Celebrate the flavors of the West with these easy, fresh salad recipes
Dandelion greens give a bright, appealingly bitter edge to the rich chicken and the sweet beets.
Recipe: Chicken Salad with Roasted Beets and Dandelion Greens
Using yogurt instead of mayo lightens up this chicken salad without sacrificing flavor.
Recipe: New Potato and Chicken Salad with Yogurt Chive Dressing
Slicing the carrots is fastest on a classic French- or Japanese-style mandoline, but you can also use a vegetable peeler.
Recipe: Rainbow Carrot, Pea Shoot, and Chicken Salad
Mizuna and mustard greens add bite and a healthy base to this zesty salad.
Recipe: Sesame Chinese Chicken Salad with Asian Greens
The paprika delivers great smoky flavor in this main-dish salad.
Recipe: Grilled Chicken, Corn, and Spinach Salad with Smoky Paprika Dressing
This dish has all the great flavor of the original and is packed with garden-fresh ingredients.
Recipe: Best-Ever Chicken Salad
Make short work of this dinner salad by starting with a store-roasted chicken.
Recipe: Chopped Barbecued Chicken Salad
A taste of summer in a bowl: barbecued chicken, sweet nectarines, tangy goat cheese, crisp salad greens, and toasted pecans.
A speedy entree salad that’s perfect for the season.
Recipe: Grilled Chicken and Nectarine Salad
Briny capers and pungent Dijon add punch to this quick main course salad. Serve with grilled bread brushed with fruity olive
Recipe: Hot and Cold Chicken and Spinach Salad
Like a cross between a noodle bowl and a salad, this dish is low in fat and has a kick—thanks to the zesty salad dressing
based on a Vietnamese dipping sauce.
Pair with a barely off-dry Riesling like Poet’s Leap 2008 (Columbia Valley; $20).
Recipe: Five-Spice Chicken Noodle Salad
An unusual twist on the classic curried chicken salad, our version is a healthier option with a mix of thick, creamy yogurt
replacing half of the mayo.
Recipe: Lemon Cashew Chicken Salad