All of these lunch salads are perfect for packing and taking to work or school, or on a picnic. Choose from 20 recipes, including favorites such as salade Nicoise, Waldorf salads, Asian noodle salad, and chicken salad.
Chickpeas give this salad protein while roasted peppers, fresh orange bell pepper, romaine lettuce, and roasted almonds provide layers of flavor and texture. Make this salad the night before to have a nutritious lunch to share with a friend or family member.
This satisfying lunch is packed with protein and fiber from lentils and bulgur, while cherry tomatoes, sliced scallions, feta cheese, and a lemon vinaigrette add vibrant flavor and color. Because there is no lettuce in this salad, the dressing can be added in advance of serving.
Thin slices of chicken breast are paired with crunchy carrot, bell pepper, and snow peas, then finished with a flavorful soy, ginger, and lime dressing. This lunch for one can be prepared the night before -- just be sure to store the salad and dressing separately until ready to eat.
Hearty and nutritious, this salad of roasted broccoli, cherry tomatoes, large white beans, and spinach is topped with a mustard vinaigrette. The ingredients can be prepared the night before, and the assembled salad can be refrigerated for up to 8 hours.
Crisp romaine lettuce, yellow bell pepper slices, cilantro, and shredded chicken breast get an extra burst of flavor from a ginger and sesame vinaigrette. Just before serving, top the salad with chow mein noodles for crunch. This speedy lunch can be ready in just 10 minutes.
This salad for one features the zesty flavors of a traditional Italian antipasto platter, with ribbons of salami, provolone cheese, and romaine lettuce, as well as spicy pepperoncini peppers and plum tomatoes. The salad can be prepared the night before and refrigerated in an airtight container; toss with dressing just before lunch.
For this delicious light lunch, baby spinach leaves, grapes, and red onion are topped with canned tuna and accompanied by a creamy yogurt-based dressing. The salad and dressing can be prepared up to the night before and refrigerated separately. For the freshest-tasting salad, open the can of tuna right before serving.