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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.

Shrimp and Plum Salad

Shrimp and Plum Salad

Shrimp and Plum Salad

Fruit pairs beautifully with seafood in this refreshing main-dish salad from our Test Kitchen. Served with a sweet-spicy Asian dressing, it’s ideal for a fancy lunch or a light summer supper.

Garden Tuna Macaroni Salad

Garden Tuna Macaroni  Salad

Garden Tuna Macaroni Salad

“I knew this recipe was a hit the first time I served it at a barbecue and got wonderful compliments,” recalls Scarlett Hilton in Sabina, Ohio. “I even got a phone call afterward suggesting that I open a restaurant!” We have to agree this cool, creamy and crunchy salad really is delicious.

Raspberry-Chili Tuna on Greens

Raspberry-Chili Tuna on Greens

Raspberry-Chili Tuna on Greens

Kathy Hawkins of Gurnee, Illinois turns grilled tuna into something sensational with her zippy marinade featuring raspberry preserves and Thai chili sauce, a spicy staple in Thai cuisine. Serve on Romaine lettuce, garnish with fresh veggies and this entree is special enough for guests. TASTY TIP: Add baked potatoes or a crusty loaf of bread and fresh fruit cups for dessert…and dinner is served!
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Chicken Bow Tie Toss

Chicken Bow Tie Toss

Chicken Bow Tie Toss

This hearty pasta salad is a perfect summer supper. “It goes well with corn bread or rolls,” suggests Tamara Wienke of Somers, Wisconsin.

Crab-Stuffed Avocados

Crab-Stuffed Avocados

Crab-Stuffed Avocados

We enjoy having this creamy and crunchy salad out on our deck on summer evenings. And it goes together in minutes flat! —Gail VanGundy, Parker, Colorado

BBQ Ranch Salad

BBQ Ranch Salad

BBQ Ranch Salad

“High in protein and low in fat, this scrumptious salad has become one of my husband’s and my favorite, simple and quick meals,” writes Kim Pohlman from Coldwater, Ohio.

Rag Doll Salad

Rag Doll Salad

Rag Doll Salad

Both kids and adults will enjoy lunching with these imaginative dolls. They make having a healthy salad delicious and fun…so, go ahead and play with your food.

Greek Seafood Salad

Greek Seafood Salad

Greek Seafood Salad

“My husband and I and our six children—and now their spouses—are seafood lovers, and this combination of ingredients never fails to get “wows.” It’s great for summer picnics accompanied by a fresh baguette,” says Maryalice Wood of Langley, British Columbia.

Salad with Grilled Chicken

Salad with Grilled Chicken

Salad with Grilled Chicken

“I feel like I am serving fine restaurant-quality food with this dish,” writes Dianna Wissinger of Lawrenceburg, Indiana. “Every single guest asked for the recipe when I made it for a get-together.”

Black Bean Shrimp Salad

Black Bean Shrimp Salad

Black Bean Shrimp Salad

“I lived in Venezuela for several years, so this Caribbean-style salad is a favorite of mine,” says Rosemarie Forcum, a field editor from White Stone, Virginia. “I came across the recipe about 10 years ago and changed it to suit my taste.”

Fruity Chicken Salad with Avocado and Cantaloupe

Fruity Chicken Salad with Avocado and Cantaloupe

Fruity Chicken Salad with Avocado and Cantaloupe

“I find that both men and women enjoy this version of chicken salad, whether you serve it at lunchtime or for your evening meal,” writes Marina Jines from Enid, Oklahoma.
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