These delicious, healthy salads are all easy to make and full of fresh ingredients.
From pasta salads to green salads to fruit salads, we've got some great easy recipes for you. And there's not a boring salad in sight!
Many of these are great pairings for chicken, salmon, pasta, and more. Many of these delicious salads can be served as a main dish as well.
Hopefully, you'll find some new healthy recipes and new types of salads to try!
This fresh and bright citrus pomegranate salad is full of fresh, fruity flavors. It's got a great balance of soft greens, slices of oranges and grapefruit, pomegranate seeds, and crumbly cheese.
This easy recipe is great when citrus is at its peak from late fall to early spring.
A fantastic corn and black bean salad with greens, avocado, chopped bell pepper, and a kicky dressing.
This delicious grilled corn salad makes a great side dish for a BBQ or can be a tasty, light lunch.
This lush melon and prosciutto salad with mozzarella is full of fresh flavors!
The fresh fruit is a perfect complement to the ham and soft cheese.
You're going to love this black bean salad with bell pepper, red onion, and a kick of fajita seasoning.
It's a hearty side dish that has a great crunch from the fresh peppers.
Blood oranges, grapefruit, fennel, and mozzarella combine for this extraordinary salad. This is one of the best ways to enjoy winter oranges!
The crunchy fennel pairs beautifully with the soft cheese and juicy citrus.
An absolute banger of a salad - these thinly sliced strips of cucumber, mango, carrot, and crabstick combine for a delicious meal.
You can certainly serve this as a side dish, but we love it for lunch!
This fresh Italian tomato salad recipe (Insalata di Pomodori) is a simple, easy summer side dish.
It's perfect for a BBQ or picnic and absolutely bursting with fresh flavors.
Soft butter lettuce, spring onions, panko, and parm make this one of the simplest and best salads around!
It's a perfect side salad for steak or roasted chicken.
This zesty watermelon salad with tajine seasoning and jalapenos is truly special.
It's refreshing and cooling on a warm summer day and pairs perfectly with tacos!
Tatsoi is a phenomenal Asian green with a crisp, slightly bitter taste (similar to bok choy). Pair it with shaved cucumber, radish, hemp seeds, and a zesty soy dressing for a wonderful side salad.
This sweet corn salad with feta, jalapenos, and fresh herbs is the easiest salad to make! You don't even have to cook the corn!
This kumquat radish salad with Dukkah spice is a delicious side salad or main course salad.
It’s got some zesty kumquats in it, as well as the crunchy Dukkah and some slices of watermelon radish. It’s a great salad to serve when radishes and kumquats are in season in the colder months.
This chopped Turkish salad, called shepherds salad, is super simple to make and full of fresh flavors.
It’s got chopped cucumber, tomatoes, some shallots, chopped fresh herbs, and spices. Top it with some crumbly feta and serve it with a side of pita bread, or some crispy crackers.
It's the perfect side dish for grilled chicken or fish.
This Mediterranean chickpea salad with feta is a great recipe that's quick to pull together.
It's got loads of fresh flavors like cucumbers, bell peppers, red onion, and fresh herbs. It's a great healthy lunch or side salad recipe.
This shredded Brussels sprouts and kale salad with apples and parmesan cheese is quick and easy to make!
It's full of a great combination of flavors and is perfect for fall.
You'll love this chopped Middle Eastern salad for its bright, bold flavors.
It’s the classic combination of chopped cucumbers and tomatoes with fresh herbs but it’s also got pomegranate seeds, chopped red onion, and some delicious spices.
This easy green salad is quick to make and tastes delightful. It's got a mustard, olive oil, and red wine vinegar dressing that tastes great tossed with any baby green or soft lettuce.
It's a simple salad that pairs well with fish, chicken breast, or pasta.
This healthy pesto pasta salad recipe is full of flavor. The roasted veggies, grilled corn, and homemade pesto make this a standout recipe.
This colorful salad with rainbow carrots, quinoa, and feta cheese is warm and delicious.
