11 Hearty Salads That Definitely Work as a Main

Great new salad ideas that are too good to be just a side

By Recipe Round-ups

Strawberry Summer Salad

This fruity salad is comprised of a strawberry mint dressing, balsamic honey chicken, fresh spinach and goat cheese.

Seared Tuna Nicoise Salad

Topped with a light vinaigrette and super protein packed, this salad is a great meatless Monday meal option.

BLT Salad

Crispy bacon is the star of this low carb salad. It's mixed with creamy avocado for the perfect finishing touch! 

Warm Spiced Cauliflower and Chickpea Salad

Simple and filling, with a nutty, garlicky, lemony tang, and pulled together with a tahini dressing.

Simple Sushi Salad With Wasabi Soy Dressing

Packed with whole grains, protein and lots of vegetables to keep you feeling full, this salad is an easy dinner option.

Antipasto Salad

A crowd pleasing salad, everyone will love this! Use a food processor to make the pepper parmesan dressing.

Orange and Avocado Quinoa Salad

A sweet and sour, crunchy and creamy citrusy salad topped with toasted hazelnuts for the perfect crunch.

Broccoli-Grape Pasta Salad

A tangy red vinegar dressing with toasted pecans and bacon makes this salad a winner! Great for a picnic!

Vegan Pasta Salad With Nut Butter Sauce

The sauce steels the show in this meal-in-one salad. Use cashew or macadamia nut butter or tahini.

Roasted Artichoke and Mozzarella Salad

Full of color, you'll love the unique taste of this salad filled with red tomatoes, green spinach and white mozzarella.

Chilled Spicy Noodle Salad

The base of this salad includes shrimp, zucchini, carrots, and rice noodles and yummy Asian spices. Ready in 30 minutes!