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17 Healthy Salads for Lunch

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Shake up your weekday lunch with these tasty, healthy salads for lunch recipes that are great on the go. Make a filling and healthy salad that will power you through any work day. Full of protein and fiber these quick salads are an easy way to spruce up your lunch.

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17 Healthy Salads for Lunch

1. Recipe: Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice
From blog: Kitchn

This colorful salad is an oldie but goodie. I love the bright pops of golden beets and red onions mixed in with the barley and wilted chard stems. It’s all tied together with a quick lemony dressing and topped with a sprinkle of salty feta.

2. Recipe: Heart Healthy Mixed Bean Salad
From blog: Salads for Lunch

Turn canned beans, lentils and chickpeas into a flavourful salad that will add a healthy boost to your meals. Perfect year round, this fibre-rich salad is a great way of incorporating legumes into your diet. This can be served as a side dish, perfect for potlucks or to make it a main for lunch serve it over spiralized cucumbers.

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3. Recipe: Quinoa Broccoli Slaw with Honey-Mustard Dressing
From blog: COOKIE + kate

Mayo-free, healthy broccoli slaw recipe with quinoa, toasted almonds and basil tossed in a tangy honey-mustard dressing! This gluten-free slaw will be a hit at potlucks and packs well for lunch, too. For best flavor, plan on letting the slaw rest for 20 minutes or more before serving. Recipe yields about 4 servings.

4. Recipe: Strawberry Avocado Spinach Salad with Chicken
From blog: FoodieCrush

A simple balsamic dressing does double duty as a marinade for the chicken in this light and healthy, fresh spinach, avocado and strawberry salad.

5. Recipe: Crunchy Roasted Chickpea Croutons
From blog: Salads for Lunch

Not only are roasted chickpeas a great snack, but I love putting them in salads instead of croutons to add a little flavorful crunch! Roasted chickpeas, especially when seasoned right, can make for an amazing crouton replacement for salads. They are loaded with fiber and can be much “cleaner” than the common bread croutons. Plus you can season them in so many different ways to create new flavors.

6. Recipe: Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad
From blog: Well Plated

Skinny Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad with Grapes, Celery, and Fresh Dill. Creamy, cool, and crunchy! A quick, easy, healthy recipe that’s perfect for sandwiches and salads.

7. Recipe: Twelve Superfoods Salad
From blog: Averie Cooks

I love ‘kitchen sink’ salads. The more the merrier when it comes to flavor, texture, and variety. I love the fresh blueberries and sweet juicy grapes with kale which is more bitter. There’s chewy and tart dried cherries, crunchy sunflower seeds and walnuts, and the quinoa and edamame add protein and a satisfying heartiness. The cheese adds a savory element and balances the sweet fruit.

8. Recipe: Twelve Superfoods Salad
From blog: Averie Cooks

I love ‘kitchen sink’ salads. The more the merrier when it comes to flavor, texture, and variety. I love the fresh blueberries and sweet juicy grapes with kale which is more bitter. There’s chewy and tart dried cherries, crunchy sunflower seeds and walnuts, and the quinoa and edamame add protein and a satisfying heartiness. The cheese adds a savory element and balances the sweet fruit.

9. Recipe: Cucumber, Black Bean, Corn, Tomato, and Avocado Salad
From blog: PopSugar

This salad is all about the veggies, more like a salsa-meets-salad without a traditional dressing. But if you prefer your salad dressed, whip up a lime vinaigrette. It also tastes better after marinating in the lime juice for a while, so you could easily make this the night before eating.

10. Recipe: Skinny Taco Salad with Turkey and Avocado
From blog: Well Plated

Skinny Taco Salad with ground turkey, black beans, avocado, and Greek yogurt salsa dressing. AMAZING, easy, low carb recipe. Perfect for fast, healthy lunches, weeknight dinners, and meal prep!

11. Recipe: Corn and Black Bean Quinoa Salad
From blog: Salads for Lunch

This delicious and nutritious salad can be eaten alone, as a side dish, in a wrap or in a salad with lettuce. Add chicken for some extra protein, avocado for some healthy fats or enjoy as is!

12. Recipe: Healthy Kale Caesar Salad
From blog: Running in a Skirt

The Best Healthy Caesar Salad recipe with kale and homemade greek yogurt caesar dressing! A clean eating, easy idea for lunches, meals or dinners. Topped with parmesan and whole wheat croutons!

13. Recipe: Cashew Kale Salad
From blog: Cooking with Points

Cashew Kale Salad with a lemony greek yogurt dressing is a fantastic filling lunch option that takes just a few minutes to make!

14. Recipe: Chickpea Salad with Carrots and Dill
From blog: Cooking with Points

My favorite chickpea salad recipe, made with grated carrots, chopped celery, fresh dill, and lots of chickpeas. This protein-rich salad is perfect for potlucks, packs well for lunch, and it’s easy to make! Recipe yields 4 side servings.

15. Recipe: ROASTED VEGGIE & QUINOA SALAD WITH TAHINI GARLIC DRESSING
From blog: Wallflower Kitchen

A super delicious salad with roasted vegetables, quinoa, lentils, kale & a creamy tahini dressing.

16. Recipe: Pesto Zucchini and Corn Quinoa Salad
From blog: Closet Cooking

A light zucchini and corn quinoa salad in a bright lemon-y basil pesto dressing.

17. Recipe: Mediterranean Three Bean Quinoa Salad
From blog: Two Peas and Their Pod
This protein-packed quinoa salad is full of flavor and great served as a main dish or side dish.

Close shot of a Kale Caesar salad with garlic parmesan chickpea croutons
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Deborah @ Confessions of mother runner

Monday 19th of February 2018

yum I love so many of these delicious looking salads!

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