A perfect main course salad or beautiful side dish for a dinner party.
This delicious persimmon salad with pear, kale, and goat cheese is a real treat.
This tasty salad makes a great side dish or wonderful lunch in the fall or winter when persimmons are in season.
This Turkish potato salad is special because it has so many chopped fresh herbs in it, as well as a delicious olive oil, and lemon juice dressing.
It also has a nice hit of flavor from diced green bell pepper and sliced green onions.
This Asian pear salad is perfect for fall. It has fresh grapes, crumbly blue cheese, a bitter, green bass, and lots of sliced Asian pear. It’s a great salad for the holidays!
This Mediterranean salmon salad is the perfect main course salad!
It’s hearty, but still nice and light with a wonderful collection of fresh vegetables, artichokes and olives - as well as tender, cooked salmon and crumbly cheese.
This chopped cabbage salad with cucumbers, green onions, chives, and a creamy dressing can be served with tortilla chips for dipping!
If you like the flavors of green goddess dressing, you've got to try this salad.
This Avocado Caprese Salad is a perfect side salad recipe.
It's easy to make, and full of flavor with creamy avocado, juicy tomatoes, fresh basil, and small mozzarella balls.
This shaved asparagus salad with quinoa recipe is a delicious side dish!
It's topped with a zesty dressing made from orange juice and mustard - it adds a punch of flavor that pairs well with the subtle asparagus and quinoa.
You'll adore this bright and fresh summer salad with strawberries and cucumbers and loads of fresh herbs.
It’s a wonderful, unique combination and makes a great side salad for a barbecue or a picnic.
This chickpea cucumber salad with cheese and sliced shallots is perfect for lunch.
It saves well in the refrigerator for several days making it a perfect take-to-work lunch.
This hearty salad with farro, asparagus, broccolini, and radishes is as tasty as it is pretty!
This is a great main course salad.
This heirloom tomato salad recipe is summer in a bowl! It's a fantastic side salad or light lunch.
This recipe is similar to a Caprese salad in that it pairs tomatoes with mozzarella and basil, but adds some delicious fresh summer stone fruit.
This fantastic grilled halloumi salad with cucumbers and tomatoes can be served with fresh greens like spring greens or romaine lettuce.
This simple salad with cherry tomatoes and cantaloupe is a tasty fruit salad. It's a great light summer lunch or side dish.
This roasted chickpea salad is full of plant-based protein. It’s a delicious meal that can be served for lunch or dinner, and it saves well in the refrigerator.
This Mediterranean, tuna salad is full of fresh veggies. It is delicious as it is beautiful. Serve it for a late lunch, or as a side dish for a larger meal.
Healthy Salad Dressings
Make your own delicious homemade salad dressing.
- 3 pieces of citrus fruit (like a grapefruit, a Cara Cara orange, and a tangerine)
- 1 shallot
- 2 ounces mixed baby greens
- ⅓ cup pomegranate seeds
- 2 ounces of crumbly feta cheese
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
- pinch of salt and pepper
- Crush the garlic clove, remove the skin, and place in the olive oil. Allow garlic to marinate for 10 minutes in a small bowl.
- Prepare the citrus by cutting off both ends and then running a pairing knife down the sides to cut off strips of the peel and white pith. Then cut into ¼ inch rounds.
- Cut the shallot into very thin slices. Toss with the greens.
- Prepare the vinaigrette by removing the garlic clove from the olive oil and discarding it. Add the vinegar, lemon juice, lemon zest, and salt and pepper to the oil and whisk to combine.
- Toss the greens and shallots with half the vinaigrette.
- Place half the greens on a large serving dish, then half the citrus, and sprinkle half the feta cheese and pomegranate seeds on top. Then repeat with the remaining ingredients in a second layer. Top with remaining vinaigrette before serving.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 178Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 154mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 2gSugar: 8gProtein: 3g
Which one of these healthy salad recipes will you try?