There is nothing worse than a boring bowl of green leaves served at a table with a meal.  If you’re looking for a simple, green salad to pair with your entree, then these low calorie salad recipes are the perfect mate. When you’ve spent most of your time on a hefty main course but want some greens to balance out your plate, these simple green salad recipes are the ones to turn to. They each use a simple formula: greens + something crunchy/cheesy/chewy + a basic dressing, so consider them canvases for whatever else you have lying around. Add in a topping you love, take out one you don’t—you are the (salad) artist.

Fruity Couscous Salad With Tomatillo Sauce

Best green salad recipes—Playful Cooking

Grilled Balsamic Chicken Cobb Salad

Best green salad recipes—Half Baked Harvest

Super Satisfying Layered Quinoa Bean Salad in a Jar

Best green salad recipes—Hello Glow

Herbed Green Salad With Cranberry Vinaigrette

Best green salad recipes—Minimalist Baker

Roasted Cumin Carrot, Radish, Avocado Salad

Best green salad recipes—Salt & Wind

Parmesan Pistachio Kale Salad

Best green salad recipes—How Sweet Eats


Blackberry Goat Cheese Salad

Blackberry Goat Cheese Salad—The Modern Proper

Crispy Tofu Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad With Honey Mustard Dressing

Best green salad recipes—Sugar Salted

Eggs and Greens Sautéed Breakfast Salad

Best green salad recipes—Eating Bird Food


Peach and Avocado Summer Salad

Best green salad recipes—Brown Sugar and Vanilla


Grapefruit and Mixed Green Salad

Best green salad recipes—Spoon Fork Bacon


Crunchy Green Salad With Dilly Chickpeas and Avocados

Best green salad recipes—Foodie Crush


Grilled Corn Salad With Jalapeño Dressing

Best green salad recipes—Joyful Healthy Eats


Shrimp and Artichoke Green Salad With Lemon Vinaigrette

Best green salad recipe—Gimme Some Oven

Mean Green Detox Broccoli Grapefruit Salad

Best green salad recipes—Half Baked Harvest, Detox