Low-Calorie Salad Recipes

The secret to low-calorie salads? Load up on the veggies, fruits, and grains, and keep the dressing light. Browse 260+ trusted low-calorie salad recipes complete with ratings, reviews and serving tips.

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Authentic German Potato Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 1474
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.

Cold Black Bean Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 34
Cold black bean salad with a bite! It makes a great side dish for any Mexican or Southwestern dish. This recipe has become a healthy favorite in our family. Adjust the amount of serrano pepper to suit your spice tolerance.

Colorful Four Bean Salad

Rating: 4 stars 14
This is a very tasty and easy bean salad made with four kinds of beans, red onion, and celery in a vinegar dressing. My friend next door gave it to me years ago.

Ginger-Spiced Cucumbers

Rating: 4.5 stars 19
A spicy Asian cool-weather side dish to enhance any meal.

Grilled Chicken Citrus Salad

Rating: 4 stars 21
This is a wonderful refreshing summer recipe. Very good! A must try.

Strawberry-Melon Summer Salad

Rating: 5 stars 29
This salad is perfect for summer BBQs. The fruit makes it tasty.

Fava Bean Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 29
You can prepare this flavorful fava bean salad made with tomatoes, onion, and cucumber tossed with fresh parsley, lemon juice and olive oil in minutes. Makes a great, simple, side dish for traditional Middle Eastern meals.

Summer Corn Salad with Asparagus

Rating: 4.5 stars 35
A simple, sweet and enjoyable taste of summer. This salad is great served as a side dish, or serve with nacho chips.

Fruited Coleslaw

Rating: 4.5 stars 21
A delicious recipe, add 1/2 cup of grated coconut and you'll have a delicious coconut coleslaw!

Potato Arugula Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 74
A different and yummy potato salad; it uses no mayonnaise. This is a nice alternative to use arugula, rather than just adding it to a green salad.

Perfect Summer Fruit Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 537
Layers of fresh fruit are soaked a citrusy sauce in this colorful salad.

Three Bean Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 281
This three bean salad keeps well and is great for summer picnics.

Inspiration and Ideas

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
Drunken Grapefruit Salad
Rating: Unrated 3
"You won't believe how good this is." – TerryWilson
Adrienne's Cucumber Salad
Rating: 4.5 stars 1320

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.