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10 Hearty and Delicious Salad Recipes to Make for Dinner

10 Hearty and Delicious Salad Recipes to Make for Dinner

Make salad a dinner option — we have hearty and delicious recipes that are perfect for weeknight meals

10 Hearty and Delicious Salad Recipes to Make for Dinner

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People tend to think of salads as a tool for improving health or losing weight, but that doesn’t mean a salad can’t be a satisfying and filling meal. Salads have a bad reputation for tasting bland and boring— lettuce, tomatoes, dressing. Simple salads are fine for a mid-afternoon snack, but they are by no means filling. Spice up boring salads with fruit, protein, seasonal vegetables, and tasty dressings. There are a slew of salad recipes to choose from that are both delicious and so filling that you won't need anything else.

Chicken Salad with Apples and Cranberries

Citrus Steak Salad

Greek-Style Orzo Salad

This salad recipe bursts with the sunshine of a Greek island. With the addition of raw spinach, feta cheese, olives, and sun-dried tomatoes, this is a perfect healthy salad served as a light dinner — it goes great with grilled and roasted meats, chicken, and fish. The best news is that the flavors only improve when prepared the day before, so this is the perfect make-ahead dinner recipe. — Hope Cohen

For the Greek-Style Orzo Salad recipe, click here.

Herb and Coleslaw Salad

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Kielbasa Pasta Salad Recipe

Liégeoise Salad

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Mexican Chicken and Corn Salad

Salade Niçoise

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This salade niçoise recipe consists of grilled fresh tuna, green beans and steamed potatoes, multicolored heirloom cherry tomatoes, a few nicely dressed greens, and a soft touch of anchovy. This composed salad is perfect to serve when entertaining guests for dinner. Serve family-style along with a loaf of fresh crusty bread and sweet butter. — Patricia Wells

For the Salade Niçoise recipe, click here.

Steak Salad

Steak can often feel like a heavy meal, so this recipe balances it out with a light, textured salad. It's perfect for a quick dinner or for impressing guests. The key to this recipe is the proper ingredients: You need fresh lettuce and crunchy jicama to ensure the salad stands out as much as the steak. — Ali Rosen

For the Steak Salad recipe, click here.

White Corn and Tomato Salad


10 Salads That Are Hearty and Healthy

Want a healthy salad that’s also satisfying? Here are 10 salad recipes that are filling and hearty enough to be eaten as a meal but could also be a side dish. These salad recipes highlight fresh fruit and vegetables, great grains, and proteins.

10 Salad Recipes

Just click on the salad recipe title or image for the full, printer-friendly recipe.

Crunchy Asian Salad with Chicken

This salad is as tasty as it is colorful! Enjoy as a flavorful, healthy lunch or dinner.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

White Bean and Tuna Salad

We recommend serving this healthy White Bean and Tuna Salad for lunch or as part of a soup-and-salad supper.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Garbanzo Salad

Garbanzo beans (a.k.a. chickpeas) are the “meat” of this tasty, hearty salad.


Photo credit: Margo Letourneau

Root Vegetables Salad

Try this colorful and hearty Root Vegetable Salad with beets, potatoes, carrots, and pickles! It’s a great detox salad!


Photo credit: Tatiana Volgutova/Shutterstock

Chicken Salad With Blue Cheese

Make this simple recipe even easier by using the meat from a store-bought rotisserie chicken.


Photo credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Potato Salad with Green Beans and Chicken

This Potato Salad With Green Beans and Chicken dish is loaded with fresh ingredients and is great for a potluck, picnic, or cookout. Enjoy warm or cold.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner.

Tangy Turkey Salad

Looking for ways to use leftover turkey or chicken? This recipe for Tangy Turkey Salad has delicious flavor!

Photo credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Couscous Salad With Chickpeas, Cranberry, and Feta

This pearl couscous salad with chickpeas, dried cranberry, and feta has a delightful mix of textures. Eat hot or cold. Make as a salad or a side that brightens up a basic roast chicken for a flavorful dinner.

Kale Salad With Cranberry, Feta, and Walnuts

This salad recipe comes from our local general store! There’s just something about the way these ingredients blend.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Easy Curry Chicken Salad

This recipe comes from our food editor, Sarah Perrault. The curry adds great flavor!


