24 Healthy Summer Salads

A nice cool salad can help beat the summer heat and give you an antioxidant boost. Stay refreshed with these 24 salad recipes, plus 4 bonus dressings.
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A nice cool salad can help beat the summer heat and give you an antioxidant boost. But did you know fruit and veggies also help quench your daily fluid needs? Stay refreshed with these recipes.

Main Dishes

Dive in to a delicious array of summer produce, perfect for lunch or dinner on a steamy summer day. Each of these recipes has less than 400 calories per serving.

Veggie Salads

Whip up any of these easy side salads, each for less than 250 calories per serving.

Salad Dressings

Throw together your own salad using whatever you’ve got in the fridge, and top with a simple and healthy dressing. Remember to stick with 2 tablespoon portions to keep calories and fat in check.

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