A main dish salad makes a fabulous meal on a warm summer day or evening. Many of these salads don't require cooking, and they are all hearty and delicious. Prepare one of these salads for a luncheon or dinner, or take one along to a potluck or picnic.
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This salad takes freshly boiled lobster to another level. The lobster stands out in this extraordinary macaroni salad. It's an excellent choice for a hot summer evening.
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The combination of bacon, lettuce, and tomatoes stands out in this delicious macaroni salad. Hard-boiled eggs and chopped red onions add to the flavor and texture, along with a seasoned mayonnaise dressing.
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This interesting and versatile salad is made with a variety of ingredients: beans, cheese, nuts, ham, tomatoes, cucumbers, and romaine lettuce are a few worth noting. Serve this hearty chopped salad on tortilla chips and dress with the homemade vinaigrette or your own favorite.
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Chicken breasts Portobello mushrooms are grilled and then arranged with diced cheese and fresh vegetables. The tangy sour cream dressing is the perfect finishing touch.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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This Nicoise style salad is finished with a tangy Dijon dressing. The combination of tuna with vegetables, hard-boiled eggs, and olives is classic. I love this salad with fresh grilled tuna, but premium packaged cooked tuna or good quality canned tuna may be used.
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This taco salad starts with seasoned, browned ground beef. The beef is arranged on plates with lettuce leaves and tortilla chips along with fresh vegetables, olives, and a homemade Southwestern-style dressing. The tortilla chips can be homemade or store-bought. Either way, the salad will be a big hit with your family!
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This easy shrimp salad is a full meal in one cool dish. The rice, peas, and shrimp are the perfect combination of flavors, all brought together with a simple mayonnaise dressing.
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This is a salad for a special occasion when you want to treat yourself or your family. Serve the lobster salad on a bed of lettuce with slices of avocado or fresh tomato wedges.
See Also: Lobster Salad With DillContinue to 9 of 10 below.
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Serve this extraordinary turkey salad on mixed greens with fresh sliced vegetables for a cool and delicious supper salad. I love this salad with slices of avocado and tomato wedges.
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Asparagus and/or peas would make a great addition to this delicious pasta salad.