45 Filling and Healthy Salad Recipes

Happy New Year!!

2015, baby! Fifteen years after the turn of the century! Who here thinks that’s cuh-razy?! Who here’s too hungover, drunk, or asleep to care? I hear ya, smalls, have a salad. Well…maybe have a salad made out of bacon before advancing to the raw vegetables.

45 Filling and Healthy Salad Recipes @roastedroot

At the beginning of 2014, I posted a 50 Detox Smoothie and Juice Recipes roundup, which you all slurped down so hard, I barely knew what hit me. So this year, I figured I would give you some ideas for healthy entree salads that can be devoured any time of year. These salads are packed with nutrients and are actually filling, making them great meal ideas for the start of the New Year.

Let’s hop to it!

45 Healthy and Filling Salad Recipes:

BBQ Cauliflower Salad from Fork and Beans

Barbecue Cauliflower Salad from Fork and Beans

Mediterranean Chicken Chopped Salad with Creamy Feta Dill Dressing from From Valerie’s Kitchen

Detox Kale Salad from The Healthy Maven

Steak Salad with Grapes, Walnuts, and Blue Cheese from Very Culinary

Spinach Orzo Salad with Chicken Meatballs and Chickpeas from Rachel Cooks

Vegan Mexican Quinoa Salad from Fannetastic Food

Powerhouse Bulgur Salad with Orange Vinaigrette from NeighborFood

Powerhouse Bulgur Salad with Orange Vinaigrette from NeighborFood

Maple Roasted Acorn Squash Salad from The Healthy Maven

Avocado, Pomegranate, & Cucumber Salad with Maple Vinaigrette from The Kitchen is My Playground

Brussels Slaw with Tahini Dressing from The Lemon Bowl

Winter Chopped Kale Salad from With Food and Love

Cherry Walnut Chicken Salad from Diethood

Cherry Walnut Chicken Salad from Diethood

Grilled Corn and Jalapeno Salad from Food Faith Fitness

Winter Pomegranate Salad from Fit Foodie Finds

Cranberry & Smoked Almond Quinoa Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette from The Housewife in Training

Cranberry & Smoked Almond Quinoa Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette from The Housewife in Training 

Quinoa Confetti Salad with Sugar Snap  Peas and Toasted Pepitas from Kitchen Treaty

Maple Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Freekeh and Kale from The Law Student’s Wife

Maple Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Freekeh and Kale from The Law Student’s Wife

Almond-Crusted Salmon with Gingered Grapefruit Relish from An Edible Mosaic

Rainbow Chopped Salad with Apples and Avocados from The Lemon Bowl

Hummus Chicken Power Salad from Food Faith Fitness

 Hummus Chicken Power Salad from Food Faith Fitness

Winter Chopped Kale Salad from Running to the Kitchen

Spinach Chicken Salad from Dinners Dishes and Desserts

Mexican Chopped Salad with Creamy Chipotle Dressing from Dinners Dishes and Dessert

Southwestern Veggie Bowl from The Messy Baker

Chicken & Fig Salad from Tasting Page

Pad Thai Salad from Running to the Kitchen

 Pad Thai Salad from Running to the Kitchen

Chopped Kale and Chickpea Salad with Creamy Tahini Dressing from Little Ferraro Kitchen

Winter Sweet Potato Salad with Blood Orange Vinaigrette from Little Ferraro Kitchen

Corn, Edamame and Quinoa Salad with Lemon-Dijon Vinaigrette from Two Healthy Kitchens

Black Bean Burger Salad from Ari’s Menu

Chicken Bacon Avocado Salad with Roasted Asparagus from Pinch of Yum

 Chicken Bacon Avocado Salad with Roasted Asparagus from Pinch of Yum

Shredded Chicken Taco Salad from Ari’s Menu

Warm Beet Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette from The Tomato Tart

Fennel Orange and Avocado Salad with Carrot Dressing from The Hungry Goddess

Super Salad from The View from Great Island

Za’atar Chicken Salad from Persnickety Plates

The Ultimate Fall Salad from Making Thyme for Health

 The Ultimate Fall Salad from Making Thyme for Health

Holiday Kale Salad with Apple-Cinnamon Tahini Dressing from Dishing up the Dirt

Southwestern Avocado Ranch Salad from Produce on Parade

Spring Freekeh Salad with Asparagus, Peas, and Radishes from Girl Versus Dough

Quinoa Salad with Apricots, Endives, Brussels Sprouts, and Toasted Almonds from She Likes Food

Healthy Taco Salad from Wine and Glue

Detox Tabouli Salad from La Bella Vita Cucina

Farro, Pomegranate, and Arugula Salad with Shallot Vinaigrette from Hummusapien

Curried Quinoa Salad with Fruit and Almonds from The Pretty Bee

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Salad from Two Peas and Their Pod

 Sweet Potato and Black Bean Salad from Two Peas and Their Pod

Here’s to making 2015 a happy and healthful year! Cheers!

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  1. Julie

    Here’s a true story. When my cousin and I were in the 6th grade (so, like 1969 or so), we were talking about the year 2000. We looked at each other, and Cindy says, “I figure we’ll be dead by then. We’ll be something like 43 by then.” At that point, the only people we knew that old were our grandparents, and every year at Christmas we heard that we had to go over there because you never knew if they were going to be around the next year (guilt 101). So, we figured they had one leg in the grave and another on a banana peel (side note: Grandpa lived to be 95). Anywho, here we are. 15 years later and both of us are still kicking. Time goes faster every year. And, I better start eating your salads or I’ll have to alter my dress and not in the way I want to. This turned into an epistle. Sorry about that. Happy New Year, darling!! See you soon! xoxo

  2. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

    SALADS FO LYFE! I seriously could live off the leafy green stuff, so I want to shovel all of these beauties into my facial hole!!
    Thanks for including my Jalapeno Corn Salad and Hummus Power Salad girl!
    Pinned and Happy New Year!

  3. Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health

    Okay, now I’m hungry! That cauliflower salad has been calling my name for as long as I can remember and I don’t know why I haven’t made it yet. Everything else looks amazing too.

    Thanks for the inspiration and for including me. Mucho love, chica! xoxo

    1. Julia Post author

      YES! the BBQ cauli salad has been speaking lout “eat me” words to me too! Let’s make 17 pounds of it and go to town!

  4. Isadora

    I hope you had an awesome New Year’s Eve, Julia!! I was pretty lame and went to bed at 10:00, but I did get to wake up to snow this morning which never happens in Tucson! I’ve been eating way too many chocolate chip cookies and chips and dip lately and am in desperate need of a salad detox! All of these salads look and sound amazing and I’m so honored that you included one of mine! Thank you so much and Happy New Year to you, girl! 🙂

  5. Gretchen @ Two Healthy Kitchens

    OhMyGoodness. I could LIVE off the recipes here for the rest of my life! I love hearty salads … they are my favorite!! Seriously, a totally fab list!!

    Thank you so much for sharing our Corn, Edamame, and Quinoa Salad! It’s a really simple recipe but always wows the crowd … and it’s totally delicious! A fave at both of our homes, for sure!!

    Happy New Year! 🙂

    1. Julia Post author

      Happy New Year to you, too! I’m definitely going to be making the rounds through all the salads, myself 😉

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