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20 High-Protein Salad Recipes

A roundup collection of twenty delicious high-protein salad recipes from amazing bloggers for you to enjoy for lunch or dinner.

20 high protein salad recipes

Do you ever find yourself stuck in a salad rut? We’ve all been there. If you’ve ever found yourself running on autopilot as you shop the produce aisle, buying the same 3-4 veggies week after week, this post is for you. Full of twenty inspiring high-protein salad recipes, this collection will keep you satisfied all month long.

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Italian Chopped Salad with Cannellini Beans

4.69 stars average
10 minutes
This light and refreshing Italian Chopped Salad with Tuna, Artichokes & Cannellini Beans is bursting with flavor and packed with protein to give you energy all afternoon long.
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Clean Eating Shrimp Salad

A clean eating shrimp salad with cooked shrimp, quinoa, blanched broccoli and roasted asparagus! Prepare everything ahead of time and throw it into a bowl for a quick and easy lunch or dinner.
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clean eating shrimp salad

Chicken and Chick Pea Green Goddess Power Salad

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chicken chick pea salad

Tuna, Avocado and Quinoa Salad with Spiralized Cucumber

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tuna and avocado spiraled salad

Tuna Nicoise Salad with Green Goddess Dressing

5 stars average
20 minutes
This protein-packed Tuna Nicoise Salad is drizzled with a rich and creamy avocado green goddess dressing. 
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Tuna Nicoise Salad with Avocado Dressing - a healthy entree salad recipe

Avocado Spinach Salad as a Meal

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spinach and avocado salad

Quinoa Mango Black Bean Salad with Smoky Pepitas and Chipotle Lime Vinaigrette

Sweet and spicy come together in this Quinoa Mango Black Bean Salad with Smoky Pepitas and Chipotle Lime Vinaigrette. Perfect for lunch, potluck or picnic. vegan + gluten free
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mango quinoa salad

Thai Chicken Salad

5 stars
10 minutes
A crunchy, tangy and fragrant entree salad – your whole family will love this Thai-inspired chicken slaw with roasted peanuts.
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Chinese Chicken Rainbow Slaw - The Lemon Bowl

Mason Jar Healthy Taco Salad Recipe

This EASY healthy taco mason jar salad recipe is low carb, gluten free and Paleo friendly! THIS salad in a jar will actually make you actually LOVE salads!
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mason jar taco salad

Mexican Grilled Flank Steak Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

This Mexican Grilled Flank Steak Salad with Honey Lime Dressing has a smoky spiced grilled flank steak, charred corn, grilled onions, creamy avocado and a zingy honey lime dressing. Quick to make inside on the stove or outside on the grill!
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Mexican Grilled Steak Salad

Asian Kale Power Salad

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Asian Kale Power Salad

Chicken and Wheat Berry Salad

4.2 stars average
1 hour 20 minutes
This hearty, protein-packed wheat berry chicken salad is full of spring flavors including asparagus, artichokes and creamy goat cheese.
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Chicken Wheat Berry Salad - The Lemon Bowl

Salmon Goat Cheese Warm Greens Salad

This Warm Salad with Smoked Salmon and Goat cheese will satisfy your taste buds and nourish your body! A low carb greens salad with fish, packed full of healthy fats and protein. Simple, healthy, gluten free salad recipe that’s so delicious!
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Salmon warm green salad

Asian Nicoise Salad

This Asian Nicoise Salad is healthy spin on the classic that uses a sesame ginger vinaigrette and seared tuna steaks for a healthy, whole30 compliant paleo-friendly meal that’s packed with protein!
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Asian Nicoise Salad

Greek Quinoa Salad

This Greek Quinoa Salad is the perfect vegetarian lunch or a great healthy side dish! Make up a batch on the weekend and eat on it all week long.
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Greek Quinoa Salad

Spinach Power Salad with Chicken and Farro

Yay or Nay?
10 minutes
Lean chicken breasts and chewy farro give this spinach salad a major boost of protein to give you long lasting energy.
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Spinach Power Salad with Chicken and Farro - The Lemon Bowl

Spanish Mixed Salad with Tuna, Pickled Asparagus, Corn and Olives

This Spanish Salad with Tuna, Corn and Olives is a super refreshing and nutritious low fat, low carb quick lunch or dinner option. Eight ingredients is all you need for your new favorite salad! Gluten Free and Dairy Free.
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Mediterranean Chicken Spinach Quinoa Salad

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Vegan Protein Salad

This healthy vegan protein salad features high-protein plant-based foods such as tofu, tempeh, chickpeas and hemp seeds alongside arugula, tahini, cucumber and avocado. It’s protein-rich, high in fibre, gluten-free, easy to make and full of amazing flavour and texture. The protein and fibre in this delicious bowl make it a filling option for a plant-based lunch or dinner.
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Liz DellaCroce

Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families.

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