Life’s too short for boring salads. Looking for easy and yummy salad recipes that don’t suck? I’ve got the ultimate list for you! I’ve scoured the internet for the very best, non-boring, drool-worthy salad recipes.
Boring salads are an abomination. There – I said it. I know it’s easy to throw some lettuce and tomato together and call it a salad, but no one is happy to be eating that. These salads though. These YUMMY salad recipes will save you time and time again when you are trying to clean up your diet without crying into a bowl of kale.
These are the types of salads you’ll look forward to eating. Like how you feel when you brought some amazing leftovers (for me it’s pasta) to work and it’s in the fridge and you can’t stop thinking about it ALL DAY. You’ll have that same feeling – but with SALAD!
Let’s dig in…
Gone are the days of bland and boring salads! This pumpkin, haloumi and avocado salad makes for a perfect weeknight dinner – minimal effort, maximum taste.
This Sweet Potato, Chickpea and Feta Salad is ready in 30 minutes! It’s filled with all the good stuff (read: veggies) and it’s so tasty you’ll want to make friends with salad!
This Chicken Shawarma Salad With Garlic Yogurt Sauce is going to blow your mind! A layer of crispy lettuce is topped with a veritable herb garden of tabbouleh and the most amazing marinated chicken you will ever taste.
That Springtime Salad celebrates everything about spring eating, with its myriad textures and fresh flavours.
This panzanella salad recipe is for the salad of all salads! A flavourful explosion of fresh herbs and vegetables that you can easily find at your local farmers market! A perfect combination of fresh flavours, textures and deliciousness.
Say goodbye to bland salads and hello to flavour town with this Grilled Cajun Chicken Salad with Creamy Cajun Dressing.
Looking for a salad that packs a protein punch? Try this Steak Salad, filled with grilled vegetables, ripe avocado, and a homemade cilantro lime dressing.
This paleo & vegan roasted bell pepper & eggplant salad is a delicious and healthy way to enjoy your vegetables!
Chipotle Chicken and Blood Orange Salad with Honey Lime Dressing isg reat for meal prep or an easy, healthy weeknight dinner. This salad is packed with lots of greens, veggies, protein and immune-boosting citrus fruit!
Roasted Chickpea Fattoush Salad is a hearty salad is full of fresh vegetables and herbs. The flavourful dressing is made from lemon juice, olive oil, and pomegranate molasses. This version is vegan and gluten-free since the traditional bread is replaced with chickpeas.
This Shrimp Mango Salad screams Summer. Perfect side for a barbecue or a heat free weeknight dinner.
Fiesta Chopped Chipotle Kale Salad – Give yourself a cold-and-flu-fighting power-up with this deliciously fresh, filling, and kicked-up salad!
Pear Gorgonzola Salad with Walnuts & Maple Vinaigrette is an addictive salad in any season. Sweet maple vinaigrette with pure maple syrup & shallots complements fresh pears, walnuts, salty gorgonzola and mixed greens.
Check out this delicious winter salad featuring fiber-rich brown rice, fresh baby kale, and sweet clementine oranges! Vegetarian and gluten-free too.
Not your standard salad, this Brussels Sprout Salad with Bacon and Eggs is a fresh take on the humble vegetable.
This raw vegan noodles salad recipe is super quick and easy to put together and is great served as a main or side dish. All you need is a selection of colourful vegetables, some pantry staples and a spiralizer.
This Grilled Corn, Nectarine and Mixed Beans Salad is a forkful of summer in every bite. It is a combination of some of the season’s best fruit and veg.
Experience the tastes of travel without having to leave your kitchen with this delicious Brazilian Mackerel Superfood Salad!
Love cabbage and crunchy noodles? You’ve got to try this Napa Cabbage Salad!
Forget about your boring old potato salad, this roast potato salad recipe uses normal & sweet potatoes with a sumac yoghurt dressing to make a tasty dinner!
A super favourable twist on traditional chimichurri sauce in both the marinade and dressing for this glorious grilled chicken salad.
A super healthy simple salad with beets, berries, basil, seasonal greens and an insanely delicious avocado basil vinaigrette. Vegan, paleo, gluten free, and bursting with flavour and good for you ingredients.
Mix up your grains and try this Farro and Kale Salad with Sage Browned Butter Vinaigrette. A great salad for the cooler months.
Why have one bean when you can have this Three Bean Salad!
Vegan Southwestern Salad with Avocado Dressing is one of the most delicious and nutritious salad that can be prepared. So easy to prepare in minutes, Romaine lettuce, black beans, sweet corn, tomatoes, bell peppers, red onion, avocado, and cilantro tossed in a creamy avocado dressing.
This arugula lentil salad with is a nutritional powerhouse. Made with oven roasted tomatoes, avocado and cumin toasted pine nuts, this salad is a delicious combination of chewy, creamy and crunchy textures and sweet, salty and tangy flavours. Delicious and yet filling, it makes a great lunch or dinner accompaniment.
This Strawberry Chicken Spinach Power Salad is perfect for summer! It’s packed with protein, fresh produce & nuts and topped with a lemon poppyseed dressing. A great recipe for lunch or dinner!
Any salad with bread in it is OK in my book and this Simple Greek Panzanella with Saganaki is of no exception!
Chopped lettuce, smoky corn and black beans, grilled chicken, tangy BBQ sauce and creamy Ranch. Oh yeah, this Copycat Panera BBQ Chicken Salad packs a lot of flavour, plus Its as healthy as it is tasty.
This Smoked Salmon and Roasted Beets Salad with a Goat Cheese Dressing is super nutritious with simple elegance. It can be served for lunch or light dinner and for sure it will please your guests.
Zucchini Noodle Pad Thai Salad with Sesame-Cashew Dressing is made with the freshest raw ingredients including carrots, zucchini, cabbage, arugula, red peppers and a creamy sesame-cashew dressing!
Haven’t tried salad with roasted vegetables yet? Try this Nectarine and Sweet Potato Salad with Maple Syrup and Mustard Dressing!
Vietnamese beef noodle salad is packed with fresh herbs, flavourful beef, and refreshing lime fish sauce dressing. It is easy to make, and you can enjoy it either as a main or side dish.
Cool cucumber, spicy radishes and crunch chickpeas come together to make a beautiful and refreshing Cucumber Chickpea Salad. Perfect for potlucks, picnics or backyard gatherings, this salad relies on the beauty of a vegetable peeler to finely graze and ribbon these vegetables into flat noodles.
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Post Updated: January 3, 2019
First Published: April 9, 2018