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Salad Roundup

Who says that salads have to be boring? These healthy and vibrant salad recipes show just how versatile and exciting salads can be!

Classic Caesar salad

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Photo credit: Bon Appetit

Put down that bottle of dressing! This classic salad recipe from BonAppetit.com includes a homemade dressing made with raw eggs (for richness) and briny anchovies (for umami flavour).

 

Cobb Salad

Strawberry Cobb Salad

The main ingredients of the usual Cobb Salad, roasted chicken and hard boiled eggs are joined by a colourful ensemble of fruits and veggies in this pretty platter.

Poppyseed Mason Jar Salad

Meal prep your lunch for a few days by making these mason jar salads; You can customize them as you like and fill them with lots of veggies!

Dandelion Green and Citrus Salad

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Photo Credit: athoughtforfood.net

Dandelion greens are ALL the rage! While many of us still hate them in our lawns, they are readily available in grocery stores. Pair this bitter green with fresh bright flavours and you’ll become a fan too. This Dandelion Green and Citrus Salad from Brian Samuels on AthoughtforFood will certainly make you reconsider what you think you know about dandelions.

Blueberry Chicken Chopped Salad

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Spruce up your salad with this easy and protein-filled blueberry chicken chopped salad. Dijon vinaigrette adds brightness to the salad, blueberries add a pop of flavour and juiciness. Romaine lettuce is actually FULL of nutrients, so eat up and feel good about your lunch!

BLT Salad with Grilled Lettuce

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Photo Credit: Ricardo Cuisine

This is grilled salad from Ricardo Cuisine is perfect for a summer barbeque! Sturdy romaine lettuce is grilled before being tossed with crispy bacon, juicy tomatoes and crunchy croutons!

Snap Pea Pasta Salad

Easy Lunch Ideas with Sugar Snap Peas

Arugula Greek Salad with Quinoa

This arugula Greek salad with quinoa is a new take on a traditional Greek salad. It makes for a great lunch or a light dinner and pairs perfectly with souvlaki or grilled fish.

Broccoli Salad

Broccoli Salad

Create a unique and delicious broccoli salad with your own favourite foods! With the simple base of broccoli and onion, you’ll find that you will make this again and again. It’s perfect to make ahead for a party, or for a busy week. If you have leftovers, it’s also great for a packed lunch the next day.

Brussels Sprouts Salad

Warm Brussel Sprouts SaladThe sweet and crunchy nature of this salad makes it a crowd-pleaser that’s great warm or at room temperature. It’s perfect for satiating the craving for veggies and healthy meals during the cooler months. Serve this warm Brussels sprout salad at your next Sunday supper and gather your family for a nutritious and healthy dinner.

Apple Coleslaw

Crunchy Ontario Apple Slaw

This slaw is the perfect colourful and healthy accompaniment to classic kid favourites like grilled cheese, mac and cheese, or other meals that could use a little extra fruit and veg. This crunchy apple slaw will be a hit with the kids – it’s the perfect way to sneak fruit and veggies into lunch time.

Beet Coleslaw

Beet Slaw

Add a pop of colour to your plate with this creamy and crunchy beet slaw from TV regular, Chef D. Lots of flavour, lots of crunch, and your body will thank you for all the natural goodness that beets provide!

Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad with Cranberries

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Photo Credit: Ambitious Kitchen

This kale and Brussels sprout salad is very popular right now, and it’s easy to see why! With finely chopped Brussels sprouts, hearty kale, tangy cranberries and crunchy almonds, this salad is the perfect blend of contrasting flavours and textures!

Super Simple Signature Pear Salad

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Photo Credit: USAPears.com

Elevate your basic spring mix salad with this pear salad recipe from Produce Made Simple contributor USAPears.com. With sweet pears, crunchy toasted hazelnuts and pungent blue cheese, this elegant salad is sure to impress your dinner guests! 

