These healthy salad recipes are perfect for anyone looking to add a little more nutrition to their diet with favorites like grilled chicken salad, winter fruit salad and three bean salad.
Enjoy a wide variety of green salads, chopped salads, colorful fruit salads, chicken salads, seafood salads and plenty more healthy offerings!
Striving toward a better you? Healthy salad recipes are not hard to find, in fact, they are EVERYWHERE.
These healthy salad recipes look so mouthwatering that it’s hard to comprehend that they are SO good for you. I am a fan of a big, hearty salad. Some of these recipes take the term ‘salad’ to a whole new level. I could literally eat them for days. You can too!
Take a look at my top 36 healthy salad recipes to start you off in the right direction. You can enjoy a wide variety of salad combinations with amazing flavors! You could have a new one each day of the month to try them all out.
This asparagus salad is tender asparagus, tomatoes, olives, red onion and radishes, all tossed in a homemade dressing and topped with feta cheese. A unique and delicious springtime salad that is sure to get rave reviews!
This BBQ chicken salad is a fresh and colorful combination of grilled BBQ chicken, veggies, cheese, beans and tortilla strips, all tossed in ranch dressing. WAY better than the California Pizza Kitchen version!
This avocado tuna salad is loaded with chunks of tuna, avocado and colorful veggies for a fresh and lighter take on the classic dish! It's the perfect lunch or dinner that's packed with protein and nutrition.
This berry fruit salad is a combination of blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries, all tossed in an easy honey lime poppy seed dressing. This berry salad is a must-make for all your summer celebrations!
This black bean salad is a colorful and refreshing blend of beans, corn, peppers, herbs and avocado, all tossed in a zesty lime dressing. A quick and easy salad that pairs well with grilled meats, and makes for a perfect light lunch.
The healthiest salads start with dark leafy greens and incorporate vibrant colored vegetables and/or fruit. Healthy salads may also contain grains like quinoa or nuts. A healthy salad has a dressing that’s not loaded with large amounts of oil, mayonnaise or other type of fat.
Brussels Sprout Salad
This Brussels sprout salad is made with shredded Brussels sprouts, apples, pomegranate, bacon, pecan and feta cheese, all tossed in a sweet and savory dressing. The ultimate fall and winter salad that’s full of flavor and texture.
This traditional caprese salad is a blend of ripe tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil, olive oil and seasonings, all drizzled with balsamic glaze. A classic summer salad that is a must-have at any picnic or gathering!
This corn salad is filled with sweet corn kernels, avocado, tomato, jalapeno and red onion, all tossed in a zesty cilantro lime dressing. An easy and colorful side dish that pairs well with chicken, beef and seafood.
This fattoush salad is a blend of lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, herbs and pita chips, all tossed in a lemon dressing. A light and refreshing salad that's the perfect side dish to grilled chicken, fish or beef.
Get your recommended amount of fruits and vegetables by eating a salad every day! Be sure to choose a variety of fresh produce and limit dressings that are high in fat and calories.
Grilled Chicken Salad
This grilled chicken salad is tender marinated chicken that's grilled to perfection then served over lettuce with bacon, avocado, corn, blue cheese and tomatoes. A hearty salad that's packed with flavor and also happens to be full of nutrition.
This Italian salad is a blend of fresh greens, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, olives, cheese and croutons, all tossed together in a homemade dressing. A colorful and easy salad that is quick to make and always gets rave reviews from family and friends!
This Mediterranean salad is a blend of tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, red onion, olives and feta, all tossed together in a homemade dressing. A quick and easy side dish option that's perfect for parties and always gets rave reviews!
This Mexican corn salad is corn kernels and vegetables tossed in a creamy lime dressing, then topped with cotjita cheese. A twist on the classic Mexican street corn that’s easy to eat and perfect for a potluck!
This pear salad recipe is mixed greens with fresh sliced pears, pomegranate seeds, blue cheese and candied pecans, all tossed in a homemade balsamic dressing. A fresh and colorful salad option that pairs perfectly with chicken, fish and pork.
This recipe for Mediterranean quinoa salad is full of fresh vegetables, feta cheese and olives, tossed in a lemon and herb dressing and topped with herbs. It’s a light and colorful addition to any meal!
This Greek salmon salad is seared salmon fillets with cucumber, tomato, olives, red onion, avocado and feta cheese, all tossed in a garlic and herb dressing. A lighter meal option that’s fresh, colorful and totally delicious!
This taco salad recipe combines ground beef, lettuce, beans, cheese, tomatoes, tortilla strips and avocado, all tossed in a zesty dressing. A fun and festive salad that’s perfect for a lighter main course or as a side dish at a potluck.
Vinaigrette style dressings taste amazing and often contain heart healthy oils like olive oil. Steer clear of dressings that contain mayonnaise, cheese and other high calorie ingredients.
Three Bean Salad
This three bean salad is a blend of kidney beans, green beans and garbanzo beans, all tossed in a sweet and sour dressing. A classic salad that’s easy to make and is the perfect addition to almost any meal!
This vegetable salad is a fresh and colorful blend of chopped corn, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, peppers and green beans, all tossed together with fresh herbs in a homemade dressing. A quick and easy side dish that pairs well with grilled meats, salmon or shrimp.
This classic cucumber salad is a blend of thinly sliced cucumbers, red onion and fresh dill, all tossed together in a sweet and tangy dressing. An easy and refreshing salad that takes just minutes to put together.