Crave-Worthy Salads for Post-Thanksgiving Dinner

These dinner salads will hit the spot after the big meal.

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Antonis Achilleos

Now that you’ve had your fill of Thanksgiving favorites like stuffing, mashed potatoes and turkey, you might be craving something on the healthier side. We’ve got you covered. Dinner salads are easy to whip up and hit the spot when you want veggies to be the main attraction. These salads are all perfect for a weeknight meal and have plenty of protein to be satisfying.

This vegetarian salad is packed with flavor thanks to tangy feta, lemony dressing and stuffed grape leaves.

Ree Drummond’s Chicken Taco Salad is perfect for anyone who claims they don’t like salad. With plenty of toppings and creamy ranch dressing, this dish will make any denier and total salad convert.

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Weeknight Cooking

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RYAN DAUSCH

Try a riff on classic Caesar salad with this Mexican spin. Pepitas, cilantro and Mexican crema add layers of flavor to this otherwise well-known dish.

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Charles Masters

If you’re not quite done with potatoes, try this nicoise salad that incorporates red potatoes into a lightly dressed salad.

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Johnny Miller

A cobb salad layered with chicken, chunky blue cheese and a mustard vinaigrette is the ideal for dinner. It’s hearty and filling without being overly indulgent.

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Christopher Testani

Have steak for dinner by turning it into a salad. A creamy peppercorn dressing stands up to the beef but doesn’t overpower the veggies.

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