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33 Delicious Healthy Salads

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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!


Citrus Pomegranate Salad

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 citrus pomegranate salad with feta cheese on a white platter.

Grilled Corn and Black Bean Salad

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.

Grilled corn salad with black beans and bell peppers in a serving bowl.

Melon Prosciutto Salad

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.

Melon prosciutto salad on a white platter.

Black Bean Salad

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.

A black bean salad with bell peppers in a glass bowl.

Orange Fennel Salad Recipe

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.

A citrus fennel and mozzarella salad in a serving bowl.

Kani Salad Recipe

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!

Spicy kani salad in a bowl with chopsticks.

Italian Tomato Salad

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.

Italian tomato salad in a large white serving bowl with serving utensils.

The Best Green Salad Recipe

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.

best green salad recipe

Mexican Watermelon Salad

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!

Mexican watermelon salad in a large white bowl on a colorful napkin.

Tatsoi Salad

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.

Tatsoi greens salad in a blue serving bowl next to a napkin and chopsticks.

Corn Feta 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!

Corn feta salad in a serving bowl with a spoon.

Kumquat Radish Salad with Dukkah

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.

A large wooden salad bowl with a greens, radicchio, kumquats, watermelon radishes, and tongs.

Shepherd's Salad (Turkish Chopped Salad)

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.

An overhead shot of a chopped Turkish salad in a white serving bowl.

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

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.

A bowl of Mediterranean chickpea salad.

Brussels Sprouts Kale Salad

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.

An overhead shot of a white serving bowl with shredded brussels sprouts kale salad, topped with apples.

Chopped Middle Eastern Salad

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.

A chopped Middle Eastern salad in a ceramic bowl with a serving spoon.

The Easiest Green Salad

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.

A simple green salad on a white plate with a fork and a knife.

Pesto Pasta Salad Recipe

This healthy pesto pasta salad recipe is full of flavor. The roasted veggies, grilled corn, and homemade pesto make this a standout recipe.


Rainbow Carrot Salad with Quinoa

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.

A closeup shot of a rainbow carrot salad.

Persimmon Salad

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.

An overhead shot of a white platter with persimmon and pear salad.

Turkish Potato Salad (Patates Salatasi)

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.

A closeup shot of a bowl of Turkish potato salad.

Asian Pear Arugula Salad with Blue Cheese

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!

A closeup shot of an pear and blue cheese salad in a white serving bowl with silver serving spoons.

Mediterranean Salmon Salad

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.

A large platter of salmon salad.

Green Goddess Cabbage Salad

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.

A bowl of green goddess cabbage salad next to a bag of tortilla chips.

Avocado Caprese 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.

Avocado caprese salad in a large white bowl with serving spoons.

Shaved Asparagus Salad with Quinoa

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.

Shaved asparagus and quinoa salad in a white bowl with a spoon.

Strawberry Cucumber Salad

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.

A large white bowl with cucumber strawberry salad topped with herbs and feta.

Chickpea Salad with Cucumber

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.

Chickpea cucumber salad with feta and shallots in a large glass bowl.

Spring Farro Salad

This hearty salad with farro, asparagus, broccolini, and radishes is as tasty as it is pretty!

This is a great main course salad.

Roasted vegetables with farro in a large white serving bowl with a silver serving spoon.

Heirloom Tomato Salad Recipe

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.

A stone fruit and heirloom tomato salad in a bowl with a large spoon.

Grilled Halloumi Salad

This fantastic grilled halloumi salad with cucumbers and tomatoes can be served with fresh greens like spring greens or romaine lettuce.

Overhead shot of grilled halloumi salad.

Refreshing Tomato and Cantaloupe Salad

This simple salad with cherry tomatoes and cantaloupe is a tasty fruit salad. It's a great light summer lunch or side dish.


Roasted Chickpea Salad Recipe

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.

Roasted chickpea salad in a large white serving bowl.

Mediterranean Tuna Salad

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.

A Mediterranean tuna salad in a large white serving bowl.

Healthy Salad Dressings

Make your own delicious homemade salad dressing.

Yield: 4 servings

Healthy Salad Recipes

A citrus pomegranate salad with feta on a large white serving platter.

Try one of our favorite healthy salads - this delicious citrus and pomegranate salad with greens is fresh and bright!

Prep Time 22 minutes
Additional Time 3 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Crush the garlic clove, remove the skin, and place in the olive oil. Allow garlic to marinate for 10 minutes in a small bowl.
  2. 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.
  3. Cut the shallot into very thin slices. Toss with the greens.
  4. 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.
  5. Toss the greens and shallots with half the vinaigrette.
  6. 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.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 178Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 154mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 2gSugar: 8gProtein: 3g

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