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Father's Day Salad Recipes

From basic side salads, to bowls that eat like a main course, these salads are sure to be a hit with the dads in your life.

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Balsamic Steak Salad

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My husband loves blue cheese and I like a hearty salad that eats like a meal, so I put the two things together to make this salad. The sweet-tartness of dried cranberries pairs deliciously with the cheese, creamy avocado and balsamic vinegar. It's irresistible! —Marla Clark, Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Balsamic Steak Salad

Balsamic Steak Salad

Balsamic Steak Salad

My husband loves blue cheese and I like a hearty salad that eats like a meal, so I put the two things together to make this salad. The sweet-tartness of dried cranberries pairs deliciously with the cheese, creamy avocado and balsamic vinegar. It's irresistible! —Marla Clark, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Terrific Taco Salad

Terrific Taco Salad

Terrific Taco Salad

I invented this recipe several years ago. It's quick to make, and uses ingredients I usually have on hand in my pantry or refrigerator.—Jeannie Daubar, Todd, North Carolina

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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Caesar Salad with Grilled Steak and Potatoes

Caesar Salad with Grilled Steak and Potatoes

Caesar Salad with Grilled Steak and Potatoes

We get our grill on for this sizzling steak and potatoes baked in foil. It’s a quick and easy main dish we like to take outdoors. —Edie DeSpain, Logan, Utah

Layered Taco Salad

Layered Taco Salad

Layered Taco Salad

I invented this taco salad to make my kids happy. Make it with ground beef, ground turkey or ground chicken and it's equally good. —Betty Nickels, Tampa, Florida

Dee's Grilled Tuna with Greens

Dee's Grilled Tuna with Greens

Dee's Grilled Tuna with Greens

Slices of moist, tender tuna top this colorful combination of fresh spinach, grape tomatoes, corn and edamame (green soy beans). The tangy vinaigrette sparks the salad’s flavors. —Delawrence Reed, Durham, North Carolina

Grilled Romaine with Chive-Buttermilk Dressing

Grilled Romaine with Chive-Buttermilk Dressing

Grilled Romaine with Chive-Buttermilk Dressing

I was grilling steak one night and wanted to make a special side dish. I'd recently seen a grilled romaine Caesar recipe, and decided to create my own version. This salad goes well with chicken, too, and couldn't be easier. —Crystal Schlueter, Northglenn, Colorado

Roasted Sweet and Gold Potato Salad

Roasted Sweet and Gold Potato Salad

Roasted Sweet and Gold Potato Salad

To make my potato salad look bright and taste extra-festive, I add Mexicorn and black beans. With the zesty dressing, it’s the best!—Jeannie Trudell, Del Norte, Colorado

Grilled Southwestern Potato Salad

Grilled Southwestern Potato Salad

Grilled Southwestern Potato Salad

This salad is great with a grilled steak for a Tex-Mex meal, and most of it can even be prepared out in the backyard. Poblanos and cayenne make it pop. —Johnna Johnson, Scottsdale, Arizona

Chicken & Brussels Sprouts Salad

Chicken & Brussels Sprouts Salad

Chicken & Brussels Sprouts Salad

My mom made the best salads, and that's where my love for them started. I’ve turned her side salads into awesome meals with protein, veggies, nuts and cranberries. —Lindsay Tanner, Cathedral City, California

White Ale Potato Salad

White Ale Potato Salad

White Ale Potato Salad

Take this one outside! My grown-up recipe uses beer instead of mayo, so you don't need to worry about keeping it cool. It's a really popular recipe on my blog, girllikestoeat.com. —Jenny MacBeth, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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