Long hours in the kitchen when the summer swelter sets in is an unappetizing proposition. Enter the main-dish salad to keep you from slaving over the stove.
Chicken and Strawberry Salad from Sunday Supper – Use rotisserie chicken to make this salad even easier and keep the kitchen from heating up. Sub strawberries with blueberries, if you’d like.
Chicken Salad Skewers from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings – Mix up the offerings for these salad skewers with different ingredients and dippers.
Farmers Market Chopped Salad with Zucchini Patties from Lifestyle Food Artistry – This chopped salad loaded with greens, other vegetables and grilled potatoes is topped with breaded zucchini patties then dressed with a Greek yogurt ranch.
No-Mayo Curry Chicken Salad from Eating In Instead – Curried chicken salad without mayonnaise is a hearty dinner salad with the walnuts adding more protein. Make enough to take leftovers for lunch.
Chicken Salad with Labneh in Melon from Whole Food | Real Families – Use a half a melon to hold a twist on the classic Waldorf salad. The simplest way to make labneh, a soft, fresh cheese, is to strain Greek yogurt through a cheesecloth.
Turkey Lentil Taco Salad from Shockingly Delicious – Double up on protein with ground turkey and lentils served over greens. The skillet sauce provides the dressing.
Chicken, Squash, and Spinach Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette from The Redhead Baker – Baby spinach is topped with sauteed chicken, roasted butternut squash, and a warm bacon-maple vinaigrette.
Shrimp Avocado Caesar Salad from The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen – Caesar salad transforms into a heart healthy main dish with an egg-free dressing made from avocados. Top it all with roasted shrimp.
Turkey Spinach Salad with Herb Vinaigrette from Magnolia Days – Use leftover roasted turkey to make this spinach salad filled with dried fruit, blue cheese, walnuts, and warm toasted bread soaked in fresh herb vinaigrette.
Crab Cake Salad from Family Foodie – Light crab cakes top a spinach salad garnished with fresh shaved Parmesan. Did we mention a sprinkle of truffle sea salt?
Bean and Cornbread Salad from Meal Diva – Packed with beans and vegetables that are smothered in-between carbs and cheese, this salad is lunch-box worthy.
Japanese Noodle Salad from Noshing with the Nolands – This vegan main-dish salad features edamame and kale, plus a vinaigrette powered by ginger, honey and soy sauce.
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