10 Favorite & Creative Entree Salads

Here are some of my favorite salad recipes that you and your family will love! The garden-fresh ingredients, tasty proteins, and aromatic herbs & spices are ideal for sides or a light summer supper. Forget the bland iceberg mixes and treat your family to the elevated flavors of my salad recipes. Be sure to check out RecipeSavants.com for more fresh summer meal ideas!

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ChefBear Complete Meals - california steak salad with chimichurri dressing
Serves
4

california steak salad with chimichurri dressing

Our California steak salad is made with steak, grilled onions, arugula, avocado, and asparagus. Toss with our delicious chimichurri dressing for an amazing burst of flavor. This salad is sure to become your favorite go-to dish!

ChefBear Complete Meals - grilled flank steak with noodle salad
Serves
4

grilled flank steak with noodle salad

This healthy grilled flank steak with noodle salad makes a complete meal including protein, vegetables, and noodles, perfect for warm evenings. Tossed with rice vinegar, dark sesame oil, sriracha and soy sauce it embodies Asian flavors. You can easily modify and customize this recipe by customizing the vegetables to your liking.

ChefBear Complete Meals - antipasto panzanella salad
Serves
6

antipasto panzanella salad

Craving the flavors of antipasto? Try this irresistable fusion of antipasto and panzanella salad. It is easy to make and pairs excellently with my homemade eggplant parmesan recipe.

ChefBear Complete Meals - arugula & shrimp salad with lemony vinaigrette
Serves
4

arugula & shrimp salad with lemony vinaigrette

A scrumptious salad is the perfect way to begin any meal. This simple recipe combines peppery arugula, fresh parsley and plump shrimp. Drizzle it with some of my amazing lemon & honey vinaigrette. You might also consider this dish for a light but satisfying lunch.

ChefBear Complete Meals - chicken a la caesar
Serves
4

chicken a la caesar

In this hearty Caesar-style chicken, instead of drowning the ingredients into heavy dressing, a lighter version with a hint of fresh parmesan, olive oil, parsley, panko and garlic lets the baked chicken shine through. If you’re adding anchovies (optional) don’t worry about them as they mellow with baked chicken – topped over baked lettuce with nicely browned edges.

ChefBear Complete Meals - crunchy broccoli & fruit salad
Serves
4

crunchy broccoli & fruit salad

Here is a delightful salad that would be superb for the holidays or any night of the week. Toss chopped broccoli florets with diced apples, shredded carrots, red onions, and dried cranberries. Up the crunch factor with chopped pecans. The creamy dressing is a mix of mayo, Greek yogurt, and tasty spices. Your family will love the fabulous flavors and textures!

ChefBear Complete Meals - greek quinoa salad
Serves
4

greek quinoa salad

This healthy, savory Greek- inspired quinoa & vegetable salad is full of the flavors of grape tomatoes, peppers, olives and roasted eggplant. Enjoy it for a simple, yet filling, lunch or light supper. Any leftovers will be just as tasty the next day!

ChefBear Complete Meals - grilled turkey salad with dijon mustard dressing
Serves
4

grilled turkey salad with dijon mustard dressing

This healthy salad recipe is studded with grilled turkey, plenty of salad greens, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, parsley and Dijon vinaigrette--perfect supper recipe to serve on a hot summer evening.

ChefBear Complete Meals - modern nicoise salad
Serves
4

modern nicoise salad

Savor fresh summer greens in this classic salad, which originated in Nice, France. It is a blend of briny black olives, tender chunks of tuna, cherry tomatoes, and boiled egg halves on a bed of your favorite salad greens. Drizzle your Nicoise salad with some flavorful mustard vinaigrette, and you have a lovely side or a light summer lunch.

ChefBear Complete Meals - seared ahi tuna salad with sichuan pepper vinaigrette
Serves
4

seared ahi tuna salad with sichuan pepper vinaigrette

Consider this colorful Asian-inspired tuna salad as an appetizer or a light lunch. It features fresh lettuce, tender-crisp vegetables, flavorful herbs, and a zesty Sichuan pepper vinaigrette. The crowning ingredient is delicious Ahi tuna steaks, seared to perfection and arranged on the salad.