26 Simple Salad Recipes {eating greens made easy}

Make these simple salad recipes a lunchtime feast or dinner side; either way you toss it these crisp combos make eating greens delicious and easy!

26 simple salad recipes | make these simple salad recipes a lunchtime feast or dinner side; either way you toss it these crisp combos make eating greens delicious and easy! | www.nourishmovelove.com

If I’m honest, I’m shoveling handfuls of trail mix in my mouth as I type this. {I’m testing a new superfood trail mix recipe for the blog next week; it’s required I make sure all 8 servings are edible before I share the recipe with you guys}! Although I love my crunchy, slightly salted nuts paired with rich, dark chocolate, I also love my greens.

You see the way I look at it is — my love of greens and daily salad consumption off-sets my love of trail mix and daily nut consumption. Rational? No. A delicious lifestyle? Yes!

Regardless, I’m a salad lover and I’m proud of it. If you’ve ever eaten a meal with me, you know I pretty much require some type of vegetable at every meal. This gets a bit challenging when I’m traveling, getting ready to move into a new home, and well, basically running around like a crazy women {hello month of May}.

But even when I’m traveling or my food prep game isn’t on point, I still strive for at least one salad a day, usually for lunch. I try to eat my live, raw salad greens earlier in the day when my digestive system is at it’s peak and opt for more roasted veggies in the evening when my digestive system is slowing down. Genius concept, right?

So how’s a woman supposed to eat a salad a day and not get bored?! Enter these 26 simple salad recipes I rounded up from some of my favorite, blogging foodies. Now the real question. Which of these fast, fresh, leafy dishes will you want to make for lunch tomorrow? It’s a toss-up {ha, get it, like you toss a salad}!

Ok it’s past 9pm, which is my bedtime, so I should shut my computer and go to bed because I’m typing jokes that no one is going to laugh at, and I have a 6am flight to catch.

Cherry Wild Rice Spinach Salad + Cherry Vinaigrette from nourish move love

Cherry Wild Rice Spinach Salad

Thai Kale Salad + Ginger Lemongrass Vinaigrette from The Real Food RDs

Thai Kale Salad with Ginger Lemongrass Vinaigrette

Super Food Detox Salad from Fit Foodie Finds

Super Food Detox Salad

Simple Apple, Pear, Quinoa Salad + Lemon Poppyseed Dressing from nourish move love

Simple Apple, Pear, Quinoa Salad + Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

Grilled Kale Salad + Lemon Vinaigrette from The Healthy Maven

Grilled Kale Salad + Lemon Vinaigrette

Strawberry Spinach Salad + Strawberry Champagne Vinaigrette from The Real Food RDs

Strawberry Spinach Salad + Strawberry Champagne Vinaigrette

Strawberry Spinach Salad Sandwich from nourish move love

Strawberry Spinach Salad Sandwich

Salmon Salad + Greek Yogurt Dill Dressing from Fit Foodie Finds

Salmon Salad + Greek Yogurt Dill Dressing

Orange Radicchio Salad from The Healthy Maven

Orange Radicchio Salad

Cantaloupe & Salami Salad + Balsamic Glaze from Little Bits of Real Food

Cantaloupe & Salami Salad

Mason Jar Tex Mex Quinoa & Tangy Cilantro Lime Creamy Dressing from Fit Foodie Finds

Mason Jar Tex Mex Quinoa & Tangy Cilantro Lime Creamy Dressing

Watermelon Caprese Salad from To Live & Diet in L.A.

Spring Green Salad + Basil Lemon Vinaigrette from Ambitious Kitchen 

Spring Green Salad + Basil Lemon Vinaigrette

Southwestern Black Bean Burger Salad from In It 4 The Long Run

Southwestern Black Bean Burger Salad

Raw Summer Roll Salad + Almond Butter Vinaigrette from Food Faith Fitness

Pear and Beet Salad + Ginger Hemp Dressing from Eating Bird Food

Pear and Beet Salad + Ginger Hemp Dressing

Arugula Fig Salad + Toasted Goat Cheese from The Balanced Berry

Creamy Poppy Seed Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps from nourish move love

Creamy Poppy Seed Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps

Mango Chicken Salad Stuffed Avocado from The Real Food RDs

Mango Chicken Salad Stuffed Avocado

Sriracha Chicken Salad + Blue Cheese & Green Goddess Dressing from Fit Foodie Finds

Sriracha Chicken Salad + Blue Cheese & Green Goddess Dressing

Butternut Squash Wheatberry Salad from To Live & Diet in L.A.

Lemon Herb Zucchini Noodle Salad from The Healthy Maven

Lemon Herb Zucchini Noodle Salad

Summer Greek Quinoa Salad from Eating Bird Food

Summer Greek Quinoa Salad

Rainbow Salad + Garlic Avocado Dressing from The Blissful Balance

Rainbow Salad + Garlic Avocado Dressing

Ranch Steak Salad from Little Bits of Real Food

Ranch Steak Salad

Blueberry Kale & Quinoa Salad from nourish move love

 

So seriously, which of these fresh, leafy dishes are you going to make for lunch tomorrow? And I must know did you chuckle at my toss-up joke {because I thought I was pretty clever typing it}? Tell me in the comments below! 

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26 simple salad recipes | make these simple salad recipes a lunchtime feast or dinner side; either way you toss it these crisp combos make eating greens delicious and easy! | www.nourishmovelove.com

2 comments
  1. As a fellow greens lover, I can totally relate! It’s can be so hard to find good veggies when you’re travelling or running around. I’ll have to prep some of these salads so they’re ready to go for next week – they all look so yummy. Thanks for sharing Lindsey!

    • Britney! Greens and salad lovers unite! So glad you’re drooling over these recipes as much as I am {so good}! You’ll have to let me know which ones you prepped and loved! xo-Lindsey