Very Best Healthy Recipes Series: Part 5
~ When we polled other food bloggers, asking them for their one, all-time most popular healthy recipe, we weren’t surprised that many of them said their absolute top recipe was a gorgeously fresh, healthy salad! Perfect year-round for picnics, lunches, potlucks and side dishes, these salad recipes prove that salads don’t have to be boring … in fact, they can be some of the most crazy-popular recipes ever! ~
Summer’s the perfect time for salad recipes. With so much abundant, beautiful produce at farm markets and even local grocery stores, it’s easy to feel inspired to nosh on more deliciously healthy salads this time of year!
So, we were thrilled to find these showstoppers to share with you as part of our ongoing series, highlighting the very best and most popular healthy recipes from other blogs!
One glimpse of these recipes, and you won’t be craving salads just in the summer sunshine!
Oh, no … you’ll be dreaming of salads all year long!
And, lucky for you, these recipes truly are perfect any time of year. We’ve got recipes featuring spring’s lovely rhubarb … right on through to cranberries and butternut squash for the holidays!
You’ll be all set for summer lunches, picnics and potlucks … and for Thanksgiving buffets, too!
Now, what are you waiting for?!? Go hit that farmers’ market!
Individual Salad Cups with Rhubarb Vinaigrette from Sue at The View from Great Island
Cilantro-Lime Cucumber Salad from Karen at The Food Charlatan
Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Black Rice, Dates, & Cashews from Laney at Life Is But a Dish
Spring Thai Salad with Peanut Sauce from Susan at Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
Skinny Chicken and Avocado Caesar Salad from Karina at Cafe Delites
Cranberry Quinoa Salad with Candied Walnuts from Jenn at Peas and Crayons
Southwest Bean Salad from Krystal at Sunny Sweet Days
Balsamic Beet Salad with Arugula, Goat Cheese, and Walnuts from Michelle at A Dish of Daily Life
Mango Salad Rolls from Lyndsay at Officially Gluten Free
Butternut Squash Orzo Salad from Deb at Cooking on the Front Burner
Sour Cream Dill Cucumber Salad from Christie at Food Done Light
And don’t miss all the other super-popular recipes in our “Very Best Healthy Recipes” series!
- Food Bloggers’ Best Healthy Cooking Tips and Swaps … with Recipes! (Part 1)
- 11 All-Time Best Healthy Breakfast Ideas (Part 2)
- 5 All-Time Best Healthy Smoothie Recipes (Part 3)
- 10 All-Time Best Healthy Snack Ideas (Part 4)
- 6 All-Time Best Healthy Side Dish and Vegetable Recipes (Part 6)
- 13 All-Time Best Healthy Vegetarian Meals (Part 7)
- 11 All-Time Best Healthy Chili and Soup Recipes (Part 8)
- 11 All-Time Best Healthy, Easy Chicken Recipes (Part 9)
- 9 All-Time Best Healthy, Easy Seafood and Fish Recipes (Part 10)
- 7 All-Time Best Easy, Healthy, Dessert Recipes (Part 11)
So many deliciously healthy recipes! Where will you start first?!?
10 thoughts on “11 All-Time Best Healthy Salad Recipes”
Mango salad rolls- yummy!!!
Couldn’t agree more — what a good idea, right?! ~Amy
la la loooooove these! Thanks so much for featuring my salad! <3
Thanks so much, Jenn! You’re so, so welcome — we all totally wanted to faceplant into your cranberry quinoa salad!! 😛 ~Amy
Ohhhhh these sounds so delicious!
Thanks! I think so, too! 😉 I’m especially loving the summery ones right now — so refreshing! And I really like that each recipe is unique and different — it helps remind me that salads don’t just have to be lettuce and dressing! ~Amy
I love cucumber salad and the mix of cilantro and lime sounds incredible. So summery and refreshing!Thanks for sharing! Love this post!
Oh my gosh – I totally agree! I just love the flavors in that cucumber salad! And I’m really delighted that you enjoyed this post so much – I had a great time putting it together and was so inspired by all the delicious salads! Mmmmmm … so much yummy goodness! 😀 Happy summer to you! ~Shelley
Thanks for including me in this fabulous collection! I’m excited to try some new salad recipes!
You’re so welcome, Michelle! I’m a total sucker for beets and goat cheese … so how could I NOT include your gorgeous salad?!? And I love finding new salad recipes, too – so great when you can combine fantastic nutrition with seriously delicious, satisfying flavors! Yay! ? ~Shelley