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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.

Light Roasted Asparagus Salad

Light Roasted Asparagus Salad

Light Roasted Asparagus Salad

Our grandchildren love roasted asparagus—especially in this refreshing salad. The orange dressing gives it "zing", and sunflower kernels add crunch. I like to make it with my homegrown asparagus. —Virginia Anthony of Jacksonville, Florida

Cranberry-Pear Tossed Salad

Cranberry-Pear Tossed Salad

Cranberry-Pear Tossed Salad

Kris Hernandez of Oneida, Wisconsin often treats dinner guests to this colorful and fruity salad. Pears, dried cranberries and mixed greens are combined with sugarcoated walnuts and blue cheese, then drizzle with a sweep apricot-flavored dressing that's sure to tantalize the taste buds.

Snow Peas and Beef Salad

Snow Peas and Beef Salad

Snow Peas and Beef Salad

"In this delicious main-dish salad, savory strips of broiled streak are lightly dressed along the water chestnuts, mushrooms and onions, then tossed with crisp snow peas," details Janeen Kilpatrick of Fairbury, Illinois. "Ketchup and ginger add a bit of zip to the sweet dressing."
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Brown and Wild Rice Salad

Brown and Wild Rice Salad

Brown and Wild Rice Salad

This side dish, developed by the Light & Tasty Test Kitchen, is twice as nice since it stars both brown and wild rice! Tangy raspberry vinegar complements the nutty flavor of the rice, while dried cranberries provide unexpected bursts of sweetness.

Grilled Corn Pasta Salad

Grilled Corn Pasta Salad

Grilled Corn Pasta Salad

A perfect warm-weather salad, this colorful dish is especially tasty when sweet corn, tomatoes, and zucchini are in season. The garden-fresh ingredients are lightly dressed in mild basil vinegar and oil, plus a blend of other herbs and seasonings. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Ham and Turkey Pasta Salad

Ham and Turkey Pasta Salad

Ham and Turkey Pasta Salad

"When a potluck's coming up, people always ask me to bring what they call 'that noodle salad you make'," smiles Lori Cole of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. "Based on the raves it's received at past gatherings, I know folks are referring to this delicious meaty dish."

Summer Spiral Salad

Summer Spiral Salad

Summer Spiral Salad

In San Antonio, Texas, Evelyn Billingsley celebrates the freshet tastes of the season by tossing together an herb-enhanced salad. "It's a simple and delicious way to perk up picnics and potlucks," she suggests. "Be creative and add sliced zucchini, yellow summer squash or any vegetables your family fancies."

Greens with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Greens with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Greens with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Even when there are just two at the table, Sandy Hunt, Racine, Wisconsin, sees to it that her salads are well-dressed for dinner. "I keep a bottle of this light dressing in the fridge," she says.

Shrimp and Crab Salad

Shrimp and Crab Salad

Shrimp and Crab Salad

For an impressive salad , try this tasty mixture of hearty shrimp and crabmeat with a creamy dressing. "one of my favorite Aunts gave me the recipe for this seafood salad," writes Melissa Stroupe of Stanley, North Carolina. "I'm lucky to come from a family of great cooks."

Sweet-Sour Citrus Salad

Sweet-Sour Citrus Salad

Sweet-Sour Citrus Salad

The combination of garden-fresh vegetables and fruits tossed with a honey and poppy seed dressing makes this colorful versatile enough to accompany any entree. My husband and I love it!

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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