If you’re ever looking to eat something healthy and delicious you can’t really go wrong with making a salad, and there’s hundreds to choose from. To help you narrow down the list, here are 10 delicious salads to make now:
1. Apple Salad:
“Apple Salad” sounds like more of a fruit based salad than an actual salad but is actually just a variation of a Waldorf salad. Chop some lettuce (preferably the crunchy pieces), dice some onions, apples, and walnuts, add coleslaw dressing, and finally top it off with some sunflower seeds or other nuts for a delicious salad. Apple Salad is a coleslaw-salad hybrid and makes for a crunchy, tasty side with most dishes.
2. Chicken Caesar Salad:
When it comes to classic salads, Chicken Caesar lands towards the top of the list. Simply slice some lettuce, add croutons and chicken, and top it off with some shredded cheese and caesar dressing. If you’re feeling daring even add some additional vegetables such as peppers, cucumbers, or olives to give the salad a little added flavor.
3. Buffalo Chicken Salad:
Buffalo Chicken Salad is similar to a Caesar Salad in how it’s made but has a few slight differences. For one the chicken should be dressed with a hot sauce and for two the salad should consist of tomatoes and cucumbers to help balance out the flavors. Dress your salad with either a ranch or blue cheese dressing to finish it all off.
4. Steak and Horseradish Salad:
When it comes to meat in salad steak seems a bit bizarre, but is actually quite tasty. To make a steak and horseradish salad use a lettuce base and mix with onions, peppers, horseradish, banana peppers, and steak. The salad is a bit spicy, but is both delicious and healthy.
5. Strawberry Salad:
Strawberry salad is not your everyday salad, but is something you should definitely think about making if you have some extra strawberries. Use an arugula base and fill your salad with strawberries, seeds, and nuts topped with a strawberry vinaigrette. Your salad will have a unique sweet flavor that is worth trying.
6. Spinach Salad:
If you don’t want to try a spinach salad for its flavor, at least try it for its numerous health benefits. Use a spinach base and add peppers, cucumbers, peas, and sunflower seeds. Almost any dressing should go well with your salad and feel free to add hard-boiled eggs and cheese on top for additional flavor.
7. Kale Salad:
A Kale Salad is very similar to an apple salad in the sense that it serves as a great side and is almost like a slaw. Use a kale base and add carrots, dried cranberries, and nuts, finally topping it all off with a light dressing. Kale salad is a perfect compliment to steak or chicken and is very easy to prepare.
8. Taco Salad:
A simple taco salad can be a great way to change things up on a taco Tuesday and is extremely easy to prepare. Chop some lettuce, add tomatoes, taco shell pieces, olives, corn, beans, sour cream, cheese, salsa, and anything else you usually like on a taco for an amazing tasting salad filled with veggies.
9. Greek Salad:
The key to a good Greek salad are its sharp and rich flavors. Use a lettuce base and throw in some olives, feta cheese, onions, and cucumbers. A standard greek dressing does the trick, but can also be substituted with various others for similar flavor.
10. Fruit Salad:
A vegetable-based salad is more common, but a fruit salad is equally as delicious and healthy. Everyone loves the idea of a fruit salad but not everybody understands what fruits to use. When making a fruit salad use watermelon, strawberries, pineapple, blueberries, and raspberries. Most fruits are alright but try to avoid cantaloupe and melons.