Photo credit: Sarah Perreault

Bonus Recipe: Sally’s Bulgur Salad. This one comes from our editor-in-chief’s wife, who created the recipe when she decided her family wasn’t getting enough good grains in their diet!

Tell us if you have a favorite salad recipe! We’d love to hear from you and value any new ideas. Just leave a comment below with comments or any questions.


10 Salads That Are Hearty and Healthy

Want a healthy salad that’s also satisfying? Here are 10 salad recipes that are filling and hearty enough to be eaten as a meal but could also be a side dish. These salad recipes highlight fresh fruit and vegetables, great grains, and proteins.

10 Salad Recipes

Just click on the salad recipe title or image for the full, printer-friendly recipe.

Crunchy Asian Salad with Chicken

This salad is as tasty as it is colorful! Enjoy as a flavorful, healthy lunch or dinner.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

White Bean and Tuna Salad

We recommend serving this healthy White Bean and Tuna Salad for lunch or as part of a soup-and-salad supper.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Garbanzo Salad

Garbanzo beans (a.k.a. chickpeas) are the “meat” of this tasty, hearty salad.


Photo credit: Margo Letourneau

Root Vegetables Salad

Try this colorful and hearty Root Vegetable Salad with beets, potatoes, carrots, and pickles! It’s a great detox salad!


Photo credit: Tatiana Volgutova/Shutterstock

Chicken Salad With Blue Cheese

Make this simple recipe even easier by using the meat from a store-bought rotisserie chicken.


Photo credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Potato Salad with Green Beans and Chicken

This Potato Salad With Green Beans and Chicken dish is loaded with fresh ingredients and is great for a potluck, picnic, or cookout. Enjoy warm or cold.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner.

Tangy Turkey Salad

Looking for ways to use leftover turkey or chicken? This recipe for Tangy Turkey Salad has delicious flavor!

Photo credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Couscous Salad With Chickpeas, Cranberry, and Feta

This pearl couscous salad with chickpeas, dried cranberry, and feta has a delightful mix of textures. Eat hot or cold. Make as a salad or a side that brightens up a basic roast chicken for a flavorful dinner.

Kale Salad With Cranberry, Feta, and Walnuts

This salad recipe comes from our local general store! There’s just something about the way these ingredients blend.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Easy Curry Chicken Salad

This recipe comes from our food editor, Sarah Perrault. The curry adds great flavor!


Photo credit: Sarah Perreault

Bonus Recipe: Sally’s Bulgur Salad. This one comes from our editor-in-chief’s wife, who created the recipe when she decided her family wasn’t getting enough good grains in their diet!

Tell us if you have a favorite salad recipe! We’d love to hear from you and value any new ideas. Just leave a comment below with comments or any questions.


10 Salads That Are Hearty and Healthy

Want a healthy salad that’s also satisfying? Here are 10 salad recipes that are filling and hearty enough to be eaten as a meal but could also be a side dish. These salad recipes highlight fresh fruit and vegetables, great grains, and proteins.

10 Salad Recipes

Just click on the salad recipe title or image for the full, printer-friendly recipe.

Crunchy Asian Salad with Chicken

This salad is as tasty as it is colorful! Enjoy as a flavorful, healthy lunch or dinner.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

White Bean and Tuna Salad

We recommend serving this healthy White Bean and Tuna Salad for lunch or as part of a soup-and-salad supper.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Garbanzo Salad

Garbanzo beans (a.k.a. chickpeas) are the “meat” of this tasty, hearty salad.


Photo credit: Margo Letourneau

Root Vegetables Salad

Try this colorful and hearty Root Vegetable Salad with beets, potatoes, carrots, and pickles! It’s a great detox salad!


Photo credit: Tatiana Volgutova/Shutterstock

Chicken Salad With Blue Cheese

Make this simple recipe even easier by using the meat from a store-bought rotisserie chicken.


Photo credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Potato Salad with Green Beans and Chicken

This Potato Salad With Green Beans and Chicken dish is loaded with fresh ingredients and is great for a potluck, picnic, or cookout. Enjoy warm or cold.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner.

Tangy Turkey Salad

Looking for ways to use leftover turkey or chicken? This recipe for Tangy Turkey Salad has delicious flavor!

Photo credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Couscous Salad With Chickpeas, Cranberry, and Feta

This pearl couscous salad with chickpeas, dried cranberry, and feta has a delightful mix of textures. Eat hot or cold. Make as a salad or a side that brightens up a basic roast chicken for a flavorful dinner.

