24 Delicious and healthy salad recipes

Never underestimate the possibilities of salads! From grilled fruit to roasted vegetables, from salads on bread to salads straight from the sauté pan, these recipes will inspire you to try different ideas and combinations for filling, healthy meals. Here are 24 of our favorites -- let us know which you try and what your variations on these recipes are in the comments.

pear salad photo© Jaymi Heimbuch

Avocado salad with roasted peanuts and ginger dressing [Vegan]

couscous avocado salad photo© Jaymi Heimbuch

Couscous and avocado salad with dijon-thyme vinaigrette [Vegan]

cucumber salad© Jaymi Heimbuch

Cucumber salad with honey-lime yogurt dressing [Vegetarian]

tricolor salad photo© Jaymi Heimbuch

Rustic tricolor salad of butter leaf, roasted red peppers and artichoke hearts [Vegan]

Pear and spinach salad with caramelized onions and blue cheese photo© Jaymi Heimbuch

Pear and spinach salad with caramelized onions and blue cheese [Vegetarian]

walnut salad photo© Jaymi Heimbuch

Arugula salad with thyme-toasted walnuts [Vegetarian]

roasted vegetable salad photo© Jaymi Heimbuch

10-layer roasted vegetable salad [Vegetarian]

chickpea salad photo© Jaymi Heimbuch

Healthy chickpea salad with roasted cumin and lime [Vegan]

beet salad© Jaymi Heimbuch

Roasted beet salad with green apple, feta and pistachios [Vegetarian]

edamame salad photo© Jaymi Heimbuch

Edamame salad with avocado and radishes [Vegan]

spinach salad photo© Jaymi Heimbuch

Spinach and avocado salad with garlic mustard vinaigrette [Vegan]

cabbage cranberry salad photo© Jaymi Heimbuch

Shredded cabbage salad with cranberries and balsamic dressing [Vegan]

bean salad photo© Jaymi Heimbuch

Bean Salad with roasted potatoes, asparagus and pesto [Vegan]

fingerling potato salad photo© Jaymi Heimbuch

Fingerling potato salad with jalapeno-cilantro salsa [Vegan]

shaved raw asparagus photo© Jaymi Heimbuch

Shaved raw asparagus with lemon dressing [Vegan]

wheatberry salad photo© Jaymi Heimbuch

Warm wheatberry salad with mushrooms and white wine [Vegan]

carrot salad photo© Jaymi Heimbuch

Carrot and celeriac root salad with lemon sauce [Vegan]

avocado salad photo© Jaymi Heimbuch

Avocado and chickpea salad sandwiches [Vegan]

lentil photo© Jaymi Heimbuch

Lentil salad with roasted vegetables and lemon-rosemary vinaigrette [Vegan]

Green Wine Guide Tablas Creek Recipe: Grilled Salad© Jaymi Heimbuch

Grilled Salad of Frisee, Grapes and Chevre [Vegetarian]

Cucumber, tomato, feta and mint salad© Jaymi Heimbuch

Cucumber, Tomato and Feta Salad with Mint [Vegetarian]

Green Wine Guide Kaz Winery Recipe: Faro Salad with Plum and Olive Oil

Faro Salad with Plum and Olive Oil [Vegan]

add balsamic vinegar© Jaymi Heimbuch

Grilled Apricot and Brie Salad [Vegetarian]

Green Wine Guide Benziger Recipe: Winter Salad© Jaymi Heimbuch

Winter Salad with Roasted Root Vegetables and a Balsamic Reduction [Vegetarian]

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