If you’re looking for a tasty way to add some freshness to your meals, why not try making these delicious and healthy Salad for Dinner Ideas?
Salads are the perfect meal-time solution. They are packed with nutrients, are quick and easy to make, and most importantly they taste great.
Whether you want something light and summery, or something a bit heartier, there’s definitely a salad out there for everyone.
Go through all of these great salad for dinner ideas, we bet you’ll find some new favorites!
Salad for Dinner Ideas:
1. Hawaiian Chicken Salad
Give this refreshing Hawaiian Chicken Salad a sure try tonight, and enjoy the best tropical flavors with everyone.
The marinade makes the chicken simply scrumptious, and other healthy salad fillings make this bowl just spot on.
You can whip it up in about half an hour. Just marinate the chicken in the morning and you are all set for a delicious salad dinner.
2. Tortellini Pasta Salad with Prosciutto
We bet this Tortellini Pasta Salad with Prosciutto is the most gorgeous and delicious pasta salad you will ever make in your kitchen.
Once you have your ingredients ready, everything else comes together really fast, like a breeze.
It makes a great weeknight dinner meal, or is amazing for your summer parties or potlucks.
3. Greek Steak Salad Bowl
Do you like your bowls? If yes, then you will add this Greek Steak Salad Bowl to your new favorite list.
This bowl is all about colorful, crunchy veggies, tender steak, whole grains, olives, and crumbly feta, all this drizzled with a zesty homemade dressing.
You will seriously love this Greek salad bowl.
4. Antipasto Salad
For those lazy days, when you don’t want to cook but also need a tasty family meal, we’ve got you covered with our Antipasto Salad recipe.
This bright and colorful salad is loaded with salami, pepperoni, mozzarella balls, olives, artichokes, cherry tomatoes, and many more delicious ingredients.
Just gather everything and present this delight to your family. It’s one of our favorite salad for dinner ideas.
5. Vietnamese Chicken Salad
Give your regular salad a break and try our vibrant Vietnamese Chicken Salad for dinner tonight.
Chop some crunchy veggies and fresh herbs, add in some rotisserie chicken, drizzle the perfect Nuoc Cham dressing, and finish it with lots of peanuts.
You will completely adore this healthy, light, and super tasty salad meal.
6. Farro Salad with Roasted Vegetables
This Farro Salad with Roasted Vegetables will be your new favorite summer salad dinner.
The recipe is super versatile, you can add any veggie or protein and make it your own. Plus it’s great for making ahead of time, so make a huge batch and relish this salad for days.
If you’ve never tried farro, now is the time!
7. Gado Gado (Indonesian Salad with Peanut Sauce)
Turn your simple salad into a super tasty complete meal with our Gado Gado, a classic Indonesian Salad recipe.
You will relish a good dose of protein, carbs, lots of nutrients, and veggie power. All is drizzled with a perfectly sweet, savory, and spicy peanut sauce.
It’s like you’re enjoying a rainbow on your plate with different colors, flavors, and textures, give this one a sure try.
8. Fall Pasta Salad
Don’t limit your pasta salads only to summer, as our Fall Pasta Salad is full of autumn’s delicious flavors.
This is one bowl where every bite brings a new combination of flavors, like perfectly roasted veggies, crispy apples, sweet dried cranberries, and more.
Add this fantastic Fall salad to your holiday spread, and watch it disappear!
9. Rainbow Pasta Salad
This Rainbow Pasta Salad will be your new super-hit potluck or summer party recipe!
It’s ridiculously easy and gets ready in less than 30 minutes. Just throw in whatever you have in your fridge that day and add a good drizzle of homemade dressing.
It will make a great brunch, lunch, snack, or even dinner. So get to chopping and experience the best rainbow in your bowl.
10. Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
This Mediterranean Quinoa Salad makes a great dish for summer nights. It’s light, satisfying, and super easy to make.
You can whip it up in no time. A simple mix of quinoa, a few veggies, some Mediterranean staples, and zesty lemon dressing is all it takes.
This salad is super healthy, so don’t wait to give it a try.
11. Antipasto Pasta Salad
We have upgraded our antipasto salad and taken it to an ultra-delicious level with this Antipasto Pasta Salad recipe.
This Italian themed salad has the perfect combination of salty meats, sweet tomatoes, red peppers, briny olives, and fresh mozzarella balls.
It makes an awesome weeknight dinner, or can be a great meal prep option for the week’s menu.
12. Taco Salad
Guys, we’ve found you the best and the most delicious Taco Salad recipe, which can easily be your show-stopper dish.
