Whoever said you don’t make friends with salad couldn’t be more wrong. Salads don’t have to be sad beds of lettuce with a couple of tomatoes.
When made with the right combination of protein, veggies and dressing, salads can be a filling, nutritious, easy meal for lunch or dinner.
Leftover meat from family meals or your meat delivery subscription box makes the perfect addition to any salad. You just need to know what meats pair best with what toppings and dressings.
Double the Meat Hold the Bread BLT Salad (Oh, Sweet Basil)
Everyone loves a good BLT sandwich, but sometimes you’re out of bread or just want to pass on the carbs. The good news is that this recipe makes it possible to enjoy everything you love about a BLT (bacon, lettuce and tomato) and so much more.
This “double the meat” salad is protein-heavy but also gives you your daily dose of greens.
Read the full recipe on Oh, Sweet Basil here.
The Ultimate Ribeye Steak Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette (Joyful Healthy Eats)
Is your family running out of ways to eat the steak you keep ordering from your favourite meat delivery company? This steak salad only takes 30 minutes to throw together — and it’s incredibly filling and nutritious too! The standout of this salad is its balsamic vinaigrette that complements the steak and veggies.
Read the full recipe on Joyful Healthy Eats here.
Vietnamese Beef Salad Recipe
This no-fuss salad recipe boasts unique flavours that totally change how we think about salads. Vietnamese cuisine is defined by its use of fresh herbs like basil and cilantro, and that’s exactly what this recipe integrates. We love this Asian inspired, fresh-tasting salad — and so will you!
Read the full recipe on The Lemon Bowl here.
Easy Healthy Taco Salad with Ground Beef (Wholesome Yum)
Turn Taco night into taco salad night with this easy recipe that only takes 20 minutes to make! Whatever you would typically want in your tacos can also be added to this recipe.
This Mexican-inspired salad acts as a base and allows you to get creative and add whatever you want. The best part about this salad is that it’s delicious without calling for taco shell bits or chips. This gluten-free, low carb salad is a delicious, healthier alternative to the standard taco salads served in restaurants.
Read the full recipe on Wholesome Yum here.
Apple, Pear and Toasted Walnut Salad w/ Pork Tenderloin (Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom)
We’re just going to say it: Fruit in a salad is vastly underrated. We love how this salad balances the bitterness of walnuts with the rich taste of pork and the sweetness of the pear. It’s the fruit/nut/meat/veggie combination that we didn’t even know that we needed in our life.
The sweetness of the pears makes this salad a lot more fun and eventful for kids lunches, and is an easy, fun twist on the typical tomato, cucumber and lettuce based salads the family is used to.
Read the full recipe on Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom here.