Salad Recipes

1905 Salad and Dressing: October 11, 2017
A classic salad and dressing based on the famous Columbia Restaurant in Ybor City.

Air Fryer BBQ Pork Salad: February 8, 2024
Leftover Mississippi pork loin roast strips get tossed in BBQ sauce and air fried to perfection before being served with a sweet kale salad. Nice!

Antipasto Pesto Tortellini Salad: May 5, 2021

Antipasto Salad with Blanched Asparagus: June 16, 2020

Artichoke Salad for Bruschetta: April 4, 2012
Parfait! Roasted Artichoke Salad: July 11, 2014

Asian (sort of) Salad: February 2, 2011
Ramen noodles and a soy sauce based dressing make for one nice salad.
Asian Salad, Again
: July 5, 2011
Less sugar, less oil, less Ramen – but still wicked tasty!
Parfait! Ramen ‘n Romaine Salad with Tamari Dressing: August 10, 2012

Asparagus Ceviche: March 18, 2024

Asparagus Salad, Buttermilk and French Dressing: May 14, 2015

Asparagus Salad, Blue Cheese, TWO(!) Dressings: January 24, 2017

Asparagus Salad, Caesar: June 6, 2023

Asparagus Salad, Favorite: March 22, 2017

Asparagus Salad With Feta and Red Onion: September 19, 2016

Asparagus, Feta, and Tomato Salad: February 23, 2021

Asparagus Salad, Lemon Vinaigrette: April 16, 2015

Asparagus Salad, Marinated: October 3, 2018

Asparagus Salad, Roasted, with Prosciutto Crisps: April 17, 2012
A lot easier to toss together than it sounds. And the Best! roasting method I’ve tried.

Baby Spinach and Romaine with Mandarin Oranges, and Feta Cheese: March 5, 2018

Baby Spinach and Romaine with Roasted Beets and Spiced Walnuts: November 20, 2014

Bacon and Tomato Salad: September 9, 2015

Barbecue Chopped Salad: February 19, 2015

Beans, Marinated, Salad: September 28, 2021

Bean and Pasta Salad: June 27, 2019

Bean Salad, Lois’, Best!: September 13, 2012
Forget the others, this combination of five beans with a not too, too sweet dressing is a winner. THX to cousin Lois for sharing.

Bean Salad, Lois’: July 25, 2020
Still so very, very good!

Three Bean Salad: December 12, 2010
If anyone has the Times Style Book – what IS the convention for
organizing with the ‘Three’ – does one consider it to be silent?

Another Three Bean Salad?: August 31, 2011
Yeh – but a little bit different.

Beet Salad, Roasted: November 29, 2021

Belgian Endive and Romaine Salad With Blue Cheese and Roasted Pears: January 14, 2016

Big Burger Taco Panzanella Salad: September 13, 2021

Black Bean Salad: September 24, 2010
I’m also listing this under vegetables, just because I can (see intro above).

Black Bean Taco Salad: May 10, 2017

BLT Caesar Salad: July 22, 2014

Parfait! Blueberry Salad with Feta and Dried Cherries: June 21, 2013
Same as the Mshalale salad, but with feta substituted for the string cheese. Still yummy.

Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad: December 18, 2015

Broccoli and Date Salad: December 5, 2016
Actually, the dates are part of the kinda weird but really tasty warm salad dressing; made of equal parts chopped dates, sweet chili sauce, and Italian dressing.

Broccoli Pasta Salad: July 27, 2023

Broccoli and Ramen Salad: August 24, 2016

Broccoli and Ramen Salad, Better!: November 1, 2016
Broccoli and Ramen Salad, Still Better: April 3, 2020

Broccoli Salad, Marinated: November 6, 2014

Broccoli Slaw, Marinated: January 25, 2018

Broccoli Slaw, Hot: June 20, 2017

Broccoli Slaw, Peach and Feta: July 18, 2016

Brussel Sprout Salad: January 22, 2015
This post is more about the wicked tasty buttermilk salad dressing mix I’ve come across from the nice folk at Penzeys Spices; but it’d be a real shame not to also call out this fine salad, made from shaved brussel sprouts (check your market’s produce section or Trader Joe’s), dried cherries, and freshly made croutons.

Brussel Sprouts Salad, Browned, with Prosciutto and Blue Jack Cheese: March 1, 2016

Brussels Sprouts Salad, Crispy Air Fried: October 16, 2020

Brussel Sprouts Salad, Shaved: June 26, 2017
Brussels Sprouts Salad, Shaved: September 23, 2020
A healthier version without meats or cheese or creamy dressing.

