I’ve never believed salads to be for any particular meal, diet or season. It doesn’t have to be summer, and you don’t have to be trying to lose weight for a salad to be appropriate.
I will eat salad for any meal, any day, any season. But I do admit I’m much like Elaine Benes in that I really love a big salad. Like… real big. Biggest bowl you’ve got.
This list of salads should have something for everyone:
- Light and bright spring salads
- Refreshing summer salads
- Beautiful fall salads with roasted vegetables
- Hearty salads for cold weather
- Winter salads for the holidays
- Salads for vegetarians
- Salads for vegans
- Salads for cheese-lovers
- Classic salads for people who like to keep it traditional and simple
- Salads for people who love to pile their salads to the sky with veggies and fruits!
Scroll on to find your new favorite salads for each season 🙂
This Southwest Salad is loaded with seasoned chicken, black beans, corn, guacamole, sour cream, and more; then it’s drizzled with homemade Cilantro Lime Dressing!
Thai-style shredded Brussels sprouts salad is a super light and refreshing meal that is still full of flavor. It is loaded with raw vegetables and topped with a Thai-style almond butter dressing for the perfect vegan, Paleo, and whole 30 dinner recipe!
Crunchy kale and crisp red cabbage with sweet, grilled pineapple tossed in a zesty orange ginger dressing.
This peachy chipotle chicken tortilla and avocado rice salad…with pan fried halloumi, just had to be shared.
Shredded kale, baby arugula, sweet sun-dried tomatoes, carrots, and plenty of fresh herbs. All tossed together with a simple lemon vinaigrette, crispy chickpeas, toasted pine nuts, feta cheese, and avocado for a salad that’s plentiful, healthy, and filling. Enjoy this salad for dinner and save the leftovers for lunch the next day.
The best summer meal I know how to make! This salad is bursting with fresh flavor – juicy peaches and nectarines, cherry tomatoes, summer corn, arugula and romaine lettuce, crisp smoky bacon, feta cheese, and creamy avocado dressing. Who ever said healthy eating isn’t flavorful and fun?
A raw kale salad with roasted sweet potatoes, pecans, cranberries and an apple cider vinaigrette is nutritious, delicious and both vegetarian and gluten-free.
This raw kale salad recipe is a simple yet delicious salad that is bursting with orange flavor and loaded with crunch! Every bite is packed with fresh slices of naval oranges and sliced almonds and then tossed is a refreshing and zesty citrus vinaigrette. The best kale salad, this version is super light and so refreshing!
This fresh and vibrant Persimmons salad is a wonderful addition to any holiday meal! Bright Persimmon slices are paired with dried cranberries, mixed greens and creamy goat cheese are all drizzled with a maple vinaigrette to make a healthy salad the whole family will love!
A simple grilled Chicken Taco Salad is perfect for summer! With juicy grilled taco-seasoned chicken, fresh veggies, drizzled with a creamy cilantro dressing, this is a salad you’ll be craving all year long!
Crunchy, sweet corn and creamy avocado tossed with juicy cherry tomatoes, spicy arugula, and tangy feta cheese drizzled with vibrant lemon-mint dressing. Simple and easy pan-seared halibut makes this a quick meal that’s packed with delicious, healthy protein!
Grilled Peach and Steak Salad with blue cheese, red onion, and a light vinaigrette. You will love this fresh and simple summer salad!
Eating salad just got a lot less boring. This cobb salad with avocado vinaigrette will be a dish you’ll be excited to eat any day of the week!
These delicious Everything Bagel Baked Salmon Salad Bowls are a quick and easy to make weeknight dinner option! They take just 20 minutes start to finish and they’re simple to customize with your favorite dressing and veggies.
Salads should never be boring and this Roast Pumpkin and Chickpea Salad is anything but!
This Healthy Wedge Salad Recipe is topped with a lower-calorie tangy buttermilk-blue cheese dressing and combines iceberg lettuce with radicchio and romaine. It’s topped with crispy onions and bacon for added crunch.
Insanely good Kale Caesar Salad! Topped with crispy homemade croutons and parmesan cheese. Massaging the creamy garlic dressing into the kale makes it extra tender and delicious. This vegetarian salad can also be topped with your favorite protein like instant pot hard boiled eggs, air fryer chicken breasts, or chopped almonds to make it a full meal.
