Healthy Salad Recipes

Find healthy, delicious salad recipes including fruit salads, chicken, egg and potato salads, and healthy salad dressings. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Most Popular

Cucumber Vinegar Salad

Rating: 4 stars 4
This cucumber vinegar salad has the perfect balance between sweet and sour flavors, plus a hint of fresh dill. The red onion adds nice crunch. Enjoy this salad right after you're done making it or store it away to snack on for later.
Olivia Dansky headshot
By Liv Dansky

Simple Cabbage Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 4
Cabbage maintains a nice crunch when it's tossed with an easy dressing in this simple cabbage salad recipe. This easy salad is perfect for fall when cabbage is at its sweetest.
By Karen Rankin

No-Cook Black Bean Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 6
A classic black bean salad is a must for picnics and potlucks. This vegan version gets its creaminess from blended avocado. Any mix of salad greens will work well, but try arugula if you want to give this hearty salad a peppery kick.
By Hilary Meyer

3-Ingredient Creamy Rotisserie Chicken Salad

We put a flavor twist on the classic chicken salad by using a lemon-herb mayonnaise. Try other mayo varieties, like roasted garlic or chipotle lime, in this fast, no-cook lunch recipe. Serve with whole-grain crackers.
By Carolyn Hodges, M.S., RDN

Radish, Celery & Cucumber Salad

Rating: 3 stars 1
It's worth using that special bottle of olive oil and seeking out Parmigiano-Reggiano, which is bolder than basic Parm, for this simple salad. Use a mandoline to shave the veggies if you have one.
By Alanna Lipson

White Bean & Veggie Salad

Rating: 5 stars 8
This meatless main-dish salad combines creamy, satisfying white beans and avocado. Try mixing it up with different seasonal vegetables.
By Katie Webster

Green Goddess Salad with Chickpeas

Rating: 5 stars 2
In this cucumber, tomato, Swiss cheese and chickpea salad recipe, a healthy green goddess dressing is made from avocado, buttermilk and herbs. The extra dressing is delicious served with grilled vegetables.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Lemony Lentil Salad with Feta

Rating: 5 stars 4
This delicious and healthy lentil salad comes together in just 30 minutes and makes a wonderful hot-weather meal. Serve with whole-wheat pitas, if desired.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

3-Ingredient Green Goddess White Bean Salad

Bagged salad and slaw blends are great shortcut ingredients for adding variety without needing to wash and chop lots of different vegetables. Toss a kale-and-broccoli slaw mix with canned white beans and yogurt-based green goddess dressing for a crunchy main-dish salad in minutes.
By Carolyn Hodges, M.S., RDN

Avocado Egg Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
This quick recipe takes classic egg salad to the next level with the addition of creamy avocado. Serve it on a piece of toasted whole-grain bread or inside a tender lettuce leaf. Avocados brown quickly, so plan on making it no more than two hours before you plan to serve it.
By Julia Levy

Spinach Salad with Warm Maple Dressing

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
Pure maple syrup adds body and rich flavor to the dressing, providing a perfect counterpoint to the smoked cheese.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Eat-the-Rainbow Chopped Salad with Basil & Mozzarella

Rating: 5 stars 5
This fresh and colorful salad has all of the delicious flavors you love from the classic caprese salad, plus even more healthy veggies. Double this and top each portion with 3 ounces grilled or roasted chicken to take it from a simple side to a quick main dish.
By Carolyn Casner
Advertisement

Inspiration and Ideas

Our 18 Best Cucumber Salads That Have Us Dreaming of Summer
When the weather gets warm, it's hard to resist the allure of a classic cucumber salad.
Our 20 Best Spring Salad Recipes
Lemon, avocado, asparagus, spinach and other spring produce shine in these bright and fresh salad recipes.
Mediterranean Tuna-Spinach Salad
Rating: 4 stars 13

This tuna salad recipe gets an upgrade with olives, feta and a tahini dressing. Served over baby spinach, this is the perfect easy and light lunch or dinner salad.