Low-Calorie Salad Recipes

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Authentic German Potato Salad

Rating: 4.65 stars
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!

Cold Black Bean Salad

Rating: 4.44 stars
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: 4.27 stars
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: 4.42 stars
A spicy Asian cool-weather side dish to enhance any meal.

Grilled Chicken Citrus Salad

Rating: 4.1 stars
This is a wonderful refreshing summer recipe. Very good! A must try.

Strawberry-Melon Summer Salad

Rating: 4.76 stars
This salad is perfect for summer BBQs. The fruit makes it tasty.

Fava Bean Salad

Rating: 4.45 stars
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: 4.46 stars
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: 4.38 stars
A delicious recipe, add 1/2 cup of grated coconut and you'll have a delicious coconut coleslaw!

Potato Arugula Salad

Rating: 4.61 stars
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: 4.6 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.

Grilled Corn Salad

Rating: 4.59 stars
A yummy and easy side for hot summer days! Goes great with your grilled dishes or just to munch on. This recipe will last several days when covered in an airtight container and refrigerated.

Inspiration and Ideas

Amazing Cucumber Basil Salad

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

Drunken Grapefruit Salad

"You won't believe how good this is." – TerryWilson

Curtido (El Salvadoran Cabbage Salad)

Rating: 4.41 stars

Curtido is a salad made out of cabbage and served with El Salvadoran pupusas. Stuff cooked pupusas with the curtido for a delicious treat!