When you think of diets and healthy eating, your mind might automatically jump to salad after salad after boring salad.
Luckily, we’re here to let you know that salads don’t have to be boring! There are so many different ways to prepare salads and so many original ingredients and flavors you can use. They are also super versatile and can be an entire meal or just a side to something else.
Some might take inspiration from Greece and use salty flavors like feta and olives, whereas others use grains and spices from Morocco for a warmer and more wholesome feel.
Here are 24 delectable Weight Watchers salads for you to choose from.
Who says salad has to be vegetable-based? This is a deliciously refreshing fruit salad, absolutely packed with antioxidants. You just have to look at the color of it to know it’s good for you. Reaching for this instead of the chocolate fudge cake can be the first step to healthy eating…
Eating an apple a day may keep the doctor away, but it can be kind of monotonous. Using a base of apples, this salad throws in Greek yogurt, seeds, and dried fruit to make it more exciting. It also transforms a snack into a light lunch.
This is an excellent salad to take as a potluck dish to a summer party. It gives you the option of something Weight Watchers-friendly, but also is a bit different from the green salads people often bring. The feta and lime add great flavor, and the homemade ranch keeps it healthy.
Cucumber is a great diet food because it basically contains nothing, so you can fill up on it as much as you want. The problem with this is that it’s a bit boring eating a mountain of cucumbers. This recipe adds onion, lemon, and dill for flavor, and a mix of Greek yogurt, mayo, and sour cream as the dressing.
The addition of grilled chicken ramps this salad up into an entire meal, not just a side. The chicken in question is marinated in olive oil, oregano, thyme, basil, paprika, and fresh garlic. The base is Greek-influenced and made up of chopped cucumber, red onion, tomato, olives, and feta.
For the moment when you really want a Big Mac but know you should be eating a salad instead. It has all the ingredients of a Big Mac (bar the bun), so it is made with a base of iceberg lettuce, and tomatoes and pickles are added in. The dressing comes in the form of mayo, sour cream, relish, mustard, vinegar, garlic, onion, paprika, and seasoning all mixed together and added to the salad bowl with the ground burger.
A salad with a crunch is what you get with this one. The almond slices add more texture, while the dried fruit adds sweetness. This is a good salad to serve on the side of grilled chicken or to take to a BBQ.
The green bean transforms this salad in terms of looking appetizing by adding a pop of color. The dressing is made of balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, and garlic, which is literally just mixed into the beans. The salad then has to chill in the fridge before serving for the best flavor.
This super simple salad uses feta for a nice and salty taste, with plenty of vegetables in addition to the corn. The pasta bulks it out a bit so it could comprise an entire meal, not just be a side. Having said that, it works nicely as a side dish at a summer party.
If you have a jar of artichokes on the shelf and aren’t quite sure what to do with them, this recipe is it. Coupled with the spinach, they pack a good nutrition boost but are also very flavorful. It has a creamy dressing but is still Weight Watchers-friendly because it’s mostly Greek yogurt and fat-free sour cream, with a splash of low-fat mayo added to enrich the taste.
This delectable salad from iFoodReal is made even better by the refreshingly tangy lime dressing. Corn from any form can be used – frozen or cut off the corn – but canned isn’t recommended because it has a different texture that doesn’t work well for salads. The avocado helps add a nice creamy quality, as well as adding some healthy fats in.
Edamame is unrepresented in salads, but it’s such a great source of vegetable protein. Pairing it with cucumber helps offset some of the slightly higher carbohydrate value it has than other veggies. The sesame seeds and cilantro give this salad an original flavor.
Mint leaves are thrown into this salad, as well as warm spices, giving it that North African flavor. It can be eaten on its own, but it works really well with wholemeal pita bread. It has quite a lot of nutrient-dense ingredients incorporated, such as walnuts, lentils, and seeds, making it a very satisfying salad from Up Beet Kitchen.
