Salad Recipes

Trader Joe’s Spicy Bomba Tuna Salad (Dairy Free)

Turn ordinary canned tuna into a zippy, spicy salad that’s perfect over greens, in a sandwich, with crackers or stuffed into endive leaves. 

Crunchy Honey & Mint Quinoa Salad (GF)

This cold salad is perfect for the hot summer months, with crunchy apples, carrots, peppers and celery, sweet cranberries and creamy chickpeas with a delicious honey and mint dressing.

Pomegranate Lentil Salad (GF)

A cold salad that can be made ahead of time for an easy and quick meal or side dish.  There’s absolutely no cooking at all, which makes this the perfect hot-weather recipe!

California Quinoa Salad (GF)

The California Quinoa Salad is so refreshing, with sweet mango and red bell pepper, cilantro, golden raisins, crunchy hemp seeds and a light lime dressing.  It’s a great make-ahead meal prep dish too!

Roasted Vegetable Salad with Spicy Dijon Dressing (Dairy Free)

‘Tis the season for dinner salads!  You choose which vegetables you love the most, then roast them up and toss them in with peppery arugula, heart-healthy olives, crunchy cucumbers and of course, homemade croutons.  The spicy dairy free dijon dressing kicks it all up a notch and brings this from a boring, plain salad to

Ramen Noodle Cabbage Salad

If you’ve never experienced ramen noodle cabbage salad…it’s about time you do.  Guaranteed this will become a new regular at summer BBQ’s and potlucks!  It’s a great make-ahead meal prep salad that only gets better with time.  

Dairy Free Herby Baby Potato Salad

This dairy free baby potato salad is made with a light dijon dressing, loaded with herbs, crunchy celery and red onion, to make the perfect vegan BBQ side dish alternative.

Dairy Free Broccoli Salad (V, GF)

A creamy, sweet, tangy and crunchy broccoli salad that’s dairy free, so you can enjoy as much as you want of this delicious and healthy salad without any of the guilt!  The Creamy Maple Dressing is what makes this salad really pop, and you’ll never guess it’s dairy free!

Super Easy, Super Fresh Tabbouleh

If you love the fresh flavors of parsley and mint, this salad is for you.  Tabbouleh combines herbs, bulger wheat, finely chopped vegetables and fresh lemon juice to create a healthy snack, side dish or meal. 

Simple Green Bean Salad

This is a great meal prep idea!  Fresh blanched green beans are tossed with sliced red onion, herbs and a simple vinaigrette.  Learn what blanching is and how to do it, as well as what to look for when purchasing green beans and preparing them.

My Top 3 Favorite Vegan, GF Salad Dressings

These are my go-to salad dressings when I want something vegan, gluten free, dairy free and low glycemic. The dressings work on salads, burrito bowls and Buddha bowls and are a great meal prep idea.  Instead of buying sugar-laden store bought dressings, make your own at home for a much healthier, nutritious dressing.

How to Meal Prep Salads + 3 Salad Recipes

A tutorial with tips, tricks and 3 different salad recipes so you can prepare fresh, crunchy salads for the whole week ahead.  For a busy week of work, salads can be a great meal prep option.  Load them up with lots of filling vegetables and lean proteins and get creative with what goes in your

Autumn Salad with Honey Thyme Vinaigrette

This right here is the salad dreams were made of.  All the fall flavors we all know and love thrown together in a bowl and we call this “healthy” because it’s salad, but in reality it’s not just apples and acorn squash and arugula, but also crumbled bacon and goat cheese…because obviously.  Then top that

Turkey Taco Salad

This healthy, quick and easy turkey taco salad is loaded with the goodies – shredded cheese, tomatoes, cucumber, beans, corn, black olives, red pepper, fresh cilantro and crunchy corn chips.  I like to make this meal a lot, especially for meal prepping for the week ahead, but used to get stumped on the best healthy

Simple 3 Bean Salad

Sometimes you need a quick side dish to go with your BBQ’d chicken, or fried fish, or for a potluck, or for just about anything.  This quick and simple 3 bean salad is so easy, using only a few ingredients, without a complicated dressing recipe, and the flavors are fresh and yummy.  

