The best salads you will ever eat

The best salads you will 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 dish, piling up the protein along with tasty mix-ins and crunchy toppings. But she also likes a side salad: “Fun fact: Caesar salad is one of my favorite room service orders,” she says. Think of this as our ode to salad: we’ve included eight new crowd-pleasing recipes below, plus Ree’s all-time favorites — and tips and tools for upping your salad game at home. It’s the most fun you’ll ever have getting your greens!

Salad Ingredients

Let’s get down to the basics: there’s no wrong way to make a salad. Don’t like an ingredient? Leave it out! Would you rather have a creamy dressing than 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 simple cutting board and a good chef’s knife will go a long way, but with these tools you can really give your salads a boost. Read on to find our picks for the best peelers, choppers, spinners and more.

Click here to see the best salad accessories.


Caitlin Bensel

More salad ideas

Whether you’re looking for a picnic side dish, a side dish, or a large 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.