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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.

Mustard Bean Salad

Mustard Bean Salad

Mustard Bean Salad

Just a few ingredients are all you’ll need for this tasty side dish. “The recipe was inspired by both my grandmother and my husband’s grandmother, who used to prepare similar salads,” says Patricia Ritter of Douglassville, Pennsylvania.

Bartlett Pear and Blue Cheese Salad

Bartlett Pear and Blue Cheese Salad

Bartlett Pear and Blue Cheese Salad

Sweet pears and rich blue cheese turn a bed of greens into an elegant side. Topped with tangy vinaigrette, this tantalizing salad from Cindy Dyrnes of Deptford, New Jersey will win rave reviews from all!

Creamy Garlic Salad Dressing

Creamy Garlic Salad Dressing

Creamy Garlic Salad Dressing

"Most commercial garlic dressings don’t have enough garlic taste for me, but this one always hits the spot. The thick and creamy dressing will jazz up any salad." —Michele Odstrcilek of Lemont, Illinois
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Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing

Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing

Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing

“I have been making this for about 40 years and I always get raves,” writes Joan Smith of Claremore, Oklahoma. And she should, because this dressing is thick and creamy, yet surprisingly light. She adds, “I also serve it with fried chicken wings and crisp celery.”

Company's Coming Salad

Company's Coming Salad

Company's Coming Salad

Sugared almonds give Dolores Lueken's delicious salad an over-the-top kick that will have guests coming back for seconds. She sent the healthy and flavorful salad from her kitchen in Ferdinand, Indiana.

Caesar Dressing

Caesar Dressing

Caesar Dressing

Looking for a new and different salad dressing you can whisk up in minutes for special occasions? You can’t miss with this light, savory Caesar blend from our Test Kitchen. It really dresses up fresh greens!

Fiesta Side Salad

Fiesta Side Salad

Fiesta Side Salad

“Perfect for a buffet, picnic or potluck, this colorful side can be served at room temperature," says Michelle Chicoine of Missoula, Montana. "You’ll want to make extra because the flavors only get better the second day!” TASTY TIP Toasting whole cumin seeds and then grinding them adds extra flavor to this salad. If you don’t have whole cumin seeds, substitute 1/4 teaspoon of ground cumin—don’t toast.

Thai Shrimp Salad

Thai Shrimp Salad

Thai Shrimp Salad

Here's a deliciously different salad that blends grilled shrimp, a lean source of protein, with the low-calorie crunch of cucumber and onion. It's tossed and dressed with Thai flavors of sesame, cilantro, lime and refreshing mint. Annette Traverso - San Rafael, California

Frosted Fruit Salad

Frosted Fruit Salad

Frosted Fruit Salad

Ann Fox in Austin, Texas came up with this breakfast recipe that’s easy, light, delicious and uses up the bananas and apples she always has on hand.

Texas Barley Salad

Texas Barley Salad

Texas Barley Salad

“I got this recipe from a cook in Mexico while I was there on a Mission trip,” says Marilyn Sonnenberg of Edmonton, Alberta. “I've been making it ever since.”

Tomato Garden Pasta

Tomato Garden Pasta

Tomato Garden Pasta

Aileen Sheehan of Stafford, Virginia mixes fresh tomatoes, green beans and pasta with a splash of balsamic vinaigrette, a hint of basil and chives and crumbled feta cheese for a colorful, Mediterranean delight. “I have served this many times, using fresh tomatoes from my garden. It’s a wonderful side dish,” Aileen says. “With Italian sausage and basil bread, it's a scrumptious meal.”
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