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

Potato and Green Bean Salad

Rating: 3.5 stars 140
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 stars 315
Other mix-ins include sliced black olives, chopped fresh parsley, chopped fresh chives, walnut pieces, chopped dill pickles, and capers.

Shredded Beet and Carrot Salad

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

Classic Chicken Salad

Rating: 3.5 stars 335
It's a classic for good reason, this chicken salad recipe combines chicken, mayo, mustard, a dash of hot sauce, and a squeeze of lemon juice with minced red onion, celery, and parsley. You can use leftover roast chicken, rotisserie chicken, or any chicken you have for this delicious lunch. Try it on a bed of mixed greens or a slice of whole-grain of sourdough bread.

All-American Potato Salad

Rating: 3 stars 196
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.

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.

Sauteed Romaine Lettuce

Rating: 3 stars 117
Recipe adapted from "Food From Many Greek Kitchens," by Tessa Kiros. Copyright 2011 by Tessa Kiros. Used with permission of Andrews McMeel Publishing.

Kale Slaw with Red Cabbage and Carrots

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

Rice Salad with Tomatoes, Cucumbers, and Feta

In this fresh take on tabbouleh, trade bulgur for brown rice, then toss with heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, parsley, mint, and feta. A couple spoonfuls of sherry vinegar tie it all together.

Quick Pickled Cucumber Salad

Rating: 3 stars 37
Quickly pickled sliced cucumbers and red onion make a cooling side salad for lamb burgers or fried fish.

Tomato-Beet Salad

Rating: 3 stars 471
This feta- and cilantro-specked salad is particularly good with poached chicken, grilled steak, or burgers.

Inspiration and Ideas

These Summer Salads Will Be the Stars of Every Warm-Weather Meal You Make
With a wide array of fruits and vegetables at their peak during the warmer months, it's easy to put together a summer salad made with fresh ingredients. Whether you pair seasonal produce with cheese or fish or chicken or serve a chopped mix of your favorite vegetables, there are so many ways to make a summertime salad that will appeal to everyone at the table.  When we say salad, we don't always mean leafy greens. The summer salad recipes we've collected here include ones that star corn, cucumber, beets, and summer squash, as well as dishes that celebrate heirloom tomatoes, ripe peaches, juicy watermelon, and other peak-season fruits. These light, bright dishes are refreshing and colorful—and are made with raw ingredients or just a few judiciously chosen cooked elements. From light and tangy to protein-packed and filling, these are our favorite salad recipes for summer.
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Roasted Plum Tomatoes
Rating: 4 stars 28

These roasted plum tomatoes are delicious alone or in salads.