Hearty Dinner Salad Ideas

Easy, light, and quick to throw together salad recipes your family will love having for dinner! 

Salad is the perfect food for dinner. Extremely versatile, it can be as simple or complex as you want it to be. Although some skeptics try to smear salad’s reputation by referring to it as rabbit food or diet food, nothing could be farther from the truth.

And the best part? Most salads can be made in minutes! All you need is s some cooked protein and a few other ingredients!

A salad can make a surprisingly hearty dinner, even for the hungriest person. Here are some dinner salad recipes that can fill anyone up and leave them completely satisfied.

Hearty Dinner Salad Ideas

The healthy mix of broccoli, carrots and cabbage is packed with a refreshing and tasty flavor!

This heart healthy salad is packed with juicy apples, farro, and delicious bacon is full of flavor and crunch!  

This hearty Greek-style chicken sausage salad is full of wonderfully fresh flavors, and is so quick to prepare.

This easy Antipasto Salad is jam packed with salami, Provolone, mozzarella, and pepperonicini peppers and topped with a zesty dressing!

This healthy Quinoa & Black Bean Salad has a ton of flavor and can be made ahead for a great lunch or dinner!

This easy low carb Big Mac salad recipe is ready in just 20 minutes!

A Chipotle Grilled Chicken salad is  full of colors, textures, and delicious flavors with a Honey Jalapeno Vinaigrette that makes this salad sweet an spicy!

No need to head to your local Thai restaurant, you can easily make this Thai Chicken Larb Salad with ground chicken, lime juice and fresh herb at home!

This Apple Pecan Chicken Salad is a big dinner sized salad full of flavor and crunch!

Skip the drive thru and make this copycat Wendy’s Original Taco Salad topped with their famous chili over lettuce, tortilla chips, tomatoes and cheese.

Who says a garden salad has to be boring? Fresh crunchy vegetables with a simple homemade dressing is packed with all things bright and fresh! 

This Asian salad looks so fancy, so much so that it looks like it took you hours to prepare and make it!

Delicious rice, tossed with a vinaigrette and topped with vegetables, these Mediterranean Style Rice Salad Bowls are a great make-ahead dinner, lunch or side! 

Superfood Salmon Salad with Balsamic Blueberry Sauce is delicious and perfect for entertaining or a weeknight dinner.

Grilled Salad with Creamy Apple Cider Vinaigrette has a creamy salad dressing with fresh crunchy greens and perfectly cooked Loin Filet and it only takes 30 minutes to make! 

This Easy Mexican Chopped Salad is pure perfection! Avocado, Corn, Tomatoes and Chickpeas are tossed with the easiest Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette and topped with bold and flavorful Spiced Rubbed BBQ Chicken and crunchy Tortilla Strips.

This Steak Salad is filled with grilled vegetables, ripe avocado, and a homemade cilantro lime dressing. 

If you love PF Chang’s Lettuce Wraps, you’ll love this Lettuce Wrap Salad

This Thai Shrimp and Rice Noodle Salad is packed with butter lettuce, crisp cucumbers and carrots, shrimp and rice noodles tossed with herbs, salted peanuts and a sesame soy dressing.

As you can see, salads don’t need to be boring or leave you starving as soon as you are finished. Make one of these salads for dinner and see how satisfied everyone will be at the end of their meal. Choose your favorite and make your next meal enjoyable and unique.


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