Did you know that bagged salads are the second largest selling item in grocery stores? Bottled water is the only more popular product. I remember before these washed and trimmed greens were available making salads was one of my most hated kitchen chores. Even with the advent of salad spinners, I still disliked having to clean and trim lettuces. And it's amazing how quickly a head of lettuce will go south at the back of the fridge.
Bagged salads are more expensive than plain lettuce, but I know I'm saving money because there's no waste and I'm not throwing away sad looking vegetables every week. The convenience alone is worth it to me! There are many types of bagged salads available, from baby spinach to exotic mixed greens that include frisee and arugula. Add some cooked sliced beef, chicken, pork, or shrimp to any of these recipes to make a hearty main dish. Enjoy.
Start With Bagged Salads
- Scrambled Eggs with Spinach
This simple recipe is perfect for a light dinner or a hearty breakfast.
- Frisee Salad with Egg
Fried eggs add protein and flavor to this simple bacon and greens salad recipe. It's delicious for brunch.
- Sweet and Sour Spinach Salad
This hearty recipe has a wonderful and easy homemade dressing you can use on other salads.
- Canadian Bacon and Peach Salad
Just four ingredients make a fabulously flavorful salad that's good anytime.
- Balsamic Chicken Salad
Havarti cheese and salad greens and just two other ingredients make this fabulous salad ready in about 10 minutes.
- Italian Chicken Salad
A package of Italian salad dressing mix makes this simple salad so flavorful.
- Etruscan Cabbage Bread
This recipe may sound weird, but it's really wonderful and hearty. Try it!
- Mixed Salad with Potato Croutons
Potato croutons are the secret ingredient in this wonderful recipe. Use them in other salad recipes too.
- Salmon Louis Salad
This gorgeous salad uses a can of salmon; you could use leftover cooked salmon fillets or steaks. It's fresh and beautiful.
- Salad Nicoise
The deli gives you a head start in this wonderful recipe with two of the eight ingredients.
- Easy Cobb Salad Wraps
Any salad mix can be tossed with dressing and rolled up in a tortilla to make a super simple sandwich.
- Wilted Spinach Salad
I remember making this recipe as a teenager; it's classic and always delicious.
- Salad Tacos
Any salad is also fabulous packaged in a crisp taco shell! Make your own combinations using this simple method.
- BLT Wraps
I love BLT sandwiches, and wraps are much easier to eat. Yum.
- Italian Bread Salad
This incredibly good recipe starts with focaccia bread and adds salami and veggies for a delicious meal.
- Mexican Greens Salad
Spicy chili beans are the secret ingredient in this super hearty and spicy recipe. You'll love it.
- Ravioli Vegetable Salad
This beautiful recipe is so delicious and crunchy. Make it with tortellini if you'd like.
- Tuscan Salad
And finally, cannellini beans, feta cheese, pine nuts, and olives make this wonderful recipe so hearty and delicious.