Two Super Simple Salad Recipes

About Angelia Embler

Angi grew up in southern Arizona but now lives in central New Mexico with her husband, two sons and four dogs. She creates, she responds to Yoast support requests, and she loves to ramble on about anything. When not doing those, she can be found slaving over the kitchen stove cooking for her family, curled up with a good book or watching any one of her favorite TV shows.

Reader Interactions


  1. Emily

    Both sound yummy! Its funny, I love salad in restaurants but I never like them at home. I usually make one up every night for my husband but not me. When I do, I love crasins, crumbled feta and walnuts.

  2. Kim

    I love salad! We have just added a chicken salad to our dinner menu that even the kids love (which totally suprises me.) It’s such a refreshing, light, filling, and easy meal most times. Thanks for these new recipes, I’ll have to give them a try. I always need new dinner menus.

  3. Leila

    That Italian Salad sounds heavenly! I am a big Caesar salad person and that’s about the extent of it. Oh, antipasta when I’m really in the mood. I will have to try the Italian salad… I’m sure I could get hubby to try it too! 🙂

    • Angi

      Growing up, that’s how I did salad. Iceberg, cheese, imitation bacon bits, and croutons. I smothered it in ranch dressing because I didn’t like the taste of salad. Now that I’ve experimented with other lettuce types and added interesting toppings, I use way less dressing and get more taste out of the salad itself.

  4. Anna

    Wow! I tried the recipe for the Italian salad, it was so delicious! We’ve been eating way too little salads lately. I’m so boring when it comes to salad but I loved your recipe. Thanks for sharing it 🙂

  5. Carol Z

    These look good. I’m always looking for interesting new salad recipes and I will put the Italian Salad on my list of salads to try. Sometimes I add raisins or chopped olives, depending on what’s in the cupboard or fridge.

    • Angi

      I’m amazed by the amount of people who eat salad daily. I don’t know if I could do it. I’d worry about getting bored with so much salad. I’d bet changing it up is a necessity to avoid that rut.

  6. Patty Mejia Burke

    I’m not creative when it comes to the “topping” part of a salad, we usually have croutons.

    But when it’s time to make a salad, I love to add in creative things, like dried cranberries, walnuts, almonds, different greens, cheeses (feta is my current fave). Also meat! We are carnivores and if I serve a salad without meat, my teen asks me what happened to the meat 🙂

  7. Dawn

    Salad and Soup have to rate as my favorite meal but it is easy to get stuck in the rut of creating the same one over and over. For those who don’t LOVE salad as much as I do in my family, it is even harder to enjoy the monotony. 🙂 Thanks for sharing 2 yummy recipes. The Italian Salad looks divine and even the most reluctant herbivore in my home may find this tempting.

    • Angi

      When the local restaurant that inspired the Italian salad recipe put the salad in front of me, I wasn’t sure what to think of it. I’ve always gotten such basic salads at restaurants so it was refreshing to see such thought put into a simple salad. That’s why I shared it, to help people get out of their salad rut.

  8. Anastasia Carpenter

    Hi Angi, the salads sound really tasty. Since I’m a vegetarian, I usually top my salads with hard boiled eggs and sunflower seed bac’n bits. I make a homemade salad dressing using plain yogurt, apple cider vinegar, salt and stevia. Sometime I add a little cayenne or some herbs like basil and oregano, or nutritional yeast and Tamari sauce.

  9. Tamara

    I love salads, but my hubby gets tired of them. I love the lettuce &/or spinach with avocado, black beans, black olives, cucumbers, tomatoes, bell peppers, shredded cheese, some grilled chicken, topped w/ chip pieces. So basically just throw it all in a bowl & mix it up!
    But I also changed it up. These 2 recipes actually look really good. I am going to pin them
    And what an awesome giveaway you have there

  10. Michelle Jones

    We have a Salad bar night. I offer all kinds of toppings and everyone creates their own. This is one of my kids’ favorites right next to breakfast for dinner night. A great way to get a good heaping of veggies in their bellies. One of my new favorites is adding chopped/sliced apples or avocado.

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