8 salads you can eat for dinner
These eight salads are delicious, healthy, and hearty enough to be a meal by themselves. The bonus: They’ll be on the table in no time
Thai Beef Salad
Lean steak marinated in soy, garlic and lime juice lends an Asian take to this pretty salad. Basil, cilantro, and mint add a heady fragrance and red chiles, a spicy kick.
Get the recipe: Thai Beef Salad
Tarragon Chicken Salad
A light dressing made with tahini, lemon, and tarragon gives this chicken breast fillet salad plenty of flavor. Baby spinach and orange segments add freshness, and almonds contribute an appealing crunch.
Get the recipe: Tarragon Chicken Salad
Seared Sea Scallops & Grapefruit Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette
Peppery arugula and tart grapefruit are bright counterpoints to sweet seared sea scallops and salad greens, all in a tangy mustard vinaigrette. Have this feast-for-the-taste buds on the table in under 30 minutes!
Get the recipe: Seared Sea Scallops & Grapefruit Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette
Jamaican Jerked Chicken Salad
Assemble this dish just before serving: An enzyme in kiwi will break down the protein in chicken if it sits too long. So enjoy this spicy and refreshing dinner salad while the chicken is still warm.
Get the recipe: Jamaican Jerked Chicken Salad
Grilled Fresh Tuna Salad Niçoise
In the classic version of this French salad, vegetables are arranged on separate plate. But here, they’re tossed together in a lemon vinaigrette. Thick, fresh tuna steaks are cooked to medium-rare, sliced, and placed on top of the tossed salad.
Get the recipe: Grilled Fresh Tuna Salad Niçoise
Shellfish Salad With Herbed Lemon Dressing
Using some of the shellfish cooking liquid to make the salad dressing enriches the flavor.
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Fusilli Salad with Ham and Lima Beans
This hearty salad features pesto made of walnuts and peppery watercress leaves-a savory twist on the classic basil-pine nut version-with more chopped cress, lean ham, and lima beans tossed in a lemon and yogurt dressing.
Get the recipe: Fusilli Salad with Ham and Lima Beans
Bulgur Wheat and Shrimp Salad
A coarsely ground wheat grain, bulgur is quick to prepare and makes an ideal pantry standby to use in hot and cold dishes. This nutty-textured, colorful salad is lovely to look at and full of flavorful goodness.
Get the recipe: Bulgur Wheat and Shrimp Salad