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22 Delicious Salads That Are Actually Filling Enough To Eat For Dinner

Salads can be way tastier than you'd think.

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1. Grilled Chicken Fajita & Avocado Salad

It takes just twenty minutes, doesn't have that many ingredients and can be made in one pan, so it's ideal if you want to avoid loads of fuss. Here's the recipe.
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It takes just twenty minutes, doesn't have that many ingredients and can be made in one pan, so it's ideal if you want to avoid loads of fuss. Here's the recipe.

2. Broccoli and Apple Salad with Spicy Tahini Dressing

There's a lot packed into this salad, and the spicy dressing makes it even better. Here's the recipe.
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There's a lot packed into this salad, and the spicy dressing makes it even better. Here's the recipe.

3. Simple Curry Chicken Salad

Serve it on top of some greens and you've got a tasty dinner. Here's the recipe.
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Serve it on top of some greens and you've got a tasty dinner. Here's the recipe.

4. Grilled Eggplant and Vegetables Salad

If you like your salads with cooked vegetables, this vegan one featuring grilled aubergine and red peppers is definitely for you. Here's the recipe.
girlandthekitchen.com

If you like your salads with cooked vegetables, this vegan one featuring grilled aubergine and red peppers is definitely for you. Here's the recipe.

5. Steak Salad with Blue Cheese, Avocado and Basil Balsamic Dressing

Steak? Delicious! Avocado? Delicious! Blue cheese? REALLY delicious. You can't go wrong. Here's the recipe.
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Steak? Delicious! Avocado? Delicious! Blue cheese? REALLY delicious. You can't go wrong. Here's the recipe.

6. Mango Avocado Shrimp Salad and Mango Dressing

This is something refreshing that's perfect for when it's hot outside. Here's the recipe.
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This is something refreshing that's perfect for when it's hot outside. Here's the recipe.

7. Persimmon, Pomegranate, Massaged Kale Salad

This vegan dish proves that fruit DOES belong in salad. Here's the recipe.
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This vegan dish proves that fruit DOES belong in salad. Here's the recipe.

8. Chicory Avocado and Bacon Salad With Chipotle Ranch Dressing

If you find regular salads a little bland, the chipotle dressing on this might change your mind. Here's the recipe.
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If you find regular salads a little bland, the chipotle dressing on this might change your mind. Here's the recipe.

9. Hot Asparagus, Snap Pea and Avocado Pasta Salad

This pasta salad has plenty of greens and protein, and also makes an ideal lunch for the next day if you have leftovers! Here's the recipe.
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This pasta salad has plenty of greens and protein, and also makes an ideal lunch for the next day if you have leftovers! Here's the recipe.

10. Mediterranean Orzo Salad

For a ~twist~ on a standard pasta salad, this vegan one uses orzo pasta