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! Our no-fail formula for non-boring salads is a lifesaver when you’re in a rut. It’s all about creativity, mixing and matching, and of course, a good dressing.
You can’t get a good, unique salad without a good dressing. Because, contrary to popular belief, salads don’t need to leave you feeling hungry and sad. On the contrary!
7 Unique Salads You Can Make for Lunch
So beat the bore and look forward to lunch again with these 7 unique salads for every day next week:
1. Grilled Peach Salad with Goat Cheese Dressing from Hello Veggie
Adding fruit to a salad is a sure way to bring it to the next level! This recipe from Hello Veggie combines grilled peaches with a creamy, tangy goat cheese dressing. Of course, you could use raw peaches, but grilling them brings out all the flavor in unexpected ways.
2. Cranberry Apple Pecan Salad with Creamy Poppyseed Dressing from The Recipe Critic
Fresh and light for summer, this salad from The Recipe Critic is a surefire way to brighten up your day. Crispy Granny Smith apples are combined with light baby spinach, the sprinkled with dried cranberries and pecans. The poppyseed dressing ties it all together.
3. Summer Detox Salad with Citrus Basil Vinaigrette from Joyful Healthy Eats
Eat clean with this rainbow 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. The Citrus Basil Vinaigrette is finger-licking good.
4. Kale Caesar Salad Recipe from Gimme Some Oven
Kale lovers rejoice! You can turn the traditional caesar salad into a healthier dish by creating Gimme Some Oven‘s version. It’s chockfull of greens, parmesan and croutons, and topped with the tastiest Greek-yogurt caesar dressing.
5. Summer Peach Caprese Salad from Say Yes
Sure, tomatoes are great, but aren’t peaches even greater? Switch up a boring caprese salad by swapping tomatoes for fresh peaches, like this version by Say Yes. The result is not just good-looking, but also entertaining-worthy. Read: easy to put together for big crowds and loved by all.
6. Hormone Balancing Kale Watermelon Salad from Hello Glow
Not only is this a tasty, refreshing salad, but it’s also a healthy option to ease PMS. Rather than reaching for a chocolate bar to ease premenstrual cravings, listen to your body and nourish it with a healthier option. Get the recipe from Hello Glow here.
7. Southwest BLT Salad with Zesty Lime Dressing from Hello Veggie
Instead of making a BLT sandwich, switch it up with this vegan southwest BLT salad from Hello Veggie. It’s made with coconut bacon, garnished with tortilla strips, and topped with a zesty lime cashew dressing we can’t get enough of.88