20 Easy Healthy Salad Recipes

Say hello to the easiest way to eat more veggies with 20 Easy Healthy Salad Recipes. No more boring salads!

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!

 1. Blueberry Broccoli Spinach Salad with Poppyseed Ranch

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!

Blueberry Broccoli Spinach Salad with Poppyseed Ranch
Blueberry Broccoli Spinach Salad
4.88 from 48 votes
Channeling the flavors of some of some of my favorite restaurant salads, this tasty Blueberry Broccoli Spinach Salad with Poppyseed Ranch is the perfect blend of savory sweetness!
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2. Buffalo Chickpea Salad

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!

Buffalo Chickpea Salad
Buffalo Chickpea Salad
5 from 21 votes
Buffalo-sauced eats don’t have to be unhealthy and salads can be anything but boring! This Buffalo Chickpea Salad is super easy to make, loaded with veggies, and delivers a much needed high-five to the tastebuds
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3. Healthy Tomato Cucumber Avocado Salad

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

Healthy Tomato Cucumber Avocado Salad
Tomato Cucumber Salad
5 from 6 votes
This healthy Tomato Cucumber Salad recipe is ready in minutes! A quick and easy side dish, it's light, fresh, and full of flavor! Vegetarian + Vegan + Whole30 + Keto
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4. Greek Quinoa Salad

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!

This healthy vegetarian Greek Quinoa Salad will make staying on track in 2016 a breeze!
Greek Quinoa Bowls
5 from 31 votes
Loaded with fresh veggies and drizzled in a light homemade dressing, these tasty vegetarian Greek Quinoa Bowls make healthy eating a breeze!
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5. Cranberry Kale Quinoa Salad with Candied Pecans and Feta

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.

Cranberry Kale Quinoa Salad
Cranberry Kale Quinoa Salad with Candied Pecans and Feta
5 from 27 votes
This Cranberry Kale Quinoa Salad with Candied Pecans is the perfect Fall salad! Tender kale, tart cranberries, creamy feta, and nutty quinoa are tossed in a super simple vinaigrette and topped with buttery homemade candied pecans.
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6. Sweet and Sour Thai Carrot and Cucumber Noodle Salad

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!

Sweet and Sour Thai Carrot and Cucumber Noodle Salad
Thai Salad with Carrot and Cucumber Noodles
4.96 from 22 votes
This sassy spiralized salad has refreshing cucumber, carrots, chickpeas, and peppers, and drizzled with a homemade sweet and sour sauce. Delicious!
Recipe yields 4 side salads or 2 large salad bowls.
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7. Broccoli Apple Quinoa Salad

Empty your crisper and jazz up plate with this sensational salad recipe. We LOVE this salad and it’s so quick and easy to make!

Broccoli Apple Quinoa Salad
Broccoli Apple Quinoa Salad
5 from 2 votes
This healthy Broccoli Apple Quinoa Salad is vegetarian, gluten-free, nutritious and delicious!
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8. Cranberry Quinoa Salad with Candied Walnuts

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!

Fresh Cranberry Quinoa Salad
Cranberry Quinoa Salad with Candied Walnuts
4.98 from 38 votes
This tasty cranberry quinoa salad is packed with juicy cranberries, vibrant veggies, and homemade candied walnuts!
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even MORE healthy salad recipes:

9. Farmer’s Market Chopped Salad with Creamy Avocado Dill Dressing

10. Almond Crusted Goat Cheese Salad with Strawberries and Kiwi

11. Cranberry Cilantro Quinoa Salad

12. Strawberry Kale Salad

13. Greek Green Bean Salad

14. Classic Italian Veggie Pasta Salad

15. Healthy Greek Freekeh Salad

16. Spicy Sriracha Crab and Cucumber Salad

17. Buffalo Chicken Taco Salad

18. Wasabi Cucumber Avocado Dressing + Spiralized Cucumber Salad

19. Chickpea Chopped Salad with Basil Vinaigrette Dressing

20. Tomato Avocado Quinoa Salad

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!

Hope you love these easy healthy salad recipes as much as we do!

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Jenn Laughlin

Hi! I’m Jenn and I’m here to help you eat your veggies! It’ll be fun, painless, and pretty darn delicious as I teach you to plan your meals around fresh, seasonal produce with a little help from healthy freezer and pantry staples.

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