Best Easy Salad Recipes

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*Note: I have updated this posts and linked all the salads to the posts they represent, this is a post to have the salads all in one place. If you prefer just the single salad recipe looks under recipes then salads above in the top menu, I hope I have not caused any inconvenience or confusion. Thank you for visiting my website. 

I thought I would take a little time off from going around the world and slip into something a little more simple. Some days are just perfect to have something on the lighter side, like a nice simple salad. I thought I would share with you a few of my best easy salads.  I also included the recipe for the dressings as well.

I usually just add the dressing into the salad before serving that way all of the salad gets dressed. It is honestly frustrating when you are sitting at the table and not enough dressing to go around so you have to hurry and make some more.

These salads are a variety that I think is just about great the Chicken Delight can be a stand-alone meal .and the resting pair well with almost anything. I hope you enjoy and it gives you something to think about so you can mix and match your own ingredients.

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For the Love of Salads

I love salads, you can make anything into one just play around with the flavor combinations and the textures then the salad dressings and BOOM you have a perfect meal.

You could add meat and another veggie or just add meat to the salad they really are so versatile that it is no wonder everyone likes them. I think I can eat one every day and never get tired of the combinations. The best thing about salad is that you know you are eating healthy and that alone makes you feel better.

Easy Tuscany Salad

This recipe has a lot of flavor with the tomatoes, olives, cucumber, feta cheese and mint with cilantro and a Greek seasoned vinaigrette that you will love with apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, and spices.  If you like it creamy it has the instructions for adding fetta cheese and yogurt, this makes it creamy rich and tastes so fresh. This is the same salad I use to go with the gyros I love so well.

Chicken Delight Salad

I really love this salad I got the idea from Chick a fila and then put my own twist on it. after all that is how the best recipes are made, your way to your tastes. This salad has spinach kale and arugula in it so there plenty of greens and then shredded roasted chicken, red delicious apples, strawberries, blueberries, bleu cheese, cran-raisins, and almonds. I also made a dressing with apple cider vinegar that goes really well with this salad

This salad has loads of flavor and great vegetable fruit combinations This is sure to be your new favorite.

Simply the Best Brussel Sprout Salad

This salad is just fresh and simple. With Brussel sprouts, bacon, pistachio’s, Asian pears, feta cheese, and pomegranate seeds. The real flavor is in the dressing. Don’t discard those bacon drippings we are going to use them in the dressing.

In the Southern US, we use drippings for everything now you will see what you have been missing all those years.

Brussel Sprout Salad
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Brussel Sprout Salad

This salad is just fresh and simple. With Brussel sprouts, bacon, pistachio's, Asian pears, feta cheese, and pomegranate seeds. The real flavor is in the dressing

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten-free, quick, salad, summer
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 535kcal
Author Lynda Mohr


  • 6 Slices Bacon
  • 4 Cups Brussel Sprouts (Shredded)
  • 2 Whole Asian Pears (Cored and Chopped)
  • 1/3 Cup Pomegranate Seeds


  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbs Bacon Drippings
  • 1 Tbs Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 Tbs Lime Juice
  • 1/4 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika


  • Cook Bacon to desired crispness. Chop and reserve drippings
  • Mix the salad ingredients together toss gently

  • Mix salad dressing ingredients and shake to incorporate

  • Pour salad dressing over salad and toss gently to coat.


You may omit bacon drippings but you will lose a lot of your flavor.

Make it  your Own

I hope you have enjoyed your time here and got some great ideas about how to make your best easy salad recipes. Make them according to your taste go ahead play around with different flavors and combinations till you find something you love to eat. Just think everyone that you make will be healthy for you.

If you aren’t comfortable with that then you can make these and I hope you will love them as much as I do.

Do you have a favorite salad or did you try one of these? Please leave a comment below and tell me about it.

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