Choosing what salad to go with corn chowder can be a difficult decision.
But with these 13 easy salads, you don’t have to worry about it anymore!
These salads are easy to make and combine the perfect flavors to complement your favorite corn chowder.
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From light and refreshing green salads to hearty warm salads, there’s something here for everyone.
So let’s get started and explore all the delicious salads that pair perfectly with your dish.
1. Mandarin Orange Salad
This mandarin orange salad is the perfect way to brighten up any meal.
The combination of sweet and tart flavors from the oranges, apples, feta, and cranberries make for an incredibly delicious and flavorful dish.
The poppyseed dressing ties it all together with its zesty and tangy flavor.
You can also switch things up by adding different types of lettuce or even some chopped pecans for extra crunch.
This salad will be sure to please any crowd!
2. Apple Cranberry Walnut Salad
A little more work but SO worth it, this is a delicious salad that’s perfect for any time of year!
The combination of the crisp apples and crunchy walnuts with the bacon and feta is heavenly.
For a touch of sweetness, I love to add dried cranberries and make candied walnuts as a topping.
With just the right amount of dressing, this salad will be an instant favorite in your home!
3. Moroccan Carrot Lentil Salad
This Moroccan Carrot Lentil Salad is the perfect side dish for any occasion.
The combination of grated carrots, lentils, celery, red onion, mint leaves, and toasted walnuts create a colorful and flavorful medley.
The dressing adds a touch of sweetness from the maple syrup and a bit of spiciness from the turmeric, cinnamon, cumin, paprika, and chili flakes.
This salad is perfect for meal prepping or serving at parties.
Plus, it’s vegan-friendly!
4. Pesto Potato Salad
Pesto is like summer in a bowl and this potato salad is no different!
With the fresh basil, garlic, and lemon zest, the flavors are bright and fragrant.
I added some toasted pine nuts for a nice crunch and vegan mayonnaise for extra creaminess.
Finally, I finished it off with some nutritional yeast for that cheese-like flavor.
This potato salad is delicious on its own, but feel free to add your favorite veggies for an even heartier meal.
5. Pear Spinach Salad (with Cranberry Orange Dressing)
Pears in a salad? I know, it sounds weird but trust me – this Pear Spinach Salad with Cranberry Orange Dressing is out of this world!
The sweetness of the pears pairs perfectly with the tart cranberries and zesty orange juice in the vinaigrette.
I love adding pecans for a little crunch, plus some goat cheese to make it extra creamy.
This salad is so flavorful and can be served as a side or a light main course.
6. Chinese Chicken Salad
Who can say no to a flavorful Chinese chicken salad?
The perfect balance of sweet and savory, this tasty dish is loaded with nutritious ingredients like carrots, cilantro, garlic, ginger, green onions, mandarin oranges, Napa cabbage, red cabbage, and romaine lettuce.
Topped off with almonds and a honey-soy sauce dressing – made with olive oil, rice wine vinegar, and sesame oil – it’s sure to satisfy your taste buds.
Make sure to garnish it with sesame seeds for an added crunch.
7. Kale Salad With Prosciutto And Figs
Although kale doesn’t always get a good rep, this salad is here to prove that it can be incredibly delicious!
The crispness of the kale pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the figs and the salty, savory taste of the prosciutto.
I added a combination of walnut oil and extra-virgin olive oil for dressing, along with some apple cider vinegar for tartness.
You can even add some gorgonzola or mascarpone cheese for an extra layer of flavor.
8. Broccoli Salad
Broccoli can be so much more than just a boring side dish.
This broccoli salad has all the right flavors to make it extra special – sweet and tart dried cranberries, crunchy almonds, sunflower seeds, salty bacon, and sharp cheddar cheese, all tossed in a creamy citrus poppyseed dressing.
Trust me, you won’t be able to stop at one serving! Serve this salad as an appetizer or as a light main course.
The best part?
It’s so easy to throw together.
9. Salmon Cobb Salad
Just when you thought a salad couldn’t get any better, this salmon cobb salad comes along!
The smoky bacon and creamy blue cheese perfectly compliment the tender salmon, while the crisp endive, juicy tomatoes, and crunchy red onion add texture.
Make sure to toss it all together with olive oil and a homemade balsamic vinaigrette for a delicious lunch or dinner.
This one is definitely worth trying!
10. Mexican Street Corn Salad
Like Mexican food? Look no further than this Mexican Street Corn Salad.
It’s bursting with flavors and textures, like the crunchy bell pepper, zesty jalapeno, and fresh cilantro. Not to mention the cotija cheese adds a creamy and salty finish.
I like to add a little olive oil for some extra flavor, plus chili powder and cumin for a bit of heat.
11. Sesame Chicken Salad
Sometimes a light, fresh dish is all you need and this Sesame Chicken Salad hits the spot.
The tender chicken combined with the crunchy coleslaw, creamy avocado, and toasted almonds creates an exciting mix of textures.
The sesame oil and soy sauce give it a wonderful Asian flavor, while the maple syrup adds just a hint of sweetness.
Sprinkle some sesame seeds over top for a bit of extra crunch! This flavorful salad is sure to be a hit at your next gathering.
12. Beet Salad with Spinach, Cashews, and Goat Cheese
Beets have a way of elevating a simple salad with their sweet flavor and vibrant hue.
This beet salad is no exception – the beets are combined with baby spinach, roasted cashews, dried cranberries, and goat cheese to create a delicious mix of textures and flavors.
The honey-lemon dressing adds just the right amount of sweetness to tie it all together.
This salad is sure to impress!
13. Thai Mango Salad
Don’t think twice – this Thai mango salad is calling your name!
It’s a great combination of sweet and savory, with the yellow mangos, roasted peanuts, red bell pepper, and red onion.
The cilantro gives it a nice freshness, while the sesame dressing, tahini, and balsamic or white vinegar make it tangy.
To top it off, the olive oil and sesame oil give it an extra kick of flavor.
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13 Easy Salads that Go Perfectly with Corn Chowder
- Mandarin Orange Salad
- Apple Cranberry Walnut Salad
- Moroccan Carrot Lentil Salad
- Pesto Potato Salad
- Pear Spinach Salad (with Cranberry Orange Dressing)
- Chinese Chicken Salad
- Kale Salad With Prosciutto And Figs
- Broccoli Salad
- Salmon Cobb Salad
- Mexican Street Corn Salad
- Sesame Chicken Salad
- Beet Salad with Spinach, Cashews, and Goat Cheese
- Thai Mango Salad
- Pick your favorite salad from this collection to serve with your chowder.
- Prepare all of the required ingredients.
- Make your salad in 10 minutes.
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