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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.

Black Bean Bow Tie Salad

Black Bean Bow Tie Salad

Black Bean Bow Tie Salad

Even people who don't like beans compliment me on this delicious salad! It's a favorite at family get-togethers and potlucks. The slimmed-down dressing gets little kick from cilantro and lime. —Teresa Smith of Huron, South Dakota

Shrimp Shell Salad

Shrimp Shell Salad

Shrimp Shell Salad

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

Watermelon Ambrosia

Watermelon Ambrosia

Watermelon Ambrosia

Colorful watermelon, pineapple, fruit cocktail, maraschino cherries and more are combined in this eye-catching fruit salad that's sure to take center stage at your next summer buffet! —Sandy leversee, Apache Junction, Arizona
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Cucumber Fennel Salad

Cucumber Fennel Salad

Cucumber Fennel Salad

Looking for ways to use up cukes from your garden? Our Test Kitchen home economists suggests this refreshing side as a cool addition to backyard barbecues and picnic lunches. A hint of dill and lemon nicely seasons and the crunchy cucumber, fennel and sweet onion slices.

Cherry Gelatin Salad

Cherry Gelatin Salad

Cherry Gelatin Salad

Amy Olson of Louisville, Kentucky stirs pineapple and cherries into this colorful molded salad made with sugar-free cherry and lemon gelatin. With its cherry cola flavor, the salad is a fun take-along dish for a picnic, potluck or family reunion.

Makeover Pizza Pasta Salad

Makeover Pizza Pasta Salad

Makeover Pizza Pasta Salad

This remake of a recipe cuts the fat in half, reduced the calories and cholesterol by a third and reduce the sodium by a fifth. Yet there's still plenty of flavor in this dish to please your family's palate.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Chili-Cumin Bean Salad

Chili-Cumin Bean Salad

Chili-Cumin Bean Salad

"A gal at work shared this interesting bean salad with me a few years ago," notes Michelle Smith of Running Springs, California. "It has lots texture and gets a little kick from the chili powder and cumin without being too hot. It's a nice favorite at our family gatherings. For a hearty change of pace, serve it in a tortilla with slices of grilled chicken breast."

Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette

Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette

Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette

Our Test Kitchen came up with this full-flavored vinaigrette. Roasted garlic is blended with Italian seasoning, Dijon mustard, tarragon vinegar and lemon juice in the zesty dressing. Try it drizzled over crisp greens or cherry tomatoes.

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.

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."

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.
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