The Best Salad Recipes


Sometimes you can’t beat a delicious salad recipe. Today I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite salad recipes for you. Whether these recipes are used as a full meal or a side dish, there’s something you’re bound to love.
Unique and Delicious Salad Recipes #salad #recipe #lettuce #panzanella #pastasalad #pasta #potatosalad #dessertsalad
Salad comes in many forms. There are the classic leaf salads, pasta salads, potato salads, chicken salads, panzanellas (bread salads), and even dessert salads!
Knowing that I’m always looking for unique and delicious salad recipes, I decided to put this list of my favorites together just in case you need a go-to list yourself.
Whether you need a side for a weeknight dinner or want something special to take to a picnic/event, I’m certain you can find a salad recipe in this list that will work perfectly for any occasion. Enjoy!

The Best Salad Recipes:

Bacon and Blue Cheese Potato Salad #potatosalad #sidedish #potato #bacon #bluecheese #salad #recipe

Bacon and Blue Cheese Potato Salad

Move over classic potato salad; there’s a new dish in town. This Bacon and Blue Cheese Potato Salad is a fresh and flavorful take on the classic recipe. In fact, I’d take this over the classic recipe any day!


This Ramen Noodle Salad is the best and easiest #summer #pasta #salad #recipe! #ramen #noodle

Ramen Noodle Salad

This Ramen Noodle Salad is so simple to make, full of flavor, and always a crowd pleaser. You’re certain to love this easy and delicious pasta salad recipe!


A simple and delicious Roasted Carrot Salad Recipe. #salad #carrots #recipe

Roasted Carrot Salad

Arugula, blue cheese, dried cranberries, almond, and roasted carrots come together to create this delicious and fresh Roasted Carrot Salad.



This Snow Pea and Chicken Salad Recipe is a delicious and unique take on classic chicken salad.


Snow Pea and Chicken Salad

Sometimes a good chicken salad recipe can totally hit the spot. Whether you serve this Snow Pea and Chicken Salad for lunch or at a summer gathering, I know you’re going to love its fresh and delicate flavors.


Radicchio and Blue Cheese Bread Salad is the salad to complement a late-summer or fall dinner.

Radicchio and Blue Cheese Bread Salad

If you’re looking for a salad to complement a late-summer or fall dinner, you’ll want to try this Radicchio and Blue Cheese Bread Salad. Bursting with bold flavor, it is so simple to make.

Avocado Panzanella Salad

This Avocado Panzanella Salad is a celebration of summer! Bursting with summer tomatoes, crusting bread, fresh basil, and creamy avocados this salad is a winning recipe!


Roasted Zucchini Panzanella Salad #vegetable #roasted #zucchini #panzanella #salad #recipe #summer #picnic #breadsalad

Roasted Zucchini Panzanella

If you are looking for a delicious summer salad recipe, look no further than this Roasted Zucchini Panzanella. I mean, what’s not to love about a salad made with toasted bread?


Pasta Salad Recipes:

Pasta salad might be my favorite kind of salad.  That is why I have an entire blog post dedicated to my best pasta salad recipes. It’s worth checking out as there are some really good ones! You can find those HERE.


Delicious Pine Nut and Arugula Pesto Pasta Salad Recipe #pasta #salad #pesto #pinenut #arugula #pastasalad #recipe #sidedish

Pine Nut and Arugula Pesto Pasta Salad

This Pine Nut and Arugula Pesto Pasta Salad contains four things I love: pine nuts, arugula, pasta, and feta. I think it’s a delightful combination of flavors that almost everyone will enjoy.


BLT Macaroni Salad 

Based on one of my favorite classic sandwich recipes, this BLT Macaroni Salad is loaded with flavor. It’s a tasty and unique twist on classic pasta salad with a traditional flavor combination everyone will love!


Dessert “Salad” Recipes:

And then there’s the dessert salad recipes. Dessert salads are typically sweet and made with items such as  jello, whipped topping, fruits, mayo, etc. These are a few of the dessert salads that are staples in my family – we make them over and over again!

Delicious and Easy Waldorf Salad #waldorfsalad #salad #recipe #sidedish #thanksgiving #christmas #holiday

Waldorf Salad

Although delicious anytime of the year, Waldorf Salad has been a holiday side dish in my family for as long as I can remember. Today, I’m sharing my family’s recipe for this “must have” holiday dish.


Orange Pineapple Dream Salad - delicious as a side dish or dessert #salad #dreamsalad #dessertsalad #pineappledream


Orange Pineapple Dream Salad

Whether served as a dessert or side dish, this Orange Pineapple Dream Salad recipe is the perfect compliment to any celebration, holiday, or meal.


This Strawberry Pretzel Salad is a classic dessert that continues to be a favorite! #strawberry #jello #pretzel #dessert #recipe

Strawberry Pretzel Salad

This Strawberry Pretzel Salad is an old-fashioned dessert recipe that still popular for a reason: it’s delicious! The combination of sweet, salty, and fruity is so good!




