The Best Salad Recipes (2024)

Browse my collection 20+ of the very best salad recipes!

From classic favourites including creamy potato salad to roast pumpkin salad, to showstoppers like Cyriot grain salad and roast vegetable couscous salad, to simple and healthy salads with beetroot and feta or walnut, pear, parmesan and rocket.

These healthy and delicious salads are perfect for your next summer BBQ, family dinner, Christmas celebration or summer party!

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The Most Popular Salad Recipes

Now that summer is here, there's no better time to whip up a delicious, flavour-packed salad!

Here are my most popular salad recipes... I hope you love them as much as my family does!

Chickpea Salad with Avocado

Up your salad game with this nutritious and flavour-packed chickpea salad! Ready to eat in just 10 minutes, this salad is perfect served on its own, or as a side to your favourite meal.

Chickpea Salad With Avocado Recipe

A healthy and flavour-packed chickpea salad with avocado, tomato, feta, cucumber, rocket and red onion drizzled with a simple dijon vinaigrette dressing

5 from 1 vote

Homemade Caesar Salad

Everyone's favourite classic salad couldn't be easier to prepare! The perfect combination of crunchy and creamy.

TIP: Mix it up by adding grilled chicken or salmon on top.

Caesar Salad Recipe

A classic Caesar Salad recipe made with cos lettuce, crispy bacon pieces, parmesan cheese, crunchy croutons with a creamy homemade dressing.

5 from 2 votes

Orzo (Risoni) Pesto Salad

This Italian pasta salad is delicious served on it's own... or as an accompanimentwith grilled meats at your nextsummer BBQ oreasy family dinner.

Orzo Pesto Salad Recipe

A fresh and flavourful classic Orzo Pesto Salad made with mini mozzarella balls, cherry tomatoes, rocket, pine nuts and a delicious basil and parmesan pesto.

5 from 4 votes

Halloumi Salad

With golden fried halloumi and crispy bacon, this Halloumi Salad with avocado and a creamy dressing is definitely one not to be missed! Ready to enjoy in just 30 minutes!

Halloumi Salad Recipe

A flavour packed halloumi cheese salad with pumpkin, spinach, bacon, avocado and macadamia nuts drizzled with a creamy roasted sesame dressing.

5 from 1 vote

Curried Rice Salad

An old fashioned favourite made with just a handful of ingredients! The sweetness of chopped apples, the crunch of nuts and the bursts of raisins make this such a tasty (and easy!) salad.

Curried Rice Salad Recipe

If you’re looking for a delicious and healthy salad recipe, look no further than this Curried Rice Salad. Easy to make, gluten-free and perfect for a light lunch or as a side salad with dinner.

4.88 from 8 votes

Prawn co*cktail Salad

Just likeCaesar salad, thisprawn co*cktail saladwithcreamy avocadois one of those classicsalad recipesthatnever goes out of style! The perfect appetiser when entertaining!

Prawn co*cktail Salad Recipe

A classic Prawn co*cktail Salad made with iceberg lettuce, avocado, prawns and a creamy co*cktail sauce!

5 from 2 votes

Healthy Tuna Salad

I absolutely LOVE making this salad for my weekday lunches (sadly, no one else in my family likes tuna... so this is the easiest way I can enjoy it on my own!). It takes just a couple of minutes to prepare and you can store any leftovers in the fridge (perfect for meal prepping).

Healthy Tuna Salad Recipe

A flavour-packed Healthy Tuna Salad made with mayo, celery and pickles and combined with a creamy dill and chives dressing. Just 5 minutes prep time and no chilling required.

5 from 2 votes

Curried Egg Salad

This classic egg salad with a creamy curried dressing is absolutely delicious! Serve it on it's own, or in an egg sandwich with lettuce, spinach, rocket or avocado. YUM!

Curried Egg Salad Recipe

This 5 Ingredient Curried Egg Salad recipe is so easy to make... and healthy too! Ready in just 15 minutes, it's perfect for a quick lunch or a simple side salad with dinner!

