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10 Hearty and Delicious Salad Recipes to Make for Dinner

10 Hearty and Delicious Salad Recipes to Make for Dinner

People tend to think of salads as a tool for improving health or losing weight, but that doesn’t mean a salad can’t be a satisfying and filling meal. Salads have a bad reputation for tasting bland and boring— lettuce, tomatoes, dressing. Simple salads are fine for a mid-afternoon snack, but they are by no means filling. Spice up boring salads with fruit, protein, seasonal vegetables, and tasty dressings. There are a slew of salad recipes to choose from that are both delicious and so filling that you won't need anything else.

Click here for 10 Hearty and Delicious Salad Recipes to Make for Dinner slideshow.

Salad is a dish that can either be served warm or cold with a mixture of raw or cooked vegetables — and grains, pasta, and meats can also be incorporated. Add flavor with dressings that include ingredients like buttermilk, citrus juice, or olive oil.

Keep your salad hearty and healthy with grilled fish, chicken, or steak. Our Citrus Steak Salad recipe calls for thin slices of steak, strawberries, red onions, oranges, lettuce, and goat cheese tossed in a flavorful dressing made with olive oil, orange juice, apple cider vinegar, parsley, and honey. If you don’t like steak, feel free to swap out the protein in favor of grilled chicken, fish, or tofu. If you don’t have meat restrictions, grilled steak or chicken also work well as a side for orzo salad.

Here are 10 options to make for dinner tonight:

Chicken Salad with Apples and Cranberries

Make the most of autumn's seasonal fruits with this delicious chicken salad with apples and cranberries. The salad can be served on crusty bread or rolls to create a sandwich, or alone on a plate garnished with additional apple slices. — Kerri Barrett

For the Chicken Salad with Apples and Cranberries recipe, click here.

Citrus Steak Salad

Thinly sliced steak placed on top of crisp greens makes for a refreshing and citrusy salad. — Taste of Home

For the Citrus Steak Salad recipe, click here.


10 Salads That Are Hearty and Healthy

Want a healthy salad that’s also satisfying? Here are 10 salad recipes that are filling and hearty enough to be eaten as a meal but could also be a side dish. These salad recipes highlight fresh fruit and vegetables, great grains, and proteins.

10 Salad Recipes

Just click on the salad recipe title or image for the full, printer-friendly recipe.

Crunchy Asian Salad with Chicken

This salad is as tasty as it is colorful! Enjoy as a flavorful, healthy lunch or dinner.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

White Bean and Tuna Salad

We recommend serving this healthy White Bean and Tuna Salad for lunch or as part of a soup-and-salad supper.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Garbanzo Salad

Garbanzo beans (a.k.a. chickpeas) are the “meat” of this tasty, hearty salad.


Photo credit: Margo Letourneau

Root Vegetables Salad

Try this colorful and hearty Root Vegetable Salad with beets, potatoes, carrots, and pickles! It’s a great detox salad!


Photo credit: Tatiana Volgutova/Shutterstock

Chicken Salad With Blue Cheese

Make this simple recipe even easier by using the meat from a store-bought rotisserie chicken.


Photo credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Potato Salad with Green Beans and Chicken

This Potato Salad With Green Beans and Chicken dish is loaded with fresh ingredients and is great for a potluck, picnic, or cookout. Enjoy warm or cold.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner.

Tangy Turkey Salad

Looking for ways to use leftover turkey or chicken? This recipe for Tangy Turkey Salad has delicious flavor!

Photo credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Couscous Salad With Chickpeas, Cranberry, and Feta

This pearl couscous salad with chickpeas, dried cranberry, and feta has a delightful mix of textures. Eat hot or cold. Make as a salad or a side that brightens up a basic roast chicken for a flavorful dinner.

Kale Salad With Cranberry, Feta, and Walnuts

This salad recipe comes from our local general store! There’s just something about the way these ingredients blend.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Easy Curry Chicken Salad

This recipe comes from our food editor, Sarah Perrault. The curry adds great flavor!


Photo credit: Sarah Perreault

Bonus Recipe: Sally’s Bulgur Salad. This one comes from our editor-in-chief’s wife, who created the recipe when she decided her family wasn’t getting enough good grains in their diet!

Tell us if you have a favorite salad recipe! We’d love to hear from you and value any new ideas. Just leave a comment below with comments or any questions.


