Healthy Salad Recipes

Healthier versions of chicken salad, pasta salad, tuna salad. Plus healthy dressings. Find the salad you love, just a little bit healthier.

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Black Bean and Corn Salad II

Rating: 4.73 stars
This salad is very colorful and includes a very tasty lime dressing.

Zesty Whole Grain and Vegetable Salad

Rating: 4 stars
I love whole grains, but could find very few recipes with sorghum. I had some vegetables from the garden and decided to throw a few things together. It was delicious! Other grains and vegetables can be added depending on what you have on hand.

Toasted Buckwheat Tabbouleh

Rating: 4.25 stars
A very filling dish. Gluten-free, dairy-free, and nightshade-free. Cooking the onion and garlic is optional.

Barley Salad With Almonds And Apricots

Rating: 3.86 stars
This slightly sweet salad makes a very pretty presentation. Use plump and moist dried apricots, not hard and desiccated ones. Use soy yogurt to make this dish vegan.

Tuna-Artichoke Salad

Rating: 4.34 stars
A delicious, healthy dish perfect for lunch or a light dinner.

Tabbouleh II

Rating: 4.62 stars
This recipe is the real deal! It's great tasting, healthy and easy to make.

Melitzanosalata Agioritiki (Athenian Eggplant Salad)

Rating: 4.71 stars
There are different ways to make eggplant salad, a very common summer salad in my country. This is a version called 'agioritiki' named from mount Athos (Agion Oros). It's refreshing with smoky flavor and can stay refrigerated up to three days. Serve it as a salad or on top of whole-wheat bread slices.

Mediterranean Three Bean Salad

Rating: 4.4 stars
A refreshing blend of flavors great for summer or simple dinners! Flavors tend to blend better after time.

Perfect Summer Fruit Salad

Rating: 4.6 stars
The perfect fruit salad for a backyard bbq or any occasion. There are never leftovers! This is one of my favorite fruit salad recipes, as I think the sauce really makes it. This salad is tastier the longer you can let it soak in its juices. I prefer 3 to 4 hours in the refrigerator before I serve it. Enjoy.

Crab Ceviche

Rating: 4.56 stars
This has always been a crowd pleaser in my home. This is wonderful as an appetizer served on tostadas or even with tortilla chips. Make sure to refrigerate before you serve, it tastes best when very cold. I like to serve on tostadas with a thin layer of mayonnaise for a nice refreshing lunch.

Avocado and Tuna Tapas

Rating: 4.66 stars
Living in Spain I have come across a literal plethora of tapas. This is a light, healthy tapa that goes best with crisp white wines and crunchy bread. This recipe is great for experimenting with a variety of different vegetables, spices, and vinegars.
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Green Salad

Rating: 4.6 stars
This salad is good for a side dish or a meal on its own. I make it often for my family and they always enjoy it.

Inspiration and Ideas

Add Chicken to Healthy Main Dish Salads
A little leftover chicken can transform simple salads into satisfying, healthy meals. Next time you make chicken, grill or roast extra for these 10 tasty main dish salads.
Tangy Poppy Seed Fruit Salad
Rating: Unrated
"I substituted kiwi for green grapes and it was just as delicious!" – Elizabeth

Autumn Apple Salad II

Rating: 4.52 stars

A sweet, tart, crunchy side dish that is especially nice in the fall.