The Harvest Kitchen adds freshly chopped basil and parsley for this bean salad’s flavor. It doesn’t just leave it at beans either, lots of vegetables are chopped up and stirred in for more volume. For an added flavor boost, olives, parmesan cheese, and pepperoncini are great extras.
I’ll bet you didn’t realize Thai food could come in salad form? There are actually quite a few super delicious Thai salads, like green papaya salad often served as an appetizer or side, but this one is a complete meal. The Cabin Diary takes a chopped salad, with vegetables like red cabbage giving a satisfying crunch, and adds a Thai-inspired spicy peanut dressing.
A fantastic trio for a salad, the apple gives the dish a sweet crunch, the feta an indulgent salty taste, and the spinach provides the volume and all the superfood benefits. It’s tossed in a honey mustard dressing, making it even harder to resist. Throw in some nuts or extra veggies if you want a bigger meal.
A tempting salad to heap on the side of your barbequed meat at a summer gathering. You’ll feel great about eating all those cucumbers and tomatoes but the avocado makes it really enjoyable too. The homemade dressing Savory Nothings has created is really easy and adds a great flavor.
Life In The Lofthouse’s recipe will leave you with a hugely filling salad, a phrase not many people knew existed! The chicken is beautifully flavored, and the chopped salad is so fresh, crunchy, and tasty, you’ll definitely forget you’re eating a salad. To make it even more healthy, make your own ranch dressing.
Well Plated couples roasted vegetables with big bubbles of Morrocan cous cous. It’s a vibrant dish, using a rainbow of vegetables, such as zucchini and sweet potato, to form the bulk of the meal. It also adds chickpeas for some protein and uses a yummy dressing combining mustard, garlic, vinegar, and oil.
The honey lemon dressing used in this recipe from Little Broken makes it stand out from other Greek salads. It has all the usual suspects included in the salad – feta, red onion, cucumber, and tomato, but also throws in arugula for some low-calorie volume.
The last thing you’d expect from a tomato and basil salad is protein, but this recipe from Cooking for Peanuts adds chickpeas and pistachios for that protein punch. The herbs used are a combo of fresh basil and mint, creating a mouth-watering flavor. Marinated artichoke hearts from a jar help add even more flavor too.
This Morroccan-inspired salad from Lazy Cat Kitchen uses cous cous and pomegranate seeds to make you feel like you’re sitting at a souk, enjoying the local food. The roasted chickpeas are probably the best part of this dish, and can also be eaten as a yummy snack on their own. The harissa paste gives a beautiful kick of spice, which is balanced out by the orange juice.
23. Thai Mango Salad
Two Kooks in a Kitchen use juicy, ripe mango in this Thai-inspired recipe. Considering it only takes 10 minutes to pull together, the explosion of flavor is incredible. Alongside the mango, you mix in beansprouts, red pepper, and green onions, and dress it with umami. If you’re feeling adventurous, you could even use this to top tacos as a salsa substitute.
Six Feet Hungry takes a pretty bland vegetable and makes it taste delicious. For a start, roasted vegetables always gives them more flavor, but it’s the tahini dressing that does it. Almost like a quicker version of hummus, the tahini is mixed with garlic, lemon juice, and salt to make it a drizzleable consistency.
24 Delectable Weight Watchers Salads
- Watermelon Berry Salad
- Apple Yogurt Salad
- Sweetcorn Salad
- Creamy Cucumber Salad
- Easy Greek Chicken Salad Bowls
- Big Mac Salad
- Broccoli Salad
- Three Bean Salad
- Zesty Corn Salad
- Spinach & Artichoke Salad
- Avocado and Corn Salad
- Cucumber Edamame Salad
- Moroccan Carrot Lentil Salad
- Mediterranean Bean Salad
- Healthy Chopped Thai Salad
- Apple Feta Spinach Salad
- Cucumber, Tomato, and Avocado Salad
- Tex Mex Chicken Chopped Salad
- Roasted Vegetable Salad
- Greek Chickpea Salad
- High Protein Tomato and Basil Salad
- Carrot and Harissa Salad
- Thai Mango Salad
- Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Tahini Dressing
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