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10 Salads That Are Hearty and Healthy

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Hearty, Healthy, and Delicious Salads

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Want a healthy salad that’s also satisfying? Here are 10 salad recipes that are filling and hearty enough to be eaten as a meal but could also be a side dish. These salad recipes highlight fresh fruit and vegetables, great grains, and proteins.

10 Tasty Salad Recipes

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Crunchy Asian Salad with Chicken

This salad is as tasty as it is colorful! Enjoy as a flavorful, healthy lunch or dinner.

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White Bean and Tuna Salad 

We recommend serving this healthy White Bean and Tuna Salad for lunch or as part of a soup-and-salad supper. 

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Garbanzo Salad 

Garbanzo beans (a.k.a. chickpeas) are the “meat” of this tasty, hearty salad.

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Root Vegetable Salad

Try this colorful and hearty salad with beets, potatoes, carrots, and pickles! It’s a great detox salad.

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Chicken Salad With Blue Cheese

Make this simple recipe even easier by using the meat from a store-bought rotisserie chicken.

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Potato Salad with Green Beans and Chicken 

This Potato Salad With Green Beans and Chicken dish is loaded with fresh ingredients and is great for a potluck, picnic, or cookout. Enjoy warm or cold.

Potato Salad with Green Beans and Chicken. Photo by Becky Luigart-Stayner.Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner.

Tangy Turkey Salad

Looking for ways to use leftover turkey or chicken? This recipe for Tangy Turkey Salad has delicious flavor!

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Couscous Salad With Chickpeas, Cranberry, and Feta

This pearl couscous salad with chickpeas, dried cranberry, and feta has a delightful mix of textures. Eat hot or cold. Make as a salad or a side that brightens up a basic roast chicken for a flavorful dinner.

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Kale Salad With Cranberry, Feta, and Walnuts

This salad recipe comes from our local general store! There’s just something about the way these ingredients blend.

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Easy Curry Chicken Salad

This recipe comes from our food editor, Sarah Perrault. The curry adds great flavor!

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Bonus Recipe: Sally’s Bulgur Salad. This one comes from our editor-in-chief’s wife, who created the recipe when she decided her family wasn’t getting enough good grains in their diet!

Tell us if you have a favorite salad recipe! We’d love to hear from you and value any new ideas. Just leave a comment below with comments or any questions.

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