An easy homemade chef salad recipe that comes together in 15 minutes! Since chef salad ingredients are simple and customizable, you can make this anytime.
Easy Healthy Salad Recipes
These easy healthy salad recipes offer plenty of delicious ways to eat your veggies! They are packed with nutrients and vitamins, require minimal or sometimes zero cook time, and taste amazing. Plus, they are naturally gluten-free and many are low carb. In case you want to customize your own salad creation, I also have some homemade healthy salad dressing ideas for you below. But, it’s totally fine to simply use olive oil, salt, and pepper when you’re in a hurry.
Healthy Salad Recipes For Lunch & Dinner
With a source of protein included, these easy salads are perfect for a healthy meal. Make them for a healthy lunch or dinner, and you don’t even need anything else. If you like some crunch, add your favorite toppers, such as almonds, walnuts, or sunflower seeds.
Green goddess chicken salad makes the perfect meal-worthy dish with easy, healthy, fresh ingredients! This satisfying salad is loaded with bright flavors.
Learn how to make taco salad in just 20 minutes, using common ingredients! The whole family will love this EASY, healthy taco salad recipe with ground beef.
A keto burger in a bowl is an easy, quick way to enjoy burgers without the carbs. These loaded burger bowls are ready in 15 minutes and brimming with toppings.
This low carb, EASY spicy Thai beef salad recipe takes just 10 min to prep! The Thai beef salad dressing + marinade give it so much flavor.
Easy sweet kale superfood salad with lemon vinaigrette, smoked salmon and avocado is like a better Costco kale salad. 5 ingredients, plus 5 in the dressing!
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Healthy Taco Salad
Learn how to make taco salad in just 20 minutes, using common ingredients! The whole family will love this EASY, healthy taco salad recipe with ground beef. It’s one of our favorite easy healthy salad recipes.
Easy Healthy Side Salads
If you need healthy salad ideas to serve as a side dish, these fit the bill. There’s everything from leafy greens (like spinach, lettuce, or kale) to heartier chopped salads (like cucumbers, avocados, or cauliflower). You’re sure to find something that pairs well with your main dish. You can also make any of these salads heartier by adding some chopped cooked bacon!
Hearty Lunch Salads To Make Ahead
If you like to meal prep, one of the easiest ways to do that is to make a chicken salad, tuna salad, or egg salad, made with mayo or avocado and fresh herbs. These types of healthy salads store well in the fridge (just add the avocado the day-of, if using). So, you can enjoy them for several days. Serve them in a lettuce wrap, with your favorite crackers or chips, scooped up with veggies (bell pepper or celery works great!), or spread onto your favorite bread (try almond flour bread for a healthy option!).
Healthy Salad Dressing Ideas
Why bother with the store bought stuff, when homemade tastes so much better? These healthy salad dressing recipes take just a few minutes to prepare, and are well worth the effort. If you don’t have many ingredients on hand, you can also make a simple vinaigrette
TIP: Short on time? Make a simple vinaigrette. Simply whisk together a 3:1 or 4:1 ratio of oil (olive oil or avocado oil) and acid (such as apple cider vinegar, red wine vinegar, or lemon juice), plus salt and black pepper. Feel free to add any seasonings you like, too.