15 Garden-Fresh Salad Recipes

For a quick and easy seasonal dinner, toss together one of these fresh salads chock-full of good-for-you ingredients. Our salad recipes shine the spotlight on garden-fresh veggies, fruits, and lean meat for a salad that's light yet satisfying.


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    • Cajun Turkey and Fresh Melon Salad

      Juicy cantaloupe, ripe blueberries, and mixed greens add a burst of garden-fresh flavor to your dinner table. Not only is this salad full of seasonal ingredients, but it takes less than 20 minutes to prepare.

    • Herb Salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing

      Harvest chives, basil, mint, and radishes from your garden to use in this delicious salad recipe. Simply toss with a creamy lemon dressing to get this salad table-ready in a flash.

    • Market-Stand Pasta Salad with Garlic and Shallot Dressing

      Head to your local farmer's market for the fresh ingredients found in this garlicky pasta salad. Combine your veggie finds with baby kale, tomatoes, and cooked noodles for a colorful bowl.

    • Flank Steak and Plum Salad with Creamy Chimichurri Dressing

      Are your days full of sun-loving activities? Come sundown, chill with a seasonal salad. Filled with juicy plums, grilled onions, and tender steak strips, this hearty dish is sure to hit the spot.

    • How to Make Salad Dressing

      Do you grow your own fresh vegetables and are just looking for that perfect dressing to pull them all together? Watch and learn how to make our simple dressing for any salad recipe.

    • Grilled Watermelon Salad

      Make entertaining this season fun and easy with the fresh ingredients found in this hearty main-dish salad. Grilled watermelon, sliced avocados, romaine lettuce, and cilantro add a burst of fresh flavor to every bite.

    • Radish and Cucumber Salad

      Take advantage of your overflowing garden and whip up our simple radish and cucumber salad. A tasty lime oil-vinegar dressing brightens the fresh veggies in this salad.

    • Grilled Vegetable and Mozzarella Ensalada

      Whether they come from a farmer's market or straight from your garden, the grilled fresh veggies in this ensalada dish add a touch of smoky flavor to your dinner. Mild mozzarella cheese complements the pear-infused vinaigrette paired with the veggies.

    • Grilled Steak Bruschetta Salad

      Roasted red sweet peppers, crumbled blue cheese, and grilled steak top crisp greens in this main-dish salad. A mixture of apricot preserves, horseradish, lemon juice, and Dijon mustard makes the perfect topper.

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      Grilled Zucchini Salad with Mozzarella and Dill

      Grilled zucchini stars in this hearty garden-fresh salad. Tossed in a drizzle of dill and crushed red pepper, this fresh favorite is easy to enjoy.

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      Grilled Chicken Salad

      Seasoned grilled chicken, pine nuts, creamy goat cheese, and juicy grapes sit atop crisp greens. Try this main-dish salad with our quick and easy homemade vinaigrette of oil, vinegar, dill weed, garlic, pepper, and oregano.

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      Carrot Ribbon Salad

      Sliced fresh carrots and green onions add garden-fresh flavor to this salad, while frozen peas and a homemade honey vinaigrette keep prep quick and easy. Make this salad ahead of time and chill until serving -- it's a refreshing dish for any hot summer day.

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      Eggplant Caprese Salad

      Grilled eggplant slices and a dried tomato-basil dressing amp up this classic Italian summer salad. Fresh tomato, mozzarella, and basil keep this salad light.

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      Mango Chicken Salad

      Jazz up your chicken salad by tossing in juicy mango, fresh blueberries, crumbled blue cheese, and crunchy broccoli. Drizzle with Italian vinaigrette before serving.

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      Tuna Salad with Wonton Crisps

      A bed of napa cabbage and cucumber makes the perfect base for seasoned tuna. Crispy wonton strips add unexpected crunch to this light dinner salad.

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