Yummy Diabetes-Friendly Salad Recipes

Salads don't have to mean sacrifice with this bunch of mouthwatering, flavor-packed recipes. Plus, they're each filling enough to make into a main dish.

Buffalo Chicken Salad

Need a healthful meal in a flash? This low-carb salad has the spicy kick and satisfying crunch of your favorite restaurant-style Buffalo chicken without the extra calories and fat. And it only takes 15 minutes to toss together.

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Clementine-Arugula Salad with Lime-Poppy Seed Dressing

This citrus-infused side salad will surely be a hit around the dinner table. Plus, it takes less than 20 minutes to make and boasts only 14 grams of carb per serving.

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Maple Mahi Mahi Salad

You won't need to fish for compliments when you serve this main-dish salad that's packed with protein, healthy fats, and fiber. They'll be begging for the recipe before the meal is over.

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Superfoods Salad

Spinach, strawberries, blueberries, and walnuts sometimes are called superfoods because they are loaded with antioxidants, which are often touted as contributing to good health.

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Cantaloupe and Cucumber Salad

Use a vegetable peeler to make beautiful ribbons of the cantaloupe and unpeeled cucumber. You'll love this fresh take on the classic flavor combination of sweet and salty that also features feta cheese, mint, and basil.

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Asian Pork and Cabbage Salad

A homemade orange-sesame dressing adds an enticing flavor to the stir-fried pork in this low-carb salad. It's fast, fresh, and easy to toss together for a cozy night in.

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Bacon Salad Dressing

Mmm, bacon! Enjoy this bacon-infused, low-carb salad dressing with your favorite veggie salad combinations. We recommend spinach, toasted walnuts, and juicy cherry tomatoes.

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Kickin' Chicken Taco Salad

This low-calorie taco salad is a perfect meal makeover for our hearty (and heart-healthy) chicken chili. Toss the reheated chili over your favorite salad fixings, and voila -- new tasty meal from yummy leftovers.

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Grapefruit and Kiwifruit Salad

Tart grapefruit, sweet kiwifruit, and a little spicy fennel is a combination sure to send your taste buds on a roller-coaster ride of enjoyable flavors and textures.

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Blood Orange and Watercress Salad

Put a twist on boring side salads with this low-carb recipe that features sweet blood oranges and vitamin-rich watercress. If you can't find fresh watercress, substitute with any fresh greens.

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Salmon and Spinach Salad with Flaxseed Dressing

The protein and healthy fats in salmon and the fiber and nutrients in flaxseed can help you feel full longer. So this main-dish salad is not only delicious, but it can also promote heart health and weight loss.

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Easy Taco Salad

Skip the Mexican takeout with all of the chips, greasy meat, and extra calories. This easy taco salad is packed with 17 grams of protein and two servings of healthy vegetables, and it has only 235 calories.

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Panzanella Salad with a Twist

This delicious version of Italian panzanella, a bread salad, opts for grapes instead of tomatoes and boasts only 17 grams of carb per serving.

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Warm Spinach Salad with Roasted Red Peppers

Turkey bacon and reduced-fat feta cheese to keep the fat and calories low, this warm spinach salad is hard to pass up. Though it's pictured here with fish, it also fits nicely along side your favorite main dish.

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Mediterranean Chicken Salad

When you're grilling or broiling chicken breasts, cook some extra pieces to use in this salad. Or if you prefer, pick up some packaged cooked chicken breast strips or cubes at the supermarket.

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Scallop Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

Balsamic vinegar adds a touch of sweetness to the light basil dressing that partners deliciously with the scallops, greens, and mixed veggies.

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Mexican Chicken Salad Stacks

If you're in a hurry, simply toss the ingredients together and serve this seasoned-chicken medley in salad bowls.

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Turkey-Broccoli Salad with Grapes

Rich in vitamins C, A, and K, broccoli slaw mix makes this salad nutritious as well as super easy to prepare.

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Caesar-Style Salad with Crispy Parmesan Rounds

This flavorful salad is simple enough for a weeknight meal yet special enough for a dinner party.

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Asian Tofu Salad

The slices of protein-rich tofu that top this salad are seasoned in a chili sauce-and-peanut butter marinade and sauteed in sesame oil for bold, rich flavor.

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Cranberry Cucumber Salad

With a lot of low-calorie veggies, a slimmed-down dressing, and just a sprinkling of dried cranberries and olives, this colorful tossed salad comes up a nutrition winner.

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Layered Southwestern Salad with Tortilla Strips

Break out of that salad rut with this zesty slimmed-downed Tex-Mex medley topped off with a light sour cream dressing and homemade tortilla chips.

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Chicken, Pear, and Parmesan Salad

The convenience of purchasing already-prepped produce comes with a cost. Save yourself time later by chopping and slicing your produce all at once when you get home from the grocery store so the ingredients are recipe ready.

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Kale Salad

Take a break from the same old lettuce salad. Try this creative mix of kale, tomato, and sweet pepper tossed with a captivating Asian dressing.

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Cobb Salad

In the 1920s, Bob Cobb was the manager of the Brown Derby Restaurant in Hollywood. He created the classic version of this hearty salad as a way to use leftovers. This recipe is a healthful adaptation that keeps calories, carbs, and fat in check.

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Mediterranean Beef Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

This low-carb, high-protein salad with refreshing lemon vinaigrette has less than 200 calories.

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Chicken-Brown Rice Salad

When summertime comes around, it's nice to have a variety of salad recipes at hand. You can whip up this one in minutes, leaving lots of time to enjoy the great outdoors.

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Fajita Beef Salad

Lime does double duty in this recipe, playing a key role in the marinade and the dressing. Its tart flavor enhances the grilled beef, tomatoes, and honey-kissed dressing.

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Spinach-Pasta Salad with Shrimp

This salad blends shrimp and pasta on a bed of spinach for less than 250 calories.

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