Eat Well All Week: Chickpea Salad + Meal Prep Tips

A few years ago, I would order out for lunch every day, leading to a terrible looking bank account and a terrible feeling all over my body.   I quickly realized that something had to change, so I overhauled my whole routine and started devoting time each weekend to preparing for the week ahead.  I taught

Roasted Winter Vegetable Salad with Crispy Halloumi Croutons

Winter is slowly creeping up on us in New England.  When you start waking up and seeing your neighbors roofs dusted in white, you know it’s beginning.  The smell of a wood burning fire wafting through crisp air, with the crunch of leaves under your boots and the grey skies looming up above, makes me

Kale Caesar Salad

This is the kind of salad that maybe you might cry over, because it’s just that good.  And to know that what you’re eating has so many nourishing values to it makes it that much better. My kale caesar salad was inspired by a dining experience I had recently that I can’t stop thinking about, so I made

Cold Sesame Soba Noodle Salad

What if I told you that the bowl you see pictured above contained sweet, spicy, savory and crunchy flavors, all wrapped into one? What if I told you that everything in that bowl is made from scratch, and that this took under 20 minutes to throw together?  Full of protein, fresh vegetables, healthy fats, antioxidant

Corn & Arugula Salad

Definitely one of my all-time favorite summer salads!  I use it as a side dish, snack, with shrimp for a complete meal or mixed in with pasta and sprinkle of parm.  Inspired by a recipe found at Whole Foods, it’s one salad you must try.

Avocado Salad

A super fresh salad good for any time of day, served on a chip or a fork, you really can’t go wrong.  It’s just so darn fresh, delicious and easy!

Avocado & Orange Salad with Sesame Vinaigrette

A salad to enjoy any day of the week, with minimal effort.  You’ll think you just ordered this from a cafe, not made in your kitchen!  Fresh ingredients and a zippy vinaigrette make this a new lunchtime staple.

Italian Chickpea Salad

A great addition to salads or just by the spoonful and loaded with tons of healthy veggies and fiber and protein rich chickpeas.

The CD Detox Salad

The CD Detox Salad is full of fresh ingredients and is a great way to get you back on track when you really need it.  Everything in this detox salad is 100% all-natural – including the pomegranate and ginger vinaigrette!  So delicious, so fruity and so full of vitamins and minerals, it’s pure perfection.

Sriracha Tuna Salad

We love this for it’s perfect crunch and spicy flavor all paired perfectly with fresh sliced cucumber.  It’s a weekly lunch staple around here.

Southern Black Eyed Pea Salad

A fresh take on a summer salad and a classic southern staple, this will quickly become a regular at your BBQ’s.  Black eyed peas, chopped red onion, celery and a light lemon vinaigrette pair perfectly with the brown rice with the summery taste of freshly chopped mint.  Easy & Delicious!

Greek Panzanella Salad

Enjoy the fresh flavors of summer with Greek Panzanella Salad.

Peanut & Wasabi Broccoli-Slaw

No sugar, no salt, no mayo and nothing artificial.  You’ve just got to try this!

Toasted Sesame Quinoa & Edamame Salad

Quinoa tossed together with edamame, carrots and cucumber drizzled with a freshly grated ginger and toasted sesame dressing.

Chickpea & Feta Salad

Need a quick lunch idea?  Throw together a 1/2 cup chickpeas, 1/4 cup fat-free feta cheese, a big handful of shredded carrots, about 1 cup diced cucumber and 1 tablespoon Trader Joes Light Champagne Vinaigrette – delicious, easy and full of the good stuff that keeps you satisfied until dinner.      

Tuscan Tuna Salad

I have to admit I’m getting pretty bored of plain salads and plain tuna and plain everything for lunch.  I’m excited about this one because I can eat it so many different ways – in a wrap, sandwich, salad, on crackers, etc etc.  You could also use a light italian vinaigrette or red wine vinegar.  It was