Any ideas for tasty salads?

I want to be healthier and eat more salads, however I don't really know what are the most lowfat and tastiest salads out there! My friend puts light mayo in her salad, does that taste nice?! Note: I don't eat fish :P thanks!x

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Any salad of tossed greens is a great base for a tasty, healthier salad. Toppings or additions can range:

    --- Chicken, steak, ham

    --- Croutons

    --- Cheese, just about ANY sort of cheese!

    --- Bacon bits (can use soy-based)

    --- Strawberries, craisins... adds an unexpected sweet element

    --- Tomatoes, Broccoli, Cauliflower, carrots, green/red/orange/yellow peppers, olives, snow peas, corn (cooked of course!), peas, beans, bean sprouts, alfalfa sprouts

    --- Beans, kidney, chick peas

    The list is practically endless, and your imagination can go wild!

    Then, there are things you can add along side of the salad... like peaches, cottage cheese, pears, apples, mandarin oranges.

    Hope this helps... and NONE of this is FISH!

    That'll be 5-cents, please.

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  • Rli R
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    There are so many things out there you can use to make a tasty salad that are healthy. Try to stay away from salads with mayonnaise - whether low-fat, non-fat, or regular because there is calories in the dressing. Another answerer said oil and vinegar are the lowest in calories which is true. My hubby was on a low-fat diet so he got to where he just used either wine vinegar or rice wine vinegar on his salads and left out the oil.

    Here are some wonderful healthy things to put in your salad:

    Bibb Lettuce

    Head Lettuce

    Romaine Lettuce

    Red Leaf Lettuce


    Belgian Endive



    Red onion

    Green onion

    White or yellow onion


    Roma tomatoes

    Beefsteak tomatoes

    Cherry tomatoes

    Artichoke hearts (if canned - packed in water)

    Hearts of Palm



    Fresh Mushrooms

    Other than the tomatoes, everything can be mixed into the salad that is listed above. Then you can add things that are a little higher in calories like:


    Diced apple

    Toasted nuts like Walnuts, Pecans, Sunflower seeds, Pine nuts, etc.

    Other fruits like strawberries, fresh pineapple, fresh blueberries, raspberries, etc.

    Meat - like thin slices rare steak, steamed shredded chicken, steamed shrimp, crab, scallops, etc.

    Cheese - Like parmesan, feta, and then on to shredded cheddar, cojack cheese, etc.

    Hope that helps. The less fat and carbs in the salad, the better it is. Higher carbs are in sugar, flour, fruit if you eat a lot of fruit.

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Simply Salads: More than 100 Delicious Creative Recipes Made from Prepackaged Greens and a Few Easy-to-Find Ingredients

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  • 9 years ago

    This is a nice pasta salad.

    Cook a 12 or 16 ounce box of Tri color Rotini pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water.

    Toss in some grape or cherry tomatoes cut in half, or diced regular tomatoes. Shredded carrot, finely diced celery, parmesan cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, and a low calorie italian dressing, all according to taste. Chill in the fridge for an hour if desired.

    If You want to get fancy, You can also add anyone of these.

    Diced salami, ham, or turkey.

    Sliced black olives

    Fresh broccoli pieces

    Finely diced onion or green onion

    Diced fresh green pepper

    Imitation bacon bits

    Sunflower seeds

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  • 9 years ago

    Olive oil and vinegar are the best for dieting. It is about 72 calories per tablespoon.

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  • KMcG
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Mayo just sounds yucky to me. My favorite is mixed greens, shredded carrots, cheese, grilled chicken, apples and celery. With a balsamic vinaigrette.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    put french fries in the salad, it'll make the salad have less calories

    Source(s): Personal experience
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  • 9 years ago

    seven layer salad has to be my favorite. it tastes awesome and is very attractive for company.

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  • 9 years ago

    Try looking here from healthy eating from Ellie Krieger. I really like her recipes. If you find a recipe you like that has fish, you can frequently use chicken.

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  • 9 years ago


    red onion


    grated carrot

    pure virgin olive oil/apple cider vinegar

    white meat chicken

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