Gourmet Salads

Gourmet salad recipes that are a cut above shredded lettuce include grilled salads, noodle salads, shrimp salads, caprese, tabbouleh, and so many others.

Community Picks

Caprese Salad with Balsamic Reduction

Rating: 4.5 stars 192
An easy balsamic sauce makes this tomato-and-mozzarella salad a standout.

Avocado and Tuna Tapas

Rating: 4.5 stars 286
Living in Spain I have come across a literal plethora of tapas. This tuna stuffed avocado is a light, healthy dish that goes best with crisp white wines and crunchy bread. This recipe is great for experimenting with a variety of different vegetables, spices, and kinds of vinegar.
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Antipasto Salad II

Rating: 5 stars 51
After searching for a recipe for an antipasto salad that I had envisioned in my head, I gave up and just decided to create one myself. I made this dish for a party and everyone couldn't stop talking about it. The ratio of meat/cheese to veggies can be adjusted to taste.

Quinoa Tabbouleh

Rating: 4.5 stars 975
This tabouli recipe is different. Instead of using bulgur like traditional tabouli, this recipe uses quinoa. It is a grain that is available at health food stores. It looks and tastes better than bulgur. My husband and I both love this and neither of us is vegetarian. It's a great meal for a hot summer day. The longer it sits the better it tastes.
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Salad Nicoise

Rating: 4.5 stars 68
This French-inspired salad makes a delightful summer dish. You can dress it up with other garden vegetables like corn, blanched broccoli, cauliflower and asparagus!
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Roasted Beets with Goat Cheese and Walnuts

Rating: 4.5 stars 50
Beautiful, sweet, twice-roasted beets and baked goat cheese with crunchy nuts and slightly bitter greens is my idea of an easy, healthy, beautiful fall lunch! Or dinner, or breakfast, or brunch. Serve with toasted walnut bread.

Easy Arugula Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 355
So easy even I could make it, and I am a beginning cook! It looks very presentable for guests and takes only minutes

Thai Noodle Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 134
Here is a quick recipe for a salad with an Asian flair that is elegant and good enough for the fanciest party. It's not only a healthy alternative, but tastes fantastic.
By Allrecipes Member

Cherry Chicken Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 110
After dining at a cafe in Michigan about 10 years ago, I tried duplicating this scrumptious twist on Chicken Salad at home. The cherries can be ordered on-line these days, which makes it much easier for those of us living where cherries are not readily available. Regular milk can be substituted for buttermilk, if necessary.

Lobster Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 23
This luscious and easy to prepare salad features succulent lobster tossed with yellow bell peppers, crunchy celery and spicy onions all in a creamy base.

Dandelion Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 24
This is a very good use of all those annoying dandelions growing in your yard. Just so long as you don't have a dog! Top with your favorite dressing. I prefer hot bacon dressing!

Vietnamese Rice Noodle Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 108
This is a good salad for a hot day.
By Allrecipes Member

Inspiration and Ideas

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Orange, Walnut, Gorgonzola and Mixed Greens Salad with Fresh Citrus Vinaigrette
Rating: Unrated 250
A tasty summery salad made with fresh oranges, red onions, glazed walnuts, and Gorgonzola cheese, then topped with a homemade citrus vinaigrette! Easy and delicious!
Simple Caprese Salad
Rating: 4.5 stars 5

Traditional appetizer, but also makes a great main dish on a hot summer day. Feel free to add cooked eggplant and/or zucchini slices to this dish to make it heartier.