Healthy Salad Recipes

We are growing a lovely collection of healthy salad recipes to bring some interest back to the summer plate. We will show you how to make everything from the most unusual combinations of ingredients to the most basic of comfort food salads.  We are SO excited about the endless possibilities that salads offer, and of course, all of our recipes will be gluten free and paleo friendly!

There is something about the rising of the sap in Spring that has many of us craving the freshness of a good salad. After a winter of heavy, warm, stews and soups the warmer months give us a spring in our step and a fresh lightness that salad satisfies.

I didn't always feel like this - it has taken me a very long time to embrace salad. I blame this on school dinners of the 70s and 80s, the heady days when salad consisted of a piece of limp lettuce, a chunk of rubbery cheese, a thick slice of cucumber and a piece of tomato. Blurgh!

Salad 101 - Top Tips For Healthy Salad Recipes

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  • Fresh ingredients are key - there is nothing more off putting than a limp, dried up salad.
  • Grow your own salad ingredients for the ultimate in freshness. 
  • Gather a wide collection of herbs and spices to add interest and extra nutrients.
  • Consider what 'healthy' means. If you are looking for low fat, low calorie salad dressings and recipes, you might want to do some research into why we don't consider these to be healthy options.
  • Be brave! Try eating a fruit or vegetable that you ordinarily shy away from, often they can taste completely different in a salad. As a for instance, I have just eaten and enjoyed cucumber in our pesto chicken salad. I HATE cucumber!

The Creatively Paleo Healthy Salad Recipes Collections

We have currently decided to use 7 categories to organise our salad recipes, this of course is subject to change as this collection grows.

  • Healthy Salad Dressings
  • Cold Salad Recipes
  • Warm Salad Recipes
  • Fresh Fruit Salad Recipes
  • Exotic Salads
  • Vegan Salad Recipes
  • Salads for Kids

Eventually each of these categories will become it's own collection, but for now we will include links to each recipes underneath its specific category. We'd love to hear from you about how this works for you in the comment box below.

Healthy Salad Dressings

Cold Salad Recipes

Warm Salad Recipes

Maple Balsamic Salad Dressing

BLT Salad

Celeriac Remoulade

Chicken Pesto Salad

Kohlslaw

Sweet Potato Salad Recipe

Fresh Fruit Salad Recipes

Exotic Salads

Vegan Salad Recipes

Salads for Kids



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