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Tofu Salad

To make the tofu extra crispy in this tofu salad recipe, we recommend draining some of the liquid and cooking it in a generous amount of oil at high heat. It takes a little extra time, but it's worth it! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Spinach Salad with Pears & Candied Pecans

A tasty combination of pears, blue cheese and spinach make this salad a standout. The sugared pecans add a nice...


Special Radicchio-Spinach Salad

1 review

Almost too pretty to eat, this colorful salad combines mint, chipotle pepper and honey to create a refreshing sweet-spicy flavor...


Green Salad with Vanilla-Citrus Vinaigrette

Just thinking about this refreshing medley makes my mouth water! The sunny, citrusy salad is a variation of a recipe...


Cauliflower Romaine Salad

Eileen Blick browns bread crumbs and grates fresh cauliflower for the top layer of this sensational salad that features a...

Warm Pear Salad

1 review

Pear slices tossed with salad greens, red onion and blue cheese are drizzled with tangy raspberry vinaigrette in this refreshing...


Three-Green Salad

4 reviews

For a crisp, refreshing side dish, this tasty salad can't be beat. It's the perfect salad to go with lasagna....

Sweet Potato & Chickpea Salad

3 reviews

Take this colorful dish to the buffet at a family gathering, or enjoy it as a great meal all by...


Honey Pecan & Goat Cheese Salad

2 reviews

I once made this salad for my wife and son—who loves goat cheese—while our homemade pizza was baking. One of...


Mini Mixed Salads in Crispy Wontons

It's a salad and an appetizer all rolled into one bite-sized offering! Serve these snacks for your next get-together or...


Grilled Romaine with Swiss

Lovely to look at and crazy good, you won't be able to stop eating this fast and easy veggie dish.

Spinach Salad with Penne

Loaded with fresh greens, this delightful pasta salad fits the season perfectly. Lynnell Lowney - Waunakee, Wisconsin


Three-Pea Salad with Creamy Tarragon Dressing

Brightly colored peas makes a beautiful addition to a springtime table. A tarragon dressing keeps this salad on the lighter...


Grilled Vegetable Ranch Salad

We’re thrilled when the garden starts providing the goodies needed for this simple salad. It’s wonderful alongside grilled salmon or...


Grilled Romaine Toss

2 reviews

I often double this fantastic salad, and it’s always history by the end of the night. During inclement weather, simply...


Caesar Salad in Peppered Parmesan Bowls

4 reviews

This cheese bowl salad looks impressive but is a cinch to make. I won't tell if you don't! —Melissa Wilkes,...

Pecan-Mandarin Tossed Salad

I enjoy making this fruity, crunchy salad for special events and holiday dinners. Because of its mouthwatering blend of flavors...


Salads with Pistachio-Crusted Goat Cheese

1 review

Looking for something a little different for supper? “This vegetarian main-dish salad pairs walnuts, juicy oranges and tomatoes with warm,...


Grilled Caesar Salad

“This recipe is from my aunt. It’s great when it’s too hot to cook inside and you want something more...


Beet Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

Beets and watercress topped with Gorgonzola and a sweet citrus dressing form a tantalizing new blend for a mixed salad....


Grilled Mixed Green Salad

“Grilling the lettuce adds smoky flavor and takes a simple salad to a whole new level. The fruits and nuts...


Strawberry Orange Pecan Tossed Salad

7 reviews

With juicy strawberries, tangy mandarin oranges and crunchy pecans, this refreshing salad has plenty of appeal. The oil-and-vinegar dressing lends...


Strawberry-Quinoa Spinach Salad

We make quinoa with spinach and strawberries year-round, but it's most fun when we go to the farmers market to...


Berry-Spinach Salad with Almonds

3 reviews

“A big bowl of this salad accompanies me to potlucks and reunions. The dark greens and red strawberries look pretty...

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Mixed Green Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette

This colorful salad is a bright and tasty introduction to a special meal. Dried cranberries and tart apples along with...


Roasted Apple Salad with Spicy Maple-Cider Vinaigrette

4 reviews

We bought loads of apples and needed to use them. To help the flavors come alive, I roasted the apples...


Spinach Beet Salad

1 review

A healthy and colorful combination of beets, spinach, orange and apples. Tossing with a vinaigrette keeps this salad figure-friendly. —Darleen...


Walnut Green Bean Salad

1 review

Sauteed green beans, hunks of blue cheese and toasted nuts make this an extremely decadent salad. "I lightened up two...


Warm Mushroom Salad

A blend of mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes and salad greens make for a pretty presentation on a platter. The recipe comes...


Sesame-Almond Romaine Salad

4 reviews

This crisp and crunchy salad is one of my favorites., and it's popular at potlucks, too. We enjoy this recipe...