All you need is the best ingredients and some tips to make it amazing every time. Plus the recipe includes two salad dressing variations.
It’s one of our go-to salad for dinner ideas.
13. Thai Beef Salad
Get your favorite Asian flavors on your dinner table in less than 20 minutes with this Thai Beef Salad recipe.
The well-balanced marinade gives the best flavors to the beef, and along with crunchy veggies and a super amazing dressing, everything comes together perfectly.
This salad makes a delicious family meal, plus it pairs great with rice and noodles too.
14. Southwestern Chicken Salad
Wow, everyone at home with this Southwestern Chicken Salad. It’s healthier, tastier, and fresher than your favorite restaurant salad.
The creamy delicious cilantro dressing is made with only 3 ingredients, and it ties everything together perfectly.
So skip the restaurant and try your beloved salad in Southwestern style.
15. Mediterranean Avocado Salmon Salad
Elevate your beloved Mediterranean salad to the next level of awesomeness, with this Mediterranean Avocado Salmon Salad recipe.
The incredible lemon dressing plays two roles, a dressing as well as a marinade. And it’s so good!
This salad recipe is amazingly easy to make, just break it down into 4 simple steps and you are ready to relish this bowl with your loved ones.
16. Balsamic Steak Gorgonzola Salad with Grilled Corn.
Introduce this stunning Balsamic Steak Gorgonzola Salad with Grilled Corn to your family and see it becomes everyone’s favorite in no time.
The heroes of this salad are perfectly grilled steak and grilled corn, and the rest of the ingredients complement each other amazingly.
It makes a great salad recipe for your summer outdoor events, or a delicious weeknight dinner.
17. Asian Chicken Salad
Here’s yet another stunning Asian-themed salad we bet you will absolutely love.
It’s loaded with tender, juicy, perfectly grilled teriyaki chicken, along with romaine lettuce, shredded cabbage, carrots, cashews, cilantro, green onions, chow mein noodles, and mandarin orange.
This recipe is super quick, easy, and perfect to entertain your crowd.
18. Honey Lime Shrimp Salad
If you like the Southwest flavors, then this Honey Lime Shrimp Salad is just for you.
The convenient, tasty, sweet, and spicy shrimp marinade can be your dressing as well.
With this recipe, you can make your salad restaurant quality, and surprise your family with these great flavors.
19. Loaded Cobb Salad with Chicken & Bacon
Looking for a healthier and more delicious salad dinner? Then you’ve just found a keeper, Loaded Cobb Salad with Chicken & Bacon.
But don’t worry about the long list of ingredients, as you can easily make this in advance, and end result will always be spot on.
20. Easy Niçoise Salad
You can make a classic Mediterranean salad at home with this Easy Niçoise Salad recipe.
This healthy salad just needs some basic ingredients like potatoes, tuna, hardboiled eggs, green beans, olives, tomatoes, and fresh basil.
You can easily make this salad your own, as it’s super customizable.
21. Chef Salad
Chef Salad can make a filling and satisfying meal in itself, as it’s loaded with amazing ingredients with pair just perfectly with each other.
You just need to gather ingredients, make easy homemade dressing, and whip everything up in under 30 minutes. Isn’t that great?
Your entire family will really love this Chef Salad.
22. Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad
Need some quick, simple, and healthy dinner recipes? Then, this Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad is just what you’re looking for!
This pasta salad features grilled red peppers, green onions, and a zesty balsamic vinaigrette with lots of herbs and garlic.
Don’t forget to make a huge batch, as you will love to enjoy leftovers all week.
23. Citrus Chicken Salad
Some days, all you need is an easy, flavorful, and bright salad for your perfect weekend meals, and this Citrus Chicken Salad checks all boxes.
A well-marinated chicken thigh cook to perfection, along with creamy avocado, orange, feta, and almonds go together so well.
You will love the flavor and texture combination here!
24. Mexican Grilled Salmon Salad
We’ve found you yet another salmon salad, this time in Mexican avatar.
This salad bowl is fully loaded with fresh veggies, perfectly seasoned and grilled salmon, and a drizzle of the most delicious avocado ranch dressing.
This salad so is satisfying, healthy, and flavorful.
25. Greek Style Grilled Shrimp Orzo Pasta Salad
This Greek Style Grilled Shrimp Orzo Pasta Salad is the ultimate salad for your dinner on weeknights.
It features amazing flavors and is loaded with orzo, perfectly grilled juicy shrimp, your favorite veggies, and feta. Just don’t skip a good drizzle of olive oil, lemon juice, and fresh herbs.
