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

Flank Steak and Arugula Salad

Rating: 3.38 stars
For a tasty salad dressing without oil, we mixed salsa with some vinegar. You can use any prepared salsa: hot or mild, red or green, plain or fruity.

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.

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.

Grilled Steak and Summer Vegetable Salad

Rating: 3.32 stars
Try grilled bruschetta with this supper: Brush thick slices of crusty bread with olive oil, then grill until toasted on both sides. Flank steak can be used in place of hanger.

All-American Potato Salad

Rating: 3.22 stars
Our recipe is a variation on classic American-style potato salad. Warm potatoes are sprinkled with vinegar, dressed in mayonnaise, and mixed with hard-boiled eggs, celery, cornichons, and scallions.

Classic Chicken Salad

Rating: 3.41 stars
Try serving this Classic Chicken Salad on a bed of mixed greens or on whole-grain bread.

Grilled Skirt-Steak Salad

Some dishes are so adjustable, they're more a concept than a recipe. Exhibit A: this grilled-steak salad. The trick is to drizzle on a little vinaigrette when the meat comes off the heat, to give it a savory brightness. Lay the sliced steak and grilled vegetables on top of crunchy romaine and anything else that beckons at the farm stand, then top it all off with briny feta and more vinaigrette.

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.

Tomato-Beet Salad

Rating: 3.02 stars
This feta- and cilantro-specked salad is particularly good with poached chicken, grilled steak, or burgers.

Watermelon, Orange, and Feta Salad

We love salty-sweet combinations, and this perfect Watermelon, Orange, and Feta lunch salad is a great play on those flavors. It's also got a refreshing crunch.

New Greek Salad

Rating: 3.93 stars
Golden croutons made from olive bread boost the presence of the Kalamata olives, both of which are fried in this rendition of the salad. Cucumbers, tomatoes, and red onion—tumbled over slices of feta—are all here. Dill adds a bright spring grassiness to this new rendition of Greek salad.

Inspiration and Ideas

Our Favorite Spring Salad Recipes Starring Fresh, Seasonal Produce

A spring salad can be as simple as tender, leafy greens tossed with vinaigrette, or you can step it up by adding seasonal treats like peas, asparagus, radishes, and baby artichokes. You can even make it a main dish by adding protein. Here we've gathered our favorite super salad recipes that celebrate this vibrant season.

Quick Pickled Cucumber Salad

Rating: 3.11 stars

Quickly pickled sliced cucumbers and red onion make a cooling side salad for lamb burgers or fried fish.