3 Protein-Packed Salad Recipes

Say goodbye to boring lettuce based salads with these nutritious recipes from Michelle Dudash, RD

May 2, 2012

After you watch the video, check out three nutritious salad recipes (Search: The healthiest salads) from Michelle Dudash, RD, author of the upcoming book Clean Eating for Busy Families.

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Tuscan Chicken Salad
Calories: 340 
2 oz. boneless, skinless chicken breast
½ cup halved cherry tomatoes
½ cup green beans
Chopped fresh basil leaves
¼ cup artichoke hearts
1 oz. part-skim mozzarella cheese
½ cup shaved asparagus  
1.5 oz. light Italian or lemon vinaigrette 
Freshly ground black pepper, Italian seasoning and sea salt to taste
 
Vegan Mango & Black Bean Salad
Calories: 387 
½ cup diced ripe mango
½ cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
¼ cup roasted red bell peppers
¼ cup diced radish or jicama 
1/5 avocado, sliced
1 tbsp. chopped cilantro
2 tbsp. chopped green onions 
1.5 tbsp. light lime vinaigrette or 2 tbsp salsa
Freshly ground black pepper
 
Summertime Whole-Grain Quinoa Salad
Calories: 305 
½ cup quinoa, cooked
½ cup diced cucumber
½ cup diced tomato
1 tbsp. chopped mint
1/8 cup feta cheese
1.5 oz. light Greek vinaigrette
2 tbsp. slivered almonds 
Freshly ground black pepper