Plus this recipe is super versatile, so don’t shy away from making it your own.
26. California Spaghetti Salad
Have you made your pasta salad with spaghetti yet? If not, this California Spaghetti Salad is the best one to start with.
It’s filled with super delicious fresh veggies and has a zesty Italian dressing. All this can be done in under 15 minutes.
It’s also an ideal option for making ahead of time.
27. Burger Salad
Craving for burgers but you’re on a low-carb diet? We’ve got your back with this Burger Salad.
You can easily make this salad paleo and whole 30 friendly by skipping the cheese. So what are you waiting for? Try this ultra-delicious salad dinner tonight, and amaze your family.
28. Cowboy Pasta Salad
Get ready to indulge in the most creamy, tangy, smoky flavors of Tex-Mex deliciousness with this Cowboy Pasta Salad recipe.
It’s loaded with juicy ground beef, bacon, sweet corn, black beans, tomatoes, and cheese, all covered with a creamy Southwest barbeque dressing.
You can relish this as a stand-alone dinner, or pair it with your favorite main.
29. The Best Chicken Salad
The Chicken Salad claims to be the best, and we don’t disagree!
The amazing and unique ingredients make this chicken salad so remarkable. So just follow this simple recipe with some tips, and make the most delightful dinner tonight.
You will fall in love with every bite of this crunchy, savory, sweet, and creamy chicken salad.
30. Tuna Pasta Salad
Are you a fan of tune? Then this Tuna Pasta Salad is just for you, it’s perfectly creamy, dreamy, and healthy.
This insanely delicious salad is made with tuna, peas, whole wheat pasta, and celery and an amazingly creamy and delicious avocado yogurt dressing.
You just have to try this goodness to believe it.
31. Greek Chicken Orzo Salad
This summer, wow everyone with this Greek Chicken Orzo Salad, it makes a great family dinner.
This colorful bowl is full of grilled pesto balsamic chicken, orzo pasta, cubes of feta, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, olives, and herbs all tossed with Greek dressing.
Mark my words, this one will be your new go-to summer salad recipe.
32. Chinese Chicken Salad
It’s time to get some Chinese flavors in your salad bowl with this Chinese Chicken Salad recipe.
To make this magical salad, just assemble rotisserie chicken, romaine, napa, and crispy wonton strips, then drizzled with delicious sesame ginger dressing.
Just follow the recipe, and enjoy this excellent salad with your loved ones.
33. Chicken Caesar Salad
Everyone’s beloved salad is here again to win your heart and soul, Chicken Caesar Salad.
To make it perfectly creamy, crunchy, and out of this world, you just have to follow this easy recipe and its trips and tricks.
34. Falafel Salad Bowls
Ditch your regular salad and try this perfect meatless treat, Falafel Salad Bowls.
Every bite is pure blissful, packed with greens, falafel, cherry tomatoes, olives, marinated onions, and mustard hummus. It’s a complete meal in itself.
So get cooking this amazing Mediterranean bowl.
35. Buffalo Chicken Salad
Buffalo Chicken Salad is the best recipe to end our list of Salad for Dinner Ideas.
This bowl consists of romaine lettuce, spinach, carrots, onions, bell peppers, blue cheese, and the best and homemade buffalo chicken.
We bet it will turn out more delicious than your takeout version, and you will thank us later for saving you money.
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- 1 cup dry farro
- 1 red bell pepper, halved
- 1 yellow bell pepper, halved
- 1 small red onion, cut into chunks
- 2 zucchini, sliced
- 2 Tbsp olive oil, divided
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1/4 tsp red chili flakes
- 2 cups arugula
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
- 4 Tbsp orange juice
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 Tbsp fresh parsley
- 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1/2 tsp red chili flakes
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
- Cook the farro. Follow the package directions, as different types of farro takes different amounts of time to cook.
- Roast the vegetables. Pre-heat the oven to 450°F. Place the bell peppers, onion and zucchini on a parchment paper lined sheet pan. Drizzle on 1 tablespoon of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast for 30 minutes. After they have cooled enough to handle, dice them up.
- Make the dressing. Mix together all dressing ingredients. Taste and adjust.
- Cook the shrimp. Season shrimp with salt, pepper, red chili flakes and Italian seasoning. Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add shrimp, cook for 2-3 minutes per side.
- Assemble the salad. Toss the farro, roasted vegetables, cherry tomatoes, walnuts and 5 tablespoons of the dressing together in a bowl. Toss the remaining dressing with the shrimp. Place a bed of arugula on a plate, top with farro mixture and shrimp.
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