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