Cooking in winter often means comfort food cooking: warming soups, satisfying casseroles; all the heavier dishes that warm our hearts and bellies. While I am a big fan of all the comfort foods, I do enjoy a big main dish salad. Vinegar-dressed greens with a variety of crunchy fresh veggies, does wonders to excite the palate, giving us a little jumpstart. Adding a protein, be it chicken, steak, beans, eggs or cheese rounds out a green salad to make it a meal. Today, I have collected my favorite 6 Main Dish Salads.
Below, I've collected 6 of my favorite Main Dish Salads and put them together for you. If you're interested in making any or all, just follow the links for the full recipe card.
Kelly is sharing 6 Main Dish Salads
You can get the full recipe card for a dish by clicking the link at the end of each section
Hello and welcome to Djalali Cooks! I love a main dish salad and this one is really fantastic. Super greens dressed in a white balsamic and Dijon dressing creates the base. With savory bacon pieces, colorful grape tomatoes, thin red onion slices, and 8-minute eggs. I topped the salad with small chunks of creamy Blue Stilton cheese and caper berries. A perfect main dish salad for two, it’s Super Greens Salad with Bacon and Eggs! Let’s do it.
Hello! Welcome to Djalali Cooks. Today we have the spicy, tangy, savory, umami-rich Thai salad called Larb. Ground meat, in today’s recipe it’s turkey, is sautéd in spices and aromatics then tossed with veggies in a simple dressing of lime juice and fish sauce. Serve larb with rice and/or lettuce cups for a light and satisfying dish that is perfect for summer’s hot weather. Let’s do it! It’s Thai Larb Salad.
Hello and welcome to Sunday Supper! Sometimes a giant salad loaded with veggies, meats and cheeses is the perfect kind of supper. Especially if you’re feeling creative but not in the mood to do much cooking. Making a big salad like this really gets the creative juices going; arranging the ingredients according to color and texture is so satisfying. And then you end up with a gorgeous bowl of salad that is worth presenting to a dinner party! Let’s get to it: Chef Salad Sunday Supper.
Hello, welcome to Sunday Supper. This is a perfect meal for a lazy summer Sunday. A salad of epic proportion; the Cobb Salad has bacon, rotisserie chicken, avocado, eggs, tomatoes and gorgonzola. Dressed in a simple red wine vinaigrette. We love a big salad at the Djalali House, sometimes it’s just for convenience. But other times, like this time, we are pulling out all the stops. By which I mean, we made our own rotisserie chicken. Recently Alex got a rotisserie grill accessory, and I have to say, this thing is pretty cool. As we watched the chicken turn on the spit, visions of rotisserie-d everything were dancing in my head. But I digress, Let’s get to the recipe!
Hi everyone, welcome; I hope your week is going well so far! Today we have a super simple recipe. Perfect for a weekday lunch or dinner. Alex and I love salads; we like to make a big salad for an early lunch and then graze on it all afternoon, which has become a regular thing since we both work at home. We started this salad with grilling a tri-tip steak. But you can sear and roast flank steak, if you like. Let’s get started with our Main Dish Steak Salad!
Hello, Welcome to Djalali Cooks. Salads are wonderful any time of year, but there is something about a Fall Kale Salad with Roasted Squash that just feels great – cutting through all the comfort (read: heavier) foods we are fixing as the weather turns cool and the holidays are close. Last year I posted a great Fall Harvest Salad that hits a lot of these same notes, and it was a hit as a Thanksgiving side. So let’s get to this hearty Kale Salad with Roasted Acorn Squash!
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