Top 8 Healthy Salads For Weight Loss

This classic Nicoise salad, packed with veggies, potatoes, tuna, and eggs, comes together quickly by cooking the potatoes and beans together. —Valerie Belley, St. Louis, Missouri

Quick Nicoise Salad

Combining Northwest ingredients like salmon, blueberries, and hazelnuts, this salad also makes a delicious sandwich with the salmon and dressing. —Davis Clevenger, Dexter, Oregon

Northwest Salmon Salad

Cold pasta and rice salads inspire this orzo salad with garlic shrimp, where you can add other veggies like asparagus and green beans, and serve it with rolls or pita bread. —Valonda Seward, Coarsegold, California

Garlic Shrimp & Orzo Salad

This healthier twist on traditional pad thai has one-third the sodium of store-bought frozen versions, combining multiple recipes for a delicious result. —Beth Dauenhauer, Pueblo, Colorado

Thai Noodle Salad

This colorful dish works well as a meal on its own or as a contribution to a family gathering buffet. —Brenda Gleason, Hartland, Wisconsin

Sweet Potato & Chickpea Salad

Roasted apples tossed with a sweet, spicy dressing bring loads of flavor to this salad, perfect for using up an abundance of apples. —Janice Elder, Charlotte, North Carolina

Roasted Apple Salad with Spicy Maple-Cider Vinaigrette

This salad is a vitamin and protein powerhouse, and leftover cooked turkey can be added to make it a meal the next day. —Jerilyn Korver, Bellflower, California

Wild Rice, Quinoa & Cranberry Salad

A slightly sweet dressing contrasts nicely with rich bacon in this broccoli salad, which can also be made with cauliflower. —Janet Roth, Tempe, Arizona

Fresh Broccoli Salad with Lemon