Best Salad Recipes

Whether you need a delicious dinner salad recipe or a cold pasta salad recipe, you’ll find delicious easy pasta recipes here!

We love fresh summer salads like almost as much as macaroni salad!

Salads are one of the easiest option when it comes to potlucks and cookouts where you’re asked to bring a dish. Spaghetti salad and BLT pasta salad are always a hit!

We even love salads for dessert! Some of our favorite easy make ahead dessert salad recipes are snickers salad, cranberry jello salad, and apple walnut salad.

What To Add To Salad

Salads are the perfect way to use up anything you need to use up in your fridge and pantry. They don’t have to be boring, get creative and have some fun with it!

We love changing up regular lettuce for spinach, or even arugula. The dressing can always be adapted or modified to suit your tastes too!

Here are some delicious additions to almost any salad:

  • Produce – lettuce, carrots, green onions, peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, broccoli, radishes, mushrooms.
  • Dressing – creamy, vinaigrette, balsamic and olive oil
  • Cheese – feta, shredded cheddar, parmesan cheese
  • Other – toasted nuts (almonds, pecans, cashews), raisins, hard boiled egg slices

Remember to dress the salad right before serving (with the exception of pasta salad) to prevent the lettuce from wilting.

We like to bring the dressing in a separate container if we are preparing a salad to bring on the go!