Frisée, Poached Egg and Bacon Salad (Salade Lyonnaise)

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Photo Credit: Andre Baranowski/Saveur

Bitter frisée, crisp lardons and a runny poached egg make up this rich salad from Lyon, France. The salad recipe from Saveur gets an extra boost of flavour from the bacon fat in the vinaigrette.

Fig, Prosciutto and Gorgonzola Salad

Fig, Prosciutto, and Gorgonzola Salad

Photo Credit: Canadian Living

Figs, honey and blue cheese are a classic flavour combination, and they taste even better when tossed into this chic salad from Canadian Living.

Greek Salad with Lemon Garlic Dressing

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Photo Credit: Life Tastes Like Food

It’s hard to beat a good Greek Salad, and this one is no exception. Plump briny olives, juicy grape tomatoes, creamy feta cheese… what’s not to love? 

Grilled Radicchio with Gorgonzola Dressing

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Photo Credit: JamieOliver.com

Leave it to Jamie Oliver to come up with a beautiful salad like this! Grilling the radicchio adds a lovely charred flavour, which is complimented by buttery toasted pine nuts, spicy arugula and strong blue cheese.

Baby Kale and Persimon® Salad

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Photo Credit: Persimon

The refreshing sweetness of persimmon provides the perfect balance to the slightly bitter taste of baby kale. This fresh, flavourful baby kale and Persimon salad is full of vital nutrients and makes for a beautiful starter.

Grilled Apricot & Endive Salad with Apricot Mint Dressing grilled-endive-and-apricot-salad

Photo Credit: Cooking at Sabrinas

Bitter endive gets smokey, charred flavour in this grilled endive salad. When combined with sweet apricots, baby spinach and hazelnuts, and then topped with apricot mint vinaigrette, it becomes a refreshing salad that will brighten up your day.

Kalette Caesar Salad

Kalette Caesar Salad

Kalettes are a cross between kale and brussel sprouts and have a sweet and nutty flavour! Paired with parmesan cheese, caesar dressing, and bacon, this kalette Caesar salad is phenomenal as a tasty lunch that will make all your coworkers envious. 

Massaged Kale Salad with Pine Nuts & Pomegranate

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Photo Credit: In Search Of Yummy-ness

Shiny red pomegranate seeds release a burst of fresh fruit flavour in this massaged kale salad with pine nuts.

Warm Mushroom Salad 

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Warm, golden crisp pancetta and sautéed mushrooms are meaty and earthy in flavour. They are served over a bed of peppery arugula with an acidic dressing to marry everything together in this warm mushroom salad.

Grilled Steak Salad with Balsamic Sauce

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Photo Credit: Kiss My Smoke

Juicy steak sits on top of a bed of sweet baby spinach and peppery radishes in this grilled steak salad recipe. Tangy balsamic dressing ties it all together, adding acidity and flavour.

Wilted Swiss Chard Salad

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This wilted Swiss chard salad makes a great lunch or a side dish, and is so easy to customize. You can add some fennel or parsnip, some extra herbs for flavour, swap the raspberry vinegar for lemon juice, or swap out the almonds for walnuts.

 

Spinach Strawberry Goat Cheese Walnut Salad

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Photo Credit: Seasons and Suppers

This classic spinach and strawberry salad has a twist! It includes peppery watercress and sweet maple glazed walnuts for a new spin on this well loved recipe.

Kale Tahini Green Dressing

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Photo Credit: The Viet Vegan

This vegan kale tahini salad dressing is bright, lemony, creamy, and fresh! With garlic, tahini, kale and lemon juice, it’s a nutritious and delicious way to dress your favourite salads!

Lemon Vinaigrette

easy lemon vinaigrette

This lemon vinaigrette is perfect to dress a simple green salad or even grilled vegetables.  It would also be an excellent addition to a couscous or grain salad.  The great thing about this lemon vinaigrette is that you probably have all the ingredients on hand to make it!

 

 

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