50 Healthy Salad Recipes

This 50 Healthy Salad Recipes round up is going to give you a delicious list of gluten-free, low-carb, vegan, and vegetarian salad recipes to help you eat healthier during the entire year. 

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We love a big bowl of salad packed with healthy seasonal produce. They’re easy to make, they’re filling, and they’re packed with nutrients. A lot of people seem to think that a salad is just a bowl of lettuce and salad dressing but trust me, these salads are far from that. Have a bowl of these salads as a stand alone meal. With these 50 different healthy salad recipes, you’re never going to have a boring salad again.

Why Have Salad?

Salads are a great nutrient-dense meal but only if you know what you’re doing. The healthy salad recipes down below show you how to pack all kinds of healthy goodness into one bowl. While some may work best as a side, a lot of the salads can be a meal itself has it also includes a serving of protein like my chopped chicken salads.

How to Make a Salad into a Meal

Like I mentioned earlier, most of these recipes can be a meal itself. However, if you see salads down below that you don’t think will be filling enough or is more of a side dish that you want to turn into a main meal, add a serving of protein! Add a baked chicken breast, a piece of salmon, some shrimp, steak, or even tofu to round out a mostly green salad.

Can Salad Be Made Ahead?

Most of these salads can be made ahead of time. Down below, you’ll even find some salads that are specifically for meal prepping. If you’re planning to make a salad ahead of time, hold off on the dressing. Pack the salad in an airtight container in the fridge and the salad dressing separately. Combine when you’re about to serve it. Most salads can last up to 4 days as long as it’s not coated in dressing or has too many wet ingredients in them.

Tips for Making these Healthy Salad Recipes

  • Always wash and thoroughly dry any greens you have. It’s important that you dry thoroughly as you don’t want your salad to start getting soggy before you’ve even gotten a change to enjoy it.
  • If you don’t have time, you can always go with a store-bought salad dressing.
  • If you have fresh herbs on hand, it definitely goes well with pretty much every salad.
  • Make sure you cut everything to bite sized pieces. Salad definitely tastes better when eat bite includes a little bit of everything on your fork.

50 Healthy Salad Recipes

Parmesan brussels sprouts salad in a white bowl.

Parmesan Brussels Sprouts Salad

Overhead shot of cabbage salad with grilled chicken.

Grilled Chicken Cabbage Salad

Overhead photo of cabbage coleslaw

Easy Coleslaw Recipe

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Healthy Potato Salad Recipe

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Easy Zucchini Cauliflower Rice

Overhead photo of a salmon salad.

Easy Chopped Salmon Salad

Greek Chicken Salad Bowls inside of two meal prep containers.

Greek Chicken Salad Bowls

A white bowl of chopped chicken salad.

Easy Chopped Chicken Salad

An overhead photo of a white bowl with balsamic roasted veggies inside.

Balsamic Roasted Vegetables Recipe

Salmon with coleslaw salad meal prep.

Salmon Patties with Coleslaw Salad Meal-Prep Bowls

Overhead photo of a white bowl with a Brussels sprouts bacon salad.

Brussels Sprouts Bacon Salad

bowl of fresh broccoli salad

Easy Broccoli Salad Recipe

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Easy Roasted Potato Salad

Bowl of avocado tomato salad.

Avocado Tomato Salad Recipe

A white bowl of chicken salad

Chicken Salad with Spicy Mayo Dressing

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Easy Salmon Salad Recipe

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Avocado Egg Salad Recipe

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Creamy Avocado Cauliflower Salad

A bowl with shrimp, tomatoes, avocados, onions, and greens.

Super Fresh Shrimp Tomato Salad

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Shredded Brussels Sprout Salad

Sun-dried Tomato Pesto Cauliflower Salad.

Sun-dried Tomato Pesto Cauliflower Salad

A large bowl of grilled chicken avocado salad.

Grilled Chicken Avocado Salad

An overhead photo of a white plate of ground beef taco salad.

Ground Beef Taco Salad

Roasted Sweet Potato Kale Salad

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Corn Shrimp Salad Recipe

Quick Easy Red Cabbage Salad

A white plate with two shrimp skewers on top of a corn salad.

Cajun Shrimp Skewers with Corn Salad

Roasted Brussels Sprouts Quinoa Salad

Overhead photo of a white bowl of mediterranean salad.

Easy Mediterranean Salad Recipe

Shrimp Quinoa Salad

Autumn Beet Orange Salad Recipe.

Autumn Beet Orange Salad Recipe

Quinoa Greek Salad

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Kale Salad with Crispy Sweet Potato

Roasted Butternut Squash Cauliflower Salad

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Super Easy Broccoli Kale Slaw Salad

Easy and Quick Quinoa Salad

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Easy Kale Breakfast Salad Recipe

Kalamata Collard Quinoa Salad

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Super Easy Avocado Cucumber Tuna Salad

Quinoa Chicken Salad

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Chimichurri Chicken Chopped Salad

Warm Quinoa Brussels Sprouts Salad

 An oval serving platter container shrimp avocado cucumber salad.

Shrimp Avocado Cucumber Salad

Arugula Blackberry Salad

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Asparagus Greek Chopped Salad

Warm Bacon Lentil Salad Recipe

overhead view of a bowl of shrimp and avocado salad

Shrimp Avocado Tomato Salad Recipe

Clementine Arugula Salad Recipe

overhead view of a bowl of pesto Chicken salad

Pesto Chicken Salad Recipe

Black Bean Mango Salad Recipe

I hope you enjoy these recipes and if you make one of these delicious salads, make sure to share with us on Instagram. I would love to see your recreations!

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