Kale Salad With Cranberry, Feta, and Walnuts

This salad recipe comes from our local general store! There’s just something about the way these ingredients blend.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Easy Curry Chicken Salad

This recipe comes from our food editor, Sarah Perrault. The curry adds great flavor!


Photo credit: Sarah Perreault

Bonus Recipe: Sally’s Bulgur Salad. This one comes from our editor-in-chief’s wife, who created the recipe when she decided her family wasn’t getting enough good grains in their diet!

Tell us if you have a favorite salad recipe! We’d love to hear from you and value any new ideas. Just leave a comment below with comments or any questions.


10 Salads That Are Hearty and Healthy

Want a healthy salad that’s also satisfying? Here are 10 salad recipes that are filling and hearty enough to be eaten as a meal but could also be a side dish. These salad recipes highlight fresh fruit and vegetables, great grains, and proteins.

10 Salad Recipes

Just click on the salad recipe title or image for the full, printer-friendly recipe.

Crunchy Asian Salad with Chicken

This salad is as tasty as it is colorful! Enjoy as a flavorful, healthy lunch or dinner.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

White Bean and Tuna Salad

We recommend serving this healthy White Bean and Tuna Salad for lunch or as part of a soup-and-salad supper.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Garbanzo Salad

Garbanzo beans (a.k.a. chickpeas) are the “meat” of this tasty, hearty salad.


Photo credit: Margo Letourneau

Root Vegetables Salad

Try this colorful and hearty Root Vegetable Salad with beets, potatoes, carrots, and pickles! It’s a great detox salad!


Photo credit: Tatiana Volgutova/Shutterstock

Chicken Salad With Blue Cheese

Make this simple recipe even easier by using the meat from a store-bought rotisserie chicken.


Photo credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Potato Salad with Green Beans and Chicken

This Potato Salad With Green Beans and Chicken dish is loaded with fresh ingredients and is great for a potluck, picnic, or cookout. Enjoy warm or cold.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner.

Tangy Turkey Salad

Looking for ways to use leftover turkey or chicken? This recipe for Tangy Turkey Salad has delicious flavor!

Photo credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Couscous Salad With Chickpeas, Cranberry, and Feta

This pearl couscous salad with chickpeas, dried cranberry, and feta has a delightful mix of textures. Eat hot or cold. Make as a salad or a side that brightens up a basic roast chicken for a flavorful dinner.

Kale Salad With Cranberry, Feta, and Walnuts

This salad recipe comes from our local general store! There’s just something about the way these ingredients blend.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Easy Curry Chicken Salad

This recipe comes from our food editor, Sarah Perrault. The curry adds great flavor!


Photo credit: Sarah Perreault

Bonus Recipe: Sally’s Bulgur Salad. This one comes from our editor-in-chief’s wife, who created the recipe when she decided her family wasn’t getting enough good grains in their diet!

Tell us if you have a favorite salad recipe! We’d love to hear from you and value any new ideas. Just leave a comment below with comments or any questions.


10 Salads That Are Hearty and Healthy

Want a healthy salad that’s also satisfying? Here are 10 salad recipes that are filling and hearty enough to be eaten as a meal but could also be a side dish. These salad recipes highlight fresh fruit and vegetables, great grains, and proteins.

10 Salad Recipes

Just click on the salad recipe title or image for the full, printer-friendly recipe.

Crunchy Asian Salad with Chicken

This salad is as tasty as it is colorful! Enjoy as a flavorful, healthy lunch or dinner.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

White Bean and Tuna Salad

We recommend serving this healthy White Bean and Tuna Salad for lunch or as part of a soup-and-salad supper.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Garbanzo Salad

Garbanzo beans (a.k.a. chickpeas) are the “meat” of this tasty, hearty salad.


Photo credit: Margo Letourneau

Root Vegetables Salad

Try this colorful and hearty Root Vegetable Salad with beets, potatoes, carrots, and pickles! It’s a great detox salad!


Photo credit: Tatiana Volgutova/Shutterstock

Chicken Salad With Blue Cheese

Make this simple recipe even easier by using the meat from a store-bought rotisserie chicken.


Photo credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Potato Salad with Green Beans and Chicken

This Potato Salad With Green Beans and Chicken dish is loaded with fresh ingredients and is great for a potluck, picnic, or cookout. Enjoy warm or cold.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner.

