Low-Fat Salad Recipes

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Chloe's Quick Fruit Salad

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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!

Cranberry Waldorf

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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

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Tropical fruits married with cabbage to make a superlative coleslaw.

Sweet and Sour Veggies

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This great salad is very easy to prepare, and can be made the night before serving. You can use just about any fresh veggies.

Two-Bean and Mango Salad

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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

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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

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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.

Tuna Salad With Fresh Dill

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An easy to make tuna salad. Can be served inside of hollowed out tomatoes or papayas.

Authentic German Potato Salad

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This is my mother's recipe. Everyone, German or not, loves it. It is easy to double the recipe as well. I often bring it to potlucks, and we also have it at home on special occasions. There are usually no leftovers, but if there are, they don't last long!

Thai-Inspired Noodle Salad

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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.

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.

Crab Ceviche

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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.

Inspiration and Ideas

Perfect Summer Fruit Salad

Time to lighten up with a low-fat, colorful fruit salad bursting with the flavors of the season.

Amazing Cucumber Basil Salad

"Awesome! I used vine ripened tomatoes and chopped everything so it was fine. It was healthy and delicious." – Cindy

Conch Salad

My twist on a favorite Bahamian-style dish, served cold.