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7 Super Dinner Salads

Watching your calories doesn't mean eating like a rabbit. Get your greens with seven hearty dishes that will help you fill up and slim down.
Salmon Salad With Cheesy Bread Sticks Salmon Salad with Cheesy Bread Sticks

Makes: 4 servings

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 12 minutes


1 ounce Neufchatel cheese
8 whole wheat bread sticks
2 tablespoons chopped chives
1 pound asparagus, trimmed
4 5-ounce salmon fillets
3/4 teaspoon salt
Nonstick cooking spray
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
6 cups mixed greens
1 cup red seedless grapes, halved


1. Microwave the Neufchatel in a bowl until just warm, about 10 seconds; stir until smooth. Roll one end of each bread stick in the cheese and sprinkle with chives. Set aside.

2. Add 1 inch water to a skillet and bring to a boil. Add the asparagus and cook until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Drain; run under cold water. Cut into bite-size pieces.

3. Sprinkle the salmon with 1/2 teaspoon of the salt. Coat a grill pan with cooking spray. Add salmon and cook over medium-high heat 4 minutes per side.

4. Whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, and remaining salt. Combine the greens, grapes, and asparagus; toss with 2 tablespoons of the dressing. Drizzle remaining dressing over the warm salmon.

5. Divide the salad among four plates; top each plate with a salmon fillet and two bread sticks.

Nutrition facts per serving: 362 calories, 36g protein, 24g carbohydrate, 14g fat (3g saturated), 5g fiber