Hearty main-dish salads
By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen
Text by Nastasha Alli
5 filling salad recipes big enough for dinner.
- Shredded Brussels Sprout Salad
- Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts Gratin
- Stir-Fried Brussels Sprouts
- Scalloped Brussels Sprouts
- Lemon Brussels Sprouts
- Maple-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Hazelnuts
- Lemon Hazelnut Brussels Sprouts
- Pan-Roasted Shallots with Butternut Squash and Brussels Sprouts
- Brussels Sprouts with Onion and Mustard Seeds
- Whisky-Glazed Brussels Sprouts
- Gluten-Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies
- Warm Gluten-Free Biscuits
- Gluten-Free Chocolate PBandJ Cupcakes
- Sour Cream Pastry for Mini Quiches
- Moustache and Lips Straw Cookies
- Cauliflower Yogurt Puree
- Southwestern Quinoa Bowl
- Lemony Kale
- Rice With Lentils
- Luscious Lemon Mousse
Canadian Living food specialist Soo Kim shares her expert advice on preparing delicious, main-dish salads.
"Worried that a dinner salad means endless washing and chopping?" she says. "It doesn’t have to if you wash all your fruits and vegetables when you get home from the grocery store. While you’re at it, chuck older perishables to make room for the fresh ones."
It's also helpful to tuck away serving-size portions of fresh meat or poultry before storing in the freezer.
Though dark greens are a popular choice for dinner salads, they don't always have to be made of leafy vegetables - include a selection of legumes, dried pasta, carrots and potatoes to your salad shopping list. Stock up on pantry basics such as quality extra virgin olive oil and favourite vinegars, and you'll alwasy have easy-to-blend dressings that will serve as a base for many other salad recipes.
Our Tested-Till-Perfect salad recipes below are filling main course dishes that burst with flavour and will keep everyone's forks busy – with a crisp Caesar, tender potato salad or crunchy corn and beans, you'll soon find a new supper favourite!
Pancetta and Egg on Hearty Greens
Versions of this satisfying dinner salad are typically found in small bistros all over France. Grind black pepper over top if desired.
Updated Chicken Caesar
Not your traditional Caesar, this salad is updated with a little twist: It's composed rather than tossed.
Warm Potato Salad With Chorizo
We've paired this traditional salad with chorizo sausage. It has never tasted better.
Salmon With Lentil and Green Bean Salad
In saucepan, heat half of the oil over medium heat; cook carrots, onion, celery, jalapeño pepper and garlic, stirring, until softened, about 4 minute...
Brown Rice and Toasted Bean Salad
Toasting corn and beans brings out earthy flavours and transforms this dish into an exotic South American–style salad.