What is a Healthy Salad Dressing?

Still think of salad as a small bowl of lettuce, a wedge of tomato, and a few slices of cucumber? News flash: Salads have moved beyond those sad little side dishes.

Today, they come with an endless variety of greens, veggies, fruit, nuts, beans, and more. With some extra protein, they can even take center stage, replacing your carb-heavy, veggie-poor sandwich or pasta as a main dish.

So what is a healthy salad dressing, then? If you haven’t moved beyond Wish-Bone Italian, it’s time for a change. Here’s a guide to the best dressings in a bottle…and a few to whip up yourself.

Easy Healthy Salad Recipes That Won't Leave You Hungry

Salad and spring. Even the words sound great together. Now try salad and supper. Even better. Because salad for supper is an excellent healthy choice, especially as we enter summer. And what better way to get a huge helping of leafy greens and some protein at the same time?

Here are three easy healthy salad recipes that fit the bill brilliantly. They’re scrumptious, and with enough protein to be the center of your meal.