Recipe Round-Up: 25 Most Beautiful Salad Recipes

25 Beautiful Salad Recipes Round-Up

My roommate from Sao Paulo, Lea, and I shared a similar love for bright, beautiful, colorful salads. Whenever we’d have potluck dinners or invite people over at our house, you could be sure we were on the salad making crew. We’d let our imaginations run wild and put anything that sparked our tastebuds and eyesight to make them look visually stunning and oh-so-tasty: arugula, cherry tomatoes, mango chunks, toasted almonds, figs, parmesan shavings, thinly sliced radishes and beets, bell pepper strips, sundried tomatoes, sautéed courgettes… And then as we would serve our plates, Lea would go “oh wow, the colors in this salad are amaaaazing” or plainly say “Just beautiful” with a sigh. I miss my salad buddy.

We rarely think of salads to impress our friends and family, yet I’ve had some of my best kitchen moments of fame with salads. I don’t know if I should feel proud or lousy about that. But in all truth, you can really make a fascinating and beautiful plate with just a few mixed vegetables. Making salads is so much fun, you basically put anything you want in there and you can almost never fail. I mean, no one in the history of mankind has ever said – “well kids, looks like we’ll be going for takeout tonight because I burned the salad”, or “man I screwed up this recipe, I didn’t realize it called for 3 cups of lettuce instead of 2!”. So there you have it my fabulous, vegetable-crazed, vitamin-thirsty friends. A round-up of  25 beautiful salads across the foodie blogosphere.


25 Beautiful Salad Recipes Round-Up

Rainbow Chicken Salad with Almond Honey Mustard Dressing, by Pinch of Yum

25 Beautiful Salad Recipes Round-Up

Red Christmas Salad, by a Tasty Love Story

25 Beautiful Salad Recipes Round-Up

Avocado, Artichoke, Arugula and Spinach Salad, by Nutrition Stripped

25 Beautiful Salad Recipes Round-Up

Roasted Root Vegetable Salad with Balsamic-Date Dressing, by Aida Mollenkamp

25 Beautiful Salad Recipes Round-Up

Citrus-Ginger-Maple Roasted Beets and Apples with Pumpkin Seeds, by the Lunchbox Bunch

25 Beautiful Salad Recipes Round-Up

Refreshing Citrus Winter Salad, by Organically Thin

25 Beautiful Salad Recipes Round-Up

Oven-Roasted Radishes with Rosemary, by Olive and Herbs

Winter Red Cabbage Salad with Hazelnuts and Pomegranate by My Little Jar of Spices

Purple Cabbage Slaw with Hazelnuts and Pomegranate, My little jar of spices

25 Beautiful Salad Recipes Round-Up

Creamy Beet Salad with Middle-Eastern Spices and Avocado, by Betacyanin

25 Beautiful Salad Recipes Round-Up

Sirloin Salad with Balsamic Vinagrette, by Civilized Caveman Cooking

25 Beautiful Salad Recipes Round-Up

Watermelon Basil Salad, by The Free Range Human

25 Beautiful Salad Recipes Round-Up

Beet Carpaccio Salad, by Feisty Veggies

25 Beautiful Salad Recipes Round-Up

Kale Brussels Sprout Salad, So Hungry I Could Blog

25 Beautiful Salad Recipes Round-Up

Butternut Squash and Apple Salad with Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing, The Healthy Foodie

Roasted Broccoli Tuna Salad by My Little Jar of Spices

Roasted Broccoli Tuna Salad, My little jar of spices

25 Beautiful Salad Recipes Round-Up

Roasted Fennel with Orange and Mint Salad, by My New Roots

25 Beautiful Salad Recipes Round-Up

Carrot and Sunflower Seed Salad, by Our Four Forks

25 Beautiful Salad Recipes Round-Up

Vietnamese Chicken Papaya Salad, by Canuck Cuisine

25 Beautiful Salad Recipes Round-Up

Groovy Rainbow Salad, by Bueno Vida

25 Beautiful Salad Recipes Round-Up

Heirloom Tomato Avocado Caprese Salad, by Cook Eat Paleo

25 Beautiful Salad Recipes Round-Up

Warm Roasted Fennel and Shaved Radish Salad, by She Eats

25 Beautiful Salad Recipes Round-Up

Roasted Fruit and Arugula Salad, Lattes and Leggings

25 Beautiful Salad Recipes Round-Up

End of Summer Salad, by A House in the Hills

25 Beautiful Salad Recipes Round-Up

Quail Egg Salad, by Bea’s Cookbook

25 Beautiful Salad Recipes Round-Up

Raw Broccoli Tossed with Smoked Salmon, Black Olives and Creamy Avocado Dressing,  by Petite Kitchen

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9 thoughts on “Recipe Round-Up: 25 Most Beautiful Salad Recipes

  1. Amazing delicious photos, I can’t even choose my favorite. I think I’m going to go down the line of yummy salads and make one each evening. Thanks for sharing, coming from Healthy Tuesday Hop as a new follower–love your posts! Come visit and follow along, gurvygreen.com

  2. Wow! What a great round up. Thanks so much for sharing it with our Let’s Get Real readers. Each salad is more beautiful than the last. You have inspired me to kick it up a notch with my salads. Incredible photography on these as well.

  3. Beautiful round up! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! 🙂

    Hope your week is great! Can’t wait to see what you link up this week!

    Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

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