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.
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!
2. Healthy Cobb salad
If you love a good Cobb salad, give this homemade version a try. It’s healthy and delicious!
3. Tuna salad
Tuna salad is quick and easy to make, and always tastes great! Plus the protein will keep you full until dinner.
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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.
5. Mandarin orange chicken salad with dried cranberries
This wonderful salad is packed with good-for-you nutrients and is loaded with delicious flavors.
6. Kale and orange salad
This delicious salad is wonderful with a grapefruit vinaigrette, or any vinaigrette you prefer.
7. Mexican chicken salad
If you love Mexican food, this Mexican-inspired salad will definitely make you happy come lunchtime.
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!
9. Italian chopped salad
This fresh and zesty salad is sure to please and is super easy to pack for lunch.
10. Mexican wild rice salad
Mexican flare really shines through in this unusual but tasty salad.
11. Green bean quinoa salad
Tossed with green beans and carrots, this quinoa salad is tasty and filling.
12. Black bean corn salad
This delicious combo comes together quick and easy for a tasty lunch.
13. Kale salad
This wonderful recipe teaches you how to massage kale so that it’s tasty and easy to enjoy.
14. Corn salad
This corn-based salad mixes with other fresh veggies to make a tasty and portable lunch.
15. Black-eyed pea salad
If you like black-eyed peas, you’ll love this delicious salad.
16. Chicken apple salad
This simple salad offers plenty of protein and fiber for a delicious lunch.
17. Cranberry walnut salad
This is a great winter salad that is packed with flavor and good-for-you nutrients.
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.
19. Baby kale salad
Baby kale is delicate and delicious. Add a few other ingredients and you’ve got a wonderful salad for lunch.
20. Easy asparagus salad
This one should definitely be on your to-try list! It’s packed with protein and deliciousness.