Procedure For Simply Tasty and Healthy Salad Recipes

Shrimp in Green Salad (Photo from Flickr)
Shrimp in Green Salad (Photo from Flickr)

A Healthy Simple Food called Salad

Salad is healthy because it is often made of fresh vegetables and/or fruits. Toss in dressing or sauce, to enhance the taste. Add meat, fish, or cheese, to create a full flavor. Salad is an appetizer. The small salad without meat served in restaurant is called a dinner salad.

The word ‘salad' is ‘salade' in French, which have the same meaning; and comes from Latin ‘salata', which means ‘salty'.

A garden salad or green salad is made of leafy vegetables; such as, lettuce, spinach, or arugula.

The world's largest salad has been created in Almeria, Spain on September 29, 2007. It is a mixture of lettuce, tomato, onion, pepper, and olives (over-all weight of 6,700 kilograms); and prepared in a container with 18 meters long and 4.8 meters wide. 20 cooks supervised the giant salad for over 3 hours.

Salad can be enjoyed in a thousand different ways. This collection of salad recipes is just a prelude to an exciting and colorful gastronomic adventure.

Healthy Potato Salad (from Allrecipes)
Healthy Potato Salad (from Allrecipes)

Procedure:

  1. Boil potatoes in enough amount of water in a covered pan over medium heat. Simmer for 12-14 minutes or until tender. Drain and set aside to cool.
  2. Slice eggs in half and remove the yolks. Only the whites are needed. Cut the egg whites in ½-inch size.
  3. In a bowl, blend well together mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, mustard, salt and pepper. Fold in potatoes, egg whites, onion, celery, green onions, red pepper, and parsley. Toss to coat evenly.
  4. Cover and chill in the refrigerator before serving.

Healthy Potato Salad

The all-time favorite potato salad is heart-friendly. Colorful and crunchy! Yields 10 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds of small red potatoes, cut into 4 parts

  • 5 whole eggs, hard-boiled and shelled
  • ¾ cup of fat-free mayonnaise, or as needed
  • 2 teaspoons of cider vinegar, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon of white sugar, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon of ground mustard
  • ½ teaspoon of iodized salt, or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground white pepper, or to taste
  • 1 piece of large sweet onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 pieces of celery ribs, coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup of green onions, chopped
  • ½ cup of sweet red pepper, cut into long thin strips
  • ¼ cup of fresh parsley, minced

Homemade Potato Salad (from Allrecipes)
Homemade Potato Salad (from Allrecipes)
  • 4 whole eggs, hard-boiled and shelled
  • 1 cup of celery, chopped
  • ¼ cup of green onions, chopped
  • Iodized salt and ground white pepper, to taste

Homemade Potato Salad

A family recipe that's a sure winner on the dining table. Yields 8 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon of white sugar, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground mustard
  • 1 pinch of iodized salt
  • 1 whole egg, beaten
  • 1/3 cup of water
  • 1 tablespoon of vinegar
  • ¾ cup of mayonnaise or salad dressing, or as needed
  • 5 pieces of large potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes

Procedure:

  1. Boil potatoes in water until cooked. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a non-stick saucepan, mix together the sugar, flour, mustard and pinch of salt.
  3. Blend together egg, water and vinegar, before stirring into sugar-flour mixture in the saucepan.
  4. Cook and stir over medium heat for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Set aside to cool a little; then mix in mayonnaise.
  5. In a bowl, combine potatoes, hard-boiled eggs, celery, onions, salt and pepper to taste. Pour dressing on top and gently toss, until coated.
  6. Cover and chill in the refrigerator before serving.

Fresh Vegetable Salad (from Allrecipes)
Fresh Vegetable Salad (from Allrecipes)

Procedure:

  1. In a bowl, combine together celery, cauliflower, tomatoes, carrots, cucumber and onion rings.
  2. In a large glass jar with an air-tight lid, mix together all the ingredients for dressing by shaking the jar vigorously.
  3. Pour dressing over the vegetables and toss to coat. Cover and chill in the refrigerator before serving.

Fresh Vegetable Salad

A crunchy garden salad with a light dressing to bring ut the fresh flavor of vegetables. Yields 12 servings.

