Salad Recipe Roundup (5 healthy recipes)

Salad Recipe Roundup (5 healthy recipes)

Does anyone else crave salads during the summer?

Seriously. I eat them year round, but something about heat and humidity makes me want crisp greens topped with fruit or veggies EVERY. single. day.

And I can’t just have a small salad. It has to be the size of my head for me to feel satisfied, which is why I try not to go to Panera Bread all the time. I end up spending $10 on a salad I could make at home for $2.

Anyhoo, I rounded up five of my favorite salad recipes from Hungry Gator Gal (HGG) to share with you today. You only need a few minutes to put one together, and you probably have many of the ingredients already.

If you’re in a lunch rut, give one of these salads a try. They can be made the night before and packed in the fridge for work or school the next day.

Healthy salad recipes from

In other words, you can make a ginormous artisanal salad at home and not pay an arm and a leg for an overpriced, small bowl of lettuce with five tomatoes, a cucumber and the smallest squirt of dressing you’ve ever seen.


If you’re a regular reader, I bet you forgot about some of these salads. I know I did, and I’m the one who created the recipes! If you’re new to my blog, here’s a taste of what you’ve been missing.

Click on the titles to see the recipes in their original posts, and be sure to check out more salads on my “recipes” page. Search for “salad” or feel free to browse. πŸ™‚

Basil Pesto Sprouts Salad

Basil Pesto Sprouts Salad from Hungry Gator Gal (no lettuce required!)

Fruit Explosion Garbage Bowl Salad

 Fruit Explosion Garbage Bowl Salad from Hungry Gator Gal

Apple Cheddar Grape Salad

Apple Cheddar Grape Salad from Hungry Gator Gal

Apple Cheddar Grape Salad from Hungry Gator Gal

Avocado Taco Salad

Balsamic Strawberry Salad

Balsamic Strawberry Salad from Hungry Gator Gal

Let me know if you give any of these recipes a try. I’d love to hear what you think! πŸ™‚


  1. What foods or meals do you crave in the summer?
  2. What do you usually put in your salads? Fruit? Veggies? Both?

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