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Low Fat Summer Salad Recipes

Cool low fat salads for hot summer days and nights.

Roasted Beet and Carrot Salad
A colorful and delicious low-fat,low-calorie salad of roasted red beets and carrots drizzled with lemon juice and seasoned with freshly ground black pepper.

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.

Healthy Zucchini Salad
Thinly sliced zucchini drizzled with lemon and olive oil makes for a simple, healthy salad.

Asparagus, Beet and Tomato Couscous
A colorful and delicious healthy, low-fat salad of asparagus, baby beets, tomatoes and whole-wheat couscous.

Chicken and Pasta Salad
Light yet filling, this summer chicken and pasta salad is perfect for warm summer evenings.

Healthy Tomato Salad With Lemon Basil Dressing
This delicious and healthy tomato salad makes the most of in-season tomatoes, which are plump and fragrant. With a touch of lemon, a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil, some chopped basil and freshly ground black pepper, this simple salad is sublime.

Healthy Watermelon and Tomato Salad
This delightful watermelon and tomato salad is one of my very favorite salads, combining the sweetness of grape or cherry tomatoes and watermelon with a touch of saltiness from the low-fat feta.

Vegetable Salad
A great no-cook vegetable salad recipe for hot summer evenings. Add canned tuna or cold chicken breast to make a heartier meal.

Tuna, Bean and Couscous Salad
A healthy summer salad of tuna, beans and couscous that's quick and easy to prepare.

10 Low Fat Ways With Tomatoes
Make all kinds of tasty summer salads with fresh tomatoes. Pair them with crisp, green vegetables; drizzle them with a simple vinaigrette; or serve with pasta.

Marinated Beet Salad
A delicious and nutritious salad of beets marinated in a vinaigrette.

Zucchini and Quinoa Salad
A light yet filling salad of sauteed zucchini, garbanzo beans and quinoa form the base of this delicious and nutritious salad. Serve this zucchini quinoa salad with grilled fish, chicken or other lean meat.

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.

Tomato Cucumber Salad
A simple and refreshing tomato cucumber salad with a light balsamic vinegar dressing and fresh basil.

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.

Low Fat Croutons
Top your salad or soup with these low fat croutons.

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.

Light Broccoli Salad
A lightened version of broccoli salad, featuring crunchy broccoli florets, sweet dried cranberries, red onions, celery, and a sprinkling of heart-healthy walnuts tossed in a low-fat buttermilk dressing.

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.

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.

Creamy Dressings
Make low fat or fat-free creamy salad dressings in a snap.

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. Of course, you can use chicken instead of turkey.

Low Fat Chicken Caesar Salad
A low fat, tangy Caesar salad dressing is the key to cutting fat and calories in this chicken salad.

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.

Beet and Orange Salad
A tangy, refreshing beet and orange salad that's perfect for summer.

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.

Tuna and Pasta Salad
This light tuna pasta salad makes a great low fat lunch or supper dish for the whole family.

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.

Three Tomato Salad
Red, orange and yellow tomatoes sprinkled with chopped scallions and fresh basil, drizzled with a balsamic vinegar-based vinaigrette.

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.

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.

Chopped Tomato Salad
A simple and refreshing fat-free chopped tomato salad.

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.

Three Bean Salad
A colorful three bean salad featuring steamed green beans, cannellini beans and kidney beans, tossed in a light vinaigrette.

The Low Fat Salad
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.

Tomato and Asparagus Salad
Wedges of ripe tomato, crisp green asparagus spears and slivers of red onion drizzled with a cumin-accented dressing.

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.

Low Fat Chicken, Asparagus and Quinoa Salad
A highly nutritious low fat salad with chicken, asparagus, quinoa and roasted red peppers.

Shrimp, Edamame and Artichoke Salad
Enjoy this highly nutritious Shrimp, Edamame and Artichoke Salad with a light citrus dressing.

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.

Low Fat Macaroni Salad
A creamy low fat macaroni salad that's perfect for cookouts and picnics.

Shrimp and Mango Salad
A spicy low fat shrimp and mango salad that's bursting with flavor, yet requires no added fat.

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.

Thai-Style Chicken Salad
A terrific salad chunks of cooked chicken in a creamy Thai-style dressing.

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 Potato Salad
A low fat creamy, tangy potato salad made with small white potatoes, and red onion, with a yogurt and mustard-mayonnaise dressing.

Low Fat Picnic Potato Salad
A creamy yet low-fat picnic potato salad that features white potatoes, chopped eggs and green onions.

Green Bean and Tomato Salad
A refreshing green bean and tomato salad with fresh chopped basil and a light vinaigrette dressing.

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.

Tomato Rice Salad
An easy-to-make salad of whole grain rice, tomatoes, red onion, and cilantro.

Cucumber Salad
A cool, refreshing cucumber salad made with English cucumbers, strained fat-free Greek yogurt and fresh mint

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.

Southwestern Quinoa Salad
Quinoa is the grain of choice in this delicious low-fat southwestern-style salad. Enjoy as a light main dish or as an accompaniment to chicken, pork or shrimp.

Potato Salad with Yogurt and Dill
A tangy and delicious low fat potato salad recipe made with fingerling potatoes, nonfat Greek yogurt, Dijon mustard and fresh dill.

Green bean Salad
An easy, healthy green bean salad, with just the right amount of crunch.

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