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.

Staff Picks

Black Bean and Corn Salad II

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This salad is very colorful and includes a very tasty lime dressing.

Zesty Whole Grain and Vegetable Salad

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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

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A very filling dish. Gluten-free, dairy-free, and nightshade-free. Cooking the onion and garlic is optional.
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Barley Salad With Almonds And Apricots

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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

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A delicious, healthy dish perfect for lunch or a light dinner.

Tabbouleh II

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

Melitzanosalata Agioritiki (Athenian Eggplant Salad)

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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

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

Old Fashioned Potato Salad

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This is potato salad the old-fashioned way, with eggs, celery and relish. It's really good to serve with chili.
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Maple Cannellini Bean Salad with Baby Broccoli and Butternut Squash

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This delicious salad may be served warm or at room temperature. It takes patience to cook the vegetables properly, but it makes a wonderful side to any fall feast! Enjoy the process of creating something your family will enjoy. Substituting regular broccoli may be okay, but baby broccoli is sweeter and more suited to this dish.

Perfect Summer Fruit Salad

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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.

Amazingly Good and Healthy Tuna Salad

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This recipe is tweaked from one I found. It is so good, my husband, who is a very picky eater, often requests this! Enjoy and pat yourself on the back for eating a healthy meal.

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

"I substituted kiwi for green grapes and it was just as delicious!" – Elizabeth

Oktoberfest Potato Salad

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This is a traditional German-style potato salad good year round, not just in October.