Tips for Creating Healthy Salads: 8 Recipes (Slideshow)

Take advantage of all the great local produce that’s in season

Lemony Asparagus Salad Recipe

While delicious cooked, raw asparagus feels extra fresh in this tart salad. The asparagus is shaved into thin ribbons. Serve immediately or let the salad marinate several hours to blend flavors.

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Cherry-Arugula Salad with Almonds and Tarragon Recipe

Cherries and almonds are a classic pair and make a delicious salad combination with tart arugula and fragrant tarragon.

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Mediterranean Crunch Salad Recipe

A quick and easy salad featuring the bold flavors of the Mediterranean.

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No-oil balsamic dressing Recipe

Drizzle this tangy dressing over green salads or steamed veggies.

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Strawberry-Balsamic Dressing Recipe

This flavorful fat-free salad dressing is great over spinach and arugula, and it's also delicious as a dip for pear or apple wedges or raw vegetables.

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Summer Salad with Peach –Walnut Dressing Recipe

Peaches and walnuts make a summery, juicy, flavorful salad dressing.

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Sweet and Tangy Pineapple-Cucumber Salad Recipe

Serve as a side dish or condiment. It is also delicious rolled into lettuce wraps.

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White Bean and Spinach Salad Recipe

With so few ingredients, this salad is surprisingly substantial thanks to the protein- and fiber-packed white beans. Tender spinach, zippy red onion and a bold Dijon dressing fill out this simple salad that works as a main dish or side.

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