Tangy Turkey Salad

Looking for ways to use leftover turkey or chicken? This recipe for Tangy Turkey Salad has delicious flavor!

Photo credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Couscous Salad With Chickpeas, Cranberry, and Feta

This pearl couscous salad with chickpeas, dried cranberry, and feta has a delightful mix of textures. Eat hot or cold. Make as a salad or a side that brightens up a basic roast chicken for a flavorful dinner.

Kale Salad With Cranberry, Feta, and Walnuts

This salad recipe comes from our local general store! There’s just something about the way these ingredients blend.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Easy Curry Chicken Salad

This recipe comes from our food editor, Sarah Perrault. The curry adds great flavor!


Photo credit: Sarah Perreault

Bonus Recipe: Sally’s Bulgur Salad. This one comes from our editor-in-chief’s wife, who created the recipe when she decided her family wasn’t getting enough good grains in their diet!

Tell us if you have a favorite salad recipe! We’d love to hear from you and value any new ideas. Just leave a comment below with comments or any questions.


10 Salads That Are Hearty and Healthy

Want a healthy salad that’s also satisfying? Here are 10 salad recipes that are filling and hearty enough to be eaten as a meal but could also be a side dish. These salad recipes highlight fresh fruit and vegetables, great grains, and proteins.

10 Salad Recipes

Just click on the salad recipe title or image for the full, printer-friendly recipe.

Crunchy Asian Salad with Chicken

This salad is as tasty as it is colorful! Enjoy as a flavorful, healthy lunch or dinner.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

White Bean and Tuna Salad

We recommend serving this healthy White Bean and Tuna Salad for lunch or as part of a soup-and-salad supper.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Garbanzo Salad

Garbanzo beans (a.k.a. chickpeas) are the “meat” of this tasty, hearty salad.


Photo credit: Margo Letourneau

Root Vegetables Salad

Try this colorful and hearty Root Vegetable Salad with beets, potatoes, carrots, and pickles! It’s a great detox salad!


Photo credit: Tatiana Volgutova/Shutterstock

Chicken Salad With Blue Cheese

Make this simple recipe even easier by using the meat from a store-bought rotisserie chicken.


Photo credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Potato Salad with Green Beans and Chicken

This Potato Salad With Green Beans and Chicken dish is loaded with fresh ingredients and is great for a potluck, picnic, or cookout. Enjoy warm or cold.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner.

Tangy Turkey Salad

Looking for ways to use leftover turkey or chicken? This recipe for Tangy Turkey Salad has delicious flavor!

Photo credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Couscous Salad With Chickpeas, Cranberry, and Feta

This pearl couscous salad with chickpeas, dried cranberry, and feta has a delightful mix of textures. Eat hot or cold. Make as a salad or a side that brightens up a basic roast chicken for a flavorful dinner.

Kale Salad With Cranberry, Feta, and Walnuts

This salad recipe comes from our local general store! There’s just something about the way these ingredients blend.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Easy Curry Chicken Salad

This recipe comes from our food editor, Sarah Perrault. The curry adds great flavor!


Photo credit: Sarah Perreault

Bonus Recipe: Sally’s Bulgur Salad. This one comes from our editor-in-chief’s wife, who created the recipe when she decided her family wasn’t getting enough good grains in their diet!

Tell us if you have a favorite salad recipe! We’d love to hear from you and value any new ideas. Just leave a comment below with comments or any questions.


10 Salads That Are Hearty and Healthy

Want a healthy salad that’s also satisfying? Here are 10 salad recipes that are filling and hearty enough to be eaten as a meal but could also be a side dish. These salad recipes highlight fresh fruit and vegetables, great grains, and proteins.

10 Salad Recipes

Just click on the salad recipe title or image for the full, printer-friendly recipe.

Crunchy Asian Salad with Chicken

This salad is as tasty as it is colorful! Enjoy as a flavorful, healthy lunch or dinner.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

White Bean and Tuna Salad

We recommend serving this healthy White Bean and Tuna Salad for lunch or as part of a soup-and-salad supper.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Garbanzo Salad

Garbanzo beans (a.k.a. chickpeas) are the “meat” of this tasty, hearty salad.


