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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.

Black Bean Pasta Salad

Black Bean Pasta Salad

Black Bean Pasta Salad

Cooking healthy doesn't mean you have to spend hours in a hot kitchen. Debbie Terenzini-Wilkerson serves a low-fat, fuss-free fiesta at her Lusby, Maryland home by simply combining a refrigerating a few tasty ingredients.

Red Pepper Salad with Parsley Dressing

Red Pepper Salad with Parsley Dressing

Red Pepper Salad with Parsley Dressing

A tangy sour cream dressing tops this colorful combination of veggies. "I get rave reviews whenever I serve this crunchy salad," relates Mary-Lynne Mason of Janesville, Wisconsin.

Corn Relish Salad

Corn Relish Salad

Corn Relish Salad

"My family enjoys hiking in the mountains," says Claudia Poynter, Cortez, Colorado. "This salad is great with chicken or trout grilled over a campfire. It's perfect for backyard picnics."
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Mandarin Tuna Salad

Mandarin Tuna Salad

Mandarin Tuna Salad

Elizabeth Kennedy of Dover, Delaware gives tuna salad a twist by adding crisp apple pieces and tangy mandarin oranges. "Every summer I get requests from my husband and daughters to make this dish," she notes. "There's never any left over."

Melon with Raspberry Sauce

Melon with Raspberry Sauce

Melon with Raspberry Sauce

Refreshing melon slices fanned out in a pretty pool of raspberry sauce create a light but elegant ending to any special-occasion meal.

Veggies in Vinaigrette

Veggies in Vinaigrette

Veggies in Vinaigrette

"This garden-fresh veggie side dish is so good, even people who don't like turnips ask for the recipe," says Wendy Oler of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Try substituting a different flavored vinegar to put a personal touch on this colorful crowd-pleaser.

Creamy French Dressing

Creamy French Dressing

Creamy French Dressing

You'll need just a few ingredients from your pantry to blend together this mild homemade dressing. It's very thick, creamy and perfect on tossed salad greens. —Test Kitchen

7 Vegetable Salad

7 Vegetable Salad

7 Vegetable Salad

Italian dressing jazzed up with basil and chives sparks the flavor of this eye-catching salad. The blanched veggies in this colorful combination retain their crispness quite nicely. —Sara Lindler of Irmo, South Carolina

Taco Chicken Salad

Taco Chicken Salad

Taco Chicken Salad

We have five children who love Mexican food, salads and chicken. So I combined all three to make this crunchy main dish. There's no groaning from anyone when I set it on the table! —Margaret Yost of Casstown, Ohio

Peachy Rice Salad

Peachy Rice Salad

Peachy Rice Salad

We especially love this refreshing rice salad in summer, when fresh peaches are available. Yogurt and honey make light dressing while celery and walnuts add crunch. —Linda Goshorn of Bedford, Virginia

Fruity Spinach Salad

Fruity Spinach Salad

Fruity Spinach Salad

This is a perfect accompaniment to any meal. A tangy dressing turns strawberries, kiwifruit and blueberries into a delightful change-of-pace salad. Add more or less fruit depending on your family's tastes.—Anne Smithson, Cary, North Carolina
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