Let’s discuss LUNCH. Or dinner, or actually any meal you need one thing scrumptious and hearty. At the moment I’m bringing you over 40 contemporary and wholesome meal prep salads that make the very best lunches and dinners throughout busy work weeks.

After updating and re-sharing these wonderful 4 mason jar salads, I wished to place collectively a fair greater roundup of salad recipes which are protein-packed and straightforward to meal prep in the course of the week. Every of those hearty salad recipes packs at the very least 8g of protein and loads of fiber to maintain you full and glad.

Get all of my suggestions for meal prepping salads under, after which scroll by and pick your fav recipes to attempt!

Our favourite option to meal prep salads

We LOVE loading up mason jars to make cute, scrumptious salads in jars for the week! Get all of my suggestions & methods for making mason jar salads, plus 4 nice recipes to get you began proper right here.

Ideas for meal prepping salad recipes

Salads are most likely the best meals to prep forward of time, which makes them good for busy weekdays. Right here’s how I prefer to meal prep salads:

  • Cook dinner your proteins: for those who’re including a protein to your salad that must be cooked, prepare dinner this a day forward of time and retailer it within the fridge till you’re able to assemble your salad. Study the entire greatest methods to prepare dinner rooster right here!
  • Chop your produce: do your fruits & veggies require dicing or chopping? In all probability! Chop all of them up sooner or later and retailer them within the fridge for simple meeting.
  • Make your dressing(s): whether or not you’re making a number of salads or only one, I like to recommend making the dressings forward of time and storing them within the fridge as nicely.

As soon as these are full you’ll be able to both preserve the substances separated and rapidly assemble a number of salads all through the week, or add your substances collectively in a jar or meal prep container with out the dressing for a fair quicker choice!

What’s in these meal prep salads?

The flavour mixtures are actually limitless in these straightforward meal prep salad recipes, so you might have TONS to select from. Every salad follows an identical “formulation” that makes it each scrumptious and satisfying:

  • Protein and fiber: to maintain you full, in fact! We’ve got loads of choices for meat & plant-based proteins like rooster, chickpeas, nuts, seafood, beans, quinoa, pasta, and extra. You’ll be able to all the time add any of them to any salad. Sure, pasta packs a protein and fiber punch!
  • Wholesome fat: further substances to fill you up like avocado, nuts, and cheeses.
  • Fruits & veggies: is it even a salad with out produce?! We love greens like spinach, arugula and romaine lettuce, veggies like broccoli, cucumber, bell pepper, carrots and purple onion, and fruits like berries, peaches, tomatoes, mango, and extra. That is the place you’ll be able to actually get artistic!
  • Dressing: every salad is tied along with a flavorful do-it-yourself dressing. Get all of my do-it-yourself salad dressings right here!

How lengthy do meal prep salads final?

Be happy to retailer your salad substances individually from the dressing in an hermetic container for as much as 3-5 days. If you happen to add dressing to your salad and have leftovers, the salad received’t keep as contemporary, which is why I like to recommend storing your salad substances individually from the dressing till you’re able to eat it.

Our favourite salad instruments

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V = salads which are vegan

VT = salads which are vegetarian

meal prep salads in jars

Our Favourite Salads in Jars

Greek Rooster Salad in a Jar

Southwest Rooster Salad in a Jar

Balsamic Rooster Berry Salad in a Jar

Thai-Impressed Rooster Quinoa Salad in a Jar

greek chickpea salad in a bowl with a fork

Chickpea, Tuna & Rooster Salads

The Best Chopped Greek Chickpea Salad VT

15-Minute Wholesome Moroccan-Spiced Greek Yogurt Rooster Salad

Vegan Curry Chickpea Salad Collard Wraps V

Honey Mustard Apple Tuna Salad

Roasted Candy Potato Black Bean Salad with Pineapple Corn Salsa V

Vegan Pecan Apple Chickpea Salad Wraps V

Straightforward Mediterranean Pesto Chickpea Salad V

Inexperienced Goddess Tuna Quinoa Salad

curry chickpea quinoa salad in a bowl

Quinoa Salads

Vibrant Curry Cashew Chickpea Quinoa Salad V

Roasted Carrot Cauliflower Quinoa Salad with Sunshine Dressing V

Avocado Blueberry Quinoa Salad VT

Well-known Crunchy Cashew Thai-Impressed Quinoa Salad V

Contemporary Strawberry Basil Quinoa Salad with Goat Cheese, Sunflower Seeds & Lemon French dressing VT

Fiesta Mango Black Bean Quinoa Salad V

Kale, Edamame & Quinoa Salad with Lemon French dressing V

One Pot Moroccan Chickpea Quinoa Salad V

Roasted Veggie, Chickpea & Pesto Quinoa Salad V

healthy BLT pasta salad in a bowl

Pasta & Grilled Salads

Rattling Good BLT Pasta Salad with Creamy Jalapeño Cashew Dressing

Avocado & Tomato Chickpea Pasta Salad with Lemon Basil French dressing VT

Grilled Rooster Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

Herby Olive Italian Orzo Salad VT

Vegan Caesar Pasta Salad V

Peach, Tomato & Corn Arugula Pasta Salad VT

Avenue Corn Pasta Salad with Cilantro Pesto + Goat Cheese VT

carrot arugula salad with avocado on a platter

Spinach, Arugula & Blended Inexperienced Salads

Grilled Carrot Arugula Salad with Fig, Goat Cheese & Avocado VT

Summer time Strawberry Spinach Salad with Avocado VT

Summer time Peach Spinach Salad with Avocado, Toasted Almonds + Goat Cheese VT

Roasted Candy Potato & Arugula Salad with Turmeric Honey Mustard Yogurt Dressing VT

30 Minute Honey Garlic Salmon with Apple Dijon Inexperienced Salad

chopped thai broccoli salad ingredients in a bowl

Broccoli Salads

Spicy Cashew Thai Chickpea Broccoli Salad V

Wholesome Summer time Broccoli Salad V

Vegan Curried Broccoli Chickpea Salad V

Chickpea Apple Broccoli Salad with Honey Dijon Dressing V

italian chopped salad with brussels sprouts in a bowl

Brussels Sprouts & Cabbage Salads

Italian Chopped Brussels Sprouts Salad

Spicy Ranch Chopped Rooster Cabbage Salad

Peach Brussels Sprouts Crunch Salad with Creamy Tahini Poppy Seed Dressing VT

Cashew Crunch Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad V

Heat Brussels Sprouts Salad

Winter Butternut Squash Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad VT

Chopped Thai Chickpea Salad with Curry Peanut Dressing V

Shredded Brussels Sprouts & Kale Salad with Apple, Gorgonzola & Candied Pecans VT

kale waldorf salad in a bowl

Romaine Salads

Rooster Kale Waldorf Salad with Avocado & Goat Cheese

Gaby’s Rooster Taco Salad

Vegan Caesar Salad V

Vegetarian Southwest Candy Potato Taco Bowls with Avocado Ranch Dressing VT

Summer time Rooster Chopped Salad with Strawberries, Avocado + Feta

Wholesome Rooster Chickpea Chopped Salad

strawberry kale salad on a platter

Kale Salads

Summer time Glow Chopped Kale Salad VT

Brussels Sprouts Kale Honeycrisp Apple Salad with Maple Cider Dressing VT

California Roasted Candy Potato Kale Salad V

Butternut Squash and Kale Salad with Pomegranate, Toasted Almonds + Goat Cheese VT

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