1. Southwestern Bean Salad
Bean salads can often be quite bland but this one is definitely not. Using canned beans makes it easy to prepare and helps the salad stretch a long way.
2. Rice Salad with Roasted Red Pepper and Herbs
Using brown basmati rice will keep the nutrient content of this salad but keep the soft texture that you get from white rice. You can easily feed a big crowd with this fresh salad without a lot of work.
3. Fresh and Easy Pasta Salad
This is not your typical pasta salad but it is just as easy to make. This salad uses salsa as a dressing, pumping up the flavor and reducing the calories too.
4. Orzo Salad
Another fresh take on pasta salad, this salad uses tiny orzo pasta and mint to make a nice light side dish.
5. Mexican Street Corn Inspired Quinoa and Corn Salad
Looking for something a little different? This salad has just the right amount of heat.
6. Kale, Quinoa and Black Bean Salad
Want a salad just bursting with nutrition? It’s hard to beat this one. It makes a ton so you can easily feed a large group.
7. Retro Cauliflower Salad with Easy Homemade Thousand Island Dressing
Cauliflower has never tasted so good as in this creamy salad with cheese and tortilla chips.
8. Rainbow Fruit Salad
This fruit salad is easy to put together and makes a large bowl full without a lot of work. Substitute the fruit for what’s in season and you can’t go wrong.
9. Asian Lentil and Mango Salad
A little bit sweet and a little bit crunchy, this salad is a definite break from your everyday salad. It keeps really well so you can make it ahead of time or enjoy the leftovers the next day.
10. Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad
Quinoa makes a perfect base for a little bit of a twist on the traditional Tabbouleh salad.
11. Salad on a Stick
Want a salad that you can eat without utensils? Try one of these options for a salad on a stick.