The heat of summer is in full swing, so it’s essential to pack light and healthy meals for lunch each day. No one wants a heavy lunch when it’s 90 degrees out! While salads are a staple for any health-conscious person, it’s easy for them to become repetitive and boring. Greens, veggies, and a little crunch? There’s not much more to it than that, right? Wrong! Beat the bore with these 7 unique salads to make for lunch next week.
1. Orange, Mint and Apricot Moroccan Quinoa Salad
Add some zest to your lunch routine by incorporating this Moroccan-inspired quinoa salad by George Eats. The combination of quinoa, fruits, and nuts will keep you satisfied for the rest of the work day!
2. Cranberry Apple Pecan Salad with Creamy Poppyseed Dressing
Fresh and light for summer, this salad from The Recipe Critic is a surefire way to brighten up your day.
3. Grilled Peach and Arugula Salad
Nothing screams summer quite like peaches. Test out this grilled peach and arugula salad by Fashionable Foods for a unique spin on lunch.
4. Summer Detox Salad with Citrus Basil Vinaigrette
Eat clean with this detox salad by Joyful Healthy Eats. Complete with broccoli, strawberries, blueberries, nuts, and greens, you’ll feel full and incredibly healthy at the same time.
5. Kale Caesar Salad
Turn the traditional caesar salad into a healthier dish by creating Gimme Some Oven‘s kale version.
6. Summer Peach Caprese Salad
Switch up a boring caprese salad by swapping tomatoes for fresh peaches, like this version by Say Yes.
7. Southwestern Chopped Salad with Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
Packed with plenty of healthy ingredients including corn, black beans, avocado, and bell peppers, this chopped salad from Julia’s Album is about to become your new summer staple. Bonus: it’s customizable! Grill up some chicken breast for a protein-packed addition.