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100 healthy salad recipes

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Try our best ever healthy salads, bursting with nutritious ingredients, delicious flavours and plenty of texture, with meat, fish, veggie and vegan options.

For more salad recipe inspiration, we have loads of delicious healthy pasta salad recipes or a variety of potato salad recipes.

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

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  • Epic summer salad served in a large bowl

    Epic summer salad

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.102 ratings

    Perfect for BBQs and buffets, our epic salad 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 4.4 out of 5.17 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

  • Salad topped with a salmon fillet

    Salmon salad with sesame dressing

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.10 ratings

    Get three of your 5-a-day, plus healthy omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin C, folate and fibre in this quick, easy and low-calorie salad

  • A plate serving Egyptian egg salad with a knife and fork on the side

    Egyptian egg salad

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.8 ratings

    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

  • A dish of quinoa salad with avocado mayo

    Quinoa salad with avocado mayo

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.13 ratings

    Easy to put together and full of flavour, this healthy lunch option proides iron, folate, vitamin C and fibre. Make it vegetarian by leaving out the chicken

  • BBQ rainbow beef salad served on a plate

    BBQ rainbow beef salad

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.8 ratings

    The steak in this light salad is cooked on the barbecue, giving it a true taste of summer. It works brilliantly with our tangy soy dressing

  • Salade niçoise in a large bowl

    Salade niçoise

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.21 ratings

    Make salade niçoise your go-to salad for summer. With crunchy lettuce, ripe tomatoes, potatoes, tuna and soft-boiled eggs, it's full of flavour and texture

  • Asparagus and eggs on a bed of quinoa

    Quinoa salad with eggs & dill

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.4 ratings

    Quinoa is a complete protein that contains all eight essential amino acids. Enjoy it here as part of a salad

  • Pesto chicken salad served on an oval plate

    Pesto chicken salad

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.4 ratings

    Serve this pesto chicken and couscous salad in lettuce leaves for a healthy supper. With added sundried tomatoes and pine nuts, it has lots of texture

  • Salmon pasta salad with lemon & capers

    Salmon pasta salad with lemon & capers

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.19 ratings

    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

  • Shredded charred corn salad served on a decorative plate

    Shredded charred corn salad

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Throw some corn cobs on the barbecue to add a smoky, sweet flavour to this salad. With onion and cabbage, it makes a refreshing summer side

  • Roasted squash & red onion with pistachios

    Roasted squash & red onion with pistachios

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.3 ratings

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

  • Sweet mustard potato salad 2016

    Sweet mustard potato salad

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.14 ratings

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

  • Crunchy bulgur salad

    Crunchy bulgur salad

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.10 ratings

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

  • Grilled aubergine tabbouleh

    Grilled aubergine tabbouleh

    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.6 ratings

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

  • Broccoli salad in a bowl

    Broccoli salad

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.18 ratings

    Enjoy this crunchy, vegan broccoli salad for lunch or as a side. It's sweet, sharp and full of different textures and colours

  • Egg Niçoise salad

    Egg Niçoise salad

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.13 ratings

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


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