Low-Fat Salad Recipes

Packed with fresh fruits and veggies and wholesome whole grains, putting together a low-fat salad is easy with this collection of 330+ recipes.

Staff Picks

Chloe's Quick Fruit Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 30
This fruit salad is easy and fast to prepare. Try using pear or melon in place of the nectarine--or any other fresh fruit you enjoy!
By Chloe

Cranberry Waldorf

Rating: 4.5 stars 144
I make this salad all year long, but it is especially great for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Just freeze a few bags of cranberries to use at a later date. I know this will become a tradition to anyone who tries it, it's delicious! Garnish with frosted cranberries and mint leaves, if desired. For frosted cranberries, wet cranberries with water, and roll in sugar.

Fruit and Nut Slaw

Rating: 4.5 stars 26
Tropical fruits married with cabbage to make a superlative coleslaw.

Sweet and Sour Veggies

Rating: 4.5 stars 12
This great salad is very easy to prepare, and can be made the night before serving. You can use just about any fresh veggies.
By annabell

Two-Bean and Mango Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 35
Although it may sound like an odd combination of foods, at least it did to me at first, it is a tasty and hearty salad. You may want to alter the dressing and onion amounts to your taste.

Quinoa Vegetable Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 148
This is a wonderful dish--light and very tasty! My four kids (ages 2-7) ate it up and asked for more!

Chinese Chicken Salad III

Rating: 4.5 stars 411
This is one of my favorite salads. It tastes so good you wouldn't even suspect it's low-fat. Wonton wrappers (or skins) can be found in the deli or produce section of most supermarkets.
By Teri

Tuna Salad With Fresh Dill

Rating: 4.5 stars 121
An easy to make tuna salad. Can be served inside of hollowed out tomatoes or papayas.

Authentic German Potato Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 1507
Bacon gives this warm German potato salad recipe a boost of flavor. The vinegar and sugar dressing on this salad has the perfect combination of salty and sweet.

Thai-Inspired Noodle Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 280
A zesty treat--goes great with bbq'd chicken and a beer. If you're feeling adventurous mix in 1/2 cup of shredded dried seaweed (nori) just before serving.
By Christiana Heins

Mom's Cucumbers

Rating: 4.5 stars 317
Tasty marinated cucumbers. Ideal for a fresh side salad.

Adrienne's Cucumber Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 1336
Cool, delicious cucumber salad. For a pretty salad, peel only half of each cucumber, leaving strips of skin on each. Don't make the vinegar solution first and then chop the cucumber because it's important that the vinegar solution be hot to ensure proper flavoring.

Inspiration and Ideas

Perfect Summer Fruit Salad
Rating: Unrated 553
Time to lighten up with a low-fat, colorful fruit salad bursting with the flavors of the season.
Amazing Cucumber Basil Salad
Rating: Unrated 17
"Awesome! I used vine ripened tomatoes and chopped everything so it was fine. It was healthy and delicious." – Cindy
Crab Ceviche
Rating: 4.5 stars 233

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.