With this collection of easy salad recipes at your fingertips, it won’t be difficult to add a healthy salad as a side dish or to have it as a light meal.
From the lighter summer lettuce salads to the heartier potato and cold pasta salads, there are many nuances between recipes. But don’t worry, Our Zesty Life has you covered for every meal and occasion.
Best Salad Recipes
If making a side salad for dinner, then it is best to keep it light and simple like a homemade Greek or kale salad.
To turn a lighter leaf salad into a heartier main dish, add some protein like shredded chicken, pork, fish, or hard-boiled crumbled egg.
Or make something like a creamy ranch chicken salad or a bow tie pesto pasta salad, and serve this as the main dish.
Still not sure where to begin? Some of our favorite recipes include burrata salad, the slightly sweet black bean corn salad, fennel salad, and cowboy caviar.
Tips for Storing Salad
Lighter leaf salads don’t store well, especially when it has already been tossed with the dressing. That is why it is best to toss the salad just before serving.
When preparing the greens beforehand, always keep them refrigerated and cover them with a paper towel in an airtight container. This will ensure that they remain fresh and crispy.
For pasta and potato salads, these can be prepared well in advance, and in fact, do best when left to marinate in the refrigerator for a couple of hours.