10 Salads That Are Hearty and Healthy

Want a healthy salad that’s also satisfying? Here are 10 salad recipes that are filling and hearty enough to be eaten as a meal but could also be a side dish. These salad recipes highlight fresh fruit and vegetables, great grains, and proteins.

10 Salad Recipes

Just click on the salad recipe title or image for the full, printer-friendly recipe.

Crunchy Asian Salad with Chicken

This salad is as tasty as it is colorful! Enjoy as a flavorful, healthy lunch or dinner.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

White Bean and Tuna Salad

We recommend serving this healthy White Bean and Tuna Salad for lunch or as part of a soup-and-salad supper.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Garbanzo Salad

Garbanzo beans (a.k.a. chickpeas) are the “meat” of this tasty, hearty salad.


Photo credit: Margo Letourneau

Root Vegetables Salad

Try this colorful and hearty Root Vegetable Salad with beets, potatoes, carrots, and pickles! It’s a great detox salad!


Photo credit: Tatiana Volgutova/Shutterstock

Chicken Salad With Blue Cheese

Make this simple recipe even easier by using the meat from a store-bought rotisserie chicken.


Photo credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Potato Salad with Green Beans and Chicken

This Potato Salad With Green Beans and Chicken dish is loaded with fresh ingredients and is great for a potluck, picnic, or cookout. Enjoy warm or cold.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner.

Tangy Turkey Salad

Looking for ways to use leftover turkey or chicken? This recipe for Tangy Turkey Salad has delicious flavor!

Photo credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Couscous Salad With Chickpeas, Cranberry, and Feta

This pearl couscous salad with chickpeas, dried cranberry, and feta has a delightful mix of textures. Eat hot or cold. Make as a salad or a side that brightens up a basic roast chicken for a flavorful dinner.

Kale Salad With Cranberry, Feta, and Walnuts

This salad recipe comes from our local general store! There’s just something about the way these ingredients blend.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Easy Curry Chicken Salad

This recipe comes from our food editor, Sarah Perrault. The curry adds great flavor!


Photo credit: Sarah Perreault

Bonus Recipe: Sally’s Bulgur Salad. This one comes from our editor-in-chief’s wife, who created the recipe when she decided her family wasn’t getting enough good grains in their diet!

Tell us if you have a favorite salad recipe! We’d love to hear from you and value any new ideas. Just leave a comment below with comments or any questions.


10 Salads That Are Hearty and Healthy

Want a healthy salad that’s also satisfying? Here are 10 salad recipes that are filling and hearty enough to be eaten as a meal but could also be a side dish. These salad recipes highlight fresh fruit and vegetables, great grains, and proteins.

10 Salad Recipes

Just click on the salad recipe title or image for the full, printer-friendly recipe.

Crunchy Asian Salad with Chicken

This salad is as tasty as it is colorful! Enjoy as a flavorful, healthy lunch or dinner.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

White Bean and Tuna Salad

We recommend serving this healthy White Bean and Tuna Salad for lunch or as part of a soup-and-salad supper.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Garbanzo Salad

Garbanzo beans (a.k.a. chickpeas) are the “meat” of this tasty, hearty salad.


Photo credit: Margo Letourneau

Root Vegetables Salad

Try this colorful and hearty Root Vegetable Salad with beets, potatoes, carrots, and pickles! It’s a great detox salad!


Photo credit: Tatiana Volgutova/Shutterstock

Chicken Salad With Blue Cheese

Make this simple recipe even easier by using the meat from a store-bought rotisserie chicken.


Photo credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Potato Salad with Green Beans and Chicken

This Potato Salad With Green Beans and Chicken dish is loaded with fresh ingredients and is great for a potluck, picnic, or cookout. Enjoy warm or cold.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner.

Tangy Turkey Salad

Looking for ways to use leftover turkey or chicken? This recipe for Tangy Turkey Salad has delicious flavor!

Photo credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Couscous Salad With Chickpeas, Cranberry, and Feta

This pearl couscous salad with chickpeas, dried cranberry, and feta has a delightful mix of textures. Eat hot or cold. Make as a salad or a side that brightens up a basic roast chicken for a flavorful dinner.

