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Healthy Cooking Salad Recipes

Find Healthy Cooking Magazine salad recipes for a healthy and light meal. Get salad recipes from our Healthy Cooking Magazine.

Barley Ham Salad

Barley Ham Salad

Barley Ham Salad

A pleasant alternative to pasta salad, this colorful side dish gives barley, cubed ham and a medley of vegetables. "Every time I make it for a crowd, I bring copes of the recipe," says Sheryl Hershberger of Donalds, South Carolina. "As a busy wife and mom of four, I like the fact that it can be made ahead of time.

Green Bean 'N' Pea Salad

Green Bean 'N' Pea Salad

Green Bean 'N' Pea Salad

This crispy salad from Pat Walter of Pine Island, Minnesota is a snap to make with convenient frozen green beans and peas. Diced pimientos add a dash of color, and the sweet-sour dressing adds flavor to this appealing toss.

Overnight Vegetable Bean Salad

Overnight Vegetable Bean Salad

Overnight Vegetable Bean Salad

Frozen mixed vegetables and canned kidney beans blend beautifully in this fresh-tasting salad that's tossed in a zippy sweet-sour dressing. Shirley Doyle of Mt. Prospect, Illinois shared this make-ahead dish that's sure to please at your next picnic or potluck.
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Kiwifruit Dressing

Kiwifruit Dressing

Kiwifruit Dressing

Here's a slightly sweet, refreshing dressing from Edna Hoffman of Hebron, Indiana that lets the flavor of kiwifruit shine through. Combine the dressing with a medley of cut melons, apples, pears, strawberries, etc., for a bright side to breakfast, brunch or dinner.

Zucchini Tomato Salad

Zucchini Tomato Salad

Zucchini Tomato Salad

Fresh-tasting tomatoes, zucchini, green pepper and onion are seasoned with garlic and parsley in this quick side dish that's served warm. "This recipe is great for the family that gardens because of the vegetables it uses," notes Kathy Fielder of Dallas, Texas.

Cannellini Bean Salad

Cannellini Bean Salad

Cannellini Bean Salad

Here's a perfect side dish for a backyard picnic or barbecue. Celery and red pepper accent this bean salad that's dressed with a mild oil and vinegar dressing. Dorothy Majewski of Vienna, Virginia shares the recipe.

Baby Corn Romaine Salad

Baby Corn Romaine Salad

Baby Corn Romaine Salad

"My kids really enjoy this green salad, made with romaine lettuce, broccoli, corn and crumbled bacon," shares Kathryn Maxson of Mountlake Terrace, Washington. "It uses bottled dressing, so it's quick to fix, too."

Sicilian Orange Salad

Sicilian Orange Salad

Sicilian Orange Salad

Red onion and orange slices sprinkled with basil, oil and ground pepper make a pretty presentation that's bound to brighten any meal. "This zesty salad is even more colorful when you use dark-red blood oranges," writes Beverly Coyde of Gasport, New York.

Coleslaw with Pineapple

Coleslaw with Pineapple

Coleslaw with Pineapple

This twist on traditional cabbage slaw gets a touch of sweetness from raisins and pineapple and a little zip from horseradish dressing. Terri Webber of Miami, Florida sent in the recipe for the crisp colorful salad.

Tomato Broccoli Salad

Tomato Broccoli Salad

Tomato Broccoli Salad

I found this recipe over 25 years ago. I made a few changes to it and our family has enjoyed it ever since. The colorful combination is perfect for the holidays, but it's equally nice at a summer picnic. —Helen Meadows of Trout Creek, Montana

Asparagus Pepper Salad

Asparagus Pepper Salad

Asparagus Pepper Salad

I made up this recipe when I needed a last-minute potluck dish and I had a lot of asparagus on hand. This salad went over so well that I serve it again and again. No one seems to get tired of it. —Beverly Scalise of Bend, Oregon
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