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Healthy salad recipes

33 Recipes

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

21 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Make an easy salad with three of your 5-a-day. Halloumi with juicy pomegranate seeds and the crunch of pumpkin seeds is a moreish combination

17 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
8 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
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12 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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
Vegan
5 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Give salad a shake-up with an Egyptian-inspired recipe that combines fava beans with egg and the rich flavours of tahini, garlic, lemon and cumin

15 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
12 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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
2 ratings 2.2 out of 5 star rating

Dress your courgetti with fresh, zesty spring flavours. Use the best quality ricotta you can find in this simple, vibrant side dish

15 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Showcase butternut squash with this vibrant vegan side. Garnished with jewel-like pomegranate…

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
4 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

This healthy potato salad is deliciously spiced and sweet, the perfect barbecue side to feed a crowd

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
7 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

A vibrant summer salad with radishes, edamame beans, peppers, almonds and herbs, drizzled with a citrus dressing

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Make this versatile salmon dish served with a smashed chickpea salad as a quick midweek meal and enjoy the leftovers for lunch the next day 

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
5 ratings 3.4 out of 5 star 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
Vegan
9 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

A vegetarian Niçoise salad, that's packed with goodness - fibre, folate, iron, vitamin c and gluten-free too

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
3 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

We've put together the ultimate healthy recipe to ease the symptoms of menopause, packed with calcium, folate and iron

45 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
122 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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
3 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Grated cauliflower replaces the grains in this twist on a Middle Eastern salad with parsley, mint, asparagus and courgette

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

A healthy grain salad, perfect served with sliced roast chicken, or crumbled feta or goat's cheese for lunch or a light dinner

1 hr
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
15 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

This superfood supper is packed with ingredients to give your body a boost, such as red onion, nigella seeds, walnuts, rapeseed oil and lemon

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
4 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

Give chicken salad a Caribbean twist with jerk spice, creamy avocado and exotic papaya.

22 mins
Easy
Healthy
22 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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
Vegan
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
9 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A fresh and healthy Asian-style salad with Thai basil and coriander, soya beans, carrots and tomatoes

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
8 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
16 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

A simple, balanced bistro-style salad that's low in calories but high in flavour, texture and nutrition

13 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
3 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

A British green salad with plenty of bite from crisp radishes, sugar snap peas, asparagus and Little Gem lettuce

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
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