Photo credit: Margo Letourneau

Root Vegetables Salad

Try this colorful and hearty Root Vegetable Salad with beets, potatoes, carrots, and pickles! It’s a great detox salad!


Photo credit: Tatiana Volgutova/Shutterstock

Chicken Salad With Blue Cheese

Make this simple recipe even easier by using the meat from a store-bought rotisserie chicken.


Photo credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Potato Salad with Green Beans and Chicken

This Potato Salad With Green Beans and Chicken dish is loaded with fresh ingredients and is great for a potluck, picnic, or cookout. Enjoy warm or cold.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner.

Tangy Turkey Salad

Looking for ways to use leftover turkey or chicken? This recipe for Tangy Turkey Salad has delicious flavor!

Photo credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Couscous Salad With Chickpeas, Cranberry, and Feta

This pearl couscous salad with chickpeas, dried cranberry, and feta has a delightful mix of textures. Eat hot or cold. Make as a salad or a side that brightens up a basic roast chicken for a flavorful dinner.

Kale Salad With Cranberry, Feta, and Walnuts

This salad recipe comes from our local general store! There’s just something about the way these ingredients blend.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Easy Curry Chicken Salad

This recipe comes from our food editor, Sarah Perrault. The curry adds great flavor!


Photo credit: Sarah Perreault

Bonus Recipe: Sally’s Bulgur Salad. This one comes from our editor-in-chief’s wife, who created the recipe when she decided her family wasn’t getting enough good grains in their diet!

Tell us if you have a favorite salad recipe! We’d love to hear from you and value any new ideas. Just leave a comment below with comments or any questions.


10 Salads That Are Hearty and Healthy

Want a healthy salad that’s also satisfying? Here are 10 salad recipes that are filling and hearty enough to be eaten as a meal but could also be a side dish. These salad recipes highlight fresh fruit and vegetables, great grains, and proteins.

10 Salad Recipes

Just click on the salad recipe title or image for the full, printer-friendly recipe.

Crunchy Asian Salad with Chicken

This salad is as tasty as it is colorful! Enjoy as a flavorful, healthy lunch or dinner.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

White Bean and Tuna Salad

We recommend serving this healthy White Bean and Tuna Salad for lunch or as part of a soup-and-salad supper.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Garbanzo Salad

Garbanzo beans (a.k.a. chickpeas) are the “meat” of this tasty, hearty salad.


Photo credit: Margo Letourneau

Root Vegetables Salad

Try this colorful and hearty Root Vegetable Salad with beets, potatoes, carrots, and pickles! It’s a great detox salad!


Photo credit: Tatiana Volgutova/Shutterstock

Chicken Salad With Blue Cheese

Make this simple recipe even easier by using the meat from a store-bought rotisserie chicken.


Photo credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Potato Salad with Green Beans and Chicken

This Potato Salad With Green Beans and Chicken dish is loaded with fresh ingredients and is great for a potluck, picnic, or cookout. Enjoy warm or cold.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner.

Tangy Turkey Salad

Looking for ways to use leftover turkey or chicken? This recipe for Tangy Turkey Salad has delicious flavor!

Photo credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Couscous Salad With Chickpeas, Cranberry, and Feta

This pearl couscous salad with chickpeas, dried cranberry, and feta has a delightful mix of textures. Eat hot or cold. Make as a salad or a side that brightens up a basic roast chicken for a flavorful dinner.

Kale Salad With Cranberry, Feta, and Walnuts

This salad recipe comes from our local general store! There’s just something about the way these ingredients blend.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Easy Curry Chicken Salad

This recipe comes from our food editor, Sarah Perrault. The curry adds great flavor!


Photo credit: Sarah Perreault

Bonus Recipe: Sally’s Bulgur Salad. This one comes from our editor-in-chief’s wife, who created the recipe when she decided her family wasn’t getting enough good grains in their diet!

Tell us if you have a favorite salad recipe! We’d love to hear from you and value any new ideas. Just leave a comment below with comments or any questions.


10 Salads That Are Hearty and Healthy

Want a healthy salad that’s also satisfying? Here are 10 salad recipes that are filling and hearty enough to be eaten as a meal but could also be a side dish. These salad recipes highlight fresh fruit and vegetables, great grains, and proteins.

10 Salad Recipes

Just click on the salad recipe title or image for the full, printer-friendly recipe.

