Low Fat Salads
Low Fat Summer Salads
While salads can be for all seasons, this collection fo salads seems just right for the warmest days of spring and summer.
Quinoa and Edamame Salad
Low in saturated fat, this healthy and nutritious salad can work as a vegetarian main dish salad or as a side salad. Quinoa is considered a supergrain, which contains more protein than wheat, rice or millet.
Spinach and Pear Salad
A delicious fall salad of baby spinach, ripe Bartlett pears, raisins and a sprinkling of heart-healthy walnuts.
Chicken and Pasta Salad
Light yet filling, this summer chicken and pasta salad is perfect for warm summer evenings.
Zesty Rice and Bean Salad
Here's a delicious, nutritious low fat salad of whole-grain rice and beans with cilantro, jalapenos, tomatoes and a generous squeeze of lime juice. Enjoy this low fat zesty rice and bean salad with some chicken.
Vegetable and Rice Salad
A nutritious low fat salad made with whole-grain rice and crisp green vegetables.
The Low Fat Salad - How to Make Low Fat Salads
Don't fall into the trap of thinking you're eating healthy just because you're eating salad. Salads cease to be low fat once you start adding meat, cheese, creamy dressings and croutons. How can you build a satisfying yet healthy, low fat salad? Here are some tips.
Tuna and Spinach Salad
When it's too hot to cook, make this simple, nutritious low-fat tuna and spinach salad. It's perfect for lunch, picnics or light suppers. Enjoy with some whole grain bread and a glass of chilled white wine.
Pea and Mint Salad
A sweet-tasting salad of sugar-snap peas, green peas and freshly chopped mint in a light vinaigrette.
Tomato Quinoa Salad
A wonderfully nutritious salad of grape tomatoes, quinoa, hearts of palm and mozzarella cheese, tossed in a light vinaigrette dressing.
A cool, refreshing cucumber salad made with English cucumbers, strained fat-free Greek yogurt and fresh mint
Shrimp and Mango Salad
A spicy low fat shrimp and mango salad that's bursting with flavor, yet requires no added fat.
Warm Spinach and Chicken Salad
A simple and delicious low fat salad of warm spinach, garbanzo beans, rosted peppers, tomatoes and chicken breast.
Tuna Rice Salad
A tasty low fat Tuna and Rice Salad that would make a great picnic salad or a light lunch on the go.
Low Fat Chicken and Apple Salad
A tangy, succulent low fat chicken and apple salad featuring chunks of chicken breast, crunchy celery and apple, and raisins in a mildly spiced yogurt-based dressing.
Low Fat Chick Pea and Tomato Salad
A low-fat salad made with nutty-tasting chick peas (garbanzo beans) combined with tomatoes, green onions and mint in a lemon-vinaigrette dressing.
Tomato Cucumber Salad
A simple and refreshing tomato cucumber salad with a light balsamic vinegar dressing and fresh basil.
Low Fat Mediterranean Salad
A delicious low fat Mediterranean salad featuring cannellini beans, roasted peppers, grape tomatoes, artichoke hearts on a bed of arugula. This Mediterranean salad would make a terrific low fat lunch or a light supper.
Curried Quinoa and Peas
Low fat curried quinoa and peas makes a terrific side dish or salad to serve alongside your favorite broiled or grilled lean meat or fish dish.
Low Fat Quinoa Salad
Quinoa may be a recent addition to our grocery stores but it's actually an ancient food relied upon by the Incas. Quinoa, though thought of as a grain, is actually a seed. It's an excellent source of protein, iron and many other vitamins and minerals. Enjoy this low fat quinoa salad as a great side dish or lunch.
Avocado, Bean and Corn Salsa
A fresh salsa featuring heart-healthy avocado, kidney beans, corn, tomato and red onion.
Shrimp and Fresh Herb Salad
A light and tasty salad made with a blend of Fresh Herb salad greens, sliced mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, red peppers, red onion and shrimp meat, with a light vinaigrette.
Three Bean Salad
A colorful three bean salad featuring steamed green beans, cannellini beans and kidney beans, tossed in a light vinaigrette.
Confetti Rice Salad
A tasty, low fat rice salad with sweet corn, black beans, chopped red pepper, green onions, parsley, and a cumin-accented vinaigrette dressing.
Wish-Bone Salad Spritzers
Those of us watching our fat intake use cooking spray in cooking so the idea of using salad-dressing spray on our salad leaves makes perfect sense. Wish-Bone Salad Spritzers allow us to flavor our salads more subtly and without all the fat of regular dressing.
Low Fat Chicken Caesar Salad
A low fat, tangy Caesar salad dressing is the key to cutting fat and calories in this chicken salad.
