A colorful salad is a great way to include a serving or two of vegetables in every meal. But if you’re tired of including the same vegetables in your salad every day, here are some tasty suggestions that will keep you motivated to continue on your path to good health.
This savory salad is easy to make surprisingly filling. Dried cranberries pair nicely with the savory crunch of the broccoli, and you can also include avocados and almonds in the salad for added flavor and nutritional benefits.
This side dish is a great way to get in more vegetables while enjoying a little pasta. After tossing the pasta with your favorite chopped vegetables, dress the salad with a tangy lemon dressing that adds a delicious and refreshing element to this dish.
This salad is perfect for a backyard barbecue, but you can enjoy it any time of year. Purple cabbage makes the salad visually appealing, and a combination of peaches and peppers offers the ideal mixture of sweet and savory.
Mexican Kale Salad
Kale is a superfood that has been popular for a few years now, and you can use this flavorful green to make a salad with authentic Mexican flavors. This salad makes it easy to stick to your weight loss goals and contains bell pepper, black beans, and onions to achieve a taste that is similar to your favorite delicious Mexican entrees.
Sesame Soba Noodles
This Asian-inspired salad is a creative way to enjoy pasta salad. Edamame is included in this dish and gives the dish a mild, savory taste. Add avocado slices and top with a sesame ginger dressing to give this delicious salad a slightly spicy kick.
Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad
If you don’t like Brussels sprouts, this salad may change your mind. Dried cranberries and pine nuts add sweetness and a satisfying crunch to this side dish, and you can top the salad with shredded parmesan and fresh lemon juice to balance the bitter taste of the Brussels sprouts.
Avocado Corn Salad
Fresh ingredients make this salad colorful distinctly delicious. You can use fresh or frozen corn for this recipe, along with fresh cucumber, cherry tomatoes, and avocado for a vegetable combo that can serve as a main dish or a side salad to go with your favorite Mexican dish.
Beets with Goat Cheese and Pine Nuts
Beets are high in iron and have a slightly sweet taste, which makes them an ideal salad ingredient. Cube the beets and top with goat cheese and pine nuts for a salad that is creamy, crunchy, and sweet.
Cherry Tomato Couscous Salad
Roasted cherry tomatoes make this salad especially delicious. You can also add roasted chickpeas and cucumber to the couscous for a salad that is so filling it could serve as the main course. This salad is satisfying as a vegetarian meal, but you can also add baked chicken for added protein and flavor.
Rainbow Orzo Salad
Orzo pasta makes this salad look interesting and appetizing. Chopped onions, peppers, and cucumbers add both flavor and color to this healthy side dish. You can also add mango to the pasta for a sweet taste that combines well with all the salad’s savory elements.
Strawberry Spinach Salad
This salad has just the right mixture of sweet and savory flavors. Hearty spinach is combined with fresh strawberries and topped with pecans to create a beautiful mixture of texture and taste. You can enjoy this salad vegetarian-style, or add cubes of roasted chicken or salmon to make it a filling meal.