Whether you're looking to add more greens and vegetables to your meals or are in need of cold lunches to bring along to work, we can all agree salads are a great option. However, if you're eating your salad as the main component of your meal, the problem is often that salads aren't filling enough. Building the perfect salad made of nutritionally dense ingredients isn’t as difficult as you might expect. With ingredients like roasted pumpkin, fennel, and quinoa, these 6 vibrant salads you'll want to eat are full of flavor and are bound to fill you up at lunch time.
6 Vibrant Salads You'll Actually Want to Eat
This Greek-Style Salad with Olive Oil Dressing
only takes 10 minutes to prepare and is the perfect side for any meal. However, if you want to turn it into a filling salad for lunch or dinner, top with any protein, such as a few strips of roasted chicken or baked fish. While a good Greek salad always includes tomatoes, olives, and feta cheese, if you ask me the most important ingredient is a high-quality olive oil such as Wildly Organic’s Olive Oil
. With just a few simple ingredients, this olive oil dressing is full of healthy fats and flavor.
If you're looking to kick your salad game up a notch, try this Spring Salad with Roasted Fennel & Coconut Vinaigrette
for a change. Adding fruits and vegetables to your salads amps up the flavor and nutrition in every bite. Fennel and orange are a perfect match in this salad tossed with a vinaigrette made from Wildly Organic Coconut Syrup
, Wildly Organic Coconut Vinegar
, and Wildly Organic Olive Oil
This Cucumber & Blueberry Quinoa Salad with Blood Orange Vinaigrette
may be a little different than your typical salad as it doesn't contain a lettuce base. Instead, this is a quinoa salad filled with cucumber, blueberries, and feta! Quinoa is packed with fiber and nutrients which makes it a great base for a salad. You'll love this refreshing blood orange vinaigrette that is made from fresh blood oranges, Wildly Organic Olive Oil
, Wildly Organic Coconut Syrup
, and Wildly Organic Coconut Vinegar
. It's light and vibrant!
Roasted Pumpkin Salad With Pumpkin Seed Pesto Dressing
isn't only for eating during the Fall season. You can use pumpkin, butternut squash or even a sweet potato to make this hearty salad. Your favorite squash gets roasted in Wildly Organic Centrifuge Extracted Coconut Oil
for a comforting salad that will fill you up. Topped with a pumpkin seed pesto dressing made from Wildly Organic Soaked & Dried Pumpkin Seeds
, you can't go wrong with this salad. Of course, if you'd like to add more protein, roasted chicken would be delicious on top, too!
This colorful, Clean-Eating Olive Oil & Coconut Vinegar Massaged Kale Salad
is great as a side dish or topped with protein to make a complete meal. Topped with cucumber, dried cranberries, and Wildly Organic Soaked & Dried Walnuts
, this salad is as delicious as it looks! The trick to eating kale in a salad is to massage the kale before using. Since kale is tough, massaging the greens helps to soften the leaves and results in a beautiful green color. It only takes a few minutes to massage kale with Wildly Organic’s Olive Oil
and Wildly Organic Himalayan Pink Salt
. Trust me, you won't regret it!
Have you ever had a strawberry spinach salad at a restaurant and wanted to make it at home? Look no further because this Strawberry & Spinach Salad with Naturally Sweetened Balsamic Dressing
is so easy to make! Topped with fresh strawberries, goat cheese and Wildly Organic soaked & dried pecans
, this strawberry spinach salad is vibrant and filling. It would be delicious paired with grilled salmon or chicken for a complete meal. And don't reach for the bottle of balsamic dressing just yet, because this balsamic dressing is completely homemade. Naturally sweetened with Wildly Organic Coconut Syrup, you can make this balsamic dressing in a matter of minutes!
Which of these vibrant salads will you eat first?
If you're looking for more salad inspiration to get your salad fix all year round, you can also learn How to Make the Perfect Salad with Nutritious Ingredients