Plate of colourful salad with charred onions, tomato and a pot of dressing

Healthy salad recipes

30 Recipes

Try BBC Good Food's best-ever healthy salads, bursting with nutritious ingredients, delicious flavours and textures. Including meat, fish and veggie options.

Charred onion & tomato salad

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A perfect side salad to serve alongside fish dishes or a steak, this onion and tomato salad uses chunky salad onions which won’t wilt once cooked...
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Spring tabbouleh

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A simple, budget, spring salad that can add a healthy dose of vegetables to your midweek meal. This easy vegan dish also makes great leftover lunches
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Salmon pasta salad with lemon & capers

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Use frozen, skinless wild salmon fillets for a cheap and filling lunch on the go. This low-calorie, healthy dish couldn't be easier to whip up...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Roasted squash & red onion with pistachios

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(1 rating)

Showcase butternut squash with this vibrant vegan side. Garnished with jewel-like pomegranate seeds and crunchy pistachios, serve as part of a stunning meze
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Sweet mustard potato salad

5

(1 rating)

This healthy potato salad is deliciously spiced and sweet, the perfect barbecue side to feed a crowd
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Crunchy bulghar salad

3.75

(1 rating)

A vibrant summer salad with radishes, edamame beans, peppers, almonds and herbs, drizzled with a citrus dressing
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Grilled aubergine tabbouleh

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(1 rating)

A vegan tabbouleh with all the flavours of summer. The coconut and tahini dressing adds a creamy, nutty element to this winning couscous
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Egg Niçoise salad

5

(1 rating)

A vegetarian Niçoise salad, that's packed with goodness - fibre, folate, iron, vitamin c and gluten-free too...
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Chicken satay salad

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(12 ratings)

Marinate chicken breasts, then drizzle with a punchy peanut satay sauce for a no-fuss, midweek meal that's high in protein and big on flavour
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Avocado panzanella

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(9 ratings)

With just 20 minutes preparation and no cooking time you'll be able to whip up this colourful avocado and bread salad in no time...
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Barbecued squid salad

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(2 ratings)

Marinating squid before sizzling it on the barbecue or griddle gives it a flavour boost. Accompany with a salad of mango, avocado and black beans
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Sesame chicken salad

4.6875

(4 ratings)

A fresh and healthy Asian-style salad with Thai basil and coriander, soya beans, carrots and tomatoes
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Lemony tuna & asparagus salad box

4.375

(4 ratings)

A new take on the classic salad Niçoise. This lean salad is bulked out by storecupboard cannellini beans and flavoured with dill and lemon
  • 13 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Warm lemony courgette salad

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(6 ratings)

A healthy, vibrant salad of shaved courgette, citrus and basil. Serve as a gluten-free starter or side dish
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Carrot, orange & avocado salad

4.25

(5 ratings)

This zingy side salad is packed full of goodness and it adds a touch of colour to any dish
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Mustardy beetroot & lentil salad

5

(1 rating)

A rustic, healthy accompaniment to serve alongside main courses like sausages, roast chicken or lamb
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

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