1. Healthy salad
Everyone needs a good chopped green salad recipe in their repertoire. You can easily add cold leftover chicken, cooked fish, feta, halloumi or tofu – as well as any cooked grains. Top with seeds and pomegranate seeds for extra crunch.
2. High-protein salad
Try this no-fuss salad for a filling lunch or dinner. It’s high in protein, thanks to the marinated chicken breasts and punchy peanut satay dressing.
3. Low-calorie salad
This rustic salad calls for only eight ingredients, most of which you may already have in your kitchen. It’s low in calories and fat, and packs up well for lunch. If asparagus isn’t in season, you could use cooked and cooled green beans instead.
4. Healthy vegan salad
Roast butternut squash with smoked paprika until it becomes sweet and smoky, then add to this nutrient-rich salad. It’s super filling and a great source of plant-based protein, thanks to the quinoa and beans. It’s delicious cold the next day, too.
5. High-fibre salad
Beetroot is rich in folate, iron and a chemical called betalain, which has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The roasted tomatoes and red onion lend a sweetness to this wonderful dish. The zingy coriander pesto dressing makes this a next-level salad.
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6. Healthy vegetarian salad
Make this punchy peanut and lime salad to enjoy with cooked cubes of paneer or tofu. It’s flavoured with fragrant curry leaves (available in big supermarkets) and bulked out with potato and rice, so you’re guaranteed to feel satisfied. You’ll be making it again and again.
7. Healthy gluten-free salad
Throw together this easy, no-cook lentil and tuna salad for a speedy and healthy lunch or supper. It takes just 15 minutes to make – ideal for busy days. You could serve alongside some dressed green leaves, if you like.
8. Low-carb salad
Perfect for barbecues and buffets, our epic salad is an assembly job of gorgeous ingredients – no cooking required. It’s low in carbs and salt, too. For an impressive summer feast, serve with lamb kebabs.
9. Low-salt salad
This herby celery and bulgur wheat salad will keep in the fridge for a few days – it’s a great healthy lunch to have on hand. The contrast of toasted nuts and sweet apple complements really well, and means you get a good dose of healthy fats.
10. Low-sugar salad
Use a touch of harissa to liven up a this easy chickpea salad. It’s low in calories, takes just 10 minutes to whip up and makes an ideal side dish for cooked lamb. Alternatively, top with crumbled feta and serve with tzatziki.
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