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Healthy Cooking Salad Recipes

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Whenever Luci Knepper of Salem, Ohio takes this colorful salad to a ladies luncheon, she gets compliments. "Even my son loves this...and he doesn't care for either cheese or sour cream. The apples add interest and a little crunch...and you can easily substitute cooked chicken for the turkey," she suggests.
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Chinese Spinach-Almond Salad

Chinese Spinach-Almond Salad

Chinese Spinach-Almond Salad

This recipe combines power-packed spinach, a good source of vitamins A and K, with other veggies, lean meat and crunchy, heart-healthy almonds. Reduced-fat dressing adds a light Asian flavor and touch to each hearty serving. Mary Ann Kieffer - Lawrence, Kansas

Nectarine Arugula Salad

Nectarine Arugula Salad

Nectarine Arugula Salad

Here's a summer salad that brightens any supper. The homemade dressing with a hint of berries is perfect with arugula, nectarines and blue cheese. —Christine Laba, Arlington, Virginia

Curried Broccoli Salad

Curried Broccoli Salad

Curried Broccoli Salad

We love this salad's crunch and color. It has the right combination of spices and a hint of sweetness from coconut and dried cranberries. This is one of our favorite end-of-garden recipes. -Nancy Fleming of Rainier, Washington
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Favorite Raspberry Tossed Salad

Favorite Raspberry Tossed Salad

Favorite Raspberry Tossed Salad

Our home economists tossed together mixed greens, fresh raspberries, mushrooms, feta cheese and more in this pretty salad. Toasted pecan halves add fun crunch...and a homemade raspberry dressing brings a delicious tan to the mix!

Citrus-Marmalade Vinaigrette

Citrus-Marmalade Vinaigrette

Citrus-Marmalade Vinaigrette

Add this fresh-tasting splash of citrus to a wide variety of salad mixings. —Sarah C. Vasques, Milford, New Hampshire

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

Orange Lime Gelatin Ring

Orange Lime Gelatin Ring

Orange Lime Gelatin Ring

Red grapes tucked into the center of a molded gelatin ring accent the tangy taste of lime, orange and pineapple in this colorful salad. It's festive enough to serve guests and goes perfectly with ham or pork roast. Plus, it's cool, tasty and easy to prepare! —Janice Purdue, Naples, Florida

Mandarin Tossed Salad

Mandarin Tossed Salad

Mandarin Tossed Salad

This unique medley with its light dressing is probably my most requested recipe. I often double it and serve it at fancy parties in a clear glass bowl...it's beautiful.

Easy Fruit Salad

Easy Fruit Salad

Easy Fruit Salad

"I came up with this quick salad when I wanted a cool treat on a hot day. It's fun for breakfast, as a side dish or dessert," pens Lori Daniels of Beverly, West Virginia. "This pie filling provides all the extra sweetening it needs. Feel free to substitute your favorite fruits."

Quick Broccoli Slaw

Quick Broccoli Slaw

Quick Broccoli Slaw

I first made this unusual salad for my husband's lunch. It takes just 5-10 minutes to put together from start to finish. The crunchy blend of ingredients has a nice zip! --Betty Kleberger of Florissant, Missouri

Turkey Sausage Potato Salad

Turkey Sausage Potato Salad

Turkey Sausage Potato Salad

One night I added turkey Italian sausage to plain potato salad, and my family raved about it. I've refined the recipe since then to create this hearty, comforting dish.
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