7 Healthy Salad Recipes that are Perfect for Lunch

Kale Superfood Salad

Kale Superfood Salad

Recipe from: Kristineskitchenblog.com

The kale superfood salad is loaded with antioxidants! Featuring kale, blueberries, quinoa, almonds, avocado, and goat cheese, this light, healthy salad is far from boring. It’s low calorie, but high-fiber kale and quinoa will fill you up. We love the combination of creamy goat cheese and tart, sweet blueberries. Plus, kale alone has 3 grams of protein per serving. Make sure you check out the author’s video on how to prep kale to get the most out of this salad.

Strawberry Steak Salad


Recipe from: Peasandcrayons.com

This is a seriously gourmet salad, and it’s surprisingly easy to make. You start with whatever kind of lettuce you like best, add thinly sliced steak, fresh strawberries, creamy avocado slices, and a simple dressing. The author points out that baked or grilled steak would work wonderfully. Steak is a great source of protein, making this is a healthy, nutritious lunch option for anyone watching their diet.

Thai Peanut Chicken Crunch Slaw


Recipe from: Thecreativebite.com

This light, crunchy salad is packed with veggies and plenty of crunch. Cabbage Cole slaw combines with a variety of colorful vegetables and a rich, flavorful peanut sauce for a salad that you can really look forward to. There are plenty of Asian chopped salad recipes out there, but truly, the dressing makes this meal. Make a double batch of the peanut dressing and you’ll have something delicious to dress up shrimp or chicken, or just have more salad!

BLT Balsamic, Chicken, Avocado & Feta Salad

Recipe from: Cafedelites.com

Try this twist on the traditional BLT! It’s like your favorite sandwich… but in a bowl! The balsamic vinaigrette for this salad doubles as a marinade for the chicken, so you get plenty of that balsamic flavor with a touch of honey and a sprinkling of Italian herbs. Bacon and lots of fresh veggies round this dish out and serve up over 20 grams of protein per serving!

Vegan Mexican Chopped Salad


Recipe from: Happykitchen.rocks

Looking for vegan salad recipes to take for lunch? This one will rock your world! Fresh sweet corn, fiber-rich black beans, crisp bell peppers, tangy red onions, and fresh tomatoes combine with a lime-kissed avocado dressing for a vegan salad so good, you won’t even miss the meat. Trust me… you don’t have to be vegan to love this flavorful salad!

Chickpea Salad


Recipe from: Spendwithpennies.com

Here’s another great vegan option, and this one packs a protein punch. Chickpeas are the star of this dish, and they’re loaded with protein and fiber to help you feel full. This recipe shines with traditional Greek flavors, like lemon and cumin, while red onion and cucumber add texture and crunch. This quick and easy salad is the perfect lunch salad for summertime.

Spinach and Quinoa Salad with Apples and Pecans

Spinach and Quinoa Salad with Apple and Pecans

Recipe from: Kristineskitchenblog.com

Is there anything better than toasted pecans, fresh crunchy apples, tart cranberries, and creamy goat cheese? These simple autumn flavors combine to make a light and delicious salad that’s ideal for lunch (or, serve it as a side with pork tenderloin). Quinoa gives this salad some extra protein and leaves you satisfied without feeling full, and the simple honey dijon dressing really highlights the flavors without being heavy.