Say hello to the easiest way to eat more veggies with 20 Easy Healthy Salad Recipes. No more boring salads!
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I’m hereby challenging myself enjoy as many fresh, crisp, colorful salads as I can this year.
I’ve been thoroughly enjoying my share of comfort foodieness this winter and now that it’s nearly time to shed my winter coat, it’s time to shed a few pesky pounds along with it!
One of my favorite ways to still enjoy my favorite comfort foods is in salad form. Craving a burger? Skip the bun + serve it on a salad! Hankering for a tuna sandwich? Try a scoop (or two!) on a bed of leafy greens! Dying for some easy cheesy mac and cheese? That’s okay! Serve up a small scoop next to a jumbo salad and it’s basically a vegetable now!
Let the salad-fest begin!
The below recipes are more than ready to convince you that salads can go above and beyond the status of mere rabbit food. Try a few of my most popular salad recipes and see what all the fuss is about!
20 Easy Healthy Salad Recipes
With vegetarian, vegan, paleo, low-carb, and gluten-free options to choose from, there’s something for everyone on this list!
Though it looks like it’s straight out of a gourmet bistro, this simple (and speedy) blueberry broccoli salad is easily thrown together with just a few flavorful ingredients at home. Snag your go to pre-made dressing or try my homemade poppyseed ranch!
Buffalo-sauced eats don’t have to be unhealthy and salads can be anything but boring! This zesty buffalo chickpea salad is super easy to make, loaded with veggies, and delivers a much needed high-five to the tastebuds. The recipe itself is gloriously gluten-free + vegetarian and can be made vegan with an easy peasy swap!
You’re just a few minutes away from a tasty restaurant-quality salad with this healthy Tomato Cucumber Avocado Salad recipe. It’s light, fresh, and full of flavor! As an added bonus, this salad is vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and paleo. AKA #ALLTHETHINGS
There’s a reason this salad is one of my most popular recipes of all-time! Loaded with fresh veggies and drizzled in a light homemade dressing, these tasty vegetarian quinoa bowls make healthy eating a breeze! Try it with my crispy shawarma chickpeas on top! <— OMG!
Sometimes you just need a big green superfood salad in your face. Tender kale, tart cranberries, creamy feta, and nutty quinoa are tossed in a super simple vinaigrette and topped with buttery homemade candied pecans.
You’re going to la-la-loooove this sweet and sour Thai-inspired salad with refreshing cucumber, carrots, chickpeas, and peppers. Each scrumptious salad is topped with cilantro, sesame, and chia seeds and drizzled with a homemade sweet and sour sauce. Dooooo it!
Empty your crisper and jazz up your cold weather eats with this sensational salad recipe. We LOVE this salad! This sassy spinach salad is packed to the brim with fresh fruit and crisp veggies.
Friends and family rave over this one! This super tasty salad has the most delicious texture thanks to the fluffy quinoa, juicy cranberries, and crunchy broccoli. The homemade citrus dressing is light and refreshing and the uber easy 5 minute candied walnuts make the perfect topping! What are you waiting for? Try it today!
even MORE sassy salad recipes:
Almost all of the above salads have their own handy dandy easy peasy dressing recipe, but in case you’re looking for a few new dressings, here are 14 Homemade Dressing Recipes to Shake Up Your Salad Game!
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