10 Sensational Summer Dinner Salads

If you’re trying to eat more veggies, salads are one of the easiest dishes to incorporate into your routine.

Still, a plate of greens and some dressing leaves a little to be desired, especially when you’re really hungry. We found ten great salad recipes that will not only help you eat your greens, they’ll leave you feeling full and satisfied.

Lean protein sources and fiber-rich veggies make these salads the perfect one-plate meal.

Summer Salad with Poached Egg (Pictured) French green lentils, avocado, and squash make this salad filling, while fresh tomato, cucumber, and green onion provide flavorful texture.

Asian Tofu Salad Honey, soy sauce, sesame oil, and fresh ginger give this salad’s dressing a light and refreshing kick. The tofu topper will fill you up.

Seared Chicken Salad with Green Beans, Almonds, and Dried Cherries Get dinner on the table in a snap when you prep the beans, chicken and dressing for this hearty salad the day before.

Strawberry and Arugula Salad with Crispy Prosciutto Mix the tang of goat or feta cheese, the sweetness of fresh summer strawberries, and the salty crisp of prosciutto together for an amazingly tasty salad that will fill you up.

Greek Farro and Chickpea Salad with Herbed Yogurt Warm farro, chickpeas, and crisp, garden-fresh cucumbers combine to form a “deconstructed, abstract falafel sandwich.” A tzatziki-inspired herbed yogurt is the perfect dressing.

Steak and Tabbouleh Salad Splurge a little with this marinated and grilled sliced steak atop arugula, red onion, Kalamata olives, parsley, cucumbers, and bulgur wheat.

Paella Rice Salad This salad lets you enjoy paella flavors in the heat of summer, plus it’s versatile, allowing you to swap veggies or meat for what you have on hand.

Avocado, Black Bean and Corn Salad with Lime-Cumin Vinaigrette Eat this hearty dish on its own or serve it in smaller portions as a side on Taco Tuesday.  

BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad Crunchy romaine, barbecued chicken, grilled corn, black beans, fresh tomatoes and crunchy red onions combine for a fresh take on summer grilling nights.

Roasted Eggplant and Quinoa Salad Eggplant and quinoa fill you up, while flavors of lemon, garlic, mint, and feta will make your taste buds happy.

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