Salad Recipes

  • Complexity: medium

Asian Chicken Slaw

Part chicken salad, part coleslaw, this unique dish features a prepared mix, so it comes together quickly -- especially if you buy a roasted chicken. Serve it as a salad, as shown here, or in a sandwich wrap.

  • Complexity: medium

Chinese Chicken Salad

This Asian-style chicken salad, made with a delicious peanutty vinaigrette, is provided by In the Night Kitchen of San Francisco and is popular with adults and kids alike.

  • Complexity: medium

Curried Chicken Salad Sandwich

Here's a variation on chicken salad that has a bit of a kick, and a couple surprises, too -- grapes for a sweet accent and cashews for crunch.

  • Complexity: medium

Fajita Chop-Chop Salad

My kids love chop-chop salads, and this one -- a mix of familiar mild Mexican spices and additions, such as corn and black beans -- is a particular favorite. On nights when I need a shortcut, I substitute store-bought rotisserie chicken for the steak.

  • Complexity: easy

Taco Salad

A honey-lime dressing distinguishes this Southwestern creation, which is served in edible bowls that are easily made from baked tortillas. If you're in a hurry, simply serve the salad with tortilla chips.

  • Complexity: medium

Thai Chicken, Mango & Pineapple Salad

Grilled chicken and tropical fruits seasoned with a citrusy curry sauce give this colorful salad plenty of kid appeal. It makes a great lunch or a light dinner as is, or you can create a heartier meal by serving the meat and fruit with steamed rice and side salads.

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