Healthy Salad Recipes

Healthier versions of chicken salad, pasta salad, tuna salad. Plus healthy dressings. Find the salad you love, just a little bit healthier.

Staff Picks

Black Bean and Corn Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 1938
A colorful black bean and corn salad with a tasty lime and garlic dressing.
By Allrecipes Member

Zesty Whole Grain and Vegetable Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
I love whole grains, but could find very few recipes with sorghum. I had some vegetables from the garden and decided to throw a few things together. It was delicious! Other grains and vegetables can be added depending on what you have on hand.

Toasted Buckwheat Tabbouleh

Rating: 4 stars 9
A very filling dish. Gluten-free, dairy-free, and nightshade-free. Cooking the onion and garlic is optional.

Barley Salad With Almonds And Apricots

Rating: 4 stars 44
This slightly sweet salad makes a very pretty presentation. Use plump and moist dried apricots, not hard and desiccated ones. Use soy yogurt to make this dish vegan.

Tuna-Artichoke Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 45
A delicious, healthy dish perfect for lunch or a light dinner.

Tabbouleh II

Rating: 4.5 stars 112
This recipe is the real deal! It's great tasting, healthy and easy to make.

Melitzanosalata Agioritiki (Athenian Eggplant Salad)

Rating: 4.5 stars 17
There are different ways to make eggplant salad, a very common summer salad in my country. This is a version called 'agioritiki' named from mount Athos (Agion Oros). It's refreshing with smoky flavor and can stay refrigerated up to three days. Serve it as a salad or on top of whole-wheat bread slices.

Mediterranean Three Bean Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 49
A refreshing blend of flavors great for summer or simple dinners! Flavors tend to blend better after time.

Perfect Summer Fruit Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 560
Layers of fresh fruit are soaked a citrusy sauce in this colorful salad.

Crab Ceviche

Rating: 4.5 stars 236
This has always been a crowd pleaser in my home. This is wonderful as an appetizer served on tostadas or even with tortilla chips. Make sure to refrigerate before you serve, it tastes best when very cold. I like to serve on tostadas with a thin layer of mayonnaise for a nice refreshing lunch.

Avocado and Tuna Tapas

Rating: 4.5 stars 286
Living in Spain I have come across a literal plethora of tapas. This tuna stuffed avocado is a light, healthy dish that goes best with crisp white wines and crunchy bread. This recipe is great for experimenting with a variety of different vegetables, spices, and kinds of vinegar.
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Green Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 15
This salad is good for a side dish or a meal on its own. I make it often for my family and they always enjoy it.
By anonymous

Inspiration and Ideas

Add Chicken to Healthy Main Dish Salads
A little leftover chicken can transform simple salads into satisfying, healthy meals. Next time you make chicken, grill or roast extra for these 10 tasty main dish salads.
Tangy Poppy Seed Fruit Salad
Rating: Unrated 146
"I substituted kiwi for green grapes and it was just as delicious!" – Elizabeth
Mandarin Chicken Pasta Salad
Rating: 4.5 stars 350

I had this at a party and couldn't get it off my mind. It's a fruity Asian chicken salad that even my family's picky eaters enjoy. I bake my own chicken for more flavor, which adds to the prep time, but pre-cooked or canned chicken will also work just fine.