The Best Salads You’ll Ever Eat

The Best Salads You'll Ever Eat

A good salad is more than just a bowl of greens, and no one knows this better than The Pioneer Woman! Ree often serves a salad as a main course, piling on the protein along with tasty mix-ins and crunchy toppings. But she loves a side salad, too: “Fun fact: Caesar salad is one of my favorite room-service orders,” she says. Consider this our ode to salad: We’ve included eight new crowd-pleasing recipes below, plus Ree’s all-time favorites—and tips and tools to help you level up your salad game at home. It’s the most fun you’ll ever have getting your greens!

Salad Essentials

Let’s talk basics: There’s no wrong way to make a salad. Don’t love an ingredient? Leave it out! Prefer a creamy dressing over a vinaigrette in a recipe? Go for it. But if you find yourself in a salad rut, here are some tips that will knock your salads right out of the park.

salad pizza

Caitlin Bensel

Upgrade Your Gear

A basic cutting board and a good chef’s knife will take you a long way, but these tools will help you really step up your salads. Read on to find our picks for the best peelers, choppers, spinners, and more.

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Caitlin Bensel

More Salad Ideas

Whether you’re in search of a picnic side dish, a side salad, or a big dinner salad, you’ll find plenty of options here.

Written by Kara Zauberman. Recipes by Erin Merhar and Josh Miller. Edited by Alexandra Churchill. Photography and video by Caitlin Bensel.