Ingredients for salad:

  • 2 cups of celery, sliced
  • 2 cups of cauliflower, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups of cherry tomatoes, cut into 2
  • 2 cups of carrots, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups of cucumber, sliced
  • 1 piece of medium onion, thinly sliced and rings separated

Ingredients for dressing:

  • ¾ cup of olive or vegetable oil
  • ½ cup of fresh parsley, minced
  • 3 tablespoons of white wine vinegar or cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of salt, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon of ground mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon of ground white pepper, or to taste
  • 1 clove of garlic, finely minced

Mixed Vegetable Salad (from Allrecipes)
Mixed Vegetable Salad (from Allrecipes)

Mixed Vegetable Salad

A salad full of color and crispy sweetness! Yields 8 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of frozen mixed vegetables (10 ounce weight)
  • 1 can of kidney beans, rinsed and drained (15 ounce weight)
  • ½ cup of celery, chopped
  • ½ cup of onion, chopped
  • ½ cup of green bell pepper, chopped
  • ¾ cup of sugar, or to taste
  • ½ cup of vinegar, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon of cornstarch

Procedure:

  1. Boil the mixed vegetables on the stove or in microwave oven. Do not over-cook. Crisp-tender is desired. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a bowl, combine together kidney beans, celery, onion, and green bell pepper. Add the mixed vegetables.
  3. In a small saucepan over medium heat, dissolve sugar and cornstarch in vinegar. Cook and stir until the dressing thickens. Remove from heat and cool.
  4. Pour dressing over vegetables and toss to coat. Chill before serving.

How to Make Som Tam or Thai Green Papaya Salad

Great Green Salad (from Allrecipes)
Great Green Salad (from Allrecipes)

Ingredients for salad:

  • 1 piece of large avocado, cut into cubes
  • 4 cups of mixed salad greens, washed and drained
  • ½ cup of almonds, sliced thinly
  • 2 ounces of feta cheese crumbles

Great Green Salad

A salad for all seasons! Add the fruits and vegetables that you desire, and top with feta cheese. Yields 4 servings.

Ingredients for dressing:

  • 4 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon of iodized salt, or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon of ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 1 pinch of white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely minced

Procedure:

  1. In a bowl, beat the olive oil, white wine vinegar, mustard, salt, pepper, sugar, parsley, lemon juice, and garlic.
  2. Stir in avocado cubes. Chill.
  3. Before serving, add chilled mixed salad greens to avocado mixture and toss to coat. Garnish sliced almonds and feta cheese on top.

How to Make Caesar Salad

Sour Cream Cucumber Salad (from Allrecipes)
Sour Cream Cucumber Salad (from Allrecipes)

Procedure:

Season cucumbers with salt. Set aside for 15 minutes, then drain. Toss in onion, vinegar and pepper. Cover and chill. Before serving: drizzle sour cream on top.

Sour Cream Cucumber Salad

The fresh cucumber and the sour cream combination create a great tasting salad. Yields 6 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 3 pieces of medium cucumber, peeled and sliced
  • ½ teaspoon of iodized salt, or to taste
  • ½ cup of green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of white vinegar
  • 1 dash of ground white pepper
  • ¼ cup of sour cream

Three Cheese Green Salad (from Allrecipes)
Three Cheese Green Salad (from Allrecipes)

Procedure:

  1. In a large bowl, combine together the Swiss cheese, feta cheese, Parmesan cheese, pecans and lettuce.
  2. In a small bowl, beat oil, vinegar, Italian seasoning, and pepper.
  3. Pour dressing to salad and toss until well coated. Chill before serving.

Three Cheese Green Salad

A perfect partner to any grilled meat! Yields 6 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 piece of large-head lettuce, shredded and rinsed
  • 1 cup of Swiss cheese, cut into cubes
  • 1 cup of feta cheese crumbles
  • 1 cup of Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup of pecan, toasted
  • ½ cup of olive oil
  • ½ cup of white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon of black pepper, freshly grounded

Fruit N Spinach Salad (from Allrecipes)
Fruit N Spinach Salad (from Allrecipes)

Procedure:

  1. Divide spinach and assorted fruits on 12 salad plates. Cover and chill.
  2. In a glass jar with air-tight lid, combine together all the ingredients for dressing. Shake vigorously, until mixed well.
  3. Before serving: drizzle dressing on salad.

Fruit N Spinach Salad

A delightful salad flavored with ginger accents! Yields 12 servings.

Ingredients for salad:

  • 1 pound of fresh spinach, shredded and rinsed
  • 4 cups of strawberries, washed and sliced
  • 1 can of mandarin oranges, drained (11 ounce weight)
  • 1 piece of large star fruit, sliced

Ingredients for ginger salad dressing:

  • 1/3 cup of fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of olive or canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons of white sugar, or to taste
  • ¾ teaspoon of ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons of grated lemon peel

Cherry Chicken Salad (from Allrecipes)
Cherry Chicken Salad (from Allrecipes)
  • ½ teaspoon of ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 1/3 cup of apples, cubed

Cherry Chicken Salad

Cherries give a delicious tang to this simple chicken salad. Yields 4 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 3 chicken breast halves - skinless, boneless, cooked and cut into small cubes
  • 1/3 cup of dried cherries
  • 1/3 cup of dried celery
  • 1/3 cup of pecans, toasted and chopped
  • 1/3 cup of low-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon of buttermilk
  • ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste

Procedure:

  1. In a large bowl, combine together chicken, cherries, celery, nuts, mayonnaise, buttermilk, salt, pepper, and apple.
  2. Toss well to coat evenly. Cover and chill. Serve with toasted wheat bread or croissants.