Brussels Sprouts Salad, Shaved, With Pomegranate Seeds: November 28, 2022

Cabbage Salad With Ramen: November 15, 2012
I used the chili flavor seasoning packet to make my dressing and thought it nice, with just a hint of a nip; but if you’d rather err on the side of caution, the chicken flavor would work as well.

Caesar Salad With English Muffin Croutons and Blanched Asparagus: February 8, 2022

Calamari Salad, Air Fryer: May 7, 2024

Caponata: September 21, 2015
Treat this mixed veggie eggplant salad as an appetizer spread on crackers or crusty bread, or as a salad or vegetarian main course.

Caprese Salad with Roasted Tomatoes: August 28, 2013

Caprese, Broiled: January 17, 2017
Not really a salad and most certainly not a veggie, this riff on a Caprese should really not be missed.

Carrot Salad, French: August 28, 2010

Carrot Salad, French: November 21, 2012
Here’s another version of this classic favorite, made quick by using herbs from the spice rack instead of fresh; ’cause I am NOT going to the market the day before Thanksgiving.

Best! French Carrots: December 23, 2012
Shaved carrots as a salad or sliced as a munchie, this is my all-time favorite version the classic French dish. Authentic? Not even a wee, little, tiny bit; but tasty? Youbectha!

Carrot Salad Mashup; Classic and My Own Take: May 31, 2016

Carrot, Grapefruit, and Ginger Salad: September 1, 2011

Caulifower Caponata: March 4, 2014

Cauliflower Tabouli: June 26, 2014

Celery Succotash: July 27, 2016

Celery Salad, Thai: April 12, 2016
Don’t let the minimal ingredient list for this dressing and salad stop you from considering this new (well, to me) use for that celery we all have in our crispers. The flavor is surprisingly refreshing and complex.

Chicago Hot Dog Salad: April 30, 2015

Chicken Salad, Mostarda: November 10, 2016

Chicken Tenders Salad: June 23, 2021
I air fried frozen chicken tenders to top a salad, and may never need to order one out again.

Chick Pea Antipasto Salad: April 15, 2020

Chick Pea and Artichoke Salad: May 24, 2012
Nice. The Dijon vinaigrette’s not too, too bad, either.

Chick Peas, Marinated: May 30, 2011

Chopped Salad: July 8, 2022

Coleslaw, Another (Pretty Nice): May 20, 2015

Coleslaw, Antipasto: April 15, 2020

Coleslaw, Favorite! January 9, 2017

Coleslaw, Honey Mustard: January 26, 2015
This take on South Carolina style slaw was a pretty big hit at a gathering, mebbe you should check it out.

Coleslaw, Hungarian: January 24, 2020
*Authentic?* Heck it’s from a vintage recipe card site called “Dinner in 1971” – what do you think?

Coleslaw, Key Lime: August 31, 2022

Coleslaw, Like KFC: April 21, 2021

Coleslaw, Mustard (Chicago Hot Dog Salad): April 30, 2015

Coleslaw, Rice Vinegar and Brown Sugar: May 21, 2018

Cole Slaw, Smoky: February 15, 2017

Coleslaw, Sweet Heat, The Doris Project, Week 19: May 21, 2014
Mebbe even besterer than my former fave cabbage salad recipe below.

Cole Slaw, The Best!: January 4, 2012
Parfait! Cole Slaw, The Best!: February 15, 2013
Coleslaw, Mighty-Fine: June 9, 2022

Coleslaw, Tamari Dressing: March 20, 2024

Coleslaw, Waldorf: March 12, 2020
Coleslaw, Waldorf, Parfait!: September 4, 2020
Coleslaw, Waldorf: March 17, 2022

Coleslaw, Waldorf, now With Apple Relish: September 22, 2023

Corn and Bean Salad: August 9, 2011

Couscous, Salad: June 5, 2013
Made with larger Israeli (or Pearl) couscous. Very nice.
Parfait! Israeli Couscous Salad: August 7, 2015

Couscous Salad, Best!: December 14, 2016

Cowboy Caviar Salad: May 22, 2023

Cucumber Salad: May 15, 2010

Cucumber Salad, Best!: April 10, 2012
Simple, fast and easy to make, but Oh! so good.

Cucumber Salad, Now With Summer Squash (and Better)!: July 30, 2015

Cucumber and Shallot Lime Juice Pickle: December 9, 2021
Is it a pickle or a salad? Who cares – it is wicked tasty!

