Side-Dish Salad Recipes

Chopped Green Salad
Try one of these delicious side-dish salad recipes for a fresh addition to your dinner table. With tons of healthy greens, homemade salad dressings, and yummy toppings, they'll perfectly complement any meal.

Caramelized Squash Salad with Pistachios and Goat Cheese

Zesty orange juice and freshly grated ginger bring bold citrus flavor to this unique salad recipe. Toasted pistachios and tender butternut squash add layers of texture in every bite.

Iceberg Wedge Salad with Bacon, Carrots, and Radishes

Crispy bacon adds a salty crunch to lettuce wedges, carrots, and radishes. Top with a garlicky oil-and-vinegar dressing for a side-dish salad recipe even meat lovers won't be able to resist!

Shaved Fennel Salad with Dill, Arugula, and Walnuts

Fresh ingredients such as zucchini, dill, fennel, and feta cheese provide a flavorful balance to peppery arugula. Use a food processor to make easy work of shaving the fennel.

Fresh Corn Salad

Sweet corn, refreshing cucumber, and cherry tomatoes temper the heat of spicy jalepenos in this colorful side-dish salad. At just 77 calories per serving, it makes a healthy and tasty addition to any meal.

Poached Egg Salad with Citrus Dressing

Fried goat cheese and poached eggs take this French-style salad to the next level. Pair with a citrus dressing for a unique side salad made in just 30 minutes.

Poaching eggs gets a bad rap as a difficult thing to do, but really it'€™s a simple way to cook eggs without added fat. Watch as we demonstrate our secrets for perfect poached eggs to make delicious eggs Benedict, top a salad, or put in a sandwich.

How to Poach an Egg

Add eggs to any side-dish salad recipe for a simple way to get extra protein. Follow our instructions to learn how to master this tasty technique.

Persimmon, Blood Orange, and Pomegranate Salad

With blood oranges, fuyu persimmons, and pomegranate seeds, this colorful and exotic salad is sure to please. Fuyu persimmons are usually available October through December, so if you can't find them, substitute papaya or mango slices.

Avocado and Blood Orange Salad with Almonds and Chile Oil

Exotic fruits add color to a basic arugula salad, while red pepper-infused olive oil gives a little spice. Top with toasted nuts for added crunch.

Stacked Vegetable Salad

Try a sophisticated twist to your usual side salad by elegantly stacking your veggies instead. A simple vegetable peeler or mandoline works wonderfully when slicing the ingredients into thin ribbons for stacking.

Classic Chopped Salad

Why do chopped salads taste so good? By using bite-size pieces of your favorite ingredients, you get a little bit of everything in each forkful for maximum flavor.

Tuscan Kale Salad with Pecorino

With prep time of just 25 minutes from start to finish, this tasty kale salad makes a great weeknight side option. If you want to cut even more time, make the light, garlicky dressing in advance.

BLT Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

Your favorite deli sandwich gets a fun update with our BLT Salad. Just sprinkle bacon and cherry tomatoes on romaine wedges and top with homemade buttermilk dressing.

Asparagus, Frisee, Edamame, and Parsley Salad

Fresh asparagus spears and nutrient-rich edamame add great texture to this high-fiber side salad. Drizzle with a savory soy sauce and garlic dressing for extra flavor.

Wilted Spinach Salad with Cranberries and Pears

A red wine vinegar dressing provides great flavor to this wilted spinach salad, while sliced pears and dried cranberries add fruity sweetness.

Chopped Green Salad

Mix broccoli, edamame, cucumber, green beans, spinach, and green grapes for an easy (and color-coordinated!) side-dish salad. Serve with fresh herb dressing and dig in!

Share the gallery



Better Homes & Gardens may receive compensation when you click through and purchase from links contained on this website.