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Side Salads

Salad recipes don’t have to be boring at all! Check out some of our favorites as you browse this category.

From Copy Cat Olive Garden Salad to Zucchini Tomato Basil Salad with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette or Italian Mixed Greens Salad with Prosciutto and Lemon Dijion Vinaigrette you’ll find plenty of creative salad ideas.

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Italian Mixed Greens Salad with Prosciutto and Lemon Dijion Vinaigrette

This is the perfect salad to pair with homemade pizza night! A mix of arugula, radicchio and baby kale is tossed with a simple lemon Dijon vinaigrette and topped with crispy prosciutto and fresh shaved parmesan. Save this recipe for Italian Mixed Greens Salad with Prosciutto and Lemon Dijion Vinaigrette to Pinterest! Early last fall I …

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Chopped lettuce, heirloom baby tomatoes, plenty of bacon, bleu cheese, and cubes of toasted bread make up this Bleu Cheese BLT Salad, a fun take on a classic BLT.

Bleu Cheese BLT Salad

Chopped lettuce, heirloom baby tomatoes, plenty of bacon, bleu cheese, and cubes of toasted bread make up this Bleu Cheese BLT Salad, a fun take on a classic BLT. I’ve partnered with Litehouse to create a summertime salad. Kevin and I just spent the last several days working on our backyard landscaping. We hired out …

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Cilantro Lime Kale Slaw

Kale, purple cabbage, carrot, and red bell pepper are tossed with a jalapeño lime vinaigrette for a healthy Mexican inspired Cilantro Lime Kale Slaw. Click HERE to save this recipe for Cilantro Lime Kale Slaw! Creating This Kale Slaw I always think that it would be fun to have a Cinco de Mayo dinner party …

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Creamy Jalapeño BBQ Coleslaw recipe

Creamy Jalapeño BBQ Coleslaw

Your typical BBQ Coleslaw gets a makeover with the addition of jalapeño for just a touch of heat for your tastebuds! It’s a little funny to me that I’ve been writing on Good Life Eats for so many years and I haven’t ever posted a classic coleslaw recipe. I’ve posted Cilantro Lime Broccoli Slaw and a Cilantro-Lime …

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Cilantro Lime Broccoli Slaw

This Cilantro Lime Broccoli Slaw is  a tasty side dish to accompany any Mexican inspired meal. Pre-packaged shredded broccoli, carrots, red cabbage are tossed with jalapeño, lime, red onion, and red bell pepper for a refreshing side salad. Mexican food, especially of the Tex-Mex variety, is one of my favorite foods to eat. I seriously don’t think …

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3 Simple Salad Dressing Recipes: Creamy Balsamic, Honey Mustard, and Lemon Garlic

Learn how to make three of my favorite Simple Salad Dressing Recipes: Creamy Balsamic, Honey Mustard, and Lemon Garlic. Each takes less than five minutes to make and is full of flavor! Save these 3 Simple Salad Dressing Recipes to Pinterest! Simple Salad Dressings Homemade salad dressing is so simple to make yourself. It only takes a few minutes to combine the ingredients needed for a delicious dressing that …

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Easy Black Bean Salad

Easy Black Bean Salad

This easy black bean salad is packed with corn, tomatoes, cucumber, and more! It’s tossed with a lime-cumin dressing that’s full of flavor! Creating This Black Bean Salad I’m back in Colorado after a few days in Vermont, which means we are back to warm weather. Kind of a contrast after this week’s Beefy Kidney …

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Asian Salad Wonton Cups - Easy Summer Appetizer

Asian Salad Wonton Cup Appetizers

These Asian Salad Wonton Cup Appetizers make a great recipe for a light snack as well as a fun party appetizer! With temperatures soaring, I am turning my “cooking” to more recipes that require as little cooking as possible. There is something about warmer weather that stifles my appetite for hot foods. I crave more salads, …

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Avocado Peach Salsa

Avocado Peach Salsa

It is hard to believe that summer is just around the corner. We’ve had really mild warm weather or cold rainy or snowy weather. I’ve only turned the air conditioner on in the house once so far this year. That feels a little bit awesome. A year ago this time it was practically full on …

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Berry Balsamic Salad Lettuce Cups

Balsamic Berry Salad Lettuce Cups

With warmer days happening more and more frequently, I am really looking forward to having more fresh and light salads on the dinner table. My latest salad creation, Balsamic Berry Salad Lettuce Cups, was inspired by the flavor combination of berries and balsamic vinegar. If you haven’t tried that yet, give it a try. I …

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How to Make Olive Garden Salad at Home

Copycat Olive Garden Salad

Do you love Olive Garden’s famous house salad? Learn how simple it is to make at home with this Olive Garden salad recipe so you can enjoy your favorite flavors without the cost of eating out! When my kids were younger, eating out on a budget wasn’t too terribly difficult, even for our family of …

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Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad

Use up abundant ripe summer tomatoes and basils in this tasty recipe for Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad. I picked up a batch of red grape tomatoes and yellow cherry tomatoes at the grocery store last week. They were so beautiful, I couldn’t help it. I knew it was more than we really needed so we …

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