Cucumbers in Sour Cream (The Doris Project, Week 4): January 29, 2014

Cucumber Salad, Sweet Chili Vinaigrette: August 19, 2020

Cucumber Salad With Sweet Thai Chili Sauce Vinaigrette: March 29, 2023

Cucumber, Tomato, and Feta Salad: July 14, 2015

Deviled Egg Salad Mold: May 1, 2011
Salad or munchie spread on crackers; it’s your call.

Devil’s Rain Salad: September 15, 2014

Doritos Taco Salad: June 16, 2021

Egg Salad, Not Your Momma’s: March 8, 2017

Eggplant Napoleons: October 20, 2010
Could be a salad; could be a side dish – either way it’s mightyfine!

Endive and Blue Cheese Salad: June 14, 2016

Fire and Ice Salad: July 3, 2018
A brined tomato, red onion, and cucumber salad which should be on your party menu.

French Carrot Salad: August 28, 2010

Fruit Salad With Cucumber: June 22, 2017

Fruit Salad With Limoncello: March 11, 2015

Fruit Salad With Orange Juice: April 5, 2017
And don’t forget the Lemon Curd Yogurt Sauce!

Fruit Salad, Thai Style: September 6, 2012

Grape Salad, Creamy: February 2, 2016

Grape Tomato Salad With Cucumber Dressing, The Doris Project, Week 24: June 25, 2014

Green Bean, Feta, and Balsamic Salad: September 30, 2014

Green Bean Salad With Blue Cheese: April 7, 2015

Green Goddess Green Beans: October 18, 2010
This actually tastes quite a bit like potato salad, so get your good-for-you
green veggies and satisfy your taste for ‘taters.

George’s Salad: October 9, 2014
A TASTY combination of baby spinach, romaine, roasted beets, toasted pecans, mandarin oranges, green apple, and blue cheese; all tied together with a fine cherry vinaigrette.
George’s Salad: April 18, 2022
I swapped out the apple for a pear this time, and honey peanuts for the pecans. Still tasty!

German Sweet Potato Salad: April 28, 2016

Ham Salad, Pretty Darned Decent: March 14, 2022

Horseradish and Citrus Salad: December 13, 2018

Jardinière Salad: July 27, 2010
A macaroni salad of a different color!
Parfait! Jardinière Salad: June 15, 2012
Still a tasty salad, made with new and improved French dressing and a box of mac and cheese from Trader Joe’s.
Parfait! Jardinière Salad: December 2, 2016
Parfait! Jardinière Salad with Honey Mustard: March 10, 2017
Jardinière Salad: July 2, 2020
Parfait! Jardinière Salad: January 22, 2021
Jardinière Salad: June 29, 2021
Jardinière Salad: August 28, 2022

Jello Salad: April 25, 2011
Orange Jello, pineapple Jello, shredded carrot, and apple juice – all tossed
into a mold and formed into a true thing o’ beauty! Ermmm, or not…

Jello, Dr Pepper Fruit Salad: August 16, 2017

Jello, Lime Horseradish Salad: October 4, 2021

Kielbasa Vinaigrette: August 28, 2012
Serve this as a munchie, or as a savory salad on crisp romaine, it’s good either way. And the extra vinaigrette? That’s a bonus, baby!
Parfait! Kielbasa Vinaigrette: February 13, 2015
This started out as an appetizer, but has worked its way into a much loved (and often requested) party salad. I am kinda surprised that this is the first time I have repeated this most excellent recipe.
Kielbasa Vinaigrette: May 17, 2021
Always a fave – but the addition of Peruvian Sweet Drop Peppers made this an even bigger hit with friends and family.

Kielbasa Vinaigrette With Grilled Halloumi: July 15, 2021

Kimchi: September 25, 2010
It’s a salad, it’s a condiment, it’s a munchie – TRY it!

Korean-Style Potato Salad: October 29, 2015

Korean-Style Romaine: March 28, 2011
Less fussy to toss together than the kimchi – but every bit as good!

Layered Salad – Lettuce Optional: March 25, 2021

Lentil-Spinach Salad with a Dried Cherry Vinaigrette: February 27, 2012
The bacon and blue cheese are lovely additions, too!