5 from 1 vote

One of my favourite salads of all time! Raw broccoli mixed with a creamy dressing and LOTS of crispy bacon, crunchy nuts and sweet cranberries throughout.

An absolute flavour-bomb!

Creamy Broccoli Salad With Bacon Recipe

Looking for a delicious and easy side dish? Look no further than my Creamy Broccoli Salad With Bacon. This salad is perfect for any occasion and is always a hit with everyone!

5 from 11 votes

Creamy Pesto Potato Salad

With pesto added for a twist, this salad recipe is perfect for summer BBQs and easy family dinners. Perfect for a gathering, and you can even make it ahead of time.

Creamy Pesto Potato Salad Recipe

A delicious Creamy Pesto Potato Salad with crispy bacon, eggs and spring onions tossed through a creamy pesto dressing.

5 from 1 vote

Beetroot Salad with Feta

My go-to salad when I'm running short on time! All you need is a tin of baby beetroot, some walnuts and soft creamy feta. I also like to pick fresh mint from the garden and garnish on top for an added zing!

Beetroot Salad with Feta Recipe

Everyone's favourite beetroot salad with feta is so quick and easy to make. With just a few simple ingredients, you can have a tasty and nutritious side dish that's perfect for any occasion, ready to serve in just 10 minutes.

5 from 9 votes

Chang's Crispy Noodle Salad

Australia's favourite salad! This is the perfect accompaniment to any BBQ grilled meats or seafood.A winning combination ofpunchy flavoursand crunchy textures!

Chang's Noodle Salad Recipe

Chang’s crispy noodle salad – a fresh and flavourful salad with the most satisfying crunch! Crispy shredded cabbage and toasted almonds are tossed with a sweet and tangy sesame dressing with loads of crunchy fried noodles.

5 from 2 votes

Lentil Tabouli

Lentil Tabbouli is super nutritious, and super versatile. Serve for a healthy lunch, or side dish as part of a main meal, and if using left-over chicken, it makes a quick and convenient meal!

Lentil Tabouli Recipe

A simple and healthy Lentil Tabouli salad that's ready to serve in just 10 minutes!

5 from 1 vote

Creamy Tuna Pasta Salad

This salad makes a delicious meal all on it's own (it's also great for meal-prepping lunches for during the week), or serve it alongside your favourite meats at your next BBQ.

Tuna Pasta Salad Recipe

This deliciously creamy tuna pasta salad is a classic side dish that is perfect for BBQs, lunches, entertaining or a simple weeknight dinner.

5 from 1 vote

Asian Cucumber Salad

With its fresh ingredients and big bold flavours, this Asian Cucumber Salad makes a great side dish, particulalry with other Asian style cooking. Ready in just 10 minutes, it's a light and fresh salad, sure to please!

Asian Cucumber Salad Recipe

Asian Cucumber Salad is a delicious and easy dish that combines crunchy cucumbers, toasted sesame seeds and a flavourful sweet soy and garlic dressing.

5 from 1 vote

Roast Vegetable Couscous Salad

An all-time favourite salad recipe that is just SO versatile! Mix and match with your favourite vegetables for the most delicious (and simple!) salad recipe. Enjoy any leftovers for lunch the next day.

Roast Vegetable Couscous Salad Recipe

Roast vegetables, bursting with colour and flavour, paired with couscous and a tangy dressing make this salad a deliciously tasty addition to your meal.

5 from 12 votes

Creamy Pasta Salad

An absolute favourite with the kids! This creamy, mild-flavoured pasta salad is just like the one you can buy at the supermarket... but SO much better! Add this to your next BBQ salad list!

Creamy Pasta Salad Recipe

This creamy pasta salad with mayo is quick, easy to prepare and so delicious! With tender macaroni and crisp vegetables dressed in a tangy homemade mayo/sour cream dressing.

