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.

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Caprese Salad with Balsamic Reduction

Rating: 4.5 stars 185
An easy balsamic sauce makes this tomato-and-mozzarella salad a standout.

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 969
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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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!

Easy Arugula Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 354
So easy even I could make it, and I am a beginning cook! It looks very presentable for guests and takes only minutes

Orange, Walnut, Gorgonzola and Mixed Greens Salad with Fresh Citrus Vinaigrette

Rating: 4.5 stars 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!

Roasted Beets with Goat Cheese and Walnuts

Rating: 4.5 stars 47
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.

Avocado and Tuna Tapas

Rating: 4.5 stars 276
Living in Spain I have come across a literal plethora of tapas. This is a light, healthy tapa that goes best with crisp white wines and crunchy bread. This recipe is great for experimenting with a variety of different vegetables, spices, and vinegars.
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Salad Nicoise

Rating: 4.5 stars 67
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!

Lobster Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 21
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.

Vietnamese Rice Noodle Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 106
This is a good salad for a hot day.

Mediterranean Bean Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 49
This is an easy, healthy salad that is a great side dish to BBQ chicken, beef or fish! It can also be easily adapted to a Tex-Mex style by changing the lemon to lime, parsley to cilantro and adding ground cumin and/or chili powder! Be sure to add the lemon zest (or lime zest) as this really adds a ZING to the salad!

Inspiration and Ideas

8 Burrata Salad Recipes
Discover burrata salad recipes that are perfect for the summertime. Fresh ingredients like tomatoes, peaches, arugula, and basil are the perfect pairing for burrata.
Cherry Chicken Salad
Rating: Unrated 108
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.
Stacked Tomato and Burrata Salad
Rating: 5 stars 39

Comparing mozzarella and burrata is a little unfair, as burrata is significantly richer and creamier. It's not like comparing apples and oranges; it's more like apples and supermodels. In fact, burrata means 'buttered,' which is really all you need to know.