We can’t live without a bowl of delicious healthy salad every day and strongly believe it should be part of every dinner. There’s no doubt about the health benefits that salad provides us. It’s full of nutrient rich ingredients – veggies, fruit and leafy greens. So we make sure to constantly renew our arsenal of recipes to include more of this healthy deliciousness, and you should too.
While there are thousands of great salad recipes, we’d like to offer you only the best. It’s a subjective list and opinions may vary, but these 20 healthy salad recipes are certainly fantastic. We’d like you to try them and we have no doubt that you’ll find your favorites here too.
Apple Salad with Bacon, Cranberries and Maple Vinaigrette
As a salad recipe made for the season of fall, this meal is very rich in flavor and nutrients. It has it all – fruit, berries, nuts, and even bacon and cheese, all topped with a delicious Maple Dijon vinaigrette.
Kale Apple & Quinoa Salad
Similar to the previous salad, this one reaps the health benefits of kale and quinoa seeds. It’s a great flavor combination of a salad for health freaks and just about anyone who appreciates a tasty salad.
Honey Mustard Chicken Avocado & Bacon Salad
This hearty salad can easily be a dinner meal and it will be appreciated by everyone. The winning combination of chicken, bacon and avocado with an exquisite honey mustard dressing is something to look forward to.
Southwestern Chicken Salad with Creamy Cilantro Dressing
Creamy cilantro dressing gives this chicken salad a unique flavor. The salad is hearty and rich in nutrients – perfect for a nice dinner.
Blueberry Broccoli Spinach Salad
We’re certain you will love the savory sweetness of this wonderful salad. The combination of blueberries and veggies may be surprising but it’s a winning one.
Bacon Lettuce Tomato Cesar Salad
One of the classic salads that has to be one of the best as well. The simplicity and great taste is the hallmark of the BLT Cesar salad. Try the perfection.
Shrimp Avocado Salad
Fresh salad with a tasty and easy cilantro dressing that may very well become your favorite. Prepare and enjoy this healthy deliciousness as a side or as the main meal.
Apple Cranberry Walnut Salad
If you’re looking for an easy but rich in flavor side dish, this apple salad is worth a try. Crispy apples, savory sweet cranberries, nutritious walnuts, and hearty feta cheese come together as a winning combination of great taste.
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Tomato Basil Avocado Mozzarella Salad
This is one of our all time favorites. The tomato and basil combination is only improved by avocado and mozzarella to make a fresh but hearty salad as a side or a main dish.
Buffalo Chicken Taco Salad
This one’s for our Mexican food fans. If you like your food spicy, this zesty chicken salad with hot sauce dressing will definitely become one of your favorites. Use any leftover chicken to make it, or if you’re vegetarian, chickpeas go well with it too.
Strawberry Bacon Blue Cheese Salad
Another fresh salad for your dinner table and it’s very rich in flavor and crispiness. The combination of strawberries and bacon may be surprising but it works so very well.
Avocado Black Bean & Corn Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing
The delightful cilantro lime dressing makes this salad quite refreshing but it’s also a filling meal. With lots of veggies, corn and beans it can be served as the main dish.
This classic American Cobb salad is hearty and filling as a main dish. Its flavor rich taste topped with blue cheese dressing will leave you satisfied.
BBQ Chicken Salad
Want a salad that your entire family enjoys? Try this BBQ chicken salad. It’s rich in flavor, hearty and filling – a true delight as a main meal for dinner.
Broccoli Cauliflower Salad
Crunchy broccoli and cauliflower with crispy bacon and cheese in a salad proves that broccoli can be interesting and very tasty. Try this healthy and flavorful salad.
Roquefort Pear Salad
For an exquisite taste salad, try this Roquefort pear salad. It is packed with nutritious veggies, pecans, cheese and dressed in delicious vinaigrette – truly a winning combination.
Cauliflower Corn Cucumber Salad
Cucumber may not be a very flavorful veggie but when combined with other ingredients it gives that tasty crunchiness to be desired. Try this lovely cauliflower corn salad with a creamy mayo dressing.
Italian Sub Salad
What makes this salad great is that it’s very easy to prepare – just toss the ingredients together. The flavor is enriched by Italian meats (pastrami, salami, etc.) and the delicious Italian herb dressing.
Applebee’s Oriental Salad
As a copycat dish, this oriental salad is made delicious by its rich choice of healthy ingredients and a delicious honey Dijon mustard dressing. Try it, especially if you like the Applebee’s salad.
One of the main benefits of healthy veggie salads is their ability to detox your body. That doesn’t mean they can’t be delicious at the same time. You’ll love this veggie and almond salad.