Macaroni and Cheese, Salad, With Bacon, Sriracha, and Ranch Dressing: June 24, 2015

Macaroni Salad: June 24, 2010
Parfait! Macaroni Salad
: June 10, 2011
Parfait! 2 Day Pasta Salad: June 29, 2012

Macaroni Chicken Salad, The Doris Project, Week 30: August 6, 2014
The Salad, Day Two: August 7, 2014

Mshalale Salad with Blueberries: April 19, 2012
Blueberries, toasted pita bread, and Middle Eastern string cheese; all dressed up with a nice lemon vinaigrette.
Parfait! Blueberry Salad with Feta and Dried Cherries: June 21, 2013
Same salad, but with feta substituted for the string cheese. Still yummy.

Napa Cabbage Salad: October 3, 2010
A slightly different take on cole slaw.

Napa Cabbage Salad With Jalapeño Dressing: May 7, 2013

Panzanella Salad, Burger Bun Taco Salad With Big Cheeseburger Sauce: August 4, 2022

Panzanella Salad, Fried Sourdough: February 1, 2021

Panzanella Salad, Grilled: June 3, 2013

Panzanella Salad, Pita: May 7, 2012
Stoopidly simple to make, but OH! so good.

Panzanella Salad, Sourdough English Muffin: August 25, 2020

Panzanella Salad, Taco Big Burger: September 13, 2021

Pasta Salad, Antipasto: July 18, 2018

Pasta Salad, BLT: March 5, 2015

Pasta Salad, BLT, Better: June 23, 2016

Pasta Salad With Feta and Sun-Dried Tomatoes: July 10, 2014

Pasta Salad, French ‘n Feta Ditalini: October 15, 2021
Pasta Salad, French ‘n Feta: May 16, 2022

Pasta Salad Hack – with Bonus! Chopped Salad: July 21, 2020

Pasta Salad, Hawaiian-Style: February 25, 2021

Pasta Salad, Macaroni and Cheese,
With Bacon, Sriracha, and Ranch Dressing
: June 24, 2015

Pasta (Tortellini) Salad: May 24, 2016
A more traditional take, loaded with salami and marinated mozzarella and artichoke hearts and stuff. Enjoy.

Pasta (Tortellini) Salad With a Thai-Style Peanut Dressing: July 2, 2015
A nice tortellini salad.

Pea Salad: December 3, 2013
Thawed frozen peas, fresh scallion and radishes tossed in a bit of olive oil and white wine vinegar. Nice, but better after I shaved a bit of good cheese into it.

Peach and Feta Broccoli Slaw: July 18, 2016

Peaches, Grilled With Blue Cheese: July 3, 2014

Pear and Blue Cheese Salad: September 13, 2017
I used sherry vinegar and my own zippy mustard in the vinaigrette; but cider vinegar and any Dijon you like would work, too.

Potatoes, Fried, with Spicy Aioli: July 12, 2012
An interesting riff on warm potato salad. I just wish I had had the duck fat…

Potato Salad: April 29, 2010
Russet potatoes and a nice buttermilk dressing.
Parfait! Buttermilk Potato Salad
: June 3, 2011
This time using Yukon Gold potatoes – still tasty!
Potato Salad, No Boil: May 8, 2013
Potato Salad, Grilled With Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato: June 12, 2013
I also added a bit of leftover grilled corn, which got me to thinking about turning this into a Cobb potato salad – I’ll just need to add some blue cheese and mebbe a bit of grilled avocado.

Potato Salad, Garlic: June 15, 2017

Potato Salad, Korean: October 29, 2015
Parfait! Potato Salad, Korean: November 6, 2015
Parfait! Potato Salad, Korean: February 24, 2017
Potato Salad, Korean: July 9, 2020
Potato Salad, Korean-ish: March 16, 2021

Potato Salad, Mashed: June 5, 2023

Potato Salad, Pandemic: June 9, 2020
When life gives you canned potatoes, make a salad!

Potato Salad, Phyllis Diller’s: October 24, 2018

Potato Salad, Pressure Cooker: June 8, 2021

Potato Salad, Smashed: September 15, 2021

Potato Salad Surprise: September 7, 2022
The surprise is the hit of flavor the cooked potatoes pick up when I toss them in a bit of pickle juice before finishing the salad. Nice!

Quinoa Tabbouleh: August 15, 2012
Just a little bit of mint makes the flavor of this gluten-free version of the classic.
Parfait! Quinoa Tabbouleh: May 17, 2013

Roasted Artichoke Hearts: November 24, 2010
It’s an appetizer, it’s a salad…
Artichoke Salad for Bruschetta: April 4, 2012
This is a lovely salad on its own – but place it on top of some lightly toasted French bread with a bit of really good cheese, and it approaches wicked good status.

