Healthy Grilled Salad Recipes

You can enjoy fun summer cookouts while maintaining a healthful diet. Featuring lean meats and delicious veggies, here are some of our favorite diabetic grilled salads.

Grilled Pork and Peach Salad

Grill pork and peach cubes on skewers for a salad that's bursting with vitamins A and C. The honey, orange juice, and curry powder in the dressing provide a sweet-and-savory finish to this grilled salad.

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Grilled Corn Salad

Grilled corn on the cob is a summer staple, making this diabetes-friendly salad a great choice for cookouts. Add spinach, cherry tomatoes, and herbs for a fresh, low-fat meal the whole family will enjoy.

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Grilled Salmon Salad Nicoise

A food labeled "nicoise" is prepared in the cooking style that's popular around the French city of Nice. A good source of potassium, this grilled salad recipe features tender salmon seasoned with lemon pepper and accented by fresh green beans, tiny new potatoes, and juicy cherry tomatoes. Add hard-cooked eggs for extra protein.

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Grilled Cajun Chicken Salad

The rub on the grilled chicken in this protein-loaded salad provides a spicy contrast to the cool, refreshing greens. Toss in raw veggies such as carrots, red sweet pepper, and green onion for a balanced and easy diabetic dinner.

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Grilled Beef and Avocado Salad with Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette

Grilled beef, avocado, and tomatoes come together in this grilled salad recipe reminiscent of fajitas but with a fraction of the calories. A refreshing cilantro-lime salad dressing completes the Mexican theme.

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Grilled Salmon Penne Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

You'll love the way the tart raspberry vinaigrettecomplements the smoky flavor of the grilled salmon in this pasta salad. Toss in fresh raspberries and serve chilled.

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Grilled Marinated Flank Steak Salad

This wholesome salad stars both marinated flank steak and corn on the cob. It's so indulgent, you'll forget it's a diabetic recipe.

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Grilled Summer Vegetable Salad

There's no need for meat in this grilled salad. Drizzled with herbed vinaigrette, the hearty eggplant and cremini mushrooms are filling and flavorful.

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Grilled Greek Chicken Salad

Chicken marinated in garlic and oregano sits on a bed of mixed salad greens in this healthful recipe. Sprinkle with crumbled feta cheese and Kalamata olives before serving, and use reduced-calorie salad dressing.

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Grilled Tuna Salad Nicoise

Some traditional ingredients in salad nicoise include anchovies, potatoes, green beans, black olives, and tuna -- all of which are included in this delicious, protein-rich grilled salad. Make the dressing using sherry vinegar, shallots, mustard, and anchovy.

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Grilled Red Onion and Corn Salad

Try this recipe for a grilled salad that's vegetarian and part of a healthy eating plan. Top with roasted redpepper vinaigrette and serve as a main or side dish.

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Grilled Pork and Pear Salad

Pork and pear may seem like an unusual combination, but the tender meat and crisp fruit complement each other fabulously. Make a creamy dressing by combining apple juice concentrate, low-fat buttermilk, and mayo.

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Grilled Salmon Salad with Oil-Free Vinaigrette

Instead of oil, this recipe uses fruit pectin for a fat-free dressing flavored with honey mustard and your choice of dill or tarragon. Drizzle the dressing over grilledsalmon fillets, mixed greens, and veggies.

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Chicken-Brown Rice Salad

Loaded with protein and high in fiber, this salad features grilled chicken and cooked brown rice. Artichoke hearts and shredded cabbage balance out the meal.

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