Kale Salad With Cranberry, Feta, and Walnuts

This salad recipe comes from our local general store! There’s just something about the way these ingredients blend.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Easy Curry Chicken Salad

This recipe comes from our food editor, Sarah Perrault. The curry adds great flavor!


Photo credit: Sarah Perreault

Bonus Recipe: Sally’s Bulgur Salad. This one comes from our editor-in-chief’s wife, who created the recipe when she decided her family wasn’t getting enough good grains in their diet!

Tell us if you have a favorite salad recipe! We’d love to hear from you and value any new ideas. Just leave a comment below with comments or any questions.


10 Salads That Are Hearty and Healthy

Want a healthy salad that’s also satisfying? Here are 10 salad recipes that are filling and hearty enough to be eaten as a meal but could also be a side dish. These salad recipes highlight fresh fruit and vegetables, great grains, and proteins.

10 Salad Recipes

Just click on the salad recipe title or image for the full, printer-friendly recipe.

Crunchy Asian Salad with Chicken

This salad is as tasty as it is colorful! Enjoy as a flavorful, healthy lunch or dinner.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

White Bean and Tuna Salad

We recommend serving this healthy White Bean and Tuna Salad for lunch or as part of a soup-and-salad supper.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Garbanzo Salad

Garbanzo beans (a.k.a. chickpeas) are the “meat” of this tasty, hearty salad.


Photo credit: Margo Letourneau

Root Vegetables Salad

Try this colorful and hearty Root Vegetable Salad with beets, potatoes, carrots, and pickles! It’s a great detox salad!


Photo credit: Tatiana Volgutova/Shutterstock

Chicken Salad With Blue Cheese

Make this simple recipe even easier by using the meat from a store-bought rotisserie chicken.


Photo credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Potato Salad with Green Beans and Chicken

This Potato Salad With Green Beans and Chicken dish is loaded with fresh ingredients and is great for a potluck, picnic, or cookout. Enjoy warm or cold.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner.

Tangy Turkey Salad

Looking for ways to use leftover turkey or chicken? This recipe for Tangy Turkey Salad has delicious flavor!

Photo credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Couscous Salad With Chickpeas, Cranberry, and Feta

This pearl couscous salad with chickpeas, dried cranberry, and feta has a delightful mix of textures. Eat hot or cold. Make as a salad or a side that brightens up a basic roast chicken for a flavorful dinner.

Kale Salad With Cranberry, Feta, and Walnuts

This salad recipe comes from our local general store! There’s just something about the way these ingredients blend.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Easy Curry Chicken Salad

This recipe comes from our food editor, Sarah Perrault. The curry adds great flavor!


Photo credit: Sarah Perreault

Bonus Recipe: Sally’s Bulgur Salad. This one comes from our editor-in-chief’s wife, who created the recipe when she decided her family wasn’t getting enough good grains in their diet!

Tell us if you have a favorite salad recipe! We’d love to hear from you and value any new ideas. Just leave a comment below with comments or any questions.


10 Salads That Are Hearty and Healthy

Want a healthy salad that’s also satisfying? Here are 10 salad recipes that are filling and hearty enough to be eaten as a meal but could also be a side dish. These salad recipes highlight fresh fruit and vegetables, great grains, and proteins.

10 Salad Recipes

Just click on the salad recipe title or image for the full, printer-friendly recipe.

Crunchy Asian Salad with Chicken

This salad is as tasty as it is colorful! Enjoy as a flavorful, healthy lunch or dinner.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

White Bean and Tuna Salad

We recommend serving this healthy White Bean and Tuna Salad for lunch or as part of a soup-and-salad supper.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Garbanzo Salad

Garbanzo beans (a.k.a. chickpeas) are the “meat” of this tasty, hearty salad.


Photo credit: Margo Letourneau

Root Vegetables Salad

Try this colorful and hearty Root Vegetable Salad with beets, potatoes, carrots, and pickles! It’s a great detox salad!


Photo credit: Tatiana Volgutova/Shutterstock

Chicken Salad With Blue Cheese

Make this simple recipe even easier by using the meat from a store-bought rotisserie chicken.


Photo credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Potato Salad with Green Beans and Chicken

This Potato Salad With Green Beans and Chicken dish is loaded with fresh ingredients and is great for a potluck, picnic, or cookout. Enjoy warm or cold.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner.

