Salads For Weight Loss – Top 13 Healthy Easy Salad Ideas

Southwestern Corn And Black Bean Salad

Make 2 servings

Black bean is one of common ingredients that are often used in salads for weight loss. Here are ingredients you will need to prepare for making this salad recipe:

  • 1 1/2 husked large ears of corn
  • 1/6 cup of pine nuts
  • 1/8 cup of lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 cup of chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper & salt, to taste
  • 1 15-ounce can of black beans, rinsed
  • 1 cup of shredded red cabbage
  • 1/2 large tomato, diced
  • 1/4 cup of minced red onion

Step by step instructions to make this salad recipe:

  • You bring a cup of water to a boil into a dutch oven.
  • You add corn, you cover and you cook until you see it is just tender, roughly 3 minutes.
  • You let it cool enough to handle
  • You cut kernels from cobs by using your sharp knife.
  • Meanwhile, you place pine nuts into a small dry skillet on a medium-low heat
  • Then you cook, and stir, until you see it is fragrant & lightly browned, about 2 to 4 minutes.
  • You whisk lime juice, salt, pepper, oil, and cilantro in a large bowl.
  • You add the beans, cabbage, tomato, corn, pine nuts and onion
  • You toss to coat.
  • You refrigerate until you are ready to serve.
  • You scoop up this delicious salad with some warm corn tortillas.

Tuna Nicoise

Make 2 servings

Ingredients you will need to prepare for making this weight loss salad recipe:

  • 2 cups of romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1/2 can of (6 oz) tuna, rinsed & drained
  • 10 black olives
  • 4 new potatoes (4 oz), boiled, drained & chilled
  • 1/2 cup of green beans, steamed, drained & chilled
  • 1 hard-cooked egg, sliced
  • 1/2 cup of cherry tomatoes


  • 1/2 Tbsp of salt-free seasoning blend or Penzeys Spice Sunny Paris Seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp of lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp of Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 1/4 tsp of freshly ground black pepper

Step by step instructions to make this salad recipe:

  • To make the salad: you place your lettuce into a large bowl or onto a platter.
  • You arrange the tuna, green beans, eggs, olives, potatoes and tomatoes over top of the lettuce.
  • For making the dressing: you whisk together the oil, lemon juice, seasoning blend, salt & pepper, and mustard.
  • You drizzle over the salad.
  • Each serving is packed with 290 calories
  • To make it a meal: you add a medium whole wheat roll with total 390 calories.