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Salad Recipes that are delicious, nutritious and easy to put together are always a hit in our opinion!

Having a bunch of all time favourite salad recipes on hand is one great way to ensure that you and your family are fitting lots and lots of fresh ingredients into your diet.

Salad Recipes are also a great way to feed a crowd!

Over the years, hundreds of salad recipes have come into fashion and then thankfully left again (remember Marshmallow Salads!!) but there are some salad recipes that have stood the test of time.  Years and years on from when they were first created, they are still as popular as ever.

What was the first salad recipe ever created?

According to an article in the Huffington Post The Definitive History of Mankind’s Finest Food: The Salad the first salad appeared in the 1ST CENTURY! This was a bowl of raw leafy vegetables covered in a salty, oily dressing. (Indeed, the word salad comes from sal, the Latin word for salt.)

Obviously today the number of salad recipes that are available to us all – either to make at home or to buy straight from the supermarket shelf – defy belief.  But the original Roman version — the garden salad — still lives with us today, largely unchanged.

10 Salad Recipes that will get you out of any “Bring a Salad” situation!

If you’re stuck in a bit of a rut when it comes to thinking of salad recipes to try, here’s a little salvation.  We’ve scoured all the salad recipes on the MoM site and have come up with 10 that we think you’ll all enjoy.

1. Potato Salad with Egg and Onion

One of the all time favourite salad recipes for … well everyone!  Easy to make, keeps perfectly for leftovers and goes down a treat for almost every meal. Get the RECIPE FOR THIS POTATO SALAD.

Salad Recipes_Potato Salad with Egg and Onion on a white plate with boiled egg and spring onions beside the plate

2. Quinoa Salad with Pomegranate

Despite being an ancient grain, quinoa is a little late to the salad recipes party! Nevertheless, it’s more than making up for missing out on all the action with it’s ability to work perfectly with hundreds of ingredients to bring you a delicious salad. Get the RECIPE FOR THIS QUINOA SALAD.

Salad Recipes_quiona salad with plenty of fresh green leaves and pomegranate arils served in a tin oval salad plate

3. Creamy Pasta Salad

Anyone out there who doesn’t love a creamy pasta salad?  Yes we know we’re not really supposed to love them so much that we’re eating them at every meal.  Every now and then though, there is nothing better than pasta plus some salad veges and a deliciously creamy dressing! Get the RECIPE FOR CREAMY PASTA SALAD.

Salad Recipes_creamy pasta salad with lots of vegetables a creamy sauce served in a round green bowl

4. Thai Beef Salad with Peanuts

Another favourite!  Probably not as popular if you’re not a fan of chilli and spice, but if you are and you love fresh asian flavours, you can’t go past salad recipes like this. Get the RECIPE FOR THAI BEEF SALAD.

Salad Recipes for Thai Beef Salad with is beef cooked with chilli and other asian flavours served with crispy lettuce

5. Simple Caesar Salad

This Caesar Salad really is so simple, you’ll have it ready to eat in minutes.  We think we’ve even gotten our time from start to finish down to 6 minutes! Always a favourite.  Get the RECIPE FOR SIMPLE CAESAR SALAD.

Salad Recipes_Caesar Salad made with cos lettuce, croutons, parmesan cheese and a light dressing

6. Traditional Greek Salad

If you’ve ever been to the chicken shop, the fish and chip shop or the deli counter of almost any takeaway or supermarket, you’ll be able to find yourself a Greek Salad.  Just in case you’d prefer a beautifully fresh and crisp Greek salad made from scratch (and who wouldn’t!!) this one is a winner. Get the RECIPE FOR TRADITIONAL GREEK SALAD.

Salad Recipes_greek salad made with lettuce, cucumber, onion, black olives, fetta cheese, capsicum and a light olive oil and lemon dressing

7. Broccoli Salad

Broccoli Salad is surprisingly popular when it comes to salad recipes.  We can see why in this recipe! So tasty and a meal in a bowl. It’s definitely a salad that’s packing it high on the antioxidants list too! Get the RECIPE FOR BROCCOLI SALAD.

Salad Recipes - broccoli salad made with broccoli and a selection of other fresh salad ingredients

8. Waldorf Salad

If you’re thinking of the stodgy, gluggy mayonnaise laden waldorf salads from the 70s, give this Waldorf Salad a second look!  All the traditional ingredients of a Waldorf Salad but the dressing makes a refreshingly light change. Get the RECIPE FOR WALDORF SALAD.

Salad recipes - waldorf salad made with piles of apples, spinach, celery and a light dressing

9. Blueberries and Sweet Potato Salad

This is one of those salad recipes that some may not like if they don’t like fruit in their salads.  But if you do, the zing of blueberries combined with the creaminess of the sweet potato is the bomb! Get the RECIPE FOR BLUEBERRIES AND SWEET POTATO SALAD.

Salad Recipes - blueberries and creamy chunks of sweet potato combined with salad leaves and drizzled with a balsamic vinegar dressing

10. Quinoa Salad with Turkey and Fetta

This is one of those salad recipes that can either be served quite hot or cold.  It’s entirely up to you.  It’s also one of those salad recipes that are absolutely a meal in a salad bowl.  Protein, grain and veges. Get the RECIPE FOR QUINOA SALAD WITH TURKEY AND FETTA.

Salad Recipes made from quinoa, turkey mince, fetta cheese and various other salad vegetables including cherry tomatoes

So there you have our 10 favourite salad recipes right now!  We love that there’s a nice mix of traditional and modern salads in there too.

Are there any salad recipes you think we should add to this list?  Let us know in the comments.

  • Yepp my fav these days is cous cous salad with red kidney beans.

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  • I love to eat a variety of healthy and delicious salads and they can be so filling. Love so many of the salads on this list.

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  • Delicious range of salads

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  • I wish I could get my kids to eat more salad. Or any, come to that.

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  • We are salad lovers at this house so these are great. I haven’t had a waldorf salad in ages, might be time to make one

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  • Great salad recipe ideas thank you Nikki for putting them all under one article it makes it easier to browse

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  • I love salad, it’s my main meal at dinner. I like them light without dressing.


    • I like salads with and without dressing; very much depends on the type of salad. Fresh tomatoes from my garden are so sweet and delicious and need no dressing.

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  • Delicious! These salads look so great and healthy

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  • Love salads in any season

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  • I love a good salad but it needs to be a filling one.

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  • So many favourites amongst these. I love love love salads.

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  • So many nice choices there. The quinoa salad with pomegranates would be my first choice!

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  • Mmmmmm. A couple of regulars I already make on this list, but quite a few that are new to me that I’ll definitely be giving a go. Thank you

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