Healthy Salad Recipes

Believe it or not, all salads are not healthy salads! Whether you're looking for a chicken, tuna, pasta, bean, or a boosted green salad, you'll be sure to find the best in healthy salads and dressings right here.

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15 Unique and Delicious Chicken Salad Recipes

Whether you prefer a traditional mayonnaise base or a pesto remix, these chicken salad recipes are sure to satisfy.
By Emily Goldman

Shredded Beet and Carrot Salad

Beets, which are rich in folic acid and vitamin C, are the primary ingredient of this simple salad.

Classic Egg Salad

Rating: 3.22 stars
Other mix-ins include sliced black olives, chopped fresh parsley, chopped fresh chives, walnut pieces, chopped dill pickles, and capers.

Radicchio Salad with Chopped-Lemon Dressing

Finely chopped lemon mixed with grainy mustard, sugar, and olive oil makes a stellar dressing for this radicchio-and-mint salad.

Brussels Sprout Salad with Avocado and Pumpkin Seeds

Rating: 3.05 stars
No roasting pan necessary for these adorable cabbage cousins: Tossed with avocado and coated in a bright lemon-Dijon dressing, the tender Brussels sprout leaves make a showstopping salad.

Broccoli, Herb, and Pistachio "Grain" Salad

In the hierarchy of nutrient-rich vegetables, broccoli is hard to beat. It’s low in calories and carbs, and a great source of fiber, antioxidants, and immune-boosting vitamin C. In this clever faux-grain salad, we steam broccoli and then finely chop it to create a rice-like texture. And when every bite is studded with bright and crunchy ingredients like pomegranate arils, chopped apple, and pistachios, you won't even remember that there aren't any actual grains in this salad!

Kale Slaw with Red Cabbage and Carrots

The variety of seeds and the kale make this a distinctive twist on coleslaw.

Ginger-Chicken Slaw

A fragrant mixture of ginger and garlic does double duty in this anti-inflammatory dinner -- it amps up the lime dressing and flavors the roasted chicken breasts.

Potato and Green Bean Salad

Rating: 3.27 stars
Whether eaten warm or out of the fridge, this bright, crunchy potato salad pairs perfectly with grilled meats like pork, steak or chicken.

Fennel and Orange Salad

Rating: 2.88 stars
The classic flavor combination of fennel and orange makes a wonderful winter salad.

Green Beans with Vinaigrette

Rating: 3.22 stars
These fresh green beans help balance out the richness of the rest of the Thanksgiving meal.

Sauteed Romaine Lettuce

Rating: 3.14 stars
Recipe adapted from "Food From Many Greek Kitchens," by Tessa Kiros. Copyright 2011 by Tessa Kiros. Used with permission of Andrews McMeel Publishing.

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Dr. Weil's Kale Salad

Rating: 3.75 stars

This raw kale salad wins over even the most skeptical hearty-green newbies. It gets better after a night in the fridge.