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35+ Fresh & Healthy Salad Recipes

If you are looking for a light meal that packs a ton of flavor, these salad recipes are for you!

Salad Recipes for Easy Lunches!

Below we’ve rounded up 35+ of the most delicious salad recipes. We hope you enjoy them!

Please follow the link below each image for the full recipe and directions for each of these salad recipes.

1. Crunchy Thai Salad With Creamy Peanut Dressing

Irresistibly crunchy Thai salad with creamy peanut dressing will be your new vegetable obsession!

Each bite packs a powerhouse of fresh superfoods.

40 Salad Recipes: Crunchy Thai Salad With Creamy Peanut Dressing


2. Israeli Salad

Israeli Salad is a must make Middle Eastern Recipe that is full of flavor!

This side dish salad is also known as Shirazi Salad (Persian Cucumber and Tomato Salad).

40 Salad Recipes: Israeli Salad


3. Mediterranean Chickpea Egg Salad Recipe

Simple and satisfying chickpea egg salad recipe prepared Mediterranean-style!

Tons of texture and flavor.

40 Salad Recipes: Mediterranean Chickpea Egg Salad Recipe


4. Roasted Cauliflower Salad

This Roasted Cauliflower Salad combines sweet roasted red onions, spiced chickpeas, tender cauliflower, and a tangy lemon tahini dressing.

40 Salad Recipes: Roasted Cauliflower Salad


5. Easy Almond Apple Quinoa Salad

A simple quinoa salad with toasted almonds and sunflower seeds, a chopped apple, and dried cranberries.

40 Salad Recipes: Easy Almond Apple Quinoa Salad


6. Autumn Glow Salad

It’s got sweet potato, crispy apple, roasted cauliflower, fresh parsley, grains of choice, and an appropriate zippy lemon dressing that brings everything together.

40 Salad Recipes: Autumn Glow Salad


7. Mexican Corn And Black Bean Salad

This is a super easy and refreshing summer salad full of black beans, corn, and tomatoes!

This black bean and corn salad comes together in a snap and has the most flavorful chili lime and garlic dressing!

40 Salad Recipes: Mexican Corn And Black Bean Salad


8. Apple Brie Salad

A combination of the crispness of apples with the creaminess of Brie cheese makes this a delicious salad that’s perfect anytime.

This fresh and crisp salad will make an easy side dish or a meal all on its own.

40 Salad Recipes: Apple Brie Salad


9. Tomato Quinoa Salad

This Tomato Quinoa Salad is fast, flavorful, and easily made in advance for speedy lunches and sides for work, school, or home!

40 Salad Recipes: Tomato Quinoa Salad


10. Shrimp Avocado Tomato Salad Recipe

Looking for a high-protein salad?

This delicious Shrimp Avocado Tomato Salad recipe is fresh, healthy, and quick and easy to make!

40 Salad Recipes: Shrimp Avocado Tomato Salad Recipe


11. Curry-Roasted Vegetable & Lentil Kale Salad

Crunchy kale with lentils and a creamy tahini sauce, roasted curry vegetables, and a tangy green curry dressing.

The ultimate plant-based salad is happening. You need this recipe in your life.

40 Salad Recipes: Curry-Roasted Vegetable & Lentil Kale Salad


12. Warm Farro And Kale Salad With Orange Miso Dressing

This simple salad really doesn’t have much of a recipe. Roast the sweet potatoes, cook the farro, then saute together.

40 Salad Recipes: Warm Farro And Kale Salad With Orange Miso Dressing


13. Caprese Salad Recipe

This Caprese Salad Recipe is a great way to use up tomatoes from the garden or pop over to a local farmers market to get that homegrown tastes.

40 Salad Recipes: Caprese Salad Recipe


14. Vegan Fall Pasta Salad

Roasted Fall veggies, tossed with pasta and the most amazing vegan creamy poppy seed dressing!

40 Salad Recipes: Vegan Fall Pasta Salad


15. BLT Balsamic Chicken Avocado & Feta Salad

BLT balsamic chicken avocado & feta salad is a delicious twist to a BLT in salad form, with a balsamic dressing that doubles as a marinade!

You won’t even miss the bread in this mega loaded salad.

40 Salad Recipes: Blt Balsamic Chicken Avocado & Feta Salad


16. Chopped Broccoli Salad

This chopped broccoli salad is tossed in a sweet sauce full of balsamic vinegar, maple syrup and a bit of almond butter.

It is finished with toasted walnuts, dried cranberries and pumpkin seeds for a healthy, gluten-free side dish recipe!

40 Salad Recipes: Chopped Broccoli Salad


17. Healthy Sesame Chicken Chopped Salad

This salad is always a crowd pleaser. It’s also a pretty quick one to make in a large batch.

And it is Paleo and Whole30 too!

40 Salad Recipes: Healthy Sesame Chicken Chopped Salad


18. Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

This Mediterranean chickpea salad has all the flavors of a classic Greek salad.

Hearty chickpeas and fresh oregano and parsley for an extra pop of flavor.

A wonderful light meal or side dish!

40 Salad Recipes: Mediterranean Chickpea Salad


19. Vegan Potato Salad with Maple Mustard Dressing

A light, spring vegan potato salad with a delicious maple mustard dressing!

This potato salad will make you feel like summer is right around the corner!