This Thai Chicken Salad comes together in just 20 minutes! Tossed with a tangy lime-lemongrass dressing and served alongside colorful vegetables. It’s a delicious and easy lunch or dinner.
This is the perfect fall salad! Made with bright kale, sweet honeycrisp apples, crunchy bacon bits, juicy pomegranate arils, fresh figs, and a sprinkle of feta. Let’s not forget about the Maple Thyme Vinaigrette – it’s the magical elixir that comes together in seconds and takes the whole salad right over the top!
Who says you can’t put together a beautiful salad in the winter? This one is certainly stunning – it’s made with greens, pomegranates, pears, and oranges – finish it off with walnuts, feta cheese, and a delicious 4 ingredient dressing!
Blood oranges, kiwis, and pomegranate arils are nestled on a bed of fresh greens, and topped with a sprinkle of feta and a zippy lemon dressing. This salad will chase the winter blues away with its bright colors and bold flavors!
Stop hiding cauliflower in your smoothies and let it act as the star with this Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Lemon, Pomegranate, and Feta with Tahini Dressing.
This Pesto Chicken Caesar Salad with Tomatoes and Burrata is not your ordinary salad. Grilled or pan-seared pesto chicken tossed together with a creamy, lemony parmesan tahini dressing, fresh romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, and burrata cheese. This salad is simple to toss together, extra colorful, super flavorful, filling, and even healthy too. Enjoy this for dinner and save the leftovers for lunch the next day. It’s pretty hard for a salad to get more delicious than this herby pesto chicken Caesar. The perfect dinner to serve any night of the week all summer long.
This Cobb Salad with Jerk Shrimp is LOADED with juicy shrimp, smoky bacon, tangy goat cheese, and all the best flavors of a Caribbean Summer! Each bite of this gorgeous recipe is chock-full of crisp greens and tangy Mango-Ginger Dressing!
If you are looking for the perfect work-at-home lunch or a fresh yet spicy easy dinner look no further! This Buffalo Chickpea Salad stars delicious saucy buffalo roasted chickpeas that are placed onto top of a fresh bed of salad with your favorite toppings and dressing! Or turn it into a delicious wrap, the possibilities are endless!
The best classic Italian Chopped Salad, made with fresh, healthy ingredients! Crisp lettuce, salami, chickpeas and more make it unforgettable.
Roasted cauliflower is a great treat, but have you ever tried it on a salad? This low carb roasted cauliflower salad is topped with a creamy honey mustard vinaigrette and topped with fresh vegetables, herbs, and goat cheese. This meal is filling, fresh, and so delicious you won’t believe it’s good for you!
A fresh spring asparagus and green bean salad with tuna, hard-boiled eggs, and a Dijon-lemon vinaigrette.
Spring Salad with Asparagus and Peas is made with fresh and crisp spring vegetables and tossed with a fragrant lemon thyme vinaigrette. It’s the perfect side dish for a springtime brunch or lunch, or you can add your choice of protein and make it a meal!
Roasted Beet Salad is one of those easy-fancy salads or side dishes to serve guests that will have them fooled into thinking you are a gourmet chef. This healthy, flavorful dish is so simple to throw together but tastes complex with the combination of creamy goat cheese, sweet, earthy beets, crunchy pistachios, and bright homemade vinaigrette that can be thrown together in minutes.
Get all of the flavor of your favorite chicken wings, in this healthy, vegan salad recipe! Baked buffalo cauliflower bites top this scrumptious salad, tossed in a creamy poblano ranch dressing. It’s gluten free, low calorie and keto-friendly. And it’s easy to make in just 30 minutes!
Street cart inspired shawarma meets delicious, crisp salad that’s easy and quick to throw together.
Crunchy chopped kale tossed with sweet and tangy maple apple vinaigrette and layered with toasted sourdough croutons, roasted squash, sweet pears, and creamy cheddar cheese. Pear and cheddar kale salad is a great stand-alone salad, pair it with roasted chicken, or serve it before dinner!
This Shredded Brussels Sprout and Prosciutto Salad has quickly become one of my favorites. It’s quick, festive, easy to make ahead, and so delicious. Shredded brussels sprouts, nutty manchego cheese, warm brown butter toasted hazelnuts, and sweet pomegranates. All tossed with a delicious balsamic dressing that’s sweet and tangy. Every bite of this salad is bursting with flavor. This salad is great served alongside your favorite dinner, or at your next holiday gathering!