1 Easy Salad 3 Flavorful Ways

January 6, 2017 by Jenny Melrose

1 easy salad 3 incredibly flavorful ways. Who says your lunch has to be boring?! Not on my watch!
Try this delicious salad template for 1 easy salad 3 flavorful ways!

1 Easy Salad 3 Flavorful Ways

Hello again Melrose Family Friends! Allie, here, with Miss Allie’s Kitchen. I’m excited as ever to be back posting one of my favorite recipes. Actually, today we really have 3 recipes in one.

Salads get a really bad wrap, amirighttt? I think one of the biggest mistakes people make is making the same salad for lunch over and over again, until the sheer thought of looking at lettuce gives them the creeps. I get it, I’ve been there!

Today I’ll be giving you a salad “template” if you will, one exxxtremly simple dressing, and 3 filler options to switch things up. Each recipe will make 2 salads, so if you choose to create all 3, you’ll have 6 fantastic meals prepped and ready for the week ahead.

Fill the rest of your week in with nutritious breakfast options like these Sneaky Sweet Potato Oat cups or my Easy Apple Compote Parfait, and end the day with my Chorizo and Collard Green Slow Cooker Soup and you’re well on your way to scoring BIG on your meal plan checklist.

FOR EACH SALAD YOU’LL NEED:

Cooked Chicken Breast – I like to roast up a large batch of Chicken for the week on Sundays

Cooked Quinoa

Lettuce – Romaine, Spinach, Spring Mix – you choose!

Limes

Olive Oil

Salt

By using these ingredients, we make sure each salad has a dose of protein, complex carbs, and healthy fat. You’ll just squeeze the lime, drizzle the olive oil and sprinkle the salt over the finished salad which actually creates a really fresh and flavorful dressing. Trust me.

Delicious salad template to have 1 easy salad 3 flavorful ways!

WHAT YOU’LL NEED: Apple Walnut Salad – Makes 2 Salads

 

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Apple Walnut Salad

Ingredients

  • 6 oz cooked chicken breast
  • 2/3 cup cooked quinoa
  • 6 cups chopped lettuce
  • 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 apple sliced
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup raisins

Instructions

  1. Get out two bowls or to-go re-sealable containers. Chop your chicken breast into bite-sized pieces and divide it in half.

  2. Place chicken into bowls.

  3. Divide the quinoa in half and dump 1/3 cup into each bowl.

  4. Divide the lettuce, walnuts, apples, and raisins and add to respective bowls.

  5. Top each salad with 1 tbsp of olive oil, lime juice from 1/2 of a lime and a pinch or two of salt.

Salad for lunch! 1 easy salad 3 flavorful ways!

 

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Tex Mex Salad

Ingredients

  • 6 oz cooked chicken breast
  • 2/3 cup cooked quinoa
  • 6 cup chopped lettuce
  • 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 1 tomato diced
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 2 tbsp Greek yogurt
  • 1 avocado diced

Instructions

  1. Get out two bowls or to-go re-sealable containers.

  2. Chop your chicken breast into bite-sized pieces and divide it in half. Place chicken into bowls.

  3. Divide the quinoa in half and dump 1/3 cup into each bowl.

  4.  Divide the lettuce, tomato, red pepper, and avocado and add to respective bowls. Top each salad with 1 tbsp of olive oil, 1 tbsp of Greek yogurt, lime juice from 1/2 of a lime and a pinch or two of salt.

This 1 easy salad 3 flavorful ways makes for a perfect healthy lunch!

 

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Tahini Veggie Salad

Ingredients

  • 6 oz cooked chicken breast
  • 2/3 cup cooked quinoa
  • 6 cup chopped lettuce
  • 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp Tahini
  • 1 apple sliced
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped almonds
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots

Instructions

  1. Get out two bowls or to-go re-sealable containers. Chop your chicken breast into bite-sized pieces and divide it in half. Place chicken into bowls.

  2. Divide the quinoa in half and dump 1/3 cup into each bowl.

  3. Divide the lettuce, walnuts, apples, almonds and carrots and add to respective bowls.

  4. Top each salad with 1 tbsp of olive oil, 1 tbsp of tahini, lime juice from 1/2 of a lime and a pinch or two of salt.

So, what’s your favorite?

This salad template is perfect for healthy lunches all week! 1 easy salad 3 flavorful ways!

I’m so grateful to be able to share this recipe with you on The Melrose Family today & I’d LOVE it if we could “meet”again! Head on over to check out Miss Allie’s Kitchen & I promise I’ll be sharing more life-friendly healthy & whole food recipe inspo. What does that mean, you ask? I create delicious meals that fit into your busy schedule, please your picky eaters’ palate, make your wallet happy, and help you to fit into your favorite skinny jeans. Here’s how you can find me:
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xoxx,

Miss AK

This 1 easy salad 3 flavorful ways makes having a healthy lunch easy!

 

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  • Rhonda J


    Super excited to try these!

  • Krista


    Oh my goodness these look amazing… I can’t wait to try all of them!!

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