Tangy Turkey Salad

Looking for ways to use leftover turkey or chicken? This recipe for Tangy Turkey Salad has delicious flavor!

Photo credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Couscous Salad With Chickpeas, Cranberry, and Feta

This pearl couscous salad with chickpeas, dried cranberry, and feta has a delightful mix of textures. Eat hot or cold. Make as a salad or a side that brightens up a basic roast chicken for a flavorful dinner.

Kale Salad With Cranberry, Feta, and Walnuts

This salad recipe comes from our local general store! There’s just something about the way these ingredients blend.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Easy Curry Chicken Salad

This recipe comes from our food editor, Sarah Perrault. The curry adds great flavor!


Photo credit: Sarah Perreault

Bonus Recipe: Sally’s Bulgur Salad. This one comes from our editor-in-chief’s wife, who created the recipe when she decided her family wasn’t getting enough good grains in their diet!

Tell us if you have a favorite salad recipe! We’d love to hear from you and value any new ideas. Just leave a comment below with comments or any questions.


10 Salads That Are Hearty and Healthy

Want a healthy salad that’s also satisfying? Here are 10 salad recipes that are filling and hearty enough to be eaten as a meal but could also be a side dish. These salad recipes highlight fresh fruit and vegetables, great grains, and proteins.

10 Salad Recipes

Just click on the salad recipe title or image for the full, printer-friendly recipe.

Crunchy Asian Salad with Chicken

This salad is as tasty as it is colorful! Enjoy as a flavorful, healthy lunch or dinner.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

White Bean and Tuna Salad

We recommend serving this healthy White Bean and Tuna Salad for lunch or as part of a soup-and-salad supper.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Garbanzo Salad

Garbanzo beans (a.k.a. chickpeas) are the “meat” of this tasty, hearty salad.


Photo credit: Margo Letourneau

Root Vegetables Salad

Try this colorful and hearty Root Vegetable Salad with beets, potatoes, carrots, and pickles! It’s a great detox salad!


Photo credit: Tatiana Volgutova/Shutterstock

Chicken Salad With Blue Cheese

Make this simple recipe even easier by using the meat from a store-bought rotisserie chicken.


Photo credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Potato Salad with Green Beans and Chicken

This Potato Salad With Green Beans and Chicken dish is loaded with fresh ingredients and is great for a potluck, picnic, or cookout. Enjoy warm or cold.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner.

Tangy Turkey Salad

Looking for ways to use leftover turkey or chicken? This recipe for Tangy Turkey Salad has delicious flavor!

Photo credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Couscous Salad With Chickpeas, Cranberry, and Feta

This pearl couscous salad with chickpeas, dried cranberry, and feta has a delightful mix of textures. Eat hot or cold. Make as a salad or a side that brightens up a basic roast chicken for a flavorful dinner.

Kale Salad With Cranberry, Feta, and Walnuts

This salad recipe comes from our local general store! There’s just something about the way these ingredients blend.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Easy Curry Chicken Salad

This recipe comes from our food editor, Sarah Perrault. The curry adds great flavor!


Photo credit: Sarah Perreault

Bonus Recipe: Sally’s Bulgur Salad. This one comes from our editor-in-chief’s wife, who created the recipe when she decided her family wasn’t getting enough good grains in their diet!

Tell us if you have a favorite salad recipe! We’d love to hear from you and value any new ideas. Just leave a comment below with comments or any questions.


10 Salads That Are Hearty and Healthy

Want a healthy salad that’s also satisfying? Here are 10 salad recipes that are filling and hearty enough to be eaten as a meal but could also be a side dish. These salad recipes highlight fresh fruit and vegetables, great grains, and proteins.

10 Salad Recipes

Just click on the salad recipe title or image for the full, printer-friendly recipe.

Crunchy Asian Salad with Chicken

This salad is as tasty as it is colorful! Enjoy as a flavorful, healthy lunch or dinner.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

White Bean and Tuna Salad

We recommend serving this healthy White Bean and Tuna Salad for lunch or as part of a soup-and-salad supper.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Garbanzo Salad

Garbanzo beans (a.k.a. chickpeas) are the “meat” of this tasty, hearty salad.


Photo credit: Margo Letourneau

Root Vegetables Salad

Try this colorful and hearty Root Vegetable Salad with beets, potatoes, carrots, and pickles! It’s a great detox salad!


