14 Quick, Easy And Simple Salad Recipes For Dinner - 20 Minutes Or Less!

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14 Quick, Easy And Simple Salad Recipes For Dinner in Just 20 Minutes Or Less!


We've gathered 14 of the quickest and easiest to prepare salad recipes together, and all of them are wholesome enough that they can be served on their own for dinner, and yet are simple enough that they can be prepared in just 20 minutes or less.

Salami Pasta Salad Recipe


1. Salami Pasta Salad Recipe

"This is my favorite pasta salad." maddydeh

Simple and delicious. Just cook the pasta, the recipe uses conchiglie - the seashells pasta, drain it well and rinse. Gather, chop and mix the non-dressing ingredients; tomatoes, peppers, salami, pepperoni, olives, cheese and onion. Make the dressing and pour over your pasta salad. Done! Simple as that.

Total time: 20 minutes
http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/salami-pasta-salad


2. BBQ Chicken Salad

"Gorgeous salad!" Stacy

This had me at barbeque and chicken, it's a simple but tasty and filling treat that the whole family will love, taking just 15 minutes in total including the cooking of the skinless chicken breasts. The chicken takes just 3 or 4 minutes per side and should be cooled slightly before dicing and adding to the salad.
To make the salad it's just about popping the ingredients together on top of the romaine lettuce then adding Ranch dressing and a bit of that good old BBQ sauce. A final touch is adding some tortilla strips as a bit of crunch. Yum!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes

http://damndelicious.net/2014/01/03/bbq-chicken-salad/

 

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3. Mexican Egg Salad

"This is soooo good! I love egg salad anyway and this just made it better." FLUFFSTER

A lovely egg salad with added Mexico and so simple to make. Hard boil your eggs and dice, then chop your main ingredients (except the salad leaves) and mix together. Add your mayo and pop on the salad leaves you left out earlier. That is it, simple and delicious!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes

http://www.food.com/recipe/mexican-egg-salad-67582


4. Blackened Chicken

"Served this at a dinner party and it was a huge hit, really delicious." Amy

This is a Jamie Oliver special, slightly more ingredients than the other salads on the list but utterly yummscious. It's a quinoa and chicken salad but raised up by blackening the chicken, which helps get some real tongue-pinging flavor in there, as well as by the fresh and zesty ingredients in the salad.

Total time: 15 minutes

http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/chicken-recipes/blackened-chicken

Peppered beef salad with horseradish mayonnaise

5. Peppered Beef Salad With Horseradish Mayonnaise

"Wow, outstanding salad!" bbinthekitchen

Nice to get a lovely beef salad on the list and its with its peppery companion horseradish (albeit in mayonnaise form). This is supposed to be a peppery dish so add plenty of freshly ground pepper as well as sea salt to both sides of the steak before cooking to your liking and resting until the rest of the salad is ready. Next step is the horseradish mayo - just add horseradish cream and some lemon juice to your mayo. Then gently mix your salad ingredients together before slicing the steak and tossing through. Add your lovely dressing and call the family. Peppery loveliness!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes

http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/8377/peppered+beef+salad+with+horseradish+mayonnaise


6. Lemony Tortellini Bacon Salad Recipe

"Very good! A new favorite! Followed the recipe exact. Sent leftovers with my husband for lunch and forgot to include the bacon.....he didn't even notice, it's THAT good!" Luigimon

This salad calls for some frozen cheese tortellini which is just cooked off according to the directions on the packet but with broccoli florets added for the final 5 minutes. There are some delicious store bought tortellini available now that can be cooked in a couple of minutes in which case just set up a
separate pan for the broccoli and give it 5 mins. Cook off the bacon at the same time and make the dressing while you're waiting for everything to cook. Cool off the broccoli and tortellin in cold water then toss in the dressing and serve on top of salad greens. Delicious and filling.

Total time: 20 minutes

http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/lemony-tortellini-bacon-salad

 

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7. Beef and soba noodle salad

"Loved, loved, loved this recipe!" Telly12345

You need some deli-style herb encrusted beef slices for this recipe which you can earlier or simply get from the deli. Prepare the carrots, broccolini and baby corn then get the noodles cooking and with a couple of minutes left add the vegetables you prepared. Then drain them and add the coriander, the beef slices, salad leaves and dressing - toss and serve. Yum!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes

http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/1714/beef+and+soba+noodle+salad


8. Mediterranean Fig and Mozzarella Salad

"Great main meal salad." elizabethr

Delightful salad that can also be pepped up with Italian or Spanish ham - Prosciutto or Serrano.
Make the main part of the salad by blanching off some green beans then cooling and draining them. Place them in the salad bowl and add figs, sliced shallots, mozarella, hazlenuts and basil. Make your dressing seperately by mixing all the ingredients together and add it to the salad. If you're adding ham, roll the slices, place them on top of the salad and call the rest of the family together.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1511721/mediterranean-fig-and-mozzarella-salad

California Quinoa Salad

 

9. Whole Food’s California Quinoa Salad

"Love the colourful look of this – so pretty!" Millie L

This was originally Whole Food’s California quinoa salad but Chungah gave it a 'Damn Delicious' facelift.
It's so simple to make, just cook off the quinoa according to the instructions on the packet. Whisk up the balsamic vinegar and lime zest dressing. Then chop, slice and combine the rest of your ingredients along with the quinoa. Finish off by tossing through the dressing and serve. Damn Delicious!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes

http://damndelicious.net/2014/06/07/whole-foods-california-quinoa-salad/


10. Teriyaki Salmon on Soba Noodle Salad

"Easy to make and comes out as good as any five star restaurant meal." trishcummins

This is absolutely delicious, a real star dish.
Prep up your veg then set the noodles off cooking and rinse to cool when they're cooked (5 minutes or until soft). Get a pan medium-hot and cook the salmon skin-down for about 3 minutes then turn and cook for 1 minute. Add teriyaki sauce to the pan you've been using and cook for a minute or so to thicken it up slightly. Make a mirin dressing by whisking the mirin seasoning, lime juice, soy and oil.
Finally you just need to combine the noodles and the veg you prepped earlier and add the dressing. Pop the salmon on the noodles and add a few sesame seeds. Delicious!

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes

http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/41699/teriyaki+salmon+on+soba+noodle+salad


11. BLT Chopped Salad

"Gorgeous salad" - Stacey

Another salad from Damn Delicious, this one's a BLT coming to you via the medium of salad with a tangy lime vinaigrette pepping things up a little.

Make the vinaigrette by whisking olive oil, lime zest, lime juice, apple cider vinegar and a couple of teaspoons of sugar. Cook some crispy bacon, dry by placing on top of some paper towels before dicing. Then bring together the romaine lettuce, avocado, tomatoes, goat cheese and the bacon you've diced before finally dressing with the zesty lime vinaigrette. Gorgeous!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes

http://damndelicious.net/2014/01/13/blt-chopped-salad/
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  • the hungry mum @ www.thehungrymum.com
    the hungry mum @ www.thehungrymum.com

    what a great round-up of salads. So much colour and crunch.

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