10 Salads to Take for Lunch

Refuel and reenergize at lunch with these sensational salads! They're far from boring, pack in all those nutritious fruits and veggies, and will have you going back for seconds, guaranteed.

Lunch is a fantastic time to refuel your body with all sorts of nutrients, and what better way to reenergize and refuel than with a salad? 

I find that salads are literally one of the best ways to get in a ton of fruits and veggies and a delightful way. These salads are anything but dull and ordinary. Each one has a unique flavor profile that’s nutritious AND delicious!

Asian Tuna Salad

This tuna salad served over a hearty bed of greens is just what your lunchtime ordered. Our advice? Make a double batch of the tuna salad and keep it in a separate container from the greens and so that you can enjoy it all week long!

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Shrimp Avocado Salad

Only have a few minutes for lunch? That’s okay because this is the easiest salad to whip up. The shrimp comes precooked, and once you have the dressing made all you need to do is assemble and eat.

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Quinoa Arugula Feta Salad

This is a light and fresh salad that’s packed with all sorts of tastes and textures. If you’re wanting a little more protein, then add in some chicken!

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Chicken Avocado Salad

You know that leftover chicken hanging out in the fridge? Whether it’s poached, baked, or grilled, it deserves a nice little home in this salad! Don’t forget the big slice of garlic bread and the zesty dressing.

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Fattoush with summer vegetables and pita chips in a round bowl

A salad that has bread in the title is my kind of salad! This one also features a beautiful variety of fresh veggies and a simple dressing made from mint and lemon. To assemble this quickly, you can do a little meal prep by chopping the veggies and making the dressing ahead of time.

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Watercress Salad with Strawberries and Feta

Juicy strawberries and tangy feta are besties. It’s unbelievable how incredibly well they compliment each other. The sliced almonds give a fun crunch, but you could easily sub in walnuts or pecans too. Again, if you want a little protein, add in some chicken!

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Strawberry Quinoa Arugula Salad

This is similar to the watercress salad mentioned above, but it has different flavors thanks to the addition of quinoa, mint, and a citrus dressing.

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Greek Salad in Jars

If you need a salad on-the-go, this is it! We give you our best tips for packing the jars in a way that’ll make them last a couple days in your fridge.

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Side Salad with Eggs - - salad greens with hard boiled eggs and toast

This is probably one of the simplest salads out there, but that doesn’t mean it’s lacking in flavor! Plus, you can get about four lunches prepared in about 15 minutes by dividing everything into four containers, and waiting to add the dressing until it’s time to eat it.

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Cobb Salad

If you’re needing a salad that’s quite substantial, this is what you’re looking for. It’s practically overflowing with some of the best ingredients around and it all comes together with a tangy mustard vinaigrette.

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Claudia Cash

Claudia is the Community Manager for Simply Recipes, and finds joy building relationships with our readers through Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. As the mother of 5 girls, she is passionate about family dinner and having that time together every day to connect with those we love, even if it's over toast and eggs.

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  1. Michele

    The recipes all look delicious!

  2. Hayley

    I LOVE a good Cobb Salad! I have a really good pesto pasta salad that I have at least once.