Photo credit: Tatiana Volgutova/Shutterstock

Chicken Salad With Blue Cheese

Make this simple recipe even easier by using the meat from a store-bought rotisserie chicken.


Photo credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Potato Salad with Green Beans and Chicken

This Potato Salad With Green Beans and Chicken dish is loaded with fresh ingredients and is great for a potluck, picnic, or cookout. Enjoy warm or cold.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner.

Tangy Turkey Salad

Looking for ways to use leftover turkey or chicken? This recipe for Tangy Turkey Salad has delicious flavor!

Photo credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Couscous Salad With Chickpeas, Cranberry, and Feta

This pearl couscous salad with chickpeas, dried cranberry, and feta has a delightful mix of textures. Eat hot or cold. Make as a salad or a side that brightens up a basic roast chicken for a flavorful dinner.

Kale Salad With Cranberry, Feta, and Walnuts

This salad recipe comes from our local general store! There’s just something about the way these ingredients blend.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Easy Curry Chicken Salad

This recipe comes from our food editor, Sarah Perrault. The curry adds great flavor!


Photo credit: Sarah Perreault

Bonus Recipe: Sally’s Bulgur Salad. This one comes from our editor-in-chief’s wife, who created the recipe when she decided her family wasn’t getting enough good grains in their diet!

Tell us if you have a favorite salad recipe! We’d love to hear from you and value any new ideas. Just leave a comment below with comments or any questions.


10 Salads That Are Hearty and Healthy

Want a healthy salad that’s also satisfying? Here are 10 salad recipes that are filling and hearty enough to be eaten as a meal but could also be a side dish. These salad recipes highlight fresh fruit and vegetables, great grains, and proteins.

10 Salad Recipes

Just click on the salad recipe title or image for the full, printer-friendly recipe.

Crunchy Asian Salad with Chicken

This salad is as tasty as it is colorful! Enjoy as a flavorful, healthy lunch or dinner.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

White Bean and Tuna Salad

We recommend serving this healthy White Bean and Tuna Salad for lunch or as part of a soup-and-salad supper.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Garbanzo Salad

Garbanzo beans (a.k.a. chickpeas) are the “meat” of this tasty, hearty salad.


Photo credit: Margo Letourneau

Root Vegetables Salad

Try this colorful and hearty Root Vegetable Salad with beets, potatoes, carrots, and pickles! It’s a great detox salad!


Photo credit: Tatiana Volgutova/Shutterstock

Chicken Salad With Blue Cheese

Make this simple recipe even easier by using the meat from a store-bought rotisserie chicken.


Photo credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Potato Salad with Green Beans and Chicken

This Potato Salad With Green Beans and Chicken dish is loaded with fresh ingredients and is great for a potluck, picnic, or cookout. Enjoy warm or cold.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner.

Tangy Turkey Salad

Looking for ways to use leftover turkey or chicken? This recipe for Tangy Turkey Salad has delicious flavor!

Photo credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Couscous Salad With Chickpeas, Cranberry, and Feta

This pearl couscous salad with chickpeas, dried cranberry, and feta has a delightful mix of textures. Eat hot or cold. Make as a salad or a side that brightens up a basic roast chicken for a flavorful dinner.

Kale Salad With Cranberry, Feta, and Walnuts

This salad recipe comes from our local general store! There’s just something about the way these ingredients blend.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Easy Curry Chicken Salad

This recipe comes from our food editor, Sarah Perrault. The curry adds great flavor!


Photo credit: Sarah Perreault

Bonus Recipe: Sally’s Bulgur Salad. This one comes from our editor-in-chief’s wife, who created the recipe when she decided her family wasn’t getting enough good grains in their diet!

Tell us if you have a favorite salad recipe! We’d love to hear from you and value any new ideas. Just leave a comment below with comments or any questions.


10 Salads That Are Hearty and Healthy

Want a healthy salad that’s also satisfying? Here are 10 salad recipes that are filling and hearty enough to be eaten as a meal but could also be a side dish. These salad recipes highlight fresh fruit and vegetables, great grains, and proteins.

10 Salad Recipes

Just click on the salad recipe title or image for the full, printer-friendly recipe.