Roasted Beet Salad: November 29, 2010
Simple, tasty (even if you don’t like beets), and OH! so pretty.
Parfait! Roasted Beet Salad with Sanford House Dressing
: November 25, 2011
Roasted Beet Salad With Candied Walnuts: November 14, 2017
I think this is the perfect salad for your holiday table; especially with the Sanford House salad dressing.
Roasted Beet Salad With Creamy French Dressing: November 29, 2021
It was true when I first posted this salad exactly 11 years ago and it is still true today: this is a simple and wicked tasty salad, even if you don’t like beets. Ask one of my sisters-in-law!

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad: May 27, 2015

Russian Salad: December 4, 2012
Cooked potatoes, asparagus, and whatever other veggies you like, all tossed in a fine Russian dressing and served with romaine. Nice.

Salmon Salad, Kirsten’s: September 2, 2014

Shrimp Salad: May 5, 2012
I made this as a salad, but you could easily serve more shrimp on less lettuce as an appetizer – or mebbe even in a nice roll as a sammich – it’s all good.

Shrimp Salad With Peas, Scallions, Arugula, and Baby Spinach: August 2, 2017

Shrimp Salad, Sweet and Sour: October 13, 2023

Southern Panzanella Salad: September 11, 2010
Corn bread and veggies with a lemon vinaigrette.

Spinach, Baby, and Romaine with Roasted Beets and Spiced Walnuts: November 20, 2014

Spinach Salad With Blue Cheese and Honey Mustard Dressing: April 28, 2022

Spinach Salad with Brown Butter Dressing: January 12, 2011

Spinach, Salad With Citrus Dressing and Then Sautéed: April 9, 2013

Spinach Salad, The Doris Project, Week 20: May 28, 2014

Spinach Salad, Spicy Baked Shrimp: October 20, 2020

Spinach Salad With Strawberries, Candied Pecans, and Lemon-Poppyseed Dressing: June 28, 2013

Spinach Salad With Strawberries, Feta Cheese, and Salami: September 8, 2014

Spring Spinach Salad: April 23, 2011

Strawberry and Romaine Salad, The Doris Project, Week 12: March 26, 2014

Summer Squash Carpaccio: August 11, 2010
You WANT to make this salad!
Parfait! Summer Squash Carpaccio
: July 8, 2011
Parfait! Summer Squash Carpaccio: April 18, 2014

Sweet Chili Noodle Salad: March 15, 2012
A refreshingly different take on a ‘pasta’ salad – and gluten free, if you use the right kind of miso in place of the soy sauce!

Sweet Potato Salad: May 27, 2015

Sweet Potato Salad With Cranberries, Chipotle, and Feta: October 20, 2016

Sweet Potato Salad, German Style: April 28, 2016

Tabouli, From a Mix, But Tasty: May 4, 2022

Taco Salad, Catalina: June 8, 2015

Taco Salad, French: August 3, 2023

Taco Panzanella Salad, Big Burger: September 13, 2021

Texas Caviar, The Doris Project, Week 43: November 5, 2014
Decent salad, great dip!

Thai Fruit Salad: September 6, 2012
Parfait! Thai Fruit Salad: April 5, 2013

Tomato and Bacon Salad: September 9, 2015

Tomato and Fried Bread Hash: July 18, 2023

Tomatoes, Plum, Broiled: January 17, 2017
Not really a salad and most certainly not a veggie, this riff on a Caprese should really not be missed.

Tomato, Corn, and Scallion Salad: July 10, 2012
A nice way to use up any leftover roasted corn, and if you are lucky enough to have a plentiful garden, tomatoes. *sigh* I have four hard, green tomatoes on the deck just now.

Tomato (Grape) Salad With Cucumber Dressing, The Doris Project, Week 24: June 25, 2014

Tortellini Salad: May 24, 2016
A more traditional take on pasta salad, loaded with salami and marinated mozzarella and artichoke hearts and stuff. Enjoy.

Tortellini Salad With a Thai-Style Peanut Dressing: July 2, 2015

Tortilla Salad: January 24, 2013
Made my way – without the deep-fat-fried anything – but still quite tasty.

Traveling Salad (with Pasta): May 29, 2021

Tuna Salad, Curry & Parmesan: July 2, 2021

Tuna Salad With Curry and Parmesan: May 16, 2024

Tuna Vinaigrette: June 6, 2019

Turkey Taco Salad: November 17, 2014

Waldorf Cabbage Salad: March 12, 2020

Winter Fruit Salad: January 24, 2011

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