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The Wedge

Forget iceberg; the traditional Wedge salad is better with Romaine lettuce and a healthier ranch-style dressing.

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Loaded Spinach Salad

Like many spinach salads, this one features lots of chopped-up hard-boiled egg. But since most of the calories in an egg are in the yolk, this recipe uses just two whole eggs, plus the whites from six additional eggs, for a satisfying spinach salad that keeps the calories in check.

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EatingWell Power Salad

Here's our take on a traditional chef's salad, which is anything but light fare when it's heaped with meats and cheeses. Our version keeps the satisfaction factor with lean turkey breast and reduced-fat Swiss cheese - and adds plenty of colorful vegetables to the mix.

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Spring Chicken & Blue Cheese Salad

This main-dish chicken salad has bright flavors of tarragon in a creamy blue cheese dressing with just a touch of sweetness from honey.

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Spicy Green Salad with Soy & Roasted Garlic Dressing

Piquant greens, such as mizuna and red mustard, are mellowed with a sweet-and-savory dressing that includes a whole head of roasted garlic. Add a skewer of grilled shrimp or teriyaki beef to make it a main course. To soften the leaves, heat the dressing just before serving and pour over the greens.

» Spicy Green Salad with Soy & Roasted Garlic Dressing

Mâche & Chicken Salad with Honey-Tahini Dressing

In this salad, mâche is tossed with spring ingredients—new red-skinned potatoes and fresh peas—and a lemony tahini dressing and chicken.

» Mâche & Chicken Salad with Honey-Tahini Dressing

Crispy Speck & Melon Salad

A brief flash in the pan transforms paper-thin slices of smoky speck—cured, thinly sliced pork like prosciutto—into savory crisps to hold the melon salad in this healthy appetizer recipe. Look for speck in specialty markets or at Italian grocers. If you can’t find it, the sweet saltiness of prosciutto is a fine stand-in.

» Crispy Speck & Melon Salad


Super satisfying salads and delicious dressings.

Salads and diets have always had a delicious partnership. But salads are healthful and satisfying even if you’re not watching your waistline. With vegetables at their core, salads are great sources of vitamin C, and the leafiest among them supply plenty of that “foliage” vitamin, folate. The most colorful combinations—spiked with tomatoes, carrots, cabbages or bell peppers—also deliver vitamin A (as beta carotene), lycopene and other key phytonutrients. A great salad deserves a great dressing, of course, so we've also created plenty to use interchangeably. This collection of delicious salad recipes includes hearty main-dish salads that help you feel full and satisfied, as well as lighter salads to serve as a side dish or appetizer. Dig into one tonight, and you’re well on your way to starting your own salad habit.

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