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That’s a Wrap on My Best Salad Recipes:

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  • Laura at Ms. Smartie Pants at

    Lovely! I actually made the autumn salad this year for Thanksgiving, it was a hit and will become a tradition and I have made the chicken apricot but used mandarin oranges. But there are many more here I want to give a try, thanks!

  • Susan @ at

    OOps! I mean thank you for the salad recipes and I am following you on Pinterest… #750,000 and one! LOL

  • Dee at

    The Black Bean Salad definitely and probably the chicken salad. They all sound AWESOME, but those two went into my future file. Thanks for posting the links.

  • Melissa at

    Lovely choices! They all look delish! I love all your pins as well. You can tell that you really make thoughtful choices when pinning:0)

  • Charlene Austin at

    Weren’t you supposed to tell us how you got so many followers?

  • Susan Lynn, Insomniac in the House at

    Congrats on your followers (I would be one of the many)… and I’m board with Operation 20 lbs! Except I’m trying to do it by the end of April!!! #Imscrewedbutdoingitanyway!

  • Liz at

    Wow! Fabulous! I will be trying them all, thanks!

  • moonglitter at

    I’ve been looking for some new great salad recipes! Thanks you!!

  • slip4 at

    I am a sucker for chicken salad recipes! Now I need to start trying some of them 🙂

  • Anonymous at

    wowie! congratulations on all of the followers! it couldn’t happen to a nicer person! ALL of these salads look divine!!! thanks! sharon

  • Chloe at

    Those salads look so good! I just nabbed that grape, broccoli, tomato pasta salad from Pinterest and made it last night (minus the grapes, plus some kalamata olives)! It looks like spring is getting everyone in the mood for some warm-weather eats. 🙂 Thanks for rounding up a bunch of delicious looking salads! I’m excited to try some of these other ones!

  • Kim @ NewlyWoodwards at

    That black bean salad looks right up our alley at the Woodwards. Thanks for sharing.

  • Ali Richardson at

    Seriously!!?? You are the guru of Pinterest! Awesome!!! Yummy salads 🙂

  • Sara at

    Wow! That’s a lot of followers. I tried the broccoli, grape pasta salad after seeing it on pinterest. It was very good.

  • Chris Hanisco at

    This is so weird! I found your blog through another friend’s post – and I was like, “Oh! I know Michael!!” LOL! So happy for you! I also love your taste! I mean, you loved Dippy Chick so of course you have good taste. 😉

  • Rachel at

    Im always hunting for salad recipes and now Ive found some awesome recipes all in one place. So convenient for the time starved. THANK YOU.

  • Maureen Cracknell Handmade at

    Thank you for sharing these!! You always share the most wonderful baked deserts and unfortunately I can’t eat gluten! LOVE the salads!! 🙂

  • Anonymous at

    I want to eat all these salads! There aren’t enough meals in the day!

  • The Country Cook at

    Michael – so great to “meet” ya!! Thank you so very much for featuring the Olive Garden salad dressing. I’m so glad you did so I could find my way to your little corner (kinda big corner actually) of the internet. LOVing your site and your inn – really inspiring!! Oh and Operation 20lbs! haha – Lord knows I have been on Operation 20 lbs for 20 years, but mine should be Operation 30 lbs…lol.

  • Anonymous at

    Love, love your blog, Michael! I’ve been following you on Pinterest for a while, also. You inspire me all the time. Keep those wonderful things coming!! Bonnie

  • Ellie Maggie at

    Chicken salad with apricot and almonds AND Cranberry pecan chicken salad are my favourites! I’ve just found your blog and you on Pinterest and I’m sooooo glad that I did. You come across as such a lovely man. Oh, I also want to say thanks for the Olive Garden recipe because when we had our honeymoon in the USA (we’re from the UK) we had a special meal in Olive Garden – you reminded me of that time 🙂
    Thanks, Ellie Maggie x

  • Anonymous at

    love, love, love!

  • Lita at

    Wow! all these salads look scrumptious! definitely I will follow your blog.

  • Jema Watts at

    So glad I found you. Amazing salads. Can’t wait to explore the rest of your blog.

  • Kelly JS at

    Can’t wait to explore the rest. Found you on….Pinterest. YUMMY!

  • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

    Thanks for your message! These are just salads that look delicious to me. I used to have a feature on my blog where I’d share a collection of some of my favorite things I found via Pinterest. This was one of those features.


  • Norma at


    I have to say you do deserve the recognition as being the most followed on Pinterest. I love your posts! Keep it up!!

  • shiva platters Fort Lauerdale at

    All of these really appear to be so delicious. Right this moment, I am just craving for a chicken salad! I am most excited to try the chicken salad with apricots and almonds, and that cranberry pecan chicken salad. Thank you for sharing all these recipes!

  • Emma at

    In this list, there is a salad for every taste!

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