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The first thing that comes to the minds of most people when you mention the word “healthy salad”, is a bowl packed with boring veggies that taste like sand.
Well that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Having a healthy and nutritious salad that tastes great and will keep you coming back for more isn’t too much to ask.
As a matter of fact, it’s very possible. Today, I’ve gathered a collection of some of the best healthy salad recipes that taste incredibly delicious and will leave you wanting more.
Here they are
35 Delicious And Healthy Salad Recipes
1) Crunchy Detox Salad
This easy and yummy detox salad is packed with fresh and healthy veggies and superfoods that will keep your stomach satisfied, and your body system in a good shape.
It combines nutritional powerhouses like nuts, seeds and raisins, alongside yummy veggies and a tasty vinaigrette that makes it truly irresistible. And all in just about 20 minutes total.
2) Cobb Salad
You just can’t go wrong with cobb salads. They are just that good. The chicken, tomato, bacon, egg and avocado combination is enough to make anyone’s mouth water.
Plus when you throw in your favorite veggies and top it with a nice dressing, there’s no way to resist. This cobb salad is as nutritious and healthy as it is delicious, and makes a great lunch anytime.
3) Italian Pasta Salad
When the spring and summer comes rolling by, you can always count on a good ol’ pasta salad to satisfy your cravings. This Italian pasta salad in rich in all the good flavors to keep you coming back for more.
It combines spicy salami, fresh tomatoes, pepperoncini, cheese and more, alongside a special Italian dressing that makes it even better. And you could make this in just about 30 minutes, from start to finish.
Serve this up for the entire family and watch everyone lick their plates and ask for more.
4) Ranch Chicken Salad
Super easy to make and quite satisfying, this ranch chicken salad is sure to become one of your favorites. It combines delicious chicken, alongside tomatoes, healthy greens, corn, avocado and more to deliver a great taste and good nutrients.
And you can skip the store-bought dressing in this case. This one uses a homemade ranch dressing that’s super easy to make and tastes incredible too. Definitely a must try.
5) Detox Crunch Salad
When it comes to cleansing your body and getting rid of the toxins, you can always count on healthy nuts, fruits and veggies to get the job done.
This healthy salad combines tasty fruits like apples, cranberries, and pomegranate, alongside delicious nuts and a couple of veggies to deliver a simple, yet delicious meal you will no doubt enjoy. It is also 100% plant-based and vegan-friendly.
6) Skinny Taco Salad
Salad on taco night? Well sure. But I can assure you, this is way better than what you’re thinking.
It’s made with a nice combination of ground beef, black beans, avocado, corn, tomatoes and more, and topped with a tasty salsa yogurt dressing. Super rich in flavor and definitely not your everyday boring meal.
Whip this up in less than 30 minutes in time for taco nights or even prep it ahead of time. Either ways, it comes out great.
7) Asian Salad With Sesame Ginger Dressing
If you like crispy veggies and crunchy nuts, then you’ll love this recipe. Made with a mix of grated carrots, peppers and onions and topped with delicious nuts and seeds, this can serve as a quick lunch or a satisfying side dish.
8) Mediterranean Chopped Salad
Making a delicious and healthy salad to enjoy with friends and family shouldn’t be that hard. This Mediterranean delight combines chickpeas, tomatoes, cheese, yummy veggies, and an oil-free lemon herb dressing.
It takes just 15 minutes to get this done, and it can easily please a large crowd and leave you satisfied.
9) Simple Vegan Salad
Finding a good vegan salad that is quite filling and satisfying, and also tastes great isn’t as hard as it may seem. This simple and easy recipe combines lentils, barley, avocado and cranberries to give it that delicious taste and nutritional goodness.
It is packed with protein, and can make a great side dish or even a meal of its own, and it comes together in under 30 minutes as well.
10) Chicken Salad
Because who doesn’t like delicious chicken? Mixed with grapes, chopped apples and nuts, and lots of creamy goodness, this chicken salad is easy to make, super yummy and highly nutritious too.
And depending on your choice of add-ins and combos, you could enjoy this as a full and satisfying dinner with the family, or even for lunch at work. And it takes just 20 minutes to prep it.