5 from 55 votes

Packed with flavours and ready to eat in just 25 minutes, this light Chicken & Mango Salad is full of fresh ingredients and perfect for those warm and humid days.

Mango and Chicken Salad Recipe

A fresh and summery Mango and Chicken Salad packed with avocado, cherry tomatoes, lettuce, cucumber and macadamia nuts in a sweet honey mustard dressing.

5 from 1 vote

Cypriot Grain Salad

This is my favourite salad ever! It's based on the original Hellenic Republic recipe - but over the years I've made a few tweaks and changes to make the recipe even easier (while still maintaining the same delicious flavour).

Cypriot Grain Salad Recipe

A delicious Cypriot Grain Salad filled with nuts, seeds, currants, herbs and topped with a honey Greek yoghurt dressing and pomegranate seeds.

5 from 22 votes

How simple is this!? If you're looking for a basic side salad that matches perfectly with absolutely any meat or seafood... then this is the salad for you!

The famous Walnut, Parmesan, Pear and Rocket Salad recipe drizzled with balsamic vinegar is the perfect summer salad! Bursting with sweet, nutty and fresh flavours and ready in less than 10 minutes.

5 from 26 votes

Roast Pumpkin Salad with Feta

I make this salad all year round! It's just as delicious at a summer BBQ as it is served alongside meat meat in the middle of winter. An all-time favourite that everyone loves.

The FAMOUS Roast Pumpkin Salad with Feta, Pine Nuts & Baby Spinach recipe is so simple to make and is the perfect vegetarian side dish for your next BBQ, family dinner or celebration.

5 from 18 votes

Brown Rice Salad

Perfect for BBQs, a light lunch, or served as a side to an easy midweek dinner... this salad is always a healthy winner! With the convenience of using cooked brown rice, this salad can be ready to serve in 10 minutes!

Brown Rice Salad Recipe

A classic Brown Rice Salad recipe packed full of currants, cashews, red capsicum and spring onions tossed in a soy dressing.

5 from 1 vote

I have been making this salad FOREVER and it's always a hit! The crispy bacon, hard boiled eggs and chopped spring onions add a massive flavour punch - and perfectly complement the creamy mayo/sour cream dressing.

A classic creamy bacon, egg & potato salad recipe that is so simple to make and is the ultimate summer BBQ food. Made with just a few basic ingredients - this salad is absolutely delicious!

5 from 5 votes

Serving Suggestions

These salads are absolutely delicious served on their own... or take things up a level and serve with one of these tasty options:

  • Grilled meats - serve with chicken, pork, lamb or beef!
  • Seafood - serve with grilled fish, prawns, scallops, oysters or salmon
  • Roast meat - roast chicken, beef, pork or lamb all partner perfectly with salad

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The Best Salad Recipes (2024)


What are the 5 main types of salads? ›

The five basic types of salad are green salads (tossed or composed), bound, vegetable, fruit, and combination. The five basic salads that can be served throughout the course of a meal are starter, accompaniment, main course, intermezzo, and dessert.

How to make a salad that actually tastes good? ›

How to Make a Salad You'll Actually Want to Eat
  1. 1: Think Beyond Lettuce and Greens.
  2. 2: Add Heft with Grains and Nuts.
  3. 3: Add Beans or Other Proteins.
  4. 4: Make Your Own Homemade Salad Dressing.
  5. 5: Make it a Flavor Party.
Jan 18, 2024

What is the healthiest salad to eat? ›

10 Nutrient-Dense Salad Recipes
  • Low-Carb Asian Chopped Salad.
  • Spicy Shrimp, Avocado, and Arugula Salad.
  • Tofu and Kale Salad.
  • Pear, Grape, and Feta Salad.
  • Mediterranean Chicken Salad.
  • Blood Orange and Quinoa Kale Salad.
  • Golden Beet and Pomegranate Salad.
  • Roasted Chickpea and Kale Salad.
Jul 20, 2021

What salad do the Kardashians eat? ›

So here for it. I'm sure you've seen the viral Kardashian salad on TikTok. Did you know it was actually created in the 50s by Chef Jean Leon at La Scala Boutique? That's how it got it's real name: the La Scala Chopped Salad.

