When you’re craving lighter options for dinner, give some thought to a main dish salad. Made with the right combination of ingredients and a perfectly paired dressing, a salad can be a deliciously satisfying alternative to a conventional three-course meal.
Chopped Salad with Roasted Root Vegetables and Bacon - This hearty, main dish salad is full of healthy ingredients like fresh spinach, romaine lettuce, apple, bacon, roasted root vegetables, candied walnuts and blue cheese.
Garden Salad with Chicken and Creamy Herb Dressing - This light and healthful dinner salad is topped with pan-seared chicken tenderloins, homemade garlic croutons and a creamy buttermilk dressing flavored with lemon, garlic, basil and parsley.
Classic Greek Salad with Shrimp - Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, Kalamata olives and feta cheese make up this classic Greek salad topped with pan-seared shrimp.
Warm Steak and Potato Salad - This tasty combination of grilled sirloin, baby potatoes, cherry tomatoes and mushrooms is served over mixed greens to make a hearty main dish salad.
Taco Salad with Avocado Dressing - Made with taco-style spices, ground beef and a creamy avocado dressing, this tasty taco salad is a hearty one-dish meal.
Grilled Turkey Salad with Low-Fat Avocado Dressing - This healthy main dish salad recipe features tender, juicy slices of grilled turkey, toasted garlic croutons and a creamy, low-fat avocado dressing.
Chicken and Avocado Chopped Salad - Crisp chicken tenders, smoky bacon, avocado and buttermilk ranch dressing combine to turn this easy chopped salad into a hearty, one-dish dinner.
Shrimp Cocktail Salad - A satisfying main dish salad made with sautéed shrimp, romaine lettuce, ripe tomatoes, sweet onion, avocado and a light, creamy version of a classic cocktail sauce for dressing.
Glazed Salmon and Kale Salad with Creamy Citrus Dressing - Topped with oven-roasted, sweet Thai chili-glazed salmon fillets, this healthy main dish salad recipe combines shredded kale, green apple, orange segments, red bell pepper, carrots, salted cashews and a light and creamy citrus dressing.