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35 Unique Salad Recipes Full of Flavor

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If you're looking for unusual and unique salad recipes, we have some awesome recipes for you! These delicious salads are bright, bold, and full of interesting flavor combinations.

There are seasonal recipes and recipes you can make year-round. We've got something for everyone, from green salads to fruit salads.

Many of these recipes can be served as side dishes or main courses.

How to Make the Best Salad Recipes

To make flavorful, interesting salads consider adding multiple overlapping flavors and textures.

You might want something bright and sharp (like citrus, radicchio, or red onions), something creamy (like avocado or feta), something crunchy (like a toasted walnut or panko).

Don't be afraid to try flavors that may not immediately seem like they go together - for instance, one of our favorite salads is a combination of blueberries, mango, and avocado!

Unique Salad Recipes You've Got to Try

These fresh, bright, and bold salad recipes are not your every day, green salads. They're full of interesting ingredients and unique flavor combinations. There are recipes for every season.

I hope you've enjoyed these unique salad recipes and have been inspired to try some new recipes!

What are the different types of salad?

There are multiple types of salads - the include green salads, fruit salads, rice and pasta salads, dinner salads, dessert salads, and bound salads (mayonnaise or other sauce-based salads).

How can I make a healthy salad?

You can make a healthy green salad, a fruit salad, or a vegetable salad. Salads that are healthy, usually showcase fresh, seasonal ingredients and minimize use of canned or jarred salad dressings (they often have hidden sugars). Make your own vinaigrette or toppings for your salad so you know what's in it.

What's an easy salad dressing?

The easiest salad dressing is a quick vinaigrette. You can make a vinaigrette with almost any type of oil and acid, but the ratio should be 3 parts oil to 1 part vinegar or acid. This might look like 3 tablespoons olive oil to 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar, mix in a pinch of salt and pepper and you've got a great salad dressing!.

Here are several types of oils you can use in dressings - olive oil, safflower oil, canola oil, avocado oil, or walnut oil.

For the vinegars you can use balsamic vinegar, red wine vinegar, sherry vinegar, or rice wine vinegar.

You can also mix in lemon, lime, or orange juice. A tablespoon of mustard makes a dressing really pop too! And don't forget to mix in some salt and pepper.

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