Crunchy Asian Salad with Chicken

This salad is as tasty as it is colorful! Enjoy as a flavorful, healthy lunch or dinner.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

White Bean and Tuna Salad

We recommend serving this healthy White Bean and Tuna Salad for lunch or as part of a soup-and-salad supper.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Garbanzo Salad

Garbanzo beans (a.k.a. chickpeas) are the “meat” of this tasty, hearty salad.


Photo credit: Margo Letourneau

Root Vegetables Salad

Try this colorful and hearty Root Vegetable Salad with beets, potatoes, carrots, and pickles! It’s a great detox salad!


Photo credit: Tatiana Volgutova/Shutterstock

Chicken Salad With Blue Cheese

Make this simple recipe even easier by using the meat from a store-bought rotisserie chicken.


Photo credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Potato Salad with Green Beans and Chicken

This Potato Salad With Green Beans and Chicken dish is loaded with fresh ingredients and is great for a potluck, picnic, or cookout. Enjoy warm or cold.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner.

Tangy Turkey Salad

Looking for ways to use leftover turkey or chicken? This recipe for Tangy Turkey Salad has delicious flavor!

Photo credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Couscous Salad With Chickpeas, Cranberry, and Feta

This pearl couscous salad with chickpeas, dried cranberry, and feta has a delightful mix of textures. Eat hot or cold. Make as a salad or a side that brightens up a basic roast chicken for a flavorful dinner.

Kale Salad With Cranberry, Feta, and Walnuts

This salad recipe comes from our local general store! There’s just something about the way these ingredients blend.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Easy Curry Chicken Salad

This recipe comes from our food editor, Sarah Perrault. The curry adds great flavor!


Photo credit: Sarah Perreault

Bonus Recipe: Sally’s Bulgur Salad. This one comes from our editor-in-chief’s wife, who created the recipe when she decided her family wasn’t getting enough good grains in their diet!

Tell us if you have a favorite salad recipe! We’d love to hear from you and value any new ideas. Just leave a comment below with comments or any questions.


10 Salads That Are Hearty and Healthy

Want a healthy salad that’s also satisfying? Here are 10 salad recipes that are filling and hearty enough to be eaten as a meal but could also be a side dish. These salad recipes highlight fresh fruit and vegetables, great grains, and proteins.

10 Salad Recipes

Just click on the salad recipe title or image for the full, printer-friendly recipe.

Crunchy Asian Salad with Chicken

This salad is as tasty as it is colorful! Enjoy as a flavorful, healthy lunch or dinner.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

White Bean and Tuna Salad

We recommend serving this healthy White Bean and Tuna Salad for lunch or as part of a soup-and-salad supper.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Garbanzo Salad

Garbanzo beans (a.k.a. chickpeas) are the “meat” of this tasty, hearty salad.


Photo credit: Margo Letourneau

Root Vegetables Salad

Try this colorful and hearty Root Vegetable Salad with beets, potatoes, carrots, and pickles! It’s a great detox salad!


Photo credit: Tatiana Volgutova/Shutterstock

Chicken Salad With Blue Cheese

Make this simple recipe even easier by using the meat from a store-bought rotisserie chicken.


Photo credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Potato Salad with Green Beans and Chicken

This Potato Salad With Green Beans and Chicken dish is loaded with fresh ingredients and is great for a potluck, picnic, or cookout. Enjoy warm or cold.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner.

Tangy Turkey Salad

Looking for ways to use leftover turkey or chicken? This recipe for Tangy Turkey Salad has delicious flavor!

Photo credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Couscous Salad With Chickpeas, Cranberry, and Feta

This pearl couscous salad with chickpeas, dried cranberry, and feta has a delightful mix of textures. Eat hot or cold. Make as a salad or a side that brightens up a basic roast chicken for a flavorful dinner.

Kale Salad With Cranberry, Feta, and Walnuts

This salad recipe comes from our local general store! There’s just something about the way these ingredients blend.


Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Easy Curry Chicken Salad

This recipe comes from our food editor, Sarah Perrault. The curry adds great flavor!


Photo credit: Sarah Perreault

Bonus Recipe: Sally’s Bulgur Salad. This one comes from our editor-in-chief’s wife, who created the recipe when she decided her family wasn’t getting enough good grains in their diet!

Tell us if you have a favorite salad recipe! We’d love to hear from you and value any new ideas. Just leave a comment below with comments or any questions.