10 Easy Salad Recipes for A Healthier 2021

If you are interested in clean eating, healthy detox, and making this year your best one yet, start with these 10 health-conscious salads that are bursting with flavor, texture, and color. Filled with delicious ingredients and remarkable flavors, these recipes will make you reach for your salad bowl for lunch, dinner, and any other time you crave a veggie boost!

New Year’s Detox Salad

This detox recipe will let you start the year with much-needed nutrients, from crunchy nuts, crisp cabbage, and broccoli to fresh baby spinach, soft quinoa, and sweet potatoes. This gluten-free dish is a breeze to make with mouthfuls of fun to eat, especially when adding cashews and almonds for that extra crunch. These nice, nutty flavors create the perfect balance with the rest of the flavors and textures.

Twelve Superfood Salad

Packed to the brim with more than 10 healthy, colorful produce items, this superfood salad brings lots of flavor and texture to your menu. Kale, quinoa, walnuts, dried cherries, fresh blueberries, juicy grapes, and crunchy sunflower seeds are just a few of the ingredients you can mix and match. A flexible hearty recipe, this salad lets you add even more ingredients to your salad bowl, like shiitake mushrooms, salmon, and broccoli, for a truly satisfying meal- works perfectly in a larger 15" - 17" salad bowl

Whole Foods California’s Quinoa Salad

Create this absolutely radiant and nutritious salad in less than 30 minutes by putting together quinoa, sweet mango, bell peppers, edamame, almonds, raisins, and coconut flakes. Pour tangy balsamic-lime dressing on top and toss them all in a large salad bowl- certainly a tasty addition to your new year’s menu!

Nicoise-Style Chopped Salad

You can’t go wrong with this version of the popular French salade niçoise- a healthy blend of fresh green beans, crunchy chopped romaine hearts, juicy cherry tomatoes, and black olives. Add hard-boiled eggs and oil-packed tuna for protein, and toss with a Dijon vinaigrette- truly one of the most nutritious dishes you can make the entire year.

Healthy Greek Salad

Brimming with flavor, this healthy Greek salad combines juicy cucumbers and tomatoes, thinly sliced red onions, Kalamata olives, and crumbled goat cheese on top of fresh romaine. Drizzle with tangy, sweet lemon vinaigrette. A nutritious recipe with minimal prep, this dish is set to become a staple in your dinner rotation. Toss it together in a cherry salad bowl for a stunning presentation.

Caprese Avocado Salad

Simple and quick to make so you can stay on track when it comes to your health goals, this take on the Caprese salad is extra creamy yet filled with fresh, nutritious flavors. Create your own dish using yellow and red cherry tomatoes, diced avocados, mini mozzarella balls, and fresh basil. Whisk together olive oil and white balsamic vinegar for a light, subtle dressing.

Asian-Style Cobb Salad

If you’re looking for a salad that’s light and colorful and packed with protein and veggies, this cobb salad is guaranteed to help you welcome the new year with healthier eating habits. Put together this nutrient-packed meal by placing baby greens in a large bowl, topped with rows of chicken, carrots, oranges, avocado, green onions, and eggs, and a simple sesame vinaigrette. It’s delicious and won’t leave you feeling hungry! The bright colors of this salad contrast beautifully with a dark walnut salad bowl.

Healthy Beef Taco Salad

If you find yourself in charge of family lunch or dinner, this healthy beef taco salad will let you cut back on takeout and stick to your new year’s resolution of whipping up your own meals. In a large salad bowl, simply combine lean ground beef, corn, beans, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, and avocado, then toss with a creamy cilantro lime dressing for a seriously good salad. Not a big fan of beef? Substitute with ground turkey or with tofu for a vegetarian dish.

Chicken Feta Walnut Grape Chopped Salad

If you’ve been working hard to maintain your diet, here’s a treat that’s packed with flavor yet so quick to put together. Take fresh spinach, walnuts, grapes, apples, diced chicken, and crumbled feta cheese and toss them all with a tangy-sweet vinaigrette in a big salad bowl for the ultimate mouthwatering dish! These colors look beautiful in a warm maple salad bowl.

Italian Chopped Salad
Bold flavors, hearty ingredients- these are what make this Italian chopped salad. Satisfying enough to keep you full and focused, this remarkable meal is filled with romaine, Pecorino cheese, cherry tomatoes, and fresh basil. Plus, it has tons of toasted sesame seeds, crunchy sunflower seeds, and poppy seeds for that extra goodness. Simply combine all ingredients in one large salad chopping bowl and tie together with olive oil and a bit of lemon juice. It’s more than enough to keep your cravings at bay!

Want more tips on slicing and dicing your fresh salad ingredients? Here's our guide on How to Make The Perfect Chopped Salad!