How to Make Tofu Salad

Chutney Turkey Salad (from Allrecipes)
Chutney Turkey Salad (from Allrecipes)

Procedure:

  1. In a large bowl, combine together turkey, celery, raisins, cheese, and onion.
  2. In a small bowl, mix well together mayonnaise, chutney, ginger, and pepper.
  3. Pour dressing over turkey salad and toss well. Cover and chill. Serve on a lettuce-lined plate.

Chutney Turkey Salad

A cheesy and chunky salad! Yields 4 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups of turkey breast, cooked and cut into ½-inch cubes
  • 1 cup of celery, chopped
  • 1 cup of golden raisins
  • 4 ounces of Monterey Jack cheese, cut into ½-inch cubes (use white cheese as substitute)
  • 3 tablespoons green onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup of mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup of mango chutney
  • ½ teaspoon of ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground white pepper
  • Lettuce leaves, as needed, torn and rinsed

Pineapple Turkey Salad (from Allrecipes)
Pineapple Turkey Salad (from Allrecipes)
  • 2 cups of fresh spinach, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of apricot nectar
  • 1 tablespoon of white wine vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground black pepper, or to taste

Pineapple Turkey Salad

Pineapple always creates sweet and tangy salads. Yields 2 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons of canola oil, divided into 2
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh ginger root, finely minced
  • 1 clove of garlic, finely minced
  • 1 piece of turkey tenderloin, cut into ½-inch slices (1/2 pound weight)
  • 1 cup of fresh cauliflower, torn into mini-flowers
  • ½ of a medium-sized red bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 1 whole fresh pineapple

Procedure:

  1. In a large Teflon pan, sauté ginger and garlic in 1 teaspoon of canola oil. Stir-fry turkey for 8 to 10 minutes; or until meat is no longer pink. Remove turkey from pan but keep warm.
  2. Add the 1 tablespoon canola oil to pan. Stir-fry cauliflower for 3 minutes. Add red bell pepper and onion, stir-fry for 1 minute more.
  3. Slice pineapple into two. Carefully scrape the flesh with the use of small knife and spoon. Set aside the shells inside the refrigerator.
  4. Cut pineapple flesh into cubes. Refrigerate 1-½ cups of pineapple cubes for future use.
  5. In a large bowl, combine together turkey, vegetables, spinach, and pineapple cubes.
  6. In a small bowl, beat apricot nectar, vinegar and pepper. Pour over turkey salad and toss well. Scoop into pineapple shells to serve.

Egg Salad (from Allrecipes)
Egg Salad (from Allrecipes)

Egg Salad

This egg salad is a delicious topping to toasted bread and a great dressing to lettuce. Yields 2 cups.

Ingredients:

  • 8 whole eggs, hard-boiled and coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon of paprika
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped pimento-stuffed green olives

Procedure:

  1. In a bowl, combine together eggs, mayonnaise, pepper, and paprika. Mash the mixture with a potato masher or fork until smooth and creamy. Fold in the pimento-stuffed olives. Cover and chill.
  2. Serve on toasted bread or with lettuce leaves and sprinkle chopped celery on top for added flavor.

Herbal Tuna Salad (from Allrecipes)
Herbal Tuna Salad (from Allrecipes)

Herbal Tuna Salad

A delicious appetizer on crackers or lettuce leaf or toast! Yields 6 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 2 whole eggs, hard-boiled
  • 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons of sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon of dried dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon of dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon of grated lemon peel
  • Iodized salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 cans of tuna in water, drained (6 ounce weight)

Procedure:

  1. Blend or process in food processor eggs, mayonnaise, sour cream, Worcestershire sauce, and mustard.
  2. Stir in dill, rosemary, lemon peel, salt, and pepper. Blend until smooth then transfer to a bowl.
  3. Fold in tuna. Cover and chill before serving.

Crab Pasta Salad (from Allrecipes)
Crab Pasta Salad (from Allrecipes)

Ingredients for dressing:

  • ½ cup of mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup of creamy Italian salad dressing
  • ¼ cup of Parmesan cheese, grated

Crab Pasta Salad

Easy to make salad with exciting blend of flavors. Yields 4 servings.

