Healthy salads perfect for a quick & easy lunch

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The humble salad tends to get a bad rap when January comes around. People wanting to eat better mistakenly think their salad has to be plain and bland. That’s just not the case! These 20 salad recipes prove that.

Asian salad
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1. Raw Asian broccoli salad

This delicious salad can be made quickly and easily using the shredding attachment on a food processor. Then simply mix and go!

Egg cobb salad
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2. Healthy Cobb salad

If you love a good Cobb salad, give this homemade version a try. It’s healthy and delicious!

Tuna salad
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3. Tuna salad

Tuna salad is quick and easy to make, and always tastes great! Plus the protein will keep you full until dinner.

Egg salad
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4. Egg salad

Whether you eat it by itself or between two slices of bread, egg salad makes a great brown-bag option.

Mandarin orange chicken salad
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5. Mandarin orange chicken salad with dried cranberries

This wonderful salad is packed with good-for-you nutrients and is loaded with delicious flavors.

Kale orange salad
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6. Kale and orange salad

This delicious salad is wonderful with a grapefruit vinaigrette, or any vinaigrette you prefer.

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7. Mexican chicken salad

If you love Mexican food, this Mexican-inspired salad will definitely make you happy come lunchtime.

Mango rice salad
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8. Mango wild rice salad

This wonderful wild rice dish has a great balance of sweet and savory. It’s perfect for taking for lunch!

Italian salad
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9. Italian chopped salad

This fresh and zesty salad is sure to please and is super easy to pack for lunch.

Mexican wild rice salad
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10. Mexican wild rice salad

Mexican flare really shines through in this unusual but tasty salad.

Green bean quinoa salad
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11. Green bean quinoa salad

Tossed with green beans and carrots, this quinoa salad is tasty and filling.

Black bean corn salad
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12. Black bean corn salad

This delicious combo comes together quick and easy for a tasty lunch.

Kale salad
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13. Kale salad

This wonderful recipe teaches you how to massage kale so that it’s tasty and easy to enjoy.

Corn salad
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14. Corn salad

This corn-based salad mixes with other fresh veggies to make a tasty and portable lunch.

Black-eyed pea salad
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15. Black-eyed pea salad

If you like black-eyed peas, you’ll love this delicious salad.

Chicken apple salad
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16. Chicken apple salad

This simple salad offers plenty of protein and fiber for a delicious lunch.

Cranberry walnut salad
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17. Cranberry walnut salad

This is a great winter salad that is packed with flavor and good-for-you nutrients.

Chinese chicken salad
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18. Chinese chicken salad

If you have a little extra time to prep a few components of this salad, this will come together easily on a weeknight for lunch the next day.

Baby kale salad
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19. Baby kale salad

Baby kale is delicate and delicious. Add a few other ingredients and you’ve got a wonderful salad for lunch.

Asparagus salad
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20. Easy asparagus salad

This one should definitely be on your to-try list! It’s packed with protein and deliciousness.

Sweet potato salad
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