From Drab to Fab: 12 Fresh New Salad Recipes You’ll Love

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Salad Recipes You'll Love

One of our best suggestions for staying on track to your weight loss goal is to always have a healthy option with you. That way, no matter what else is being served at an event, you know you have at least one healthy dish on hand. That’s why we’ve developed these healthy, delicious salad recipes for you!

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Try these 12 creative, delicious salad recipes that you can enjoy guilt-free anytime:

1. Zesty Cucumber and Dill Salad >

This delicious Cucumber and Dill Salad is light, refreshing and packed with flavor, making it the perfect healthy dish to bring along to family BBQs and picnics, or to enjoy from the comfort of home! It takes just minutes to prepare, and can be left in the fridge for hours. Watch Nutrisystem Nutrition Expert Kristen Flynn prepare this delicious dish in the video above, then click here for the written directions.

2. Balsamic Beet Salad >

Although traditionally thought of as more of a cool weather staple, beets can be a tasty addition to your summer salad repertoire. This Balsamic Beet Salad is both light and refreshing, making it a perfect addition to any summer spread. Watch Nutrisystem Registered Dietitian Mandi Knowles prepare this super simple and delicious dish in the video above, then click here for the written instructions.

3. Watermelon Summer Salad with Quinoa >

Salad Recipes You'll Love

Load up on summer’s finest with this delicious salad that features watermelon, strawberries, feta cheese, slivered almonds and quinoa. It’s sweet and tangy and totally tasty. Get the full recipe here >

4. Strawberry Feta Spinach Salad >

Salad Recipes You'll Love

You definitely need to try this delicious and healthy recipe. It’s full of fabulous flavor and it takes mere seconds to prep. The best part about this salad is that it can easily be tweaked to count as a flex lunch or dinner. Get the full recipe (and guidance for making it a flex meal) right here >

5. Southwestern Grilled Chicken Salad >

Salad Recipes You'll Love

You’ll love all of the flavors of this tasty salad. It’s packed with veggies, beans and chicken and topped with a homemade salad dressing (we promise, it’s easy!). It’s hearty, healthy and completely delicious. Get the full recipe here >

6. Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad >

Salad Recipes You'll Love

Many restaurant versions of this popular salad are actually packed with calories and fat… so much so that, in many cases, you’d be better off ordering the burger! But not this Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad, which features simple, clean ingredients and all the flavor of the classic salad staple. This recipe uses your Nutrisystem Grilled Chicken Sandwich to add a protein boost and some crunchy croutons, but you can add your own if you’re running low on your Nutrisystem inventory! Get the full recipe here >

7. Beet & Quinoa Superfood Salad >

Salad Recipes You'll Love

Featuring beets, quinoa, kale and feta cheese, plus a homemade dressing, this superfood salad is a packed with nutrition and flavor. Whip up a big batch so you’ll have extras tomorrow. Trust us: You’re going to add this delicious dish to your regular regimen. Get the recipe here >

8. Tasty Taco Salad >

Start with a crisp base of shredded lettuce, and pile on the goodness: Fresh diced tomatoes, a prepared package of the Nutrisystem Chili With Beans dinner entrée, shredded cheese and crunchy baked tortilla chips for one satisfying salad. Click here for the full recipe >

9. Black Bean & Rice Salad >

Although not a salad in the conventional sense, this Black Bean & Rice blend is so delicious, we couldn’t leave it off the list! Featuring your Nutrisystem Black Beans & Rice dish and a few other easy ingredients, this salad is as satisfying as it is delicious. Get the full recipe here >

10. Arugula Beet Salad with Orange Slices >

Arugula Beet Salad

There’s just something about the delicious duo of arugula and beets that makes your taste buds want to sing. This salad ups the flavor ante thanks to the addition of fresh orange slices, red onion and cucumbers. The best part? The DIY dressing! It’s easy to prep and totally tasty, too.

11. Summer Fruit Salad with Honey Lemon Dressing >

summer fruit salad

Who says salads have to contain greens?! This delicious fruit salad is packed with sweet, fruity flavor and lots of nutrition, including vitamin C and fiber. It’s the perfect dish to bring along to warm weather gatherings (or to enjoy in the dead of winter when you’re trying to pretend the weather is nicer!).

12. Heirloom Tomato Salad >

heirloom tomato salad

Packed with colorful vegetables and brimming with delicious flavor, this tasty salad is the perfect dish to bring along to parties and BBQs. But why save it for special occasions? This nutrient-packed salad is a great choice for a flex meal or side to your favorite Nutrisystem entree.

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