20 Easter Salad Recipes

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These easy Easter salad recipes are bursting with fresh seasonal flavors and produce. Sprinkle fresh herbs over perfectly crisp salad greens and veggies with easy to make dressings on the side.

The photo collage shows four easy salads for Easter.

I think one of the prettiest ways to add a pop of color to an Easter holiday table is a big platter of fresh salad with in-season produce and a homemade dressing drizzled over the top.

Whether you prefer baby spinach, tender carrots, sweet pea pods, or crispy radishes, there are so many perfect picks in the produce aisle this time of year.

Top them all with some chopped hard boiled eggs for a dose of Easter fun.

Pair them with a sweet and fruity dressing like my strawberry vinaigrette or a savory vinegar-based one like my mustard vinaigrette and you're Easter dinner is ready to be served.

Creamy Grape Salad

I love to add this creamy grape salad to a holiday buffet table because my family can take a scoop and call it a salad side dish or they can enjoy it for a very simple holiday dessert.

Chicken Salad Chick Grape Salad
This copycat of the famous Chicken Salad Chick Grape Salad recipe is the perfect dish to bring to a potluck or serve as a sweet side dish for Easter or a festive brunch. The sweet and creamy dressing is made with cream cheese and brown sugar and topped with crispy pecans for awesome crunch.
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A big blue bowl is filled with a creamy grape salad with cream cheese, covered in brown sugar and pecans.

Wild Rice Salad

You could make my easy roasted carrots the day before and plan to serve this hearty crispy wild rice salad for Easter.

It's a perfect vegetarian-friendly entree salad option to have on hand, too.

Crispy Rice Salad
Next time you make rice for dinner, double the recipe for leftovers so you can make this delicious and simple salad for another meal.
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A serving of crispy rice salad shows green lettuce, roasted carrots, fried wild rice in a white bowl.

Citrus Salad

This zest citrus salad is served on a bed of green spinach with crumbled goat cheese or feta cheese and chopped pistachios on top.

You could pair it with an Easter brunch or dinner, I love it with baked salmon!

Sunny Citrus Salad
This sunny and fresh citrus salad is the perfect side dish for salmon or your favorite fish. A great healthy family dinner idea.
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A platter of sliced oranges with crumbled cheese, chopped pistachios, and seasonings.

Ambrosia Salad

Another side dish turned dessert that is very popular for Easter menus is my pineapple marshmallow salad, or ambrosia if you prefer.

There's no mayo in this ambrosia salad, just pineapple, clementines, coconut, and a sweet creamy dressing.

Pineapple Marshmallow Salad
This sweet pineapple ambrosia salad made without mayo can be served as a no bake dessert or holiday side dish for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Easter. Stir it together in just minutes and it is ready to serve.
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A serving of pineapple ambrosia has a spoon for serving.

Carrot Apple Salad

Carrots are a perfect veggie to serve for Easter but it is especially fun to sneak them into creative recipes for the table.

I love this carrot apple salad as a sandwich slaw on top of a mustard roasted pork loin or even a glazed ham.

Carrot Apple Salad
Easy carrot apple salad is a vinegar based slaw that tastes amazing with savory barbecue dishes or grilled meats. Use it to top a pulled pork sandwich or spoon some over spicy barbecue chicken. This is a great side dish to bring to a potluck!
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Colorful shredded cabbage, carrots, cilantro, and green onions are mixed in a bowl.

Strawberry Salad

A juicy strawberry salad is always an excellent choice for an Easter salad because berries are just coming into season and taste amazing this time of year.

Pile up some baby spinach on a big platter and top it with fresh strawberries, chopped pecans or almonds, and then serve it with your favorite poppyseed dressing or my fresh strawberry vinaigrette.

Fresh Strawberry Vinaigrette
This thick and creamy strawberry vinaigrette is the perfect salad dressing for a chicken and fruit salad.
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A jar of homemade strawberry vinaigrette sits next to a plate full of rainbow salad with fresh strawberries, carrots, pineapple, purple cabbage, blueberries, chicken, and lettuce.

Mustard Vinaigrette

If you prefer your salads to have a more savory spin, my mustard vinaigrette is an excellent choice to use on a simple apple and pear salad. This pairs really well with ham, too.

