12 Quick Fix and Easy Main Dish Salads

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Lighten up dinner with these 12 Quick Fix and Easy Main Dish Salads.



1. Grilled Chicken and Toasted Couscous Salad with Lemon Buttermilk Dressing

“This hearty dish can take down the biggest of appetites. It begins with tender chicken marinated in olive oil, garlic, and lemon, which is then added to a tasty medley of fresh asparagus, couscous, and red onions. All of that is covered in a rich, lemony buttermilk dressing.”

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2. Raw Vegan Noodles Salad

“This raw vegan noodles salad recipe is super quick and easy to put together and is great served as a main or side dish. All you need is a selection of colourful vegetables, some pantry staples and a spiralizer.”

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3. Dixie Chicken Salad with Grapes, Honey, Almonds and Broccoli

“This gorgeous salad features breaded chicken tossed with lettuce, broccoli, and grapes, and topped with almonds and a honey and Dijon mustard vinaigrette.”

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4. Chef’s Salad with Turkey, Avocado and Jack Cheese

“It’s easy to love a salad packed with such familiar ingredients as turkey breast, avocado, and Monterey Jack cheese — and even easier with no-fuss buttermilk dressing.”

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5. Romain Salad with Country Ham and Eggs

“Even small bits of ham add huge flavor.”

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6. Grilled Chicken Asparagus Salad

“This hearty salad is brightened up with mint, lemon juice, and fresh dill.”

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7. Grain Salad with Grilled Shrimp and Sweet Peppers

“If you use wooden skewers, submerge them in water for 30 minutes before threading on the shrimp.”

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8. Buttermilk Chicken Caesar Salad

“We’ve given the classic Caesar a down-home spin with homemade multigrain croutons and a buttermilk dressing used twice: once to marinate chicken breasts, then again to toss with the salad.”

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9. Farmers Market Pasta Salad

“Cook the pasta al dente (1 or 2 minutes shorter than package directions specify) so it holds its shape when tossed with the vegetables and vinaigrette. Ripe for riffs, this pasta salad recipe is also delicious with cheese-filled tortellini.”

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10. Quinoa Chicken Spinach Salad with Honey Lime Vinaigrette

“Quinoa chicken spinach salad with mandarin oranges, walnuts and a honey-lime vinaigrette (and optional sriracha drizzle) is a flavorful main dish salad that’s ready in just 20 minutes!”

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11. Shrimp and Pasta Salad

“Light and lemony with a hint of honey mustard, Shrimp and Pasta Salad is easily doubled for dinner with friends.”

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12. Shrimp Avocado Taco Salad

“Shrimp Avocado Taco Salad is full of fresh avocados, tomatoes, red onions, black beans and corn.  The shrimp cook in a blend of delicious taco seasonings.  Serve it with some tortilla chips and this salad is unforgettable!”

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