Hearty, Healthy Dinner Salads

Try these refreshing, protein-packed salads with lasting power. In other words, you won't be hungry in an hour.


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Persian Lentil Rice Salad

Persian Lentil and Rice Salad
Makes 8
Prep 15 m
Cook 21 m

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Thai Beef Salad

Thai Beef Salad
Makes 4
Prep 25 m
Cook 10 m
Stand 10 m

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Arugula, Blueberry and Corn Salad

Arugula, Blueberry and Corn Salad
Makes 4
Prep 10 m
Cook 15 m

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Video: Make Your Own Salad Dressing

How to Make Salad Dressing


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Lettuce Lesson: Kale

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Lacinato kale (also known as dinosaur and Tuscan kale) is surprisingly good raw. Packed with vitamin K, this hearty green is ideal for make-ahead salad.


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Kale Caesar Salad

Kale Caesar Salad
Makes 4
Prep 10 m
Cook 2 m

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Video: Quinoa Salad Recipe

How to Make Red Quinoa Salad with Red Chile Vinaigrette


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Chicken, Fennel and Orange Salad

Chicken, Fennel and Orange Salad
Makes 4
Prep 15 m
Marinate 60 m
Cook 12 m

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Video: Boost Your Chicken Salad

How to Make Chicken Salad


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Chipotle Potato Salad

Chipotle Potato Salad
Makes 6
Prep 15 m
Cook 12 m

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Lettuce Lesson: Tatsoi

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Often found in packaged mixed greens, tatsoi has a spinach-like crunch and mildness that make it perfect on its own.


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Citrusy Salmon Salad

Citrusy Salmon Salad
Makes 4
Prep 15 m
Cook 6 m

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Video: How to Bake Salmon

How to Bake Salmon


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Lettuce Lesson: Mache

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Mache—or lamb's lettuce—is delicate, sweet and nutty. Simple prep, such as tossing with vinaigrette, is best.


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Video: Quick and Easy Tips for Cooking Lentils

How to Cook Lentils


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Shrimp and Pesto Pasta Salad

Shrimp Pesto Pasta Salad
Makes 6
Prep 20 m
Cook 7 m

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Video: How to Clean Shrimp

How to Clean Shrimp


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Lettuce Lesson: Mustard Leaves

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The smaller the mustard green leaves, the more tender when eaten raw. They offer a spicy addition to salads—much like, well, a grainy mustard.


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Summer Spelt Salad

Summer Spelt Salad
Makes 6
Prep 15 m
Cook 40 m
Cool 30 m

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Lettuce Lesson: Mizuna

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Mizuna is frequently spotted in mesclun because of its mild versatility. Try mixing with other greens.


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Grilled Fruit Salad

Grilled Fruit Salad
Makes 12
Prep 30 m
Grill 18 m

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Sesame Steak Salad

Sesame Steak Salad
Makes 4
Prep 15 m
Marinate 15 m
Grill 6 m
Stand 5 m
Grill (or Broil)

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Santorini Shrimp Salad

Santorini Shrimp Salad
Makes 4
Prep 15 m
Cook 4 m
Grill 5 m
Grill (or Broil)

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Peanut, Pork and Noodles

Peanut Pork and Noodles
Makes 4
Prep 25 m
Cook 3 m
Grill 4 m

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Poached Salmon Salad

Poached Salmon Salad
Makes 6
Prep 20 m
Cook 10 m
Chill 60 m

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Bombay Chicken Salad

Bombay Chicken Salad
Makes 4
Prep 20 m
Cook 9 m
Grill 12 m

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Veggie Bowl

Veggie Bowl
Makes 4
Prep 15 m
Cook 40 m
Soak Overnight