38 Salad Recipes

20 mins
10 Ingredients
5 Steps

Tired of the same old boring salads? Try substituting kale for your usual greens! This leafy superfood is packed full of vitamins and nutrients, and since it’s only 33 calories a cup, you won’t sweat going for seconds. This salad, with its homemade dressing and croutons, is a healthy eater’s dream. You can even try adding in quinoa if you’re in need of more protein for the day!

55 mins
19 Ingredients
5 Steps

One of the adored vegetables we grow on our farm is cauliflower. We won’t be harvesting ours anytime soon, but the majority of the farms in our valley are already enjoying the fruits of this magnificent vegetable. I was so excited to receive some, and of course I had to make a salad with it. With a homemade dressing so you know exactly what’s in there, this meal isn’t just an explosion of flavor—it’s beyond healthy, too!

10 mins
15 Ingredients
4 Steps

The greatest part about this recipe is that you can make do with whatever vegetables you have. It’s completely customizable! The dressing of vinegar, mustard and herbs is also open-ended, meaning this whole recipe is just a guideline. Want to use zucchini instead of avocado? Go for it! Only have feta cheese? No big deal. Virtually any healthy food will fit this dish, so go crazy!

10 mins
12 Ingredients
3 Steps

Nothing beats a meal that takes mere minutes to put together, especially on busy weekdays. Depending on the occasion, this delicious and gluten-free recipe can be used as an on-the-go main dish, or a side dish with fish or chicken. Simply combine everything in a large bowl, garnish with feta and oregano, and voilà! However you choose to enjoy it, this is a summer dish the whole family will love.

1 hrs 10 mins
13 Ingredients
5 Steps

This salad is a bit more hands-on than some of the other grain-based dishes in this book, but it makes up for it in flavor. When grilled, in-season eggplants reveal their rich silky and natural sweetness. Plus, this delicious base is high in antioxidants, which protect your cells from damage! Here they shine in a simple but aromatic salad with hearty farro grains. Fresh and dried mint add layers of flavor, and the entire combination comes together effortlessly. Keep this recipe on hand for when you really need a lunchtime showstopper.

15 mins
10 Ingredients
3 Steps

Quinoa and pine nuts contribute crunch to this salad, while corn adds just a pinch of something sweet. A simple dish for summer lunches, Quick Balsamic Quinoa Salad can also be served with grilled chicken for a light dinner. The dressing is low in calories but still delicious—in my world, there’s nothing better than a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar with a dash of salt and pepper.

1 hrs 30 mins
16 Ingredients
4 Steps

This simple grain salad has become a staple in my house: I keep cooked wheat berries on hand, so all that’s needed are some fresh tomatoes, corn and basil from the market. For a heartier lunch or a light dinner, I fold in feta and a thick lemon topping. The result? Our new summertime salad. Grain salad with tomato, corn, and basil is a delicious and nutritious dish that combines the flavors of fresh vegetables with hearty grains. It typically includes cooked grains such as quinoa, bulgur, or farro, mixed with fresh cherry tomatoes, sweet corn kernels, and fragrant basil leaves. The salad is often dressed with a simple vinaigrette made from olive oil, lemon juice, and herbs. This salad is not only flavorful but also very versatile. It can be served as a side dish or as a main course, and it's perfect for picnics, potlucks, or as a light and refreshing meal on a hot day. The combination of grains and vegetables provides a good balance of carbohydrates, fiber, and essential nutrients, making it a healthy and satisfying option for any occasion.

35 mins
10 Ingredients
5 Steps

This salad is a celebration of lemon season, which overlaps with the commencement of the spring asparagus festival where I live. Sweet citrus fruits go well with a chewy mixture of farro, pearl couscous and crisp asparagus. Add a few almonds and goat cheese, and lunch is ready!

45 mins
9 Ingredients
5 Steps

This delicious, protein-rich grain salad is the perfect make-ahead lunch for any season, but it’s filled with seasonal summer vegetables that make it particularly tasty during the last few weeks of summer. It’s easy enough to make on the hottest days of August, and hearty enough to fill you up. The best part? The ridiculously quick topping, which starts with a cup of your favorite pesto.

25 mins
13 Ingredients
3 Steps

These flavorful Mediterranean Lettuce Wraps are made with a tangy, nutty tahini dressing and roasted cauliflower. Bake the cauliflower beforehand for an easy lunch or dinner. Enjoy a few wedges of warm pita bread to complete the meal.

10 mins
9 Ingredients
2 Steps

Can't do much in five minutes? Think again! That's all you need to make this delicious salad. The perfect combination of sweet and spicy tastes, this recipe pairs smoked salmon with black beans, avocado, tomatoes, and cumin. A dressing made from lime juice and olive oil brings the dish to life. Feast on this salad however you please. Enjoy it by itself, sprinkle it on rice or lettuce, or wrap it up in a whole-wheat tortilla.

10 mins
8 Ingredients
2 Steps

This recipe is a simple, elegant, and delicious alternative to high-calorie salads commonly found on restaurant menus. It's so straightforward that you can't mess it up even if you tried. The dish has a perfect blend of greens, meat, cheese, nuts, and fruits. Apples and oranges add excitement to the meal, while the balsamic dressing brings everything together. This recipe is a must-have for busy evenings and quick lunches.

45 mins
11 Ingredients
4 Steps

If you haven't tasted quinoa, you're missing out! This small seed has plenty of fiber (even more than most cereals) and is gluten-free, making it ideal for those who are gluten intolerant. It's abundant in protein, containing all the necessary amino acids, and has a low glycemic index that helps to regulate blood sugar. This dish is great for breakfast, brunch, or even a late-night snack, and it's guaranteed to amaze your guests, leaving them with satisfied stomachs and healthy hearts. The crisp veggies add a sweet flavor that pairs nicely with the tangy vinegar and lemon juice.

10 min
5 Ingredients
3 Steps

This nutritious salad with lots of fiber can be prepared in only 10 minutes. You can either eat it straight away or portion it into four servings for a high-fiber meal throughout the week.

20 mins
11 Ingredients
2 Steps

This tasty apple coleslaw recipe combines cabbage, carrots, apples, and a creamy dressing with poppy seeds. It makes a great, fresh and easy side dish!

55 mins
6 Ingredients
4 Steps

This simple and cheap side dish is a Roasted Carrot and Feta Salad that mixes sweet roasted carrots with salty feta and fresh parsley. It makes for an easy salad.

10 mins
13 Ingredients
4 Steps

The Curry Chicken Salad has a smooth and flavorful sauce covering soft chicken pieces. It has apple, celery, raisins, and cashews in every bite.

15 mins
10 Ingredients
3 Steps

Shredded Brussels sprouts make up the core of this crunchy salad. It's garnished with cranberries, toasted nuts, and red onion, then tossed in maple dressing for a winning winter dish.

45 mins
10 Ingredients
8 Steps

This tasty and filling mixture of seasoned sweet potatoes, black beans, spinach, and feta cheese is ideal for meal planning. Prepare roasted sweet potato salad for either lunch or dinner.

35 mins
20 Ingredients
6 Steps

Combine the best antipasti with crisp lettuce and savory dressing to make a delicious antipasto salad. This recipe includes peppers, salami, mozzarella, artichokes, and chickpeas, making it a great main dish or side.