40 Salad Recipes: Vegan Potato Salad with Maple Mustard Dressing


20. Blueberry Chicken Salad

Blueberry Chicken Salad with Rosemary is easy enough for quick lunches, yet fancy enough for special occasions.

40 Salad Recipes: Blueberry Chicken Salad


21. Pumpkin, Halloumi And Avocado Salad

Gone are the days of bland and boring salads!

This pumpkin, halloumi and avocado salad makes for a perfect weeknight dinner – minimal effort, maximum taste.

40 Salad Recipes: Pumpkin, Haloumi And Avocado Salad


22. Zoodle Spaghetti Salad

Trying to eat more healthy? This is the perfect salad to bring to a BBQ! It is full of vegetables and tastes delicious!


23. California Steak Salad

A paleo California Steak Salad filled with grilled onions, arugula, avocado, asparagus, charred Steak and covered in zesty Chimichurri Dressing.

Fresh, light, high in protein and freakin delicious! You need this!

40 Salad Recipes: California Steak Salad


24. Easy Tex Mex Pasta Salad

A delicious and super simple Tex Mex Pasta Salad with corn, black beans, cherry tomatoes, cilantro, and avocados.

An easy Catalina dressing tops this salad.

40 Salad Recipes: Easy Tex Mex Pasta Salad


25. Vietnamese Noodle Salad

This salad has fresh slivered veggies in a tangy Vietnamese rice vinegar dressing, making it a simple side dish to serve with grilled meats and chicken.

40 Salad Recipes: Vietnamese Noodle Salad


26. Carrot And Harissa Salad

Carrot harissa salad is a delicious bowl full of seasonal produce that makes for a gorgeous lunch or appetizer.

It’s naturally vegan and gluten-free too.

40 Salad Recipes: Carrot And Harissa Salad


27. Chicken Mango Avocado Salad

This salad is loaded with juicy chicken, creamy avocado and that sweet pop of mango flavor take this mango salad over the top.

A Cheesecake Factory recipe (copycat).

40 Salad Recipes: Chicken Mango Avocado Salad


28. Asian Slaw Quinoa Salad

It’s loaded with cabbage, quinoa, carrots, onion, cilantro, cashews, and sesame seeds.

It’s the perfect “make once eat all week” salad.

40 Salad Recipes: Asian Slaw Quinoa Salad


29. Southwest Couscous Salad

This is the best couscous salad I’ve ever had.

It’s easy to make, vegan and has a summery southwestern vibe.

40 Salad Recipes: Southwest Couscous Salad


30. Strawberry Cucumber Spinach Salad

A healthy and fresh spring salad that is filling enough to be a meal or a great side dish.

A homemade apple cider vinaigrette brings this flavourful salad together!

40 Salad Recipes: Strawberry Cucumber Spinach Salad


31. Avocado Blt Quinoa Salad

Avocado BLT Quinoa Salad recipe is full of avocado, bacon, tomatoes, spinach and Ranch dressing.

It is an easy, gluten-free lunch, dinner, or potluck dish recipe.

40 Salad Recipes: Avocado Blt Quinoa Salad


32. Candied Almond & Mandarin Salad

A great holiday entertaining salad.

Mandarin orange, apples, cranberries, feta cheese, and easy stovetop candied almonds all covered in a delicious orange poppyseed dressing.

40 Salad Recipes: Candied Almond & Mandarin Salad


33. Balsamic Lentil Salad

An easy salad or side dish of hearty lentils and fresh veggies, tossed in a balsamic vinaigrette dressing.

40 Salad Recipes: Balsamic Lentil Salad


34. Balela Salad

Balela Salad is a delicious Middle Eastern salad, gluten-free and vegetarian.

Great served as a black bean salad or dip, optional to add feta cheese.

40 Salad Recipes: Balela Salad


35. Buffalo Ranch Chickpea Taco Salad

This salad combines tangy and spicy flavors with crunchy chips and hearty chickpeas for a satisfying meal.

This recipe is vegan and gluten-free.

40 Salad Recipes: Buffalo Ranch Chickpea Taco Salad


36. Fall Harvest Salad

This Salad is made with all the best Fall ingredients.

This salad is vegan, gluten-free, oil-free and absolutely loaded with nutrition.

This beautiful, Fall salad would be lovely served with your Thanksgiving meal.

40 Salad Recipes: Fall Harvest Salad


37. Tuscan Pasta Salad

Tuscan Pasta Salad is an easy pasta salad with sun dried tomatoes, peppers spinach, and olives tossed in a tangy dressing.

This pasta salad is perfect for your next potluck!

40 Salad Recipes: Tuscan Pasta Salad


38. Greek Lemon Garlic Chicken Salad

Greek souvlaki flavors are smothered all over this salad, thanks to this incredible dressing that doubles as a marinade.

40 Salad Recipes: Greek Lemon Garlic Chicken Salad


39. Three Pepper Salad

This three pepper salad recipe is the perfect bell pepper side dish for summer barbecues.

40 Salad Recipes: Three Pepper Salad


40. Cajun Lime Chicken Avocado Corn Salad

This salad has so much flavor! Creamy, light, and drizzled with a cilantro lime dressing.

It is quick and easy to make and perfect for your next barbecue or get together.

Light on the calories – coming in at only 202 calories per 1 cup serving.

40 Salad Recipes: Cajun Lime Chicken Avocado Corn Salad


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