Mustard Vinaigrette
This easy mustard vinaigrette takes just a few minutes to measure and mix. It pairs perfectly with salads featuring apples, cranberries, citrus, or dark leafy greens like spinach or arugula. It's delicious with chicken or pork. Use it to baste salmon before roasting.
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A mason jar filled with mustard vinaigrette is in front of a salad.

Simple Green Salad

My simple garden salad would make an amazing base for adding fresh sliced radishes and chopped hard boiled eggs for a simple Easter salad.

I recommend adding some chopped fresh dill if you have it on hand, too!

Garden Salad
Prep a large batch of garden salad for an easy dinner side dish all week long or for easy prep ahead work week lunches. Set out your family salad bar every night with your favorite salad dressings and toppings. Be sure to see my fun seasonal variations in the notes below.
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The fresh garden salad is served in a white bowl. You can see lettuce, cherry tomatoes, croutons, and cucumber.

Deviled Egg Salad

Scoop my deviled egg salad into a serving bowl, your family could enjoy it over a bed of salad greens or eat it with small toast points or festive crackers.

Deviled Egg Salad
Classic egg salad combines all the best flavors from deviled eggs into a delicious sandwich spread. You could also serve a scoop over a bed of salad greens.
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An egg salad sandwich sits on a blue plate.

Lemon Orzo Salad

The fresh dill and bright lemon juice in this easy lemon orzo salad makes it a perfect choice for Easter.

Add a platter of lightly seasoned air fryer shrimp for turning into in an entire entree.

Lemon Orzo Salad with Tomatoes & Dill
This simple Greek orzo pasta salad made with fresh tomatoes and feta is bright and zesty from the fresh squeezed lemon juice. Serve it warm or chilled with shrimp or chicken.
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A white bowl is filled with the lemon orzo pasta salad. Tomatoes and dill are sprinkled throughout.

Chicken Pasta Salad with Grapes

This Spring-friendly chicken pasta salad with grapes is bursting with fresh veggies including artichokes, cucumbers, celery, and more.

The best news? It tastes even better the next day so you should make it ahead to save some time!

Chicken Pasta Salad with Grapes
This light and refreshing chicken pasta salad with grapes is the perfect recipe to serve for a luncheon or shower. The zippy dressing, juicy grapes and crispy vegetables give the chicken salad extra crunch.
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A serving of grape and chicken pasta salad is on a plate with a fork.

Warm Couscous Salad with Oranges

I love to add a colorful spoonful of this warm couscous salad with oranges onto my plate next to a slice of ham, chicken, or pork. It adds so much flavor and texture to the dinner!

Good news for hosts: the salad also tastes wonderful at room temperature so you don't have to worry about it getting cold on the buffet.

Warm Couscous Salad with Oranges
This delicious warm couscous salad features a rainbow of fresh peppers and onions and is sweetened with a can of mandarin oranges and orange juice. Toss it together and serve it warm for a delightful side dish but it could be served at room temperature or even chilled for a buffet.
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A white bowl filled with couscous salad. Oranges and bell peppers are peeking out of the mix.

Macaroni Salad

If a creamy pasta salad is what you're looking for, stop right here. This zesty southern macaroni salad is a staple at potlucks for excellent reason.

Southern Macaroni Salad
This classic southern macaroni salad has the BEST macaroni salad dressing that pairs perfectly with the crispy raw veggies and tender pasta. Serve it as a refreshing chilled side dish alongside your favorite backyard party main dishes like grilled chicken and hot dogs.
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A white bowl is filled with classic macaroni salad that has onions, red pepper, and celery peeking out of the dressing.

Potato Salad

I know mayo-based potato salads are always a hit but I personally prefer this vinegar-based potato salad with bacon! It is such a nice contrast to a sweet Easter ham.

Summer Potato Salad with Bacon
This vinegar-based potato salad has no mayo and is perfect for a summer picnic potluck. No worries about the potato salad spoiling in the heat!
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A blue farmer's market carton holds little white potatoes next to a red pepper, ear of corn, and package of bacon.
The photo collage shows four easy salads for Easter.

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