10 Creative & Flavorful Salad Recipes To Try

10 Creative & Flavorful Salad Recipes To Try

Are you in the mood for some memorable and tasty salads? I know it’s been a hot minute since I’ve written a food-related post, but I’m very excited to be back with some food content! Although I kind of fell off track in 2021 (fitness, health, and diets who??), I am trying to redeem myself this year and get back into living a healthy and fit lifestyle. That means more salads, more greens, and more healthy foods for me! If you’re also trying to eat healthier, below I’m going to share 10 creative & flavorful salad recipes to try.

10 Creative & Flavorful Salad Recipes To Try

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Craving What You Eat Most

Before I fell off track, I was really into eating healthy foods. I didn’t crave junk food or unhealthy food, you can say. It was actually really easy for me to say no to food that I felt was not good for my body. I craved fruits, water, and even veggies. And anyone who knows me knows I’ve never been fond of veggies. But the healthier I ate, the more I would crave healthy food.

I even started going for vegan options.

But, at some point, I started going back to my old ways. I began to say yes to junk food, sweets, greasy foods, desserts, you name it. Everything started going downhill from there. And before I knew it, I was again craving unhealthy food and having a really hard time eating healthy.

It’s Possible To Enjoy Eating Healthy Food

This made me realize that you really do crave what you eat. The healthier you eat, the healthier your cravings will be. If you only eat junk food, you will never crave healthy food. So, the only way to change your diet and start craving the right kind of food is by forcing yourself to eat right.

That’s why I’m resetting my fitness and health journey this year with the goal of enjoying eating healthy food again! And while no journey is easy, I know that with the help of great food blogs, I’m going to find tasty but healthy recipes that will make eating healthy easy!

Feel free to join me on this journey of discovering healthy foods! 🙂

Today’s mission is to discover healthy flavorful salad recipes!

10 Flavorful Salad Recipes You Have To Try


The first recipe I want to share is from one of my good friends over at lynnumbingmejia.com. I love how creative Lynn is with her recipes, so I had to share one of her salad recipes in this list! As I was scrolling through her website, this watermelon arugula salad caught my eyes. I love the idea of adding fruit to my salads. And this combo of watermelon and arugula is perfection. I mean, the combo of sweet juicy flavors with spicy peppery flavors in one plate?? It doesn’t get better than that.

watermelon arugula salad recipe

To quickly give you a preview, this salad includes the following:

  • Watermelon
  • Arugula
  • Cucumber 
  • Feta Cheese
  • Olive Oil
  • Lemon Juice
  • Ground Pepper
  • Honey
  • Almonds

Click here for the full watermelon arugula salad recipe!


The next must-have salad on this list is this healthy taco salad recipe. For starters, who doesn’t love tacos? I love me some tacos any day! But a taco salad? That’s definitely a huge bonus. Especially when the taco salad is a veggie salad as well. I don’t have a problem eating meat, but if I have the option to replace meat with veggies in a creative and enjoyable manner I so will.

This salad is perfect for anyone who wants to replace meat with veggies.

healthy taco salad recipe

To quickly give you a preview , this salad includes the following:

  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Shiitake “taco meat”
  • Black Beans
  • Tomatoes
  • Pico de Gallo
  • Tortilla Strips
  • Red Cabbage
  • Radishes
  • Jalapeño
  • Avocado
  • Avocado & Cilantro Lime dressing

Click here for the full healthy taco salad recipe!


A simple, bright, and delicious salad that you can enjoy anytime of the year, especially during spring time 😉 is definitely a salad to make! I absolutely love bright, colorful, and flavorful salads! And this salad seems to meet all expectations. From enjoying avocado, to radishes, to asparagus, there’s no way you won’t come away feeling very satisfied after having a try.

bright spring salad recipe

To quickly give you a preview, this salad includes the following:

  • Asparagus
  • Peas
  • Radishes
  • Feta Cheese
  • Toastes Pistachios
  • Roasted Chickpeas
  • Avocado
  • Fresh Herbs
  • Salad Greens
  • Herb-flecked Dressing

Click here for the full bright spring salad recipe!


If you’re looking for a salad that is perfect for fall time or winter time, this sweet potato salad hits the jackpot! The combo of hearty fall time veggies and fresh greens is absolutely divine and ideaL to enjoy during autumn! Personally, I’m not the biggest sweet potatoes, but if sweet potatoes are paired up well with the right ingredients, I find them delicious. And this sweet potato salad recipe has perfectly combined sweet potatoes with other tasty ingredients!