Crunchy Asian Salad with Chicken

This salad is as tasty as it is colorful! Enjoy as a flavorful, healthy lunch or dinner.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

White Bean and Tuna Salad

We recommend serving this healthy White Bean and Tuna Salad for lunch or as part of a soup-and-salad supper.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Garbanzo Salad

Garbanzo beans (a.k.a. chickpeas) are the “meat” of this tasty, hearty salad.


Photo credit: Margo Letourneau

Root Vegetables Salad

Try this colorful and hearty Root Vegetable Salad with beets, potatoes, carrots, and pickles! It’s a great detox salad!


Photo credit: Tatiana Volgutova/Shutterstock

Chicken Salad With Blue Cheese

Make this simple recipe even easier by using the meat from a store-bought rotisserie chicken.


Photo credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Potato Salad with Green Beans and Chicken

This Potato Salad With Green Beans and Chicken dish is loaded with fresh ingredients and is great for a potluck, picnic, or cookout. Enjoy warm or cold.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner.

Tangy Turkey Salad

Looking for ways to use leftover turkey or chicken? This recipe for Tangy Turkey Salad has delicious flavor!

Photo credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Couscous Salad With Chickpeas, Cranberry, and Feta

This pearl couscous salad with chickpeas, dried cranberry, and feta has a delightful mix of textures. Eat hot or cold. Make as a salad or a side that brightens up a basic roast chicken for a flavorful dinner.

Kale Salad With Cranberry, Feta, and Walnuts

This salad recipe comes from our local general store! There’s just something about the way these ingredients blend.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Easy Curry Chicken Salad

This recipe comes from our food editor, Sarah Perrault. The curry adds great flavor!


Photo credit: Sarah Perreault

Bonus Recipe: Sally’s Bulgur Salad. This one comes from our editor-in-chief’s wife, who created the recipe when she decided her family wasn’t getting enough good grains in their diet!

Tell us if you have a favorite salad recipe! We’d love to hear from you and value any new ideas. Just leave a comment below with comments or any questions.


10 Salads That Are Hearty and Healthy

Want a healthy salad that’s also satisfying? Here are 10 salad recipes that are filling and hearty enough to be eaten as a meal but could also be a side dish. These salad recipes highlight fresh fruit and vegetables, great grains, and proteins.

10 Salad Recipes

Just click on the salad recipe title or image for the full, printer-friendly recipe.

Crunchy Asian Salad with Chicken

This salad is as tasty as it is colorful! Enjoy as a flavorful, healthy lunch or dinner.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

White Bean and Tuna Salad

We recommend serving this healthy White Bean and Tuna Salad for lunch or as part of a soup-and-salad supper.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Garbanzo Salad

Garbanzo beans (a.k.a. chickpeas) are the “meat” of this tasty, hearty salad.


Photo credit: Margo Letourneau

Root Vegetables Salad

Try this colorful and hearty Root Vegetable Salad with beets, potatoes, carrots, and pickles! It’s a great detox salad!


Photo credit: Tatiana Volgutova/Shutterstock

Chicken Salad With Blue Cheese

Make this simple recipe even easier by using the meat from a store-bought rotisserie chicken.


Photo credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Potato Salad with Green Beans and Chicken

This Potato Salad With Green Beans and Chicken dish is loaded with fresh ingredients and is great for a potluck, picnic, or cookout. Enjoy warm or cold.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner.

Tangy Turkey Salad

Looking for ways to use leftover turkey or chicken? This recipe for Tangy Turkey Salad has delicious flavor!

Photo credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Couscous Salad With Chickpeas, Cranberry, and Feta

This pearl couscous salad with chickpeas, dried cranberry, and feta has a delightful mix of textures. Eat hot or cold. Make as a salad or a side that brightens up a basic roast chicken for a flavorful dinner.

Kale Salad With Cranberry, Feta, and Walnuts

This salad recipe comes from our local general store! There’s just something about the way these ingredients blend.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Easy Curry Chicken Salad

This recipe comes from our food editor, Sarah Perrault. The curry adds great flavor!


Photo credit: Sarah Perreault

Bonus Recipe: Sally’s Bulgur Salad. This one comes from our editor-in-chief’s wife, who created the recipe when she decided her family wasn’t getting enough good grains in their diet!

Tell us if you have a favorite salad recipe! We’d love to hear from you and value any new ideas. Just leave a comment below with comments or any questions.