13 Sturdy Salads That Will Actually Last in the Fridge

updated Nov 28, 2023
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A salad that can hold up in the fridge for a few days is a beautiful thing. Not only does it make weekday lunches easier (because you can make one big bowl and dig into it until it runs out), but it also makes things like potlucks and barbecues easier too, as these salads can be made the night before the party and they’ll be ready to go when you need them. In fact, in some cases they’ll even be better with a rest in the fridge.

Salads That Last All Week

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5-Ingredient Kale Caesar Salad
An easy, anchovy-free version of classic Caesar salad, made with kale instead of romaine so it keeps for days in the fridge.
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Sesame Ginger Slaw
If you want a potluck dish that's a total crowd-pleaser, there is no better choice than this sesame ginger slaw.
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Tomato and Feta White Bean Salad
A light and easy recipe for a no-cook tomato and white bean salad. Make it now before the season's tomatoes disappear!
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Minty Snap Pea Salad
A refreshing snap pea salad with fresh mozzarella, radishes, and lots of fresh mint.
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Mediterranean Cauliflower Couscous Salad

While the roasted chickpeas won’t stay crisp once this salad goes into the fridge, it’s so packed with color and flavor that you’ll hardly notice what’s missing.

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Chopped Kale, Farro & Chickpea Salad

Nutty farro and chickpeas add bulk to this salad without weighing it down. Since kale is such a hearty green, it can last dressed in the fridge for days without wilting.

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Esquites (Mexican Corn Salad)
Sweet, charred corn is partnered with a slew of ingredients for a salad that's just the right balance of smoky, spicy, tangy.
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Tangy Cucumber Salad
A light, fresh salad of quick-pickled cucumbers and chopped fresh chives that's perfect for your next potluck or barbecue.
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Kale & Quinoa Salad with Dates, Almonds & Citrus Dressing

Here’s another salad that celebrates the durability of kale. A sweet and tart maple orange dressing brings life to this wholesome salad that’s perfect to pack up for lunch.

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The Ultimate Grilled Zucchini Salad
Zucchini is grilled until smoky, then tossed with a lemon vinaigrette, feta, and mint.
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Tomato Chickpea Salad
Tomatoes and chickpeas are tossed in a simple vinaigrette for a light dinner or easy lunch.
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Cold Lentil Salad with Cucumbers and Olives

Both feta and ricotta cheese work great in this salad, so feel free to use whichever you prefer or happen to have on hand. Just hold off on adding the mint until just before serving so it stays green and fresh.

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Chickpea Waldorf Salad

The base of this Waldorf salad twist will keep in the fridge for up to five days. Just wait to pile it onto fresh spinach until just before serving so the greens don’t wilt.

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