This month I have been madly hunting down easy, tasty recipes to inspire some new and exciting salads for my work lunch box in the new year. I pretty much eat a salad in some form for lunch every day. While that might sound boring to you at first, when you really get to thinking about the infinite ways you can mix up a “salad”, you’ll see that it’s really not boring at all! Banish any thoughts of limp lettuce and a few blobs of tomato and cucumber. Making a colourful salad is a flavoursome and satisfying way to incorporate a huge dose of veggies (and protein + healthy fats) in to your daily eating habits, which is essential for your general health.
To encourage you to embrace as many salads as possible, I’ve rounded up 18 delicious recipes below for inspiration. Some are complete meals while some would be perfect topped with a protein of your choice. You can always make a double-batch of your favourites to set yourself up for the week, too!
Spanish Tuna Salad with Roasted Red Peppers by And Here We Are
Chickpea Fall Salad by Jar of Lemons
Smoked Mackerel Superfood Salad on here, Nourish Everyday (pictured at the top of this post)
Chopped Kale Power Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing by She Likes Food
Quinoa Salad with Roast Pumpkin by loveurbelly (pictured above)
Simple Garden Salad with Zaatar Spiced Eggs also by loveurbelly
Massaged Red Kale & Lox Nicoise Salad by Nutritionist in the Kitch
Roasted Cauliflower & Brussels Sprout Salad by Natural Girl Modern World
Chipotle Apple Sweet Potato Salad by Love and Lemons
Asian Chicken Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing by Health Starts in the Kitchen (pictured above)
Roast Pumpkin and Goats Cheese Salad on here, Nourish Everyday
Salty Citrus Quinoa Salad by Delicious Balance
Chickpea, Avocado and Feta Salad by Homegrown & Healthy
Tuna + Pesto Quinoa Salad on here, Nourish Everyday (pictured above)
Broccoli and Kale Salad by The Natural Nutritionist
Cambodian Green Mango Salad by Wander Cooks
Asian Noodle Salad by Grok Grub
Lazy Day Peanut Noodle Salad by 101 Cookbooks
Still want more salad inspiration? You can check out my Salads Pinterest Board here.