18 BEST salad recipes that are quick and easy on Cafe Delites! All made in 15 minutes or less without compromising on flavour!
The salads in this round up have been made time and time again around the world by so many readers over the last two years since starting Cafe Delites. This round up is important to me. It has given me a chance to collect all of your favourites into one place, along with the opportunity to read through your comments and feedback again — not only on this site but all over my social media channels like Facebook and Instagram.
Here, I’ve rounded your favourites together with some of MY favourite comments from YOU! Click on the image or link provided to go straight to the recipe! (Don’t forget to hit the red ‘GET THE RECIPE’ button if you’re on mobile.)
We’re starting with our TOP 5 BEST CHICKEN AVOCADO SALADS!
“This salad dressing/marinade recipe is flat-out delicious! My husband is raving about it, too. I’ll be making it in quantity so I can have it on hand all of the time. Thank you!….” — Gay
“Another great Karina recipe! We loved this salad. An explosion of great flavors. YUMMY! Keep those salad recipes coming, Karina! : )……..” — Annette E
“I’ve tried your recipe yesterday… and it was the BEST f***ing salad I’ve ever eaten! Just WOW! So easy to prepare with a just a few different ingredients, really awesome. Even my boyfriend who doesn’t like salad very much liked this one. 🙂
Thank you very much. 🙂 Best regards………” — Sonja
“OMG!!! Made this recipe for dinner this evening, and it was TO DIE FOR!!! I read the blog where it said that this will be your FAVORITE Caprese chicken salad, and I was like, okay…whatever…I like all of the ingredients, so I’m sure it will be fine…THEN… I tasted this gem…WOW!! You weren’t kidding when you said it would be my favorite chicken caprese salad!! DELICIOUS! Thank you so much for this delectable recipe!! Can’t wait to try others!!……..” — Michelle
“Karina, this was HANDS DOWN the best salad I ever made. So much flavour!!! I added some red onion with the peppers, just because. Though I’m sure it’d be as flavourful without.
I’ve just discovered your blog, it’s quickly becoming one of my faves. I’ll be trying a lot of your recipes in the upcoming weeks. Thank you!……” — Diarra
“This was so yummy! I never would have put this together, the egg is such a great touch……” — Becca
“I tried this recipe last night and it was DELICIOUS! I did add red onions though. I am looking forward to trying your other recipes. Thank you for sharing!…….” — Danira
“You have the most delicious salads….makes salad days great! Pinned. Thanks for sharing!…….” — Mary
“I made this the other night.. It was delicious! I cut the chicken up and mixed it all together. Did buy my Flatbread. Yummy!…….” — Karen
“What a flavour bomb! I’m a new follower and so glad I found your site. This was a hit with my family, thank you Karina!…….” — Tanya (Facebook)
“You’ve outdone yourself with this recipe, dear Karina. For one, my husband is super picky with food, and he could not fault this, and even went for thirds ! Thank you for turning me into a skilled cook with your excellent recipes. My friends even think I’m going to cooking school, and I have you to thank!…….” Alice (Facebook)
“I just made this salad last night for dinner. It was sooo good. I love the flavor of the dressing. I will definitely make this again and again!……..” — Shae
“I made this salad last week and it was fantastic! This salad is going to be made a number of times this summer. Tonight I’m making the Cilantro Lime Chicken salad. Thank You…….” — Stephanie
“This was amazing!!! I love cooking meals that are fine restaurant caliber. This was a hit……..” — Todd
“I have never tried tequila on chicken, and being that this was my first try, I loved it! Especially when mixed in through the avocado. you are amazing! I am looking forward to trying more of your recipes. Your blog and photography is so inviting, thank you for all of your hard work and dedication. New reader and fan from NZ…….” — Sharon (Facebook)
“I just made this. It was delicious!!! My husband loved it!!!…….” — Laura
“I made this wonderful salad for dinner post-workout. It was so flavorful, and refreshing. I loved the aroma and how colorful everything was. The grilled pepper adds such a hearty kick, and the cumin in the marinade is reminiscent of chimichurri sauce. It was very filling, too. I would totally make this again. I would suggest crunchy tortilla strips as a garnish, but not necessary. Overall this was slammin. I am planning to make some more of these salads in your article. How fun!………” — Charise
“I thought your Honey Mustard Chicken Salad was the queen of the Nile but OMGeeeeeee…..this puts that one to shame.
Not a huge fan of chicken thighs but figured I’d give it a try anyways. Wanted to make exactly and give a fair review. So glad I did. EXCELLENT! I don’t think the breast would be aso juicy or flavorful if I substituted them.
I LOVE your recipes. Only complaint I have is I didn’t find you sooner………” — Patricia
AND A BONUS DESSERT SALAD!
“I made this over memorial day weekend and loved that you didn’t add heavy cream or cool whip. This is exactly a recipe I’ve been searching for. like a cheesecake in a bowl with fresh strawberries but without all the work. I loved the coconut element. Overall great recipe! My mom even loved this, which is saying a lot for someone who normally hates coconut…….” — Emily (Facebook)
A quick note: Thank YOU! Without you, there would be no Cafe Delites. Every morning, I sit and read through all of your comments, and although I may not get a chance to reply to them all (and sometimes I get distracted and forget with my 6-year post chemo brain, I’m sorry!), please know that you mean so much to me. I pinch myself daily that this is my job and I get to do something I love so much, interact with some incredible people, and share what I love to do with YOU. BUT! I especially love when you come back to tell me about a recipe….wherever you choose to keep in touch! Please keep your comments coming! I appreciate every.single.one.