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Healthy Salads

Looking for healthy salads recipes? Find healthy salads recipes including healthy chicken salads, healthy potato salads, and more healthy salads.

Cottage Cheese Cantaloupe Salad

Cottage Cheese Cantaloupe Salad

Cottage Cheese Cantaloupe Salad

You can easily wedge this pretty melon salad into any meal plan. Margaret Wagner Allen of Abingdon, Virginia shares the recipe for this refreshing side that's perfect for a light luncheon. For variety, she suggests drizzling a little reduced-fat French salad dressing over the sweet combination of cantaloupe, cottage cheese, granola, raisins and nuts.

Layered Taco Salad

Layered Taco Salad

Layered Taco Salad

I invented this taco salad to make my kids happy. Make it with ground beef, ground turkey or ground chicken and it's equally good. —Betty Nickels, Tampa, Florida

Five-Bean Salad

Five-Bean Salad

Five-Bean Salad

In Ottawa, Illinois, Jeanette Simec combines five kinds of beans with an oil-and-vinegar dressing in this colorful classic that's great to take to picnics or potluck, "Everyone loves the variety of beans in this simple salad," she writes. "My husband, Chuck, just can't get enough of it."
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Citrus Tossed Salad

Citrus Tossed Salad

Citrus Tossed Salad

"The light and tangy dressing for this citrus salad is full of fruity flavor," writes Marge Werner of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

Chicken Bow Tie Salad

Chicken Bow Tie Salad

Chicken Bow Tie Salad

"I first prepared this pasta salad for a family picnic at a national park and everyone really enjoyed it. I'm sure Mother Nature helped make that meal so memorable, but I still find myself serving this often during the summer," writes Pam Guerin of Skowhegan, Maine. A zippy dressing lightly coats the tossed mixture of pasta, chicken, tomato and onion.

Tomato Herb Salad Dressing

Tomato Herb Salad Dressing

Tomato Herb Salad Dressing

A handful of herbs, including basil, marjoram and celery seed, helps perk up the low-sodium tomato juice used in this light, refreshing salad dressing from Mary Kretschmer of Miami, Florida. You won't miss the salt for a minute.

Black Bean Chicken Salad

Black Bean Chicken Salad

Black Bean Chicken Salad

A refreshing mix of beans, garden veggies and chicken is tossed with a light lime vinaigrette in this satisfying salad that's sure to be a winner on hot summer days! Jean Ecos of Harland, Wisconsin shared the recipe.

Carrot Apple Salad

Carrot Apple Salad

Carrot Apple Salad

Deciding to start eating healthy, I took a classic carrot and raisin salad recipe and lightened it up, then added apples for extra flavor. I took this dish to a weight-loss group meeting...and they loved it! —Kim Jones of Collinsville, Illinois

Southwestern Barley Salad

Southwestern Barley Salad

Southwestern Barley Salad

Cilantro comes through in this colorful side that's zesty but not too spicy. It also makes a great luncheon dish when served with sesame breadsticks, sherbet and sugar cookies. It's sure to satisfy! —Tommi Roylance of Charlo, Montana

Zesty Low-Fat Potato Salad

Zesty Low-Fat Potato Salad

Zesty Low-Fat Potato Salad

I adjusted the original recipe for this cold, creamy salad to better suit my tastes. The cilantro comes through nicely...while green chilies and chili powder add a little kick and a hint of color. —Raquel Haggard of Edmond, Oklahoma

Garden Salad with Lemon Dressing

Garden Salad with Lemon Dressing

Garden Salad with Lemon Dressing

I lightened up a tangy salad dressing by replacing some of the oil with lemon juice. The revamped dressing lends a refreshing twist to mixed greens, tomatoes, pepper rings and cucumbers slices.—Martha Pollock, Oregonia, Ohio
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