15 Light and Healthy Salad Recipes

15 Light and Healthy Salad Recipes - crave-worthy salads that are far from boring!
Spring is here, which usually means less comfort foods and more crave-worthy salads. But salads can often have more calories than you think! Here is a roundup of my favorite 15 Light and Healthy Salads that are far from boring!

Asparagus Egg and Bacon Salad with Dijon Viniagrette
I love the combination of this simple salad of asparagus, hard boiled
egg and bacon tossed with a Dijon vinaigrette – it has Spring written
all over it!
A bowl of cut asparagus pieces topped with hard-boiled eggs and chopped bacon.
Grilled Shrimp Avocado Fennel and Orange Salad – Grilled shrimp, slices of avocado, shaved fennel and oranges are served over baby kale and mixed greens then topped with a citrus vinaigrette.
A bowl of greens topped with sliced oranges, sliced avocado, sliced fennel and grilled shrimp.
Sea Scallops Arugula and Beet Salad – This salad is restaurant quality! Sweet yellow beets, arugula, goat cheese and sauteed scallops tossed with a honey vinaigrette. Quick and easy!
A bowl of arugula topped with diced yellow beets, crumbled goat cheese and sauteed scallops.
Grilled Shrimp and Watermelon Salad is one of my FAVORITES! Chopped romaine tossed with sweet, juicy watermelon, grilled shrimp and goat cheese and a golden balsamic vinaigrette.
A bowl of romaine lettuce topped with diced watermelon, crumbled goat cheese, and grilled shrimp.
Lentil Salad is a healthy, vegan salad packed with fiber and protein.  The perfect salad to make for lunch or enjoy at the beach or picnic…
A bowl of lentils mixed with diced carrots, onions, bell peppers, topped with fresh parsley and lemon halves.
Italian Tuna and Brown Rice Salad is inexpensive and perfect to make ahead for lunch for the week. To make it quicker, I buy frozen brown rice from Trader Joe’s, it’s delish!
A bowl of rice mixed with chunks of canned tuna, colorful mixed vegetables, sliced olives, and a lemon wedge.
Marinated chunks of grilled chicken breast served over a bed of lettuce with feta and fresh diced vegetables make this Mediterranean Chicken Kabab Salad delicious…
A plate of shredded lettuce, kalamata olives, diced cucumbers and tomatoes, grated feta, and a skewer with chunks of grilled chicken on top.
Italian Antipasto Salad requires no cooking, which makes it perfect to whip up or pack for lunch…
A bowl of antipasto salad with lettuce, tomato, cucumber, roasted red peppers, pepperoncini, sliced italian meats and shredded cheese.
Coconut Chicken Salad with Warm Honey Mustard is of my most popular salads here on Skinnytaste! And it’s no wonder why with warm oven-fried coconut chicken over a bed of baby greens, cucumber, tomato, shredded carrots topped with a warm honey mustard vinaigrette…
A plate of mixed greens topped with sliced coconut-crusted chicken, with sliced cucumbers, sliced tomatoes and honey mustard dressing on the side.
As a main course salad, this Mexican Shrimp Cobb Salad would be more than enough for six people or if you are bringing it to a party where it will be eaten as a side, this would certainly serve a lot more…
A trifle bowl filled with a layered salad containing chopped lettuce, black bean salsa, corn, diced cucumbers, diced tomatoes, diced avocado, shredded cheese and grilled shrimp, served with creamy cilantro dressing.
Arugula Salmon Salad with Capers and Shaved Parmesan – My favorite way to use up leftover salmon!! Loaded with healthy fats.
A plate of arugula topped with pieces of salmon, capers, and shaved Parmesan cheese.
Vietnamese Shaking Beef if beef is what you crave, this delicious salad is for you!
A plate of salad greens topped with sliced tomatoes, sliced red onion, and chunks of grilled steak.
Two Bean Fiesta Salad is perfect for lunch, Meatless Mondays, or even as a side dish with grilled steak, shrimp or chicken…
A bowl of bean salad with chickpeas, black beans, tomato, avocado, and fresh herbs.
 
Strawberry and Gorgonzola Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing tossed with slivered almonds, this salad is delicious on it’s own or perfect as a side for grilled chicken or shrimp.
A bowl of leafy greens topped with sliced strawberries, slivered almonds, crumbled gorgonzola cheese, and poppy seed dressing.
Steak and Caramelized Onions with Arugula and Quinoa Penne – I’m a sucker for a good steak salad, and this one is AWESOME!
A plate of arugula and penne pasta topped with sliced steak, carmelized onions, and shaved Parmesan cheese.

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21 comments

  1. anytime is salad season for me….I like to eat salad for breakfast, lunch and supper….

  2. I want to try so many of these recipes! Especially the Asparagus, Egg & Bacon one. Looks amazing 🙂

  3. Love the variety of recipes! Looked at both beef recipes, I liked how you utilized the same cut in two different ways, great versatility! Both look mouthwatering amazing! Thanks!

  4. They all look delicious! Yay for salad season!
    -Ann with www.LiveGrowWrite.com

  5. I made the asparagus, egg and bacon salad twice last week. It was delicious!! Thank you for an awesome recipe!

  6. Thank you for the great recipes! These look absolutely delish and I cannot wait to try them 🙂

  7. You read my mind! I was just thinking today that it was time to start breaking out the main dish salads, thanks!

  8. I am feeding my 4 hungry college boys home for Easter the Coconut Chicken salad as a healthy alternative to pizza. Need a side to go with it. Any suggestions?

  9. Wow these look good. Thanks for this! My husband and I are doing WW and it's always nice to try out some new dishes for a healthy lunch or dinner. Yum!

  10. This post, and the soups post, are my favorite ones of the year. I am so looking forward to my lunches for the next few weeks, now!

  11. That first salad looks so good! Eggs and bacon? I'm all in

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  12. Great post! I love your blog and your cookbook! Thanks for a great round up!

  13. I love your Vietnamese shaking beef salad! It's an absolute staple!

  14. Love the lentil salad, can't beat delicious and healthy!