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Simple Salad Recipes

Find simple salad recipes from our Simple and Delicious Magazine. Get easy to make, simple salad recipes featured in our publication.

Quick Couscous Salad

Quick Couscous Salad

Quick Couscous Salad

"I created this salad one weekend to take to a friend's house, and everybody loved it," notes Debbie Graber of Eureka, Nevada. "It's become a much-requested favorite at gatherings." TIP: "Dice up some reduced-fat pepperoni and add it to the salad," recommends Debbie.

Pepperoni Floret Salad

Pepperoni Floret Salad

Pepperoni Floret Salad

Things don't get much simpler than this colorful combination of crunchy vegetables. Topped with bottled salad dressing, it's one salad you'll turn to whenever time is short. Best of all, you can adjust any ingredient you wish.

Grilled Flank Steak Salad

Grilled Flank Steak Salad

Grilled Flank Steak Salad

"This is one of our favorite recipes," writes Mitzi Sentiff of Annapolis, Maryland. "The marinade gives the meat such a wonderful flavor." TIP: "All you need to complete this meal is some good bread," Mitzi notes.
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Mushroom Romaine Salad

Mushroom Romaine Salad

Mushroom Romaine Salad

Tossed green salads are always a great way to complete a nice meal, and this recipe goes well with just about any main course for an elegant presentation. This medley features romaine hearts, onions and fresh mushrooms drizzled with a creamy homemade dressing that's seasoned with dried tarragon and a dash of cayenne pepper.—Kathy Green, Mahomet, Illinois

Green Bean Confetti Salad

Green Bean Confetti Salad

Green Bean Confetti Salad

People often ask for this recipe. They love the tangy and sweet flavors in the salad dressing. When I'm in a pinch for time, I speed things up with canned vegetables.—Patricia Eckard, Singers Glen, Virginia

Mixed Fruit Salad

Mixed Fruit Salad

Mixed Fruit Salad

This refreshing medley of strawberries, bananas, mandarin oranges and pineapple is accompanied by a creamy topping your guests can dollop on. "I whip up the salad for family gatherings and church socials," writes Gusty Crum of Dover, Ohio. "Everyone enjoys it."

Guacamole Chicken Salad

Guacamole Chicken Salad

Guacamole Chicken Salad

This flavorful chicken salad is perfect for company. “As a registered nurse with a hectic schedule, I try to prepare recipes that are fast, but also keep the nutritional needs in mind,” notes Carmen Bolar of Bronx, New York. “This one definitely meets all of my criteria.”

Sweet-and-Sour Squash Salad

Sweet-and-Sour Squash Salad

Sweet-and-Sour Squash Salad

Chock-full of color and crunch, this salad is the cherished family recipe of 85-year-old Opal Shipman in Levelland, Texas. “It always goes over real well with all ages,“ Opal says, “and it's a good way to get kids to eat squash.“ OPAL'S TIP. “When fixing this salad for myself or other seniors who are also diabetic, I simply substitute my sweetener for the sugar.“

In a Snap Pepperoni Salad

In a Snap Pepperoni Salad

In a Snap Pepperoni Salad

“This salad first had bacon, but I opted for pepperoni. I just snip it up with a kitchen shears and sprinkle it on. It’s a good way for kids to get their vegetables.” Lee Deneau - Lansing, Michigan

Corny Mexican Salad

Corny Mexican Salad

Corny Mexican Salad

From Suzanne McKinley of Lyons, Georgia comes this fresh-tasting medley of veggies tossed with a zesty oil-and-vinegar dressing. Serve the salad alone as a side dish or pair it with tortilla chips for an appetizer.

Mandarin-Nut Tossed Salad

Mandarin-Nut Tossed Salad

Mandarin-Nut Tossed Salad

"I'm a wife, mother of three and business owner," relates Barbara Gibney of Lilian, Alabama. "With my busy schedule, I have to cook fast dishes, but I also want nutritious foods my entire family enjoys. Even the picky eaters in our house like this salad."
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