14 Easy Green Salad Recipes


14 Easy Green Salad Recipes

Our Best Green Salad Recipes

Add a little green to your mealtime with our collection of easy and tasty green salad recipes. You can serve these at the start of a meal or make them the main attraction. If you think green salads are bland and boring, then it's time you tried one of our fresh-tasting and exciting recipes, below. We're showing you how to make green salad in lots of different ways, so you never get bored again!

And in case you're not sure what a green salad is, it's basically just a salad that's made with mostly greens like lettuce and spinach.  

So, go ahead and enjoy these simple green salads! Make them for dinner, a potluck, a picnic...you name it. No matter when you decide to serve one of these, we're sure you'll have everyone saying, "OOH IT'S SO GOOD!!®"

Everyday Green Salads

Southwestern Salad Toss

Y'know how good salads taste when you order them from a restaurant? Well, we recreated one of our favorites and came up with this recipe for Southwestern Salad Toss that we think is even better than the original! Full of yummy mix-ins and topped off with a light, fresh, and flavorful dressing, this salad will definitely impress everyone!

Yummy Salad

Have you ever had a bite of something so good the only way you knew how to describe it was to say it was "yummy"? That's the case with this salad. For Jaime and her sister, in Florida, this Yummy Salad is absolutely the best. They make it for all of their summer get-togethers and always get rave reviews. (We're so lucky they shared their recipe with us!)

Spring Bounty Salad

You don't need to have a home garden to enjoy the bounty of spring. That's because the freezer aisles are loaded with spring veggies year-round! We used some of our favorites to put together this bright and fresh-tasting Spring Bounty Salad with a homemade, creamy mint dressing.

Refrigerator Layered Salad

Refrigerated Layered Salad is a super make-ahead salad that holds up well and looks as good as it tastes. With a rainbow of colorful layers and taste bud-pleasing textures, this salad recipe is perfect for entertaining.

Chilled Beefed-Up Summer Salad

When the heat of summer has us turning away from comfort foods, we like to turn to recipes like this Chilled Beefed-Up Summer Salad. And, since salad is only as good as the dressing that goes on it, you can bet we've paired this beefy summer salad with the perfect, homemade, creamy horseradish dressing to make this extra mm..mm..tasty!

Presidential Salad

Add a burst of sunshine to mealtime with this citrusy Presidential Salad that's inspired by the original, which was served aboard a rail car built for use by several Presidents in the early twentieth century.

Easy Caesar Salad

Why use bottled Caesar salad dressing when it's so easy to make your own? Our recipe for Easy Caesar Salad is totally homemade and tastes just like the ones you're served at fancy restaurants.

Warm Honey Walnut Salad

Crunchy walnuts add a novel texture to this gourmet-tasting mixed baby greens salad that's drizzled with our Test Kitchen's secret homemade dressing.

The Ultimate Greek Layered Salad

You might want to put on a toga and laurel wreath when you serve this delicious Greek salad 'cause our recipe for The Ultimate Greek Layered Salad is one you'll want to celebrate in full regalia. Every bite is full of Greek goodness!

Not Your Average Salad

As the name states, this is Not Your Average Salad. This salad is meant to be a stand-out winner, full of all the winter goodies we like best, like pears, cherries, and crunchy walnuts. When served with our warm honey dressing, no one is going to pass on the salad!

Tossed Spinach Salad

This colorful salad seems deceptively difficult to make, but give it a try, and you'll learn why it's one of our favorite easy salad recipes to throw together at the last minute. Plus, it's one of those salad recipes that's easy to modify to fit your taste. Try it with a different kind of dressing or throw in a few extra ingredients. No matter how you decide to prepare it, we guarantee you're going to leave the table smiling.

Shrimp Scampi Salad

This cool twist on a classic hot dish will have everyone savoring the flavors of scampi! Your company will scamper away from the table satisfied, happy, and begging for the recipe!

Green Salads for Potlucks

These green salads feed 10 or more people, which makes them perfect for potlucks, picnics, or anytime you're entertaining company!

Garbage Salad

Despite its unusual name, this is one salad you aren't going to want to throw away! That's 'cause our Garbage Salad is LOADED with a ton of veggies, cheese, and deli-style salami.

Heavenly Layered Salad

We've got seven heavenly layers for you to fall in love with in this recipe for Heavenly Layered Salad! This green salad features lots of color, lots of crunch, and an extra-creamy dressing that is to-die-for. Make sure you dig all the way into this one, so you can get a little bit of every layer!

Don't forget the salad dressing! Good thing we've got so many for you to choose from in our collection of Easy Salad Dressings to Make at Home!

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