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Low Fat Salad Recipes

Looking for low fat salad recipes? Find healthy low fat salads including low fat chicken salads, low fat fruit salads, and more low fat salad recipes.

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My mother came up with this lovely salad when she lived in Anchorage, Alaska, and I modified it to make it lower in fat. Instead of buying small shrimp and chopping them, I often use salad shrimp. —Adrienne Barbe of Litchfield, Connecticut
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Healthy Colorful Coleslaw

Healthy Colorful Coleslaw

Healthy Colorful Coleslaw

Every time I prepare this colorful salad, I adjust the ingredients a bit. This version tastes the best with the fewest calories. -Jeanette Jones of Muncie, Indiana

Cream-Topped Grapes

Cream-Topped Grapes

Cream-Topped Grapes

Viola Geyer, Uhrichsville, Ohio, dresses up brunches with a decadent dressing that she makes in a dash. She dollops the heavenly four-ingredient sauce over refreshing red and green grapes.

Harvest Green Salad

Harvest Green Salad

Harvest Green Salad

I get rave reviews with this autumn salad. Guests say that it fills them up without weighing them down. Preparing the beets, sweet potatoes and salad dressing a day early allows me more time with guests. -Beth Royals of Richmond, Virginia
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Easy Italian Spinach Salad

Easy Italian Spinach Salad

Easy Italian Spinach Salad

A simple homemade dressing makes this salad a flavorful option for any meal, but it’s ideal with lasagna, spaghetti, manicotti and more. —Cathy Desper, Staunton, Virginia

Savory Bean & Tomato Salad

Savory Bean & Tomato Salad

Savory Bean & Tomato Salad

Garlic and blue cheese in the dressing really perk up green beans and tomatoes. Carol Gano sends this recipe from her home in Ballwin, Missouri.

Red Leaf and Mandarin Salad

Red Leaf and Mandarin Salad

Red Leaf and Mandarin Salad

A delicious mix of sweet, salty and tangy makes this effortless salad outstanding. It looks beautiful with the colorful lettuce, peppers, mandarin oranges and almonds glistening with dressing. —Heather Villasenor, Amarillo, TX

Honeydew Salad with Lime Dressing

Honeydew Salad with Lime Dressing

Honeydew Salad with Lime Dressing

Green is my favorite color, and this refreshing salad with grapes, cucumber and kiwi is green to the max. If you want more, add green apples and pears. —Melissa McCabe, Long Beach, California

Jicama Romaine Salad

Jicama Romaine Salad

Jicama Romaine Salad

Stephanie Homme and her family in Baton Rouge, Louisiana are real fans of jicama. “It’s a Mexican root vegetable that’s like a cross between a turnip and sweet potato,” she explains. “It’s juicy, sweet and adds crunch and heat to this wonderful salad with feisty Mexican flair.”

Avocado-Orange Spinach Toss

Avocado-Orange Spinach Toss

Avocado-Orange Spinach Toss

Baby spinach, mandarin oranges and avocado are teamed in this refreshing springtime salad from Margaret O'Bryon of Bel Air, Maryland. You can also substitute fresh orange slices for the mandarin oranges.

Grandma's Fruit Salad

Grandma's Fruit Salad

Grandma's Fruit Salad

"I can't believe how easy this pretty salad is to make," says Carolyn Tomatz of Jackson, Wisconsin. The colorful blend of bananas, pineapple, pears and peaches and grapes is tossed with a creamy pudding sauce. "People of all ages enjoy this dish," Carolyn notes.

Black-Eyed-Pea and Pasta Salad

Black-Eyed-Pea and Pasta Salad

Black-Eyed-Pea and Pasta Salad

To create a more interesting pasta salad, I added pasta to my favorite black-eyed pea salad. The result is different and delicious. Cucumber and green pepper give this picnic side dish a satisfying crunch. —Melinda Ewbank of Fairfield, Ohio
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