Hey there! I am officially making today bowl and salad appreciation day. Salads are so underrated, and for good reason. If done wrong, they can be sad and flavourless. But if done right, they are the BEST THING EVER! Salads and bowls are so fresh and so quick and easy to make.
Over the years I’ve posted a lot of bowl and salad recipes, and these are my favourite ones. Each one is full of veggies, and sometimes grains and beans which makes them both light AND filling. And all of these salads have AWESOME dressings. I feel like the dressing really makes the salad. When there’s a good sauce it just brings everything to the next level.
Even if you don’t have all of the ingredients to make one of the recipes linked down below, you can still make a killer salad or bowl on your own. One of my favourite things to do for lunch is to throw a bunch of delicious things in a bowl and toss them with a yum dressing. Try combining a grain, like wild rice or quinoa, with some veggies, something crunchy like nuts or seeds, and some protein in the form of beans or meat. That’s a winning combo right there!
I hope you like all of the recipes down below! They will definitely convince you that salads are the best.
This salad is so fresh! It has spinach, peppers, any protein you’d like, and the secret weapon- delicious ribbons of zucchini, cucumber and carrot made with a veggie peeler! A peanut dressing tops it all off;))
This salad is FULL of veggies, with a male balsamic dressing that ROCKS. I love the corn, and the mashed avo is the cherry on top.
Kale and oranges? Whaaaaaat? But trust me, this combo is amazing! There’s just the right amount of sweetness, and the white beans add a little something extra. This is great as a side salad, or for a light lunch!
Chickpea, Quinoa, and Avocado Salad
This makes an awesome summer side salad! It uses avo as part of the dressing, making it creamy and full of freshness. The peppers give it some necessary crunch;))
This is one of my favourite bowls!! It has roasted sweet potatoes, peppers and mushrooms cooked with soy sauce, and tons of carrots, kale and avo. So yum!
On of my more recent blog additions, this bowl features a delicious combo of tuna, avo and Asian flavours, along with HOMEMADE pickled veg and wild rice. I love this bowl so much!
This salad is SUPER light and fresh, and the beets give it a beautiful colour. It’s a great way to use up parsley, and is perfect for the summertime!
This salad has a TO DIE FOR peanut dressing, as well as purple cabbage, kale, carrots and cucumbers. It’s a great base for you to add protein to, and also a perfect side salad.
I looooove a good bean salad! In this one, you’ve got chickpeas, black beans, corn, tomatoes, cucumber and parsley, all tossed in a perfectly garlicky Dijon dressing. Great for summer barbecues and for my lunch!;))
This salad has it all! perfectly cooked pasta, olives, cucs, tomatoes, peppers, and roasted chickpeas. I’m dying to remake this one sometime soon!
Those are all of my fave bowls and salads! Be sure to try them out cause they’re awesome;))) See you tomorrow!!