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Healthy salad recipes

64 Recipes

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

For more salad recipe inspiration, we have loads of delicious healthy pasta salads or a variety of potato salads to try in our recipe collection. 

For more, read our review of the best salad spinners to find the perfect one for your kitchen. 

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  • Healthy salad Niçoise

    Healthy salad Niçoise

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.5 ratings

    French bistro classic, the tuna Niçoise, becomes healthier with extra lettuce and veg and low fat dressing

  • Turkey, strawberry & avocado salad in a serving bowl

    Turkey, strawberry & avocado salad

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Enjoy this vibrant summer salad for a quick midweek meal. With turkey, strawberry, avocado and spinach, it's healthy and full of nutrients

  • Halloumi, carrot & orange salad served on a plate

    Halloumi, carrot & orange salad

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.61 ratings

    Serve this halloumi, carrot, orange and watercress salad with a mustard and honey dressing for an easy lunch or starter. It takes just 20 minutes to make and delivers one of your 5-a-day

  • 10-minute couscous salad

    10-minute couscous salad

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.189 ratings

    This makes a great lunchbox filler for a day out and is equally good at home from the fridge

  • Feta, beetroot & pomegranate salad served on a plate

    Feta, beetroot & pomegranate salad

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

    Enjoy something lighter for lunch with this bright salad. It's low-calorie and full of flavour thanks to mint, parsley, cinnamon and cumin

  • A bowl serving guacamole & mango salad with black beans

    Guacamole & mango salad with black beans

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.39 ratings

    Get four of your five-a-day with this healthy salad of mango, avocado and beans. It's a nutritional powerhouse that's also vegan and gluten free

  • A large plate of chicken shawarma salad

    Chicken shawarma salad

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Serve a bright salad to feed a crowd. It can also be made with leftover cold chicken, and is robust enough to transport without wilting – perfect for picnics

  • Pork souvlaki with Greek salad & rice served in a bowl

    Pork souvlaki with Greek salad & rice

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.18 ratings

    Pair this healthy souvlaki with a rice dish – or if you're cooking on the barbecue, you might prefer a baked potato instead. The salad has three of your 5-a-day

  • Grilled nectarine & burrata salad on a plate

    Grilled nectarine & burrata salad

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.8 ratings

    Showcase nectarines at their best in the springtime with a stunning salad. With crunchy candied pecans and creamy burrata, it's full of texture

  • Salad bowl with chicken and hummus

    Quick chicken hummus bowl

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.24 ratings

    Make our healthy chicken and hummus salad bowl for a delicious budget lunch option. It can be thrown together in just 10 minutes and delivers three of your 5-a-day

  • A single portion of shaved fennel & rocket salad

    Shaved fennel & rocket salad

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Serve our fennel and rocket salad as a side – raw fennel can be fibrous, but finely slicing it before lightly pickling it in lemon juice breaks it down

  • A lunchbox with curried pork bulgur salad

    Curried pork bulgur salad

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.6 ratings

    Liven up leftover pork by combining with bulgur wheat, curry powder, cumin seeds and spring onions to make a salad that is healthy yet packed full of flavour

  • Roasted asparagus, pea & egg salad served on a plate

    Roasted asparagus & pea salad

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.16 ratings

    Whip up this quick and healthy asparagus, pea and egg salad and you'll get plenty of nutrients including vitamin C and iron, plus three of your 5-a-day

  • A plate of cod with cucumber, avocado & mango salsa salad

    Cod with cucumber, avocado & mango salsa salad

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.46 ratings

    If you're looking for a healthy lunch bursting with the colours and flavours of summer, this delicious cod, avocado and mango salad is low in fat and calories

  • Chickpea salad in bowl

    Chickpea salad

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.30 ratings

    Use a touch of harissa to liven up a healthy chickpea salad. It takes just 10 minutes to whip up and makes an ideal side dish for slow-cooked Greek lamb

  • Epic summer salad served in a large bowl

    Epic summer salad

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.86 ratings

    Perfect for BBQs and buffets, this is an assembly job of gorgeous ingredients – no cooking required. Serve it with lamb kebabs for an impressive summer feast

  • A bowl of herby potato salad

    Healthy potato salad

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.11 ratings

    Try this healthy potato salad at a barbecue for a different take on a classic summer salad. This delicious recipe instead features basil, parsley and garlic

  • Taco salad served in individual bowls

    Taco salad

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.5 ratings

    Enjoy all the flavours of a taco night in this colourful Tex-Mex salad. Just like a taco, you can make it your own and add your favourite toppings

  • Spring tabbouleh salad on a white plate

    Spring tabbouleh

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.16 ratings

    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

  • Lime prawn cocktail pitta salad served in tupperware

    Lime prawn cocktail pitta salad

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.4 ratings

    Make this speedy lime prawn cocktail salad as a filling lunch that packs a flavour-punch. It's tasty, healthy and low in calories

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