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10 favourite lunch salad recipes

10 favourite lunch salad recipes

Rice Salad with Pickled Carrot Author: Jennifer Bartoli and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Credits: Jeff Coulson

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10 favourite lunch salad recipes

Are you looking for a little inspiration for your lunch box? Try out some of these yummy lunch salad recipes. We promise you'll never call your lunch boring again.

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10 favourite lunch salad recipes

Lentil, Apple and Radicchio Salad

This salad is reminiscent of a Waldorf salad, but the addition of lentils makes it more substantial. Once the apple is sliced, add it directly to the dressing - the lemon juice will prevent it from turning brown.

Read more: Lentil, Apple and Radicchio Salad
By: Leah Kuhne and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Credits: Jeff Coulson

10 favourite lunch salad recipes

Avocado, Feta and Freekeh Dinner Salad

Freekeh, a supergrain that's relatively new to supermarkets, takes about the same time to cook as brown rice.

Read more: Avocado, Feta and Freekeh Dinner Salad
By: Rheanna Kish and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Credits: Jeff Coulson

10 favourite lunch salad recipes

Fresh Orange Chicken Salad

This crisp savoury salad gets tossed with dressing and topped with crunchy croutons just before serving, so nothing gets soggy. For easy assembly, grill the chicken the night before, or use rotisserie chicken

Read more: Fresh Orange Chicken Salad
By: Irene Fong and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Credits: Jeff Coulson

10 favourite lunch salad recipes

Baby Kale Caesar Salad

Roasting all but one of the garlic cloves pumps up flavour to the max without having the overpowering taste of raw cloves. Roast a few extra heads and spread the soft cloves onto toasted baguette slices or crackers for a tasty snack.

Read more: Baby Kale Caesar Salad
By: Melanie Stuparyk and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Credits: Ryan Brook

10 favourite lunch salad recipes

Thai-Style Salad With Shredded Eggs

This vibrant, fresh, herb-packed salad makes a great light dinner. The skinny shredded egg "pancakes" add just the right amount of protein to make it a satisfying meal. If you prefer a little more heat, use a whole bird's-eye pepper instead of half.

Read more: Thai-Style Salad With Shredded Eggs
By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Credits: Jeff Coulson

10 favourite lunch salad recipes

Wheat Berry and Chickpea Salad With Garam Masala Dressing

Wheat berries are whole, unprocessed wheat kernels that have a pleasant bite when cooked and make a hearty side dish or light lunch. To save prep time, cook the wheat berries in advance and refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Read more: Wheat Berry and Chickpea Salad With Garam Masala Dressing
By: Jennifer Bartoli and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Credits: Jeff Coulson

10 favourite lunch salad recipes

Sugar Snap Peas and Avocado Salad With Sesame Dressing

Boosted with Japanese flavours, this fresh salad pairs nicely with grilled salmon or trout. To trim the snap peas, use a paring knife to snip and pull off the tough strings that run along the length of the pod.

Read more: Sugar Snap Peas and Avocado Salad With Sesame Dressing
By: Jennifer Bartoli and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Credits: Jeff Coulson

10 favourite lunch salad recipes

Rice Salad With Pickled Carrot and Daikon

This Korean-inspired rice salad features quick-pickled daikon, a sweet and crisp Asian radish. Hot red peppers vary in heat level, so make sure to taste a little piece so you can decide how spicy you want your salad.

Read more: Rice Salad With Pickled Carrot and Daikon
By: Jennifer Bartoli and The Canadian Living Test Kithcen Credits: Jeff Coulson

10 favourite lunch salad recipes

Orange Quinoa Salad

Humble cooked quinoa gets a boost from vibrant, sweet oranges and peppery arugula. You'll want to make this salad over and over again.

Read more: Orange Quinoa Salad
By: Rheanna Kish and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Credits: Jeff Coulson

10 favourite lunch salad recipes

Soy-Lime Soba Noodle and Edamame Salad

These cold Japanese buckwheat noodles (soba noodles) are incredibly refreshing. Once cooked, toss them with a little oil to prevent them from sticking. Add the dressing just before serving so that the noodles don't absorb it all.

Read more: Soy-Lime Soba Noodle and Edamame Salad
By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Credits: Ryan Brook

 

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