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Healthy Cooking Salad Recipes

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My wife has never been a big fan of fennel, but it's always been a favorite of mine. I was able to successfully sneak it into this salad, and ever since she has given me the green light on dishes with fennel. If you can't find preserved lemon, simply omit it from the recipe. — Jason Purkey, Ocean City, Maryland
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Israeli Pepper Tomato Salad

Israeli Pepper Tomato Salad

Israeli Pepper Tomato Salad

"This Israeli salad, which is traditionally eaten at breakfast, lends itself to endless variety...you can add foods like olives, beets or potatoes," says Sandy Long of Lees Summit, Missouri

Shrimp 'n' Shells Salad

Shrimp 'n' Shells Salad

Shrimp 'n' Shells Salad

"I received this recipe from a friend," explains Heather Richardson. "It can even be served as a light dinner with toasted garlic bread." The St. Paul, Virginia reader serves the low-fat salad on a bed of fresh greens.

Apple Fennel Salad

Apple Fennel Salad

Apple Fennel Salad

My wife has never been a big fan of fennel, but it's always been a favorite of mine. I was able to successfully sneak it into this salad, and ever since she has given me the green light on dishes with fennel. If you can't find preserved lemon, simply omit it from the recipe. — Jason Purkey, Ocean City, Maryland
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Grilled Thai Chicken Salad

Grilled Thai Chicken Salad

Grilled Thai Chicken Salad

“My husband and I love to eat Thai and Indian food, but notice that most of these cuisines do not offer fresh salads on their menus,” writes Grace Kunert of Salt Lake City, Utah. “This is a recipe we developed to keep all those ethnic flavors when we needed a light dinner.”

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

Cranberry Blue Cheese Salad

Cranberry Blue Cheese Salad

Cranberry Blue Cheese Salad

For a light, refreshing first course, Lori McLaughlin of Pittsford, New York turns to this fruity salad. Sweet apple, dried cranberries, blue cheese and a vinaigrette dressing give it a subtle punch of flavor.

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.

Japanese Steak Salad

Japanese Steak Salad

Japanese Steak Salad

“We enjoy all kinds of ethnic foods,” writes Diane Halferty of Corpus Christi, Texas. “This beef recipe is easy to make, and very tasty.” With its sweet soy marinade and fresh veggies, there's lots to love in this main-dish salad.

Gingered Cucumber-Carrot Salad

Gingered Cucumber-Carrot Salad

Gingered Cucumber-Carrot Salad

“This delicious salad with vegetables and ginger is quick, easy and a little different from the usual tossed greens,” promises Alexandra Armitage of Nottingham, New Hampshire.

Roasted Beet-Orange Salad

Roasted Beet-Orange Salad

Roasted Beet-Orange Salad

Tender beets and tangy vinaigrette are the stars of this fresh, colorful salad. —Kathy Rairigh, Milford, Indiana

Seven-Fruit Salad

Seven-Fruit Salad

Seven-Fruit Salad

This refreshing fruit medley, lightly coated with cherry pie filling, makes a great potluck or picnic dish. "You can substitute other fruits, such as red grapes or bananas, and use strawberry pie filling instead of cherry," notes Martha Cutler of Willard, Missouri, who adapted her grandmother's recipe.
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