I make these healthy salad recipes for myself at home, and they are just what I found tasted good after trial and error.
I want to say that I am not a qualified chef, or a nutritionist, but these are the salad recipes I make for myself, and they are original recipes that I'm sure are very healthy.
For this one, I cook a little bacon, on a medium heat, while I'm putting together the salad ingredients, and turn it over half way through.
I get a whole bunch of lettuce, tear it up in a bowl, then add a diced tomato, a grated carrot, a diced avocado, a bit of grated cheese, (perhaps cheddar), and when the bacon is nice and crispy, I cut that up into little tiny pieces, and sprinkle it on top.
Maybe bacon isn't healthy, but I need some sort of meat or carbohydrate, or I wouldn't keep eating it. You don't want to use a kilo of bacon for this salad recipe, or it won't be very healthy. Same with the cheese. Garnish with a tiny bit of real mayonaise, unless you can find a low fat alternative that tastes good.
Chicken Pasta Salad
For this one, I usually get a pre-made pasta salad from the supermarket, but you could cook up some spiral pasta, and add a bit of carrot, capsicum, and mayonaise to get the same result.
I take the pasta salad, and put it in a bowl with lettuce, tomato, and cooked chicken breast torn into shreds. You could add some carrot and avocado if you want, but if you have a good pasta salad, that makes up about half the recipe.
To be honest, this is pretty much the same as the bacon salad, except you use egg instead of bacon. You hard boil an egg, and slice it up, then put it in a bowl with lettuce, tomato, avocado, grated carrot, and a little mayonaise. You could add chese if you want, or you could use a ceaser salad dressing, or something like that. Try some different variations.
Cook your prawns, after shelling them, and get a proper thousand island dressing. Don't use too much, or it won't be very healthy. Tear lettuce into a bowl, maybe a little tomato, or whatever tastes good. Try a little bite of a prawn with an ingredient, and if it tastes good, add it to your salad recipe. A prawn cocktail is usually good with just prawns, lettuce and thousand island dressing.
There are many different recipes for potato salad, and I'm not an expert in this one, because I prefer the other salads I mentioned, but you boil some potatoes for about ten minutes, get a good potato salad dressing, or just ordinary mayonaise, then you add some carrot, lettuce, capsicum, tomato, or even try pineapple, canned beetroot, apple, walnuts, or whatever you like.
I think you'll find most of these ingredients will taste pretty good in a salad, no matter what combination you put them in, and if you're cooking for more than one, just keep the ingredients separate, and let people put together their own healthy salad recipe. Buffet style.