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Budget Salad Recipes

Healthy, Recession-Proof Recipes on a Budget


Can budget salad recipes be inexpensive and delicious? These fantastic dishes showcase the best of healthy French food, without spending tons of money or using empty fillers.

Tomato Snow Pea Salad Recipe

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Nothing is as reminiscent of summer refreshment as this easy tomato snow pea salad recipe made with readily available ingredients. This quick salad is packed with nutrients and is budget-friendly from the use of canned beans and inexpensive, yet wholesome, carrots.

Carrot Salad Recipe

Paul Downey
Every cook needs an easy, throw-together salad that can be made on a moment’s notice. This nutritious carrot salad is as chic as it is classic. It’s found in nearly every French cook’s repertoire, as well as eateries across the globe. Crunchy, fresh carrots blend with bright, zippy lemon mustard dressing in what is perhaps one of the easiest preparations in authentic French cuisine.

Fava Bean Potato Salad Recipe

Jessica Spengler
Tender, young broad beans, bright roma tomatoes, and an herbed vinaigrette dressing give a fresh spin to this fava bean potato salad recipe. This salad tastes great right after mixing it up, but give the ingredients a day to mellow and develop in the refrigerator for maximum flavor.

Cucumber Salad Recipe

This refreshing cucumber salad recipe is easy because the ingredients are tossed together and served immediately. It's a perfect first course, so classically delicious and simple.

French Lentil Salad Recipe

Kok Robin
This budget-friendly French lentil salad recipe takes less than 30 minutes to prepare and is a tasty addition to any meal. In addition to its versatile blend of flavors, this lentil salad defies seasons because all the ingredients are readily available year-round.

Lemon Parsley Risoni Recipe

This lemon parsley risoni salad recipe, made with lemon mustard vinaigrette and parsley is a fresh-tasting salad that can be made into a main course with the addition of tuna. If you cannot find risoni, a small rice-shaped pasta, or orzo, substitute any small soup pasta for great results.

Roasted Beet Salad Recipe

Laurel Fan
This roasted beet salad is a wonderful, healthy dish to make anytime you have access to fresh beets. It’s a whole beet salad because the entire beet – root, stem, and greens – can be used in this recipe. Any vinaigrette or citronette dressing can be used to garnish this versatile salad, but blood orange dressing really makes the flavors pop.

Dill Potato Salad Recipe

Kathy Maister
This classic French potato salad is incredibly easy to make and compliments any kind of meal. Prepare it when dinner is simply too much to handle and you still want to eat healthy food.

Red Pepper Bean Salad Recipe

Simon Aughton
This colorful, tasty salad evokes images of a picnic in the French countryside. It's easy to toss together and take along for an elegant, healthy treat. Lemon zest adds a special flavor to the salad dressing.

Minted Zucchini Salad Recipe

Slavomir Ulicny
This minted zucchini salad recipe is a fragrant, nutritious dish to take along on a picnic or serve with a light lunch. Serve it with rosemary almonds for a quick, healthy meal.
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