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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.

Tomato-Green Bean Salad

Tomato-Green Bean Salad

Tomato-Green Bean Salad

Feta cheese adds a salty kick to this fuss-free salad. Estelle suggests making it a day ahead so that the flavors can meld. Estelle Lauletta — Boston, Massachusetts

Sweet-Sour Spinach Salad with Bacon

Sweet-Sour Spinach Salad with Bacon

Sweet-Sour Spinach Salad with Bacon

The L&T tasting panel loved this full-flavored contribution from Jennifer Cain. "When I tasted this tangy salad at a cookout, I immediately asked for the recipe," she writes from Bel Air, Maryland. "Even after I pared it down and added veggies, it was still a hit!"

Flavorful Crab Pasta Salad

Flavorful Crab Pasta Salad

Flavorful Crab Pasta Salad

“After enjoying this recipe for years, I substituted fat-free mayonnaise and reduced-fat dressing one day,” shares Heather O’Neill from Dudley, Massachusetts. “I was just delighted to find it kept all the same wonderful flavor!”
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Asian Cabbage Slaw

Asian Cabbage Slaw

Asian Cabbage Slaw

“Never one to stick to tradition, I experimented with a recipe I had for Asian slaw by adding fruit and nuts,” writes Lily Julow of Lawrenceville, Georgia. “I hope you like it as much as I do!”

Corn Salad Stuffed Tomatoes

Corn Salad Stuffed Tomatoes

Corn Salad Stuffed Tomatoes

The lightly dressed salad and the colorful presentation in the tomato shell make this a great summer side dish that is sure to bring on the raves. The basil flavor is compatible with all the ingredients and the salad is especially tasty with a barbecue entrée.

Homemade Honey-Mustard Salad Dressing

Homemade Honey-Mustard Salad Dressing

Homemade Honey-Mustard Salad Dressing

No one believes this thick, creamy dressing is light. Ground mustard and red wine vinegar make it tangy, while honey sweetens it a bit. —Jill Smith of Irmo, South Carolina

Makeover Creamy French Dressing

Makeover Creamy French Dressing

Makeover Creamy French Dressing

After removing 36% of the fat from her submission and cutting back on its sugar, we couldn’t wait to send Monika Rahn's the recipe for Makeover Creamy French Dressing. “I am so pleased with the results,” replied the Dillsburg, Pennsylvania cook. “We all like the new version.”

Quick and Creamy French Dressing

Quick and Creamy French Dressing

Quick and Creamy French Dressing

A time-honored tradition in Monika Rahn’s home, Creamy French Dressing an anticipated taste at family get-togethers. “The salad dressing has been a favorite for years,” she writes from Dillsburg, Pennsylvania.

Vinaigrette Coleslaw

Vinaigrette Coleslaw

Vinaigrette Coleslaw

"Coleslaw is one of my husband's favorite side dishes," says Shirley Glaab from Hattiesburg, Mississippi. "We love this version because it's not as sweet as other slaws, but it's very colorful and the ingredients always make our mouths water."

Lazy Days Potato Salad

Lazy Days Potato Salad

Lazy Days Potato Salad

For a colorful and simply delicious side dish, try Margaret Wilson's Lazy Days Potato Salad. The Hemet, California cook cuts the prep time to almost nothing by using canned potatoes! Slice in some crunchy veggies and diced dill pickles, drizzle with a light creamy dressing seasoned with garlic and mustard—and supper is served!

Flavorful Rice Salad

Flavorful Rice Salad

Flavorful Rice Salad

“I started with a basic bean, rice and onion medley and added veggies and a lighter dressing to make it healthier. You can substitute brown rice for the long grain if you like.” —Kim Cook, Dade City, Florida
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