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Salads offer endless opportunities for creativity. Gone are the days when a it meant a chopped up mound of iceberg lettuce with a glob of dressing slopped over it. Then, maybe a couple olives tossed on top if you were lucky.

They can be cool and crisp, or warm and filling. There are even dessert salad recipes.

Recipes

Recipes can also range from uber-healthy and nutritious to wildly decadent, but a little bit of indulgence is good too.  The point is it doesn’t have to just mean skinny rabbit food anymore.

Green Salads

Greens have come a long way. Nowadays you find so many interesting greens to work with in even the most basic grocery store. Arugula, beet greens, mustard leaves, and more, the only challenge is deciding what to get.

Take your chances to discover the varieties. You can easily mix and match, or eat them on their own.

Main Course

Truly, they are nothing less than entirely versatile. You certainly don’t have to just think about it as a course on the way to the main course. In fact, why not serve one as the main course? With chicken, for example, is perfect for brunch, lunch, or dinner.

Fruit Is An Option

Fruits and veggies work well together, but an all fruit shifts the focus to more sweet and tangy. Fruit salads have also come along way since those syrupy sweet cups of tangerines, grapes, and pineapple and unnaturally red cherries.

Dessert Salads

When it comes to dessert, most people don’t typically think salad, right? Well, that needs to change. Because dessert is another opportunity to step out of the same old thing.

When Is The Best Time To Serve Salad?

According to Ayurvedic and western nutritional advice, serving at the beginning is best. This provides for the best possible absorption of nutrients as aids digestion as well. Of course, throw all that out the window if you are thinking about having one for dessert.

Easy Chicken Salad Recipe (Classic Dish)

Classic chicken salad is always a favorite at a picnic, summer barbecue, or holiday potluck! Tender chicken, crisp celery, and buttery pecans are tossed in a creamy dressing for a quick and easy salad. Serve as a side with crackers or on your favorite bread or tortillas for a filling, crowd pleasing sandwich or wrap! …

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Dill Pickle Pasta Salad (Unique Side Dish!)

Dill Pickle Pasta Salad is a classic potluck dish! This pasta salad combines tender macaroni, crispy bacon, cheddar cheese, and stars crunchy dill pickles. All ingredients are tossed in a creamy dressing with subtle tart undertones that your friends and family will quickly devour. Dill Pickle Pasta Salad Dill pickle pasta salad is a classic …

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AMISH PASTA SALAD {Classic Side Dish!}

Amish Pasta Salad is a classic get-together dish! This pasta salad combines your favorite cooked pasta, hard-boiled eggs, and crisp veggies. All ingredients are tossed in a subtly sweet, tangy, creamy dressing that your friends and loved ones will ask for again and again. Amish Pasta Salad Family get-togethers, hot summer barbecues, or holiday potlucks …

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Creamy Ambrosia Salad

Creamy Ambrosia Salad is a quick and easy dessert made with whipped topping, sweet fruits, shredded coconut, marshmallows, and buttery toasted pecans. This traditional Southern fruit salad is the perfect side to bring to your next potluck, family get-together, or holiday celebration. Ambrosia Fruit Salad Ambrosia salad is a quick and easy dessert. Made with …

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SOUTHERN PEAR SALAD {Budget Friendly!}

Southern Pear Salad is a vintage southern comfort food dish. Juicy canned pears topped with a light dressing, sharp cheddar cheese, and topped with a lightly-sweet maraschino cherry and crushed pecans for crunch. This old-fashioned Southern favorite is the perfect appetizer or side for almost any meal. What is Pear Salad? While the exact origins of …

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CHICKEN MACARONI SALAD {Budget Friendly!}

Simple and easy to make, this classic Chicken Macaroni Salad makes a perfect dinner, side dish, or light lunch. Packed with tons of flavors and textures and mixed in a creamy dressing, it’s the filling and budget friendly. Did I mention is absolutely delicious?! Chicken Macaroni Salad Chicken Macaroni Salad is a creamy pasta salad …

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7 Layer Salad (Overnight Salad)

A 7 Layer Salad is easily prepped the night before and full of textures and flavors. This classic recipe makes a stunning centerpiece and is the perfect dish to bring to any pot luck, pitch in, or backyard family gatherings. A party isn’t a party without a gorgeous and delicious Seven-Layer Salad! Crisp fresh veggies, layered to …

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts Salad (Delicious Side Dish)

Roasted Brussels Sprouts Salad with SWEET cranberries, CRUNCHY walnuts, and CRISP apples is perfect for a light and delicious weeknight meal or a new go-to side dish for your next holiday celebration. Gluten-free, keto friendly, and vegan this simple salad is sure to be a hit with everyone at your dinner table! My family and …

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HOMEMADE BUTTERMILK RANCH DRESSING {Super Easy!}

Try this homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing once and you will never use store-bought ranch dressing again, it just doesn’t compare. Homemade buttermilk ranch dressing is as easy as it gets, and it is far more tasty than store-bought bottled dressing. I almost don’t even want to call them by the same name, because homemade ranch …

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CRUNCHY COLESLAW RECIPE {Full of Texture!}

The staple of every summer table is a cold and crunchy coleslaw. Full of crunchy texture and delicious vegetables and tossed in a light dressing, it is the perfect partner to any dish! A hot summer day is the perfect opportunity for homemade coleslaw to accompany what ever is coming off the grill. This coleslaw …

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