24 Sensational Salad Ideas

There are two types of salad people in the world. Those that think of salad as oh-man-all-I-can-eat-on-my-diet-is-rabbit-food people that choke down a salad while wishing for something dripping with grease. And then there’s those of us who love salad. I mean, c’mon… crisp leafy lettuce tossed with a colorful array of vegetables and paired with succulent fruits and drizzled with the perfect dressing to make a mouthwatering experience of garden fresh foods. Mmmmmm! I can’t get enough!

But as much as I love salad, it’s one of those foods that I can very easily get stuck in a rut of eating the same garden salad or making the same side salad dish. Having a favorite, easy to make salad is a great idea. In fact, my girlfriend from The Comfort Table even named a salad after herself, Katherine’s Everyday Salad. It’s quick, easy, healthy and her comfort salad.

But sometimes you just need a change from the ordinary. So whether you’re going for a hearty meal or looking for a nutritious side dish, these leafy salad recipes are far from ordinary… they’re sensational!

I’ll warn you though… sensational doesn’t always mean healthy. If delicious new recipes is what you’re looking for… full speed ahead! However, if weight loss is your goal in salad consumption, realize that some salads could actually be pushing you further away from your goal. Yup, sometimes salad can actually make you fat. It’s the sinfully delicious carb-filled crunchies and hidden sugars in salad dressing. So make sure you are in the know of healthy salad topping options and alternatives so you’re able to stick to those healthy eating habits you’re longing for.


20+ Sensational Salad ideas



Summer Berry Chicken Salad | Copykat

Steak Salad With Avocado Dressing | The Complete Savorist

Kale Apple Chicken Salad | DIY Candy

Confetti Corn Salad | Food Folks and Fun

Sweet Heat Salad | Simply Stacie

Arugala Strawberry Salad | Cook Eat Paleo

Cabbage Kale Salad | The Complete Savorist

Turkey Waldorf Salad | Slap Dash Mom

Santa Fe Pasta Salad | Five Spot Green Living

Mixed Berry Chicken Salad | Divas Run for Bling

Greek Cucumber Noodle Salad | Almost Super Mom

Citrus Salad | Fluster Buster

Rasberry Spinach Salad | Fluster Buster

Apricot Lobster Salad | Momma Young at Home

Italian Carrot Salad | I Love My Disorganized Life

Creamy Pasta & Ham Salad | You Brew My Tea

Thai Cabbage Salad | You Brew My Tea

Orange,Beet & Feta Salad | Feel Good Foodie

Strawberry Apple Quiona Spinach Salad | Simple Veganista

Avocado Lime Chicken Salad | Eat Well 101

Simple Earth Salad | Rebel’s Kitchen

Mediterranean Kale Salad | The Gourmet RD

Vegetarian Indian Thali Cucumber Salad | Cook’s Hide Out

Katherine’s Everyday Salad | The Comfort Table


And even though it’s not a leafy lettuce salad, it still has the word ‘salad’ in its name. So I’m including it! An even healthier take on traditional broccoli salads, you’ll absolutely love this creation!

Skinny Broccoli Salad

Skinny Broccoli Salad… Creamy, crunchy, sweet, savory and delicious! It contains bacon so of course it’s amazing! Yah, you’re welcome.


Even if you didn’t love salad before, I bet you will now with all these delicious recipes. Happy healthy eating, my friend!


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