What a creative way to enjoy roasted sweet potatoes and greens!

sweet potato salad recipe

To quickly give you a preview, this salad includes the following:

  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Arugula
  • Avocado
  • Pepitas
  • Feta Cheese
  • Tahini Dressing

Click here for the full sweet potato salad recipe.


Now it’s time to turn our attention to this flavorful Italian chopped salad! Chopped salads are the perfect kind of salads if you love having a little bit of everything in every single bite. This chopped salad combines light, fresh, and flavorful ingredients such as chickpeas, cherry tomatoes, and iceberg lettuce. And this salad is so complete that it can be a meal on its own.

So if you’re looking for a salad that will keep you full, this is the one.

italian chopped salad recipe

To quickly give you a preview, this salad includes the following:

  • Iceberg lettuce
  • Red Onion
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Chickpeas
  • Pearl Mozarella
  • Provolone Cheese
  • Pepperoncini
  • A Lemon Vinaigrette
  • Dried Oregano

Click here for the full Italian chopped salad recipe.


The all things grilled salad.

Grilled potatoes. Grilled scallions. And grilled blueberries.

How marvelous does that sound! This grilled potato salad is perfect for any occasion, but especially to enjoy when you have family and friends over. All the ingredients in this salad come together to create a tasty and feel good salad. Such a good combo!

grilled potato salad recipe

To quickly give you a preview, this salad includes the following:

  • Potatoes
  • Blueberries
  • Mint Leaves
  • Pickled Onions
  • Scallions
  • White Miso
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Siracha

Click here for the full grilled potato salad recipe.


A low-carb chicken recipe that is antioxidant-rich, keto, gluten free, and super tasty???? That’s exactly what this salad is all about! Anything that includes avocado has my heart, but the combo of avocado and ingredients such as chicken, purple cabbage, parmesan, and lettuce is something else. This salad is very satisfying, fresh, and super healthy.

Definitely a salad you have to try if you love avocado or chicken or both.

keto chicken salad recipe

To quickly give you a preview, this salad includes the following:

  • Grilled Chicken
  • Avocado
  • Lettuce
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Walnuts
  • Purple Cabbage
  • Parmesan
  • Garlic

Click here for the full healthy keto chicken salad recipe.


Here’s another chicken salad recipe for those who love chicken salads. This chicken and brussels sprouts recipe contains a lot of tasty flavors that will make your mouth water and your tummy feel very satisfied. Personally, I have a love-hate relationship with brussel sprouts, but this salad recipe makes brussels sprouts so irresistible!

Yum yum yum!

chicken brussels sprouts salad recipe

To quickly give you a preview, this salad includes the following:

  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Shallots
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Rotisserie Chicken
  • Romaine
  • Sweet Red Peppers
  • Sun-Dried Tomatoes
  • Pistachios
  • Cranberries
  • Fresh Goat Cheese

Click here for the full chicken & brussels sprouts salad recipe.


Up next on this list of flavorful salad recipes, is this super tasty and satisfying salmon and spud salad recipe! THE salad for those who LOVE salmon! Salmon is my absolute favorite, so it’s the perfect addition to any salad! This salad is perfect because it combines salmon with green beans, potatoes, cherry tomatoes, and other super yummy ingredients.

salmon and spud salad recipe

To quickly give you a preview, this salad includes the following:

  • Potatoes
  • Green Beans
  • Asparagus
  • Salmon Fillets
  • Red Wine Vinaigrette
  • Arugula or Baby Spinach
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Fresh Chives

Click here for the full salmon and spud salad recipe.


And the last flavorful salad recipe I want to share with you today is this absolutely delicious grilled apple tossed salad recipe! I mean just the name of the salad makes me want to go make it right now. Like I said before, I don’t know about you but I love fruits in my salads! And in this particular salad, apples are the main stars of this salad. So if you love apples, you have to give this grilled apple tossed salad a try.

grilled apple tossed salad recipe

To quickly give you a preview, this salad includes the following:

  • Cilantro
  • Orange Juice
  • Honey
  • Garlic
  • Sriracha Chili Sauce
  • Apples
  • Spring Mix Salad Greens
  • Walnut Halves
  • Crumbled Blue Cheese

Click here for the full grilled apple tossed salad recipe.

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I hope you enjoyed these 10 creative and flavorful salad recipes! Which salad recipe did you enjoy the most? Let me know in the comments below.

Until next time,

Gabby Abigail

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