9 Filling and Protein-Packed Salads That Will Give You Life

Jun 06, 2018 by apost team

When you go for some much-needed protein after a hard workout (or day), you probably look at salads and laugh. Who the heck eats a salad when they need to refuel? Yet, salads can be some of the most nutritious and protein-dense meals out there. This list below is here to help you open your mind to the hulking power of protein salads. 

1. Tortellini, Chicken, And Arugula Salad 

This meaty salad is absolutely perfect for anyone who wants something simple to make, yet satisfying to eat. The arugula gives it a spicy kick, too, giving you a little pep. Plus, it's a blend of incredible textures. Recipe here. 


2. Grilled Chimichurri Chicken Avocado Salad 

A question for you: who doesn't like a little Argentinian cuisine? Well, if you don't, let this delicious recipe open your eyes and taste buds to new horizons. It's technically a salad, give-or-take a few ingredients. Recipe here. 

3. Roasted Chickpea Kale Salad with Tzatziki Dressing 

Vegetarians, look no further: this recipe is literally a gyro in a bowl, kind of. Let this Mediterranean-inspired salad take you on a journey with its tangy, fresh taste. If you want a salad to give you a new-found zest for life, try this one. Recipe here. 

4. Chicken and Chickpea Green Goddess Power Salad 

Fitness lovers, may I have your attention please: this salad will change your mind about how much protein you can pack in a serving (hint: the answer is below). It's also high in fiber and relatively low calorie. Recipe here. 

5. Tuna, Avocado and Quinoa Salad With Spiralized Cucumber 

This hearty salad combines delicious, hearty tuna with light, yummy cucumber noodles. Skip the processed carbs and get some amazing vegetable power in your meal. Recipe here. 

6. Salmon Goat Cheese Warm Greens Salad 

If it's still a little chilly on your side of the woods, this recipe is for you. It's packed with yummy, nutritious goodness and very low carb. Recipe here. 

7. Harvest Chicken Salad 

If you need lots of calories and protein after a hard day's work or workout, look no further. This salad is super simple to make, easy to prep for, and diabolically delicious. Recipe here. 

8. Fig and Halloumi Salad With Balsamic Fig Dressing 

This is another gorgeous vegetarian and protein-packed salad that will have you wanting more... because it's just that good! If you like your salads on the sweeter side and paired with something a little fried, have at it. Recipe here. 

9. Taco Mason Jar Salad 

If you want something just a little different, try this recipe! It's low carb and paleo as well as high protein. Recipe here. 

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