Low Fat Minted Potato Salad
Baby red potatoes combined with fat free mayonnaise, non-fat or low fat yogurt and fresh chopped mint, makes a cool, creamy ultra-low fat picnic salad.
Low Fat Couscous Salad
Enjoy this low fat salad featuring whole wheat couscous with garbanzo beans, red onion, tomatoes, cucumber and mint, with a lemon and olive oil dressing.
Red, orange and yellow tomatoes sprinkled with chopped scallions and fresh basil, drizzled with a balsamic vinegar-based vinaigrette.
Chopped Tomato Salad
A simple and refreshing fat-free chopped tomato salad.
Low Fat Potato Salad with Asparagus
Tender baby red potatoes and crisp green asparagus tips, topped with slices of red onion and drizzled in a low fat vinaigrette dressing.
Low Fat Tuna and Shell Pasta Salad
Chunk light tuna, pasta shells, cherry tomatoes, artichokes, peppers, celery and red onion are the mainstays in this nutritious, low fat salad.
Low Fat Curried Chicken Salad
Fat-free mayonnaise and plain non-fat yogurt form the creamy base to this low fat curried chicken salad.
Spring Salmon Salad
Loaded with crunchy vegetables, and a good dose of Omega-3 fatty acids, this salmon salad delivers plenty of nutritional punch.
Southwestern Chicken Salad
A simple, low fat chicken salad with a southwestern kick. Perfect as a salad on top of salad leaves or as a tasty sandwich or wrap filling.
Turkey and Green Bean Salad
Whether you are using leftovers from your holiday turkey or just fancy turkey for a change, this delicious low fat turkey salad makes a delightful lunch or light supper.
Tuna and Pasta Salad
This light tuna pasta salad makes a great low fat lunch or supper dish for the whole family.
Asian Chicken Noodle Salad
This terrific nutritious Asian-accented lunch or supper dish combines chicken and noodles with a spicy peanut butter sauce that is both heart healthy and delicious.
Farfalle with Asparagus and Cherry Tomatoes
Serve this low fat vegetarian pasta dish with fresh asparagus and sweet cherry tomatoes when you need to make an elegant spring supper in under 30 minutes.
Low Fat Buttermilk Salad Dressing
Try this low fat buttermilk salad dressing from Jennifer Scott, About's Guide to Weight Loss.
Make low fat or fat-free creamy salad dressings in a snap.
Low Fat Croutons
Top your salad or soup with these low fat croutons.
Summer Fruit Salad
A colorful and delicious mix of strawberries, mangoes, nectarines, blueberries, kiwifruit, with a little orange and lemon juice drizzled over.
Tomato and Asparagus Salad
Wedges of ripe tomato, crisp green asparagus spears and slivers of red onion drizzled with a cumin-accented dressing.
Low Fat Rice and Black Bean Salad
A nutritious low fat rice and black bean salad that makes a great accompaniment to fish, chicken, pork or lean beef
Easy Low Fat Coleslaw
A quick and easy low fat coleslaw using ready-shredded coleslaw mix, fat-free mayonnaise, vinegar, mustard, sugar and celery seed.
Shrimp, Edamame and Artichoke Salad
Enjoy this highly nutritious Shrimp, Edamame and Artichoke Salad with a light citrus dressing.
Low Fat Shrimp Pasta Salad
A creamy yet low fat shrimp pasta salad, using cooked shrimp, rotini pasta and vegetables. This shrimp pasta salad makes a terrific lunch or picnic dish.
Spinach and Pink Grapefruit Salad
A tangy appetizer to a romantic Valentine's Day meal or for an Easter or Mother's Day lunch, this spinach salad is topped with slices of pink grapefruit, slivers of red onion, sliced mushrooms, some raspberries and a sprinkling of heart-healthy walnuts.
Low Fat Chicken, Asparagus and Quinoa Salad
A highly nutritious low fat salad with chicken, asparagus, quinoa and roasted red peppers.
Low Fat Macaroni Salad
A creamy low fat macaroni salad that's perfect for cookouts and picnics.
Chicken and Black Bean Salad
This is a tasty, Southwestern-style chicken and black bean salad, which I serve on a bed of nutritious spinach.
Low Fat Potato Salad
A low fat creamy, tangy potato salad made with small white potatoes, and red onion, with a yogurt and mustard-mayonnaise dressing.
Green Bean and Tomato Salad
A refreshing green bean and tomato salad with fresh chopped basil and a light vinaigrette dressing.
Low Fat Picnic Potato Salad
A creamy yet low-fat picnic potato salad that features white potatoes, chopped eggs and green onions.
Low Fat Corn, Black Bean and Tomato Salad
A simple low-fat summery salad of corn, black beans and grape tomatoes in a southwestern-style dressing.
Beet and Orange Salad
A tangy, refreshing beet and orange salad that's perfect for summer.