What is the most popular salad in USA? ›

Caesar Salad

It is a popular choice in many American restaurants and is often served as a side dish or a main course.

What's in a millionaire salad? ›

  1. 1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling.
  2. 1 (8 ounce) carton Cool Whip.
  3. 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk.
  4. 1 (16 ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained.
  5. 1 (11 ounce) can mandarin oranges.
  6. 1 cup seedless grapes (optional)
  7. 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  8. 1 cup mini marshmallows.

What are the three keys to a quality salad? ›

The three keys to ensuring a quality salad are:
  • freshness of ingredients.
  • the ingredients blend together in harmony.
  • appealing to the eye.

What are the most famous salads? ›

What Are the Most Popular Salads?
  • Macaroni Salad. This is a pasta salad, which makes sense given the name. ...
  • Fruit Salad. As its name suggests, fruit salad goes heavy on fruit instead of vegetables. ...
  • Greek Salad. ...
  • Caesar Salad. ...
  • Coleslaw.
Aug 16, 2022

Why do restaurant salads taste better than homemade? ›

Restaurants salt their salads.

This resulted in every bite tasting vibrant and flavorful. "Season your salad just like you would anything else," Simpson said. "Salt is a big difference between salads at home and salads in a restaurant." This doesn't mean you have to make your salads salty!

How do restaurants make salads so crisp? ›

The Keys to Crisp Lettuce

Lettuce actually needs a good amount of airflow, in addition to a bit of moisture (but not too much!), in order to stay crisp. That's why restaurants store their lettuce in special perforated bins that allow for air circulation while it's held in the fridge.

What can I put in a salad to make it more interesting? ›

Add spices and flavours such as paprika, chilli flakes, curry powder, harissa or parmesan. Add acidity or sourness with vinegar, lemon juice or pomegranate molasses to transform your salad.

What is the most unhealthy salad? ›

Worst: Iceberg Wedge Salad

Thanks to the blue cheese or ranch dressing and bacon crumbles, it can pack in four times the fat of a T-bone steak. It also falls short in the nutrition department. That's because iceberg lettuce contains fewer vitamins and minerals than most dark leafy greens.

Is it OK to eat salad every day? ›

While salads can be a healthy addition to a diet—even daily—it is possible to eat too much of it. "Excessive bloating may mean that you are having too many raw foods in your diet, which can be common to find in a salad," Redfield explains.

What is the best salad to eat to lose weight? ›

10 Salad Recipes for Losing Weight (High in Protein)
  • Ranch Kale Salad with BBQ Tofu. ...
  • Salmon Quinoa Salad. ...
  • The Ultimate Chopped Mediterranean Salad. ...
  • Broccoli Edamame Protein Salad. ...
  • Berry Chicken Salad with Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette. ...
  • Vegetarian Chopped Salad with Boiled Eggs. ...
  • Rainbow Quinoa Salad Jars.
Jun 10, 2023

What was the world's first salad? ›

The first recordings of people enjoying salad date back to Ancient Roman times. The salads of that time were not much different than the modern-day garden salads of today. They consisted of fresh, edible herbs, lettuce, and raw vegetables, and the dressing of the time was a simple mixture of oil and salt.

What is the world expensive salad? ›

At $US1912, the upgraded McCarthy salad may be a contender for the world's most expensive. The record was previously set in 2003 by French chef Raymond Blanc for a $1128 (£635) Florette Sea and Earth salad, which featured a range of rare caviars, langoustines, Cornish crab and lobster.

What is the most popular lettuce in the world? ›

Iceberg lettuce is the most common crisphead lettuce variety. Look quickly, and you might mistake it for a green cabbage, but it's worlds away in texture and flavor. It's mild and refreshing, like biting into crunchy water.


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