5 Easy Healthy Salad Recipes for lunch & dinner

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Need some light, tasty and healthy salad recipes you can eat for lunch and dinner?

Here are the best salad recipes I love to make again and again. They are full of nutrients, fiber, protein, and good fats. Super good for you and so tasty!

Besides, these salads are not only super healthy, but aren’t boring at all!

If you’re looking for quick healthy lunch or dinner ideas, or he perfect dish to serve at cookouts and summer parties with easy summer cocktails, these salads are for you, and your family will love having on the dinner table!

healthy salad recipes for weight loss with greens, proteins and fruits

What type of salad is the healthiest?

The healthiest salads have a green leafy base, and combine fresh vegetables with lean protein, grains and seeds, and good quality fats.

What is the healthiest dressing for a salad?

For a healthy salad dressing, it should include olive oil, vinegar or lemon and spices. No mayonnaise or sauces full of fats and sugar.

Healthy salad recipes for dinner like this kale salda with chickpeas

Are salads healthy to eat everyday?

It depends!

If the salad has the right mix of vitamins, protein, and good fats, and we make healthy salads with different-colored vegetables, proteins like eggs, chicken, or prawns and legumes, then salads can be a complete and balanced meal.

Healthy salad recipes for lunch like this peas, tomato, and red onion salad

5 Easy Healthy Salad Recipes you’ll love

Classic Italian Pasta Salad

Classic Italian Pasta Salad in a bowl with tri-colored rotini pasta, cherry tomatoes, red onions, salami, mozzarella and olives.

This easy pasta salad recipe is so delicious even kids will love it! It just takes 10 minutes to make and it’s made with tri-colored rotini pasta, cherry tomatoes, red onions, salami, mozzarella and olives. The perfect healthy pasta salad to be serving this summer!

This cold pasta salad is made with fresh ingredients, packed with nutrients and goes with everything! Some of my favorite ways to pair this Italian pasta salad recipe are grilled Burgers, crockpot ribs, chicken avocado burritos or BLT Sandwich.

Pro tip: Cook the pasta al-dente and add your favorite Italian dressing on top. YUM!

Get this recipe (via The Cookie Rookie).

Chicken Avocado Salad

Avocado Chicken Salad over green leaves on a black plate wit avocado and lemon

Chicken and avocado are the perfect combination for a healthy salad. This chicken avocado salad is creamy but light, and packed with high-quality protein and good fats, full of flavor and very satisfying.

This super easy healthy chicken salad recipe is made with no mayo and has lemon juice which prevents it to get brown fast.

Get this recipe (via Happy Healthy Mama).

Kale Salad Recipe

Kale Salad on a bowl with curly kale, red onion, fresh fruit, dried fruit, avocado and feta cheese

This easy and healthy kale salad recipe is made with simple ingredients and it’s so quick to make! All you need is curly kale, red onion, fresh fruit, dried fruit, avocado and feta cheese.

For extra protein, you can also add in quinoa, chicken or smoked salmon. YUM!

Pro tip: For the kale becomes tender and light, it has to be massaged with olive oil and lemon juice.

Get this recipe (via Kylee Cooks).

Healthy Quinoa Salad

Healthy Quinoa Salad in a bowl with chickpeas, black beans, mango, avocado, cilantro and lime juice

You’ll love this healthy quinoa salad recipe made with chickpeas, black beans, mango, avocado, cilantro and lime juice. It’s perfect for a family lunch, a light dinner or even having it at a summer party.

This easy quinoa salad is a complete vegan meal, full of nutrients and vegetable protein from the legumes. Besides, if you like healthy eating, quinoa is a superfood, extra rich in protein, fiber and B vitamins!

Get this recipe (via Foodie Crush).

Blackened Shrimp Salad

healthy shrimp salad in a bowl with shrimp, blackening seasoning, black beans, corn, fresh salsa, lime and lettuce

This light, fresh and healthy shrimp salad recipe is simple but totally delicious. I love shrimps so much, and this seafood salad is a tasty summer salad with Mexican flavors, and a great choice if you’re looking for low carb or keto salad recipes for lunch or dinner.

This easy shrimp salad is made with shrimp, blackening seasoning, black beans, corn, fresh salsa, lime and lettuce, and it’s ready in just 10 minutes!

Get this recipe (via Chef Savvy).

I hope these healthy salad recipes make you insanely happy!

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