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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.

Summertime Slaw

Summertime Slaw

Summertime Slaw

As a change from mayonnaise-laden slaw, I created this refreshing alternative. It uses many of the garden vegetables I grow, so it’s also economical. I serve it at our family reunion each Fourth of July, and it’s always a big hit at church socials.

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.”

Marinated Cauliflower Salad

Marinated Cauliflower Salad

Marinated Cauliflower Salad

I often serve this as an appetizer alongside a meat and cheese tray. But it can also be a side dish. —Stephanie Hase, Lyons, Colorado
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Fruity Crab Pasta Salad

Fruity Crab Pasta Salad

Fruity Crab Pasta Salad

A sweet ginger dressing spices up this tasty medley of oranges, grapes, crabmeat and pasta. “It’s an ideal warm-weather entree,” says Darlene Jurek of Foley, Minnesota.

Fluffy Pineapple-Pear Salad

Fluffy Pineapple-Pear Salad

Fluffy Pineapple-Pear Salad

Sweet pear and pineapple are treated to a light, creamy whipped topping with a hint of tang. “This unique salad is simple and delicious. It’s perfect for family meals or company,” says Marshfield, Missouri’s Bernice Morris.

Macadamia Citrus Couscous

Macadamia Citrus Couscous

Macadamia Citrus Couscous

Our Test Kitchen provides this tasty twist on couscous salad. It pairs well with many entrees. Or toss in some cooked shrimp for a meal on the lighter side.

Spicy Citrus Gelatin Mold

Spicy Citrus Gelatin Mold

Spicy Citrus Gelatin Mold

“This old family recipe is delicious served with ham or turkey,” shares Joan Hallford from North Richland Hills, Texas. “The sour cream dressing adds a nice tang and everyone comes back for seconds when I serve it.”

Blueberry Chicken Salad

Blueberry Chicken Salad

Blueberry Chicken Salad

On weekday mornings, I whip up this fun chicken and blueberry combination in minutes to take for lunch. It also works as a nice, light salad for a summer supper, and it’s a cinch to double it for a shower or potluck. —Kari Caven, Coeur d'Alene, ID

Grapefruit Spinach Salad

Grapefruit Spinach Salad

Grapefruit Spinach Salad

“My mother-in-law prepared this for us on a recent visit,” relates Lee Ann Odell of Boulder, Colorado. The fresh-tasting salad of spinach and grapefruit is nicely dressed with a sweet honey mixture. “The recipe is so easy to put together, and we never have any leftovers,” Lee Ann confirms.

Roasted Butternut Squash with Root Vegetables

Roasted Butternut Squash with Root Vegetables

Roasted Butternut Squash with Root Vegetables

Even finicky folks will eat their vegetables when they're tossed with seasonings and olive oil, then roasted. To save time, our home economists suggest you peel and cut the squash, rutabagas and turnips earlier in the day. Place in resealable plastic bags and chill until ready to use.

Cran-Orange Gelatin Salad

Cran-Orange Gelatin Salad

Cran-Orange Gelatin Salad

After seeing this gelatin salad in a flier, I decided to make it lighter. I like to serve it as a fruit salad, but others may like it for a sweet treat. —Eva DeWolf, Erwin, Tennessee
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