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19 of the Best Salad Recipes That You Must Have

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19 of the Best Salad Recipes That You Must Have

Salad can be eaten as an appetizer, side dish, or as a main meal. Whether you pack a small salad for lunch or prepare a big salad for dinner, there is always room to eat a salad. Salads are full of vegetables and have a ton of nutritional value. However, most importantly, salads just taste great. Whether you're looking for an easy recipe for lunch or dinner, you can't go wrong with salads!

There are so many ways to spruce up a salad, and we have found some of the best ways to do so. There are so many different types of salads to choose from, so it can be a daunting task to try and pick just one salad. We have searched far and wide for some of the best salad recipes ever, and we are here now to give you our results. These are the salad recipes that you should keep in your arsenal the next time you want to add some easy vegetable recipes to your meals. Pick up a fork and dig in with this collection of 19 of the Best Salad Recipes That You Must Have!

Bacon in Salads

Mason Jar Salads with Chicken, Bacon, and Ranch

Bacon makes everything taste better, and salads that have bacon in them are some of the best salad recipes that you will ever come across. Don't wait any longer to make these salad recipes for yourself and your family. Make your kids want to eat their vegetables when you serve them the classic wedge salad or a salad in a jar, especially when they discover that bacon is included. These easy bacon recipes are portable and can be eaten at lunch, while watching your child's soccer game, or at a picnic. A hearty and healthy meal is just a few steps away!

Tip: If you'd like to get creative, then consider using different types of bacon in your salad, including maple-glazed bacon or applewood smoked bacon. You'll be amazed with the depth of flavor found in an assortment of bacon. You will also enjoy the restaurant-quality salad prepared right in your own home!

Chicken Salad Recipes

Honey Mustard Chicken Chopped Salad

Add a little protein to your salad with these chicken salad recipes. Salads with slices of chicken in them make the best salad recipes around. Chicken is such a versatile ingredient because it can be paired with a plethora of different fruits and vegetables as well as a wide array of sauces. If you're planning to roast a chicken, then save some time by reserving some of the chicken for an easy salad recipe. Making a chicken salad will be a breeze with these recipes! If you thought chicken salad would be dull, you'll think again when you try out these recipes.

Tip: If you're planning to make these easy chicken recipes in advance of when you plan to eat them, then consider mixing the dressing and then storing it in a separate container so that the salad does not get soggy.

Broccoli Salad Recipes

Broccoli Grape Pasta Salad

Broccoli makes a wonderful addition to a salad. You can add either raw or cooked broccoli to your salad. Raw broccoli adds an incredible crunch and texture to any of your best salad recipes. Cooked broccoli can be even better because you can prepare it in a way so that it soaks up the flavors of your lettuce mix. Either way you use it, we highly recommend that you add more broccoli to your diet. 

Crisp, flavorful, and packed with vitamins, broccoli is a great way to add some serious vitamins and nutrients to your lunch or dinner. Although these easy recipes with broccoli can be served as side dishes, they will make filling main courses, too. If you're looking for the freshest broccoli around, then stop by your favorite farmers market. You'll be glad you did!

Asian Salad Recipes

Healthy Asian Quinoa Salad

Mix up your salad routine with these Asian salad recipes. There are so many wonderful and unique flavors that you will experience when you eat one of these salads. You'll definitely want to try all of these recipes for salad inspired by Asia the next time you want to shake up your usual lunch or dinner routine. From a hearty noodle salad to a tuna salad with lettuce wraps, these delicious and healthy salad recipes will quickly become part of your go-to meals. You'll love having these recipes inspired by Asian cuisine on your radar!

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