Made from fresh and healthy ingredients, salads can be served as a main meal or play a supporting role as a side dish. Select your favourite, choose from mixed greens, fruits and vegetables to pasta and grains.
Give your Greek salad ingredients a lift with a zesty yogurt buttermilk dressing flavoured with dill and fresh mint.
Yield: Serves 8.
Tags: Vegetarian, Low Sugar, Nut-Free
Butter lettuce earns its name from its smooth and tender texture. It matches well with this creamy dill dressing, cucumbers and our pickled red onions.
These appetizer-sized salads will be a hit at your next party. Start by making toast cups, which serve as a vehicle for individual portions of classic Caesar salad.
Yield: Makes 4 dozen.
Tags: Make Ahead, Nut-Free
This chickpea salad takes advantage of Mediterranean-style ingredients like kalamata olives, feta cheese and lemon juice. Serve it as a side dish or as a cold lunch entrée.
Yield: Serves 4.
Tags: Vegetarian, Make Ahead, Quick
The fresh taste of cilantro works really well with sweet and juicy fruit. This colourful salad makes a great side dish at a sit-down brunch.
Tags: Vegetarian, Nut-Free, Flourless
This summery salad can be prepared right in your backyard. Roast the beets on the barbecue and then grill the fennel before combining them with a honey-citrus dressing.
Yield: Serves 12.
Tags: Vegetarian, Nut-Free
This cold green bean side dish is dressed with a sweet raspberry vinaigrette and topped with crunchy pine nuts.
Tags: Quick, Vegetarian
Israeli couscous, also known as ptitim, is larger and more doughy than regular couscous. We use it in this substantial salad with beets, almonds and goat cheese. Serve it as a lunch entrée or as a side dish with dinner.
Yield: Serves 6.
Bulgur is a wheat-based cereal grain commonly used in Mediterranean cooking. This hardy salad brings in other Mediterranean ingredients like feta cheese, kalamata olives, capers and cucumber.
This colourful salad is a great alternative to standard coleslaw. In addition to the kale and mango it includes daikon, a long thin Asian radish.
Tags: Vegetarian, Make Ahead, Dairy-Free