Ingredients for salad:

  • 2 cups of uncooked medium pasta shells
  • 1 ½ cups of crabmeat, chopped (or use imitation crabmeat)
  • 1 cup of broccoli florets, rinsed and drained
  • ½ cup of green bell pepper, diced
  • ½ cup of cherry tomatoes, cut into 4
  • ¼ cup of green onions, chopped

Procedure:

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine together cooked pasta, crabmeat, broccoli, green bell pepper, tomatoes and onions.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix well together all ingredients for dressing. Pour over salad and toss to coat. Cover and chill before serving.

Shrimp and Avocado Salad (from Allrecipes)
Shrimp and Avocado Salad (from Allrecipes)

Procedure:

  1. In a bowl, combine together shrimp, chives, mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, chili sauce, and salt. Cover and chill.
  2. Before serving: scoop shrimp salad into avocado halves and arrange on Bibb lettuce leaves sprinkled with paprika. Garnish with pimento strips.

Shrimp and Avocado Salad

Shrimp and avocado make perfect-tasting salad. Yields 4 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of salad shrimp, cooked
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh chives, chopped
  • 1/3 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of chili sauce Iodized salt, to taste
  • 2 pieces of large ripe avocados, halved and pitted
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • Bibb lettuce leaves, as needed
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • Sliced pimento peppers, for garnishing

Calamari Salad (from Allrecipes)
Calamari Salad (from Allrecipes)

Calamari Salad

A nice alternative to the traditional Christmas salad. Yields 12 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 2 pieces of lemons, juiced
  • 6 cloves of garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 sprig of fresh parsley, chopped
  • Iodized salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 pounds of squid, cleaned and sliced into rings
  • 1 can of pitted black olives (2.25 ounce weight)
  • 4 stalks of celery, chopped

Procedure:

  1. In a bowl, mix together lemon juice, garlic, parsley, salt, and pepper.
  2. Boil squid rings for 3 minutes, or until tender. Drain and set aside to cool.
  3. Combine together squid, olives, and celery. Pour lemon dressing and toss to coat. Cover and chill before serving.

Smoked Salmon Pasta Salad (from Allrecipes)
Smoked Salmon Pasta Salad (from Allrecipes)
  • ½ cup of Monterey Jack cheese, shredded and divided into 2
  • ½ cup of fat-free blue cheese salad dressing

Smoked Salmon Pasta Salad

Pasta salad perfect on warm days. Yields 4 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of farfalle (bow tie) pasta (8 ounce weight)
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ pound of cucumber, sliced
  • 8 ounces of smoked salmon, chopped
  • 1 piece large tomato, sliced
  • 1 piece small red bell pepper, cut into strips
  • Iodized salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Procedure:

  1. Cook farfalle pasta, according to package direction. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a bowl, toss pasta in olive oil. Cover and chill for 30 minutes.
  3. To serve: form a ring of cucumber slices on salad plates. Arrange pasta in the center. Scoop smoked salmon, tomato, and red bell pepper on top. Sprinkle salt and pepper. Drizzle salad dressing and top with Monterey Jack cheese.

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Eileen Hughes 8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

Thanks you live n learn, very nice yummy recipies. I have bookmarked these for future ref. Love the pics too. thanks again


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Live N Learn 8 years ago from Las Vegas Author

It's been a pleasure doing this hub for you, Eileen Hughes. I love salads, too! Thank you for the great request.


orchid 7 years ago

thanks for good salad recepies


Allan and Dawn 5 years ago

Some rally great recipes here but the one thing we have noticed is no mention of chilli. Have you tried using chilli? It doesn't have to be severe but when mixed with the olive oil and garlic it really enhances the flavors.


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natures47friend 4 years ago from Sunny Art Deco Napier, New Zealand.

Lots of ideas here......cherry chicken....sounds delicious..

We eat salads as part of a main meal in NZ.....and we are big on salads, especially in summer....which it is supposed to be now, today is cold cos yesterday was hot.....anyway I voted you.................UP!


ROVIE 2 years ago

THANKS A LOT!


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Kristen Howe 20 months ago from Northeast Ohio

Great salad recipes. Healthy and variety too. Voted up for usefulness!


angelica polinar 15 months ago

Wow...*^▁^**^▁^**

What a nice desserts …


pong pong 13 months ago

all of your salad recipes is nice and delicious even i cant taste it but it looks like tasty


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peachpurple 4 months ago from Home Sweet Home

I love salads, more recipes from you added to my salad list except for the ingredients that are expensive and hard to get

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