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Healthy Salad Recipes

Too many add-ins can turn a healthy salad into a calorie bomb. Try one of these healthy salad recipes -- at less than 400 calories per serving and full of protein, they offer options for a tasty and healthy main dish that's loaded with nutrition.

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    • Mexican Edamame and Couscous Salad

      This bright and colorful grain and vegetable salad is the perfect choice for a light and refreshing main dish. The black beans, edamame, and couscous all provide a good source of protein in this meatless salad.

    • Wilted Chicken Salad with Pomegranate Dressing

      Baby spinach, packed with essential nutrients, is a great go-to for a healthy salad base. Topped with a tangy red onion and pomegranate dressing, this flavorful chicken salad comes in at just under 300 calories per serving.

    • Grilled Pork and Peach Salad

      Grilled pork and peaches are doused in a honey-orange dressing for a light salad that's bursting with flavor. Including grill time, this simple salad is ready in just 30 minutes -- a great choice for a healthy weeknight dinner.

    • Grilled Flank Steak Salad

      Fresh cilantro dressing tops grilled veggies in this tasty steak salad. Firing up the grill is a low-fat way to add extra flavor to fresh veggies and sirloin steak.

    • How to Cut Corn Off the Cob

      Adding corn to your salad gives an extra bit of sweetness in every bite. Learn our favorite technique for cutting corn off the cob. A hint? Use a Bundt pan!

    • Honey-Lime Rice Salad

      Unexpected ingredients, such as grapefruit slices, avocado, and mixed rice, turn any healthy salad into an instant favorite. Drizzle our honey-lime dressing on top to pull the flavors together.

    • Pasta with Chicken, Spinach, Tomatoes, and Feta Cheese

      This delicious main-dish salad covers four food groups. When topped with a zesty dressing, it offers great taste you won't be able to resist. And it's ready in just 35 minutes -- perfect for a busy weeknight.

    • Succotash Salad with Buttermilk-Avocado Dressing

      At less than 400 calories per serving, this classic Southern-inspired salad is a real treat. Don't be fooled by the creamy dressing -- it gets a healthy boost from half of an avocado.

    • Turkey Salad with Oranges

      This citrus salad offers big flavor and nutrition with ingredients such as fresh oranges, sweet peppers, and lean turkey. With 28 grams of protein per serving, it makes a great main-dish choice.

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      Turkey and Apricot Bread Salad

      Dried apricots and cranberries mixed with bread cubes add texture and sweetness to your usual spinach salad. Shredded turkey and bold blue cheese provide an extra protein kick.

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      Italian Turkey Salad

      Fresh herbs make a big impact in this main-dish salad. Crisp ingredients, such as cherry tomatoes, sweet peppers, and green onion, combine with shredded turkey for a delicious meal.

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      Wilted Spinach and Tilapia Salad

      Use protein-packed tilapia and fresh veggies to take a simple wilted spinach salad to the next level. Buy tilapia in bulk and freeze to save money -- just place in a resealable plastic bag and immerse in cold water for a quick thaw.

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      Tip: Make Your Own Salad Dressing

      There's no wrong way to make your own salad dressing! Skip the store-bought bottle and get creative with different oils, vinegars, and spices for a one-of-a-kind dressing that's all your own.

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      Pork-Barley Salad

      Seasoned pork and sweet edamame add protein to a simple salad, while whole grain barley brings extra texture and fiber. Drizzle with a homemade vinaigrette for a tasty finish.

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      Grilled Salmon Salad Nicoise

      Salmon fillets, baby potatoes, hard-boiled eggs, and cherry tomatoes turn this salad into an all-in-one meal. By covering most of the food groups, it's an easy way to serve a tasty and nutritious dinner.

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      Cobb Salad

      This American garden favorite is filled with tasty ingredients, including crumbled blue cheese, turkey bacon, hard-cooked eggs, and chopped avocado. It's a healthy main-dish salad option at just 210 calories a serving.

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      Greek Pork and Farro Salad

      Farro, an ancient grain primarily found in Mediterranean dishes, adds heartiness to this main-dish salad without all of the fat and calories. Pork with Greek seasonings and fresh veggies on top of baby spinach round out the healthy meal.

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      Carne Asada Salad

      Tomatillos, steak strips, cilantro, and fresh jalapeno chile pepper give this yummy salad a South-of-the-Border taste. At less than 200 calories with 22 grams of protein, it makes the perfect healthy main dish.

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      Asian Chicken Salad

      A soy sauce-based dressing and refreshing jicama (a crunchy root vegetable) give this healthy salad wonderful flavor.

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