30 Salads You’ll Actually Want to Eat for Lunch
We’ve all been there: You have all the best intentions to eat a wholesome salad filled with lots of vegetables for lunch, but by the time noon rolls around you’re starving and nothing could look more unappealing than what you planned for. So you default to a hefty sandwich, dinner leftovers, or really, just anything but a salad.
Forget those days — here are 30 easy salads to make for lunch that you’ll actually want to eat! Not only are they filled with things like beans, chicken, and whole grains so they fill you up, but they’re also loaded with enough flavor and crunch to hold your attention.
These meatless salads are a far cry from the plain ol’ green salad you may have been packing. Using a mix of vegetables in some ensures things stay interesting, while adding beans and lentils to others lends a pop of protein.
For those extra-hungry days, let pasta salad help you out. They’re a bit heartier, yes, but still feel nice and wholesome, and are even better when made in advance.
Chicken, Tuna, and Egg Salads
While some of these recipes lean a little into sandwich territory, know that these classic lunches are just as fabulous piled over greens and turned into a true salad.