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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.

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Taco Pasta Salad (Flavorful Side Dish)

This delicious twist on a taco salad is one of my favorite recipes. Featuring seasoned ground beef, green peppers, and tangy Catalina dressing (or French dressing if you prefer), this taco pasta salad recipe is ready to serve in no time! Taco Pasta Salad Recipe Whether you’re looking for a quick weeknight dinner or a …

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Zoe’s Chicken Salad (Copycat Recipe)

Chicken salad is the backbone of the classic summertime picnic, family get-togethers, or a quick lunch that will leave you feeling full and healthy! The best part, you can make this Zoë’s Kitchen favorite right from your own kitchen with tasty ingredients you love and know. Zoë’s Kitchen Chicken Salad Recipe Chicken salad is something …

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The Best Homemade Potato Salad

Homemade Potato Salad is perfect for that summer BBQ, picnic, or weekend grilling! Skip the last-minute run to the store and whip up this simple and easy recipe for a side dish that everyone loves. Creamy Potato Salad Worried about making homemade potato salad? Do not fear! This classic potato salad recipe is easy, quick, and perfect for so many …

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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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