These Healthy Main Course Salads are packed with lots of whole ingredients that are good for you and will satisfy your appetite.
This week, I’m turning to some of my favorite hearty, healthy salads and soups to start off the year on a healthy note. These salads are packed with real, whole ingredients ~ whole grains, greens, veggies, fruits and nuts. They’re hearty and satisfying, and could easily be main course salads. These would make a great dinner, and leftovers would be perfect for lunch throughout the week.
Chopped Salmon Arugula Walnut Salad with Honey Wasabi Vinaigrette
This is a copycat recipe of one of my favorite local restaurant’s lunch salads
Mexican Chopped Salad with Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing
This is another copycat recipe of a popular local restaurant salad
Kale Salad with Feta Garlic Panko Crumbs and Fried Egg
I love this salad ~ it has all the flavors of a Greek salad, and extra protein from an egg. The crunchy garlicky panko crumbs are the best.
Greek Style Kale Edamame Zucchini Salad (can substitute cucumber for zucchini)
There are lots of textures going on in this fun salad
Roasted Butternut Squash Fig Pomegranate Whole Grain Salad
This jewel toned winter salad will brighten up any meal
This summery salad can be made with frozen corn during the colder months
Quinoa Citrus Mango Avocado Black Bean Salad
This sweet and tangy salad has bright citrusy flavors
Get your dark leafy greens in with this light, bright salad
Quinoa Butternut Squash Chickpea Apple Roasted Beet Salad
Roasting vegetables makes them sweeter for this pretty winter salad
Lentil Salad with Kale Whole Grains Beets Winter Squash Mushrooms and Pomegranate Seeds
Lentils are a great source of protein and fiber in this beautiful winter salad
Warm Kale Farro and Winter Fruit Salad (substitute quinoa, sorghum, wild rice or brown rice for gluten-free version)
This warm winter salad is hearty and satisfying
Mango Avocado Black Quinoa Salad
Brighten up your winter with tropical fruit
rachel@ atheltic avocado says
These all look quite delicious! Especially the mexican corn quinoa salad!!!
Shashi @ runninsrilankan says
Jeanette, I am sitting here drooling! ALL these salads look amazing!
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine says
And some people still think salads can’t be a main course! They just don’t do them right!
Annemarie (Real Food Real Deals) says
These look amazing! Main course salads are my absolute favorite thing to have for dinner.
Elizabeth @ Enjoy Every Bite says
Wow! These are all so beautiful! I find that serving a salad as the main course is the best way to instantly have a healthier meal. Great to have the variety you provided!
All of these salads look amazing!! I’ll be devouring a nice big salad for lunch today 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
Kelly @ Inspired Edibles says
Happy New Year Jeanette! What a gorgeous selection of colors and flavors you have assembled for us. I love the idea of a poached egg on salad — what a delicious way to work in a little extra protein. All the best to you and your beautiful boys in 2015! (was thinking of you, we have started visiting University campuses… 😀 )
Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living says
Happy New Year Kelly – best of luck with all the college visits – it goes by quickly – enjoy!
Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen says
Beautiful roundup of salad recipes, Jeanette! Each and every one looks scrumptious. You have me craving salad for dinner tonight! 🙂 Thanks for sharing, my friend. I hope your New Year is off to a phenomenal start. Enjoy the rest of your week!
Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom says
Jeanette, love all of these salads!!! I’m focusing on healthier eating right now so these are right up my alley!!! love!!
Arman @ thebigmansworld says
This is PERFECT for our weather! Love all the amazing combinations!
Angie@Angie's Recipes says
I love all the salads! They look droolworthy, Jeanette.
These look gorgeous, Jeanette! Salads are my favorite and my mouth is watering seeing all these pretty colors!