11) Lime Shrimp And Avocado Salad
Easy to make and full of flavor, this healthy salad combines the yummy taste of avocados, tomatoes, shrimp, and cilantro, all covered in lime juice and seasoned to perfection.
Whip this up in just 20 simple minutes, with no cooking required. It can serve as a great lunch or even an appetizer at your next gathering.
12) Easy Chopped Salmon Salad
Salmon isn’t just high in protein. It’s also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids and B vitamins, which are good for your cardiovascular health and body.
Combined with cucumber, avocado and bell peppers, this salmon salad is highly nutritious and quite satisfying. Plus, with just 10 minutes of prep time required, you could easily whip this up, even on those long and busy days.
13) Corn Avocado Salad
Simple, easy and absolutely delicious, this corn, avocado, cucumber and tomato salad is a must-try for your next summer gathering.
It requires only a handful of ingredients, yet it is packed with good flavor, and comes around in just about 30 minutes, from start to finish. Once you try it, you’ll definitely be going back for seconds.
14) Ultimate Potato Salad
Potatoes are an excellent source of potassium, vitamin C and antioxidants, and they offer quite a range of interesting health benefits too.
Combine that with some eggs, bacon and pickles, covered in a nice mayo-based dressing, and you have a full, nutritious and protein-rich meal ready to go. And it takes just about 30 minutes to put together from scratch.
That’s a solid YES.
15) Mediterranean Pasta Salad
When next you’re craving a nice and yummy summer dish that doesn’t take you years to create, you can count on this Mediterranean pasta salad to get the job done. Simple, easy, nutritious and delicious.
It uses chickpeas, pine nuts, cheese and a couple of wonderful veggies, alongside a tasty vinaigrette dressing to deliver a flavor that is just too good to resist. And it can be made in under 30 minutes from scratch.
16) Tropical Fruit Salad
Forget the veggies for a second. When it comes to those warm or hot summer days, all you need to chill and relax is a nice bowl of this refreshing tropical fruit salad.
With great fruits like mangoes, kiwis, and raspberries, topped with a lime-honey dressing, there’s no going wrong here. It comes out as tasty as you’d expect.
You can also feel free to experiment with your favorite fruits as well.
17) Loaded Cauliflower Salad
Cauliflower is one of the best veggies to enjoy out there. Low in carbs and calories, super nutritious and quite versatile when it comes to cooking.
This healthy salad combines cauliflower, bacon and cheese, all covered in creamy goodness and seasoned to perfection. Super easy to put together, and in just 30 minutes from scratch too.
And at only 9g of net carbs per serving, it is great for low carb and ketogenic diets.
18) Hearts of Palm Salad with Shrimp and Avocado
Low in fats and calories, and rich in good nutrients and fiber, hearts of palm are another great veggie you shouldn’t be missing out on.
This recipe combines hearts of palm, grilled shrimp, avocado and tomatoes, alongside a nice tomatillo avocado dressing. Very easy to make, in just under 20 minutes, and it comes out tasting great and full of flavor.
At 8g net carbs per serving, low carb and keto dieters can also join in on the fun.
19) Salmon Salad
Enrich your body with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and B vitamins found in our precious seafood. This super easy salad made with canned salmon, fresh dill, mayo and a few other ingredients is sure to satisfy your cravings easily.
Enjoy with some lettuce wraps, or on a sandwich for a filling lunch, or alongside some crackers, as a nice appetizer. Each serving comes out at just 4g net carbs too, so it’s definitely keto-friendly.
20) Lentil Salad with Feta
Lentils are yet another tasty and delicious source of proteins. This healthy salad combines lentil beans with feta cheese, alongside a couple of interesting veggies, all packed with flavor and seasoned to perfection.
You can also make it 100% vegan by skipping the feta. Either ways it comes out great and takes just 30 minutes to prepare from scratch. Perfect for lunch or even as a side dish.
21) Chicken Shawarma Salad with Tahini Dressing
This tasty chicken shawarma salad will leave you drooling for more, and it’s easy to make as it is delicious.
Juicy lemon chicken thighs are baked to perfection, and served atop a bed of healthy greens, alongside some tomatoes, and topped with a nice lemon tahini dressing. It only takes a few minutes to get this going, and you’ll want to have it on repeat.
22) Vegan BBQ Chickpea Salad
If you’re looking for the perfect plant-based salad to wow everyone at your next cookout or potluck, then this is it.
Delicious and well roasted BBQ chickpeas are combined with tasty veggies like corn, carrots, onions and avocados, and blessed with a fresh and tasty tahini ranch dressing. It’s super easy to make, nutritious, tasty, and also high in protein.
23) Charred Zucchini Sweet Corn Mexican Salad
Speaking of yummy plant-based salads to enjoy, how does perfectly grilled zucchini, corn and sweet peppers sound? Covered in a nice cilantro lime dressing, this salad is sure to be a hit at your summer BBQ. And it comes together easily in under 20 minutes from scratch.
24) Mango Mandarin Sesame Shrimp Salad
This delicious shrimp salad is the perfect mix of sweet and savory. It combines juicy sesame shrimp, with an array of tasty veggies like bell peppers and avocados, alongside edamame, with mango and mandarin slices.
Simple, delicious, and bursting with good Asian flavors. Whip this up easily in under 30 minutes from start to finish.
25) Southwest Orzo Salad
This southwest orzo pasta salad is everything you’ve been praying for. With delicious black beans, corn, avocado and tomatoes, topped with an equally tasty cilantro lime ranch dressing, there’s no saying no to this. And it comes together in under 20 minutes too.
26) Southwestern Chicken Salad
Bursting with good southwestern flavors, and topped with a low fat cilantro lime dressing, It’s just so good you’ll want to have it on repeat.
27) Thai Chopped Salad with Lemongrass Ginger Shrimp
This healthy Thai salad is packed with tasty rainbow veggies, delicious ginger lemongrass shrimp, and a nice sambal vinegar dressing that’ll leave you drooling for more.
Super easy to make, healthy, full of flavor, and comes together in under 30 minutes from start to finish.
28) Steak Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing
What’s not to love about this delicious steak salad? Juicy and perfectly seasoned beef fillets are served alongside some chopped avocado, corn, peppers and a couple of other tasty veggies, all topped with a nice cilantro lime dressing.
It takes less than 20 minutes to throw this together from start to finish, and is sure to leave you satisfied.
29) Mediterranean Farro Salad
When it comes to healthy grains you should be adding to your diet, you certainly don’t want to leave out farro. Being naturally low in calories, and high in fiber and essential nutrients, it’s certainly worth the hype it gets.
This Mediterranean salad combines farro, alongside tomatoes, peppers, cheese and a couple of other tasty veggies. Simple, easy and delicious. And ready in under 30 minutes too.
30) Healthy Quinoa Salad
This might just be the best quinoa salad you’ll lay your hands on. With delicious chickpeas, black beans, avocados, peppers, mangoes and more, this healthy quinoa salad packs in a ton of flavor and nutritional goodness. And it takes just a few minutes to put together.
31) Mediterranean White Bean Salad
If quick, easy and delicious is what you’re after, then this Mediterranean salad is the perfect thing for you.
With white beans, tomatoes, parsley, and more than enough cheesy goodness, there’s no way anyone could resist this. Whip this up easily in under 15 minutes from scratch and enjoy.
32) BLT Salad
You just can’t go wrong with the classic BLT salad. Throw in some chopped avocados, cheese, and some ranch dressing, and you’ll be having it on repeat for sure.
33) Chunky Strawberry Salad with Poppyseed Dressing
Your search for the perfect summer salad ends here. The mix of strawberries, goat cheese and macadamia nuts, topped with a nice poppyseed dressing are part of what makes this strawberry salad so good.
Not to mention it’s literally one of the easiest things to put together. It takes less than 15 minutes to make this from scratch.
34) Broccoli salad
No matter the occasion, this yummy broccoli salad is sure to deliver. With crispy bacon, cranberries, sunflower seeds, and other amazing ingredients, all topped with a creamy mayo yoghurt dressing, you can consider your cravings satisfied. Also ready in under 20 minutes.
35) Healthy Egg And Chickpea Salad
10 short minutes is all you need to make this delicious protein-rich salad. And it comes out so good.
Don’t get stuck with boring salads. These 35 yummy and healthy salad recipes will satisfy your cravings easily. They can be enjoyed for lunch, or even served at your next family dinner or summer cookout.
Which one was your favorite? Comment down below.