butternut Squash Panzanella

Squash was a hard sell with our family until I paired it pumpkin seeds, cranberries and horseradish. Now they love it! —Devon Delaney, Westport, Connecticut

Salmon Spinach Salad

Salmon Spinach Salad

Salmon Spinach Salad

I have always loved the combination of salmon and orange, but the great thing about this salad is being able to do variations. If you don't have goat cheese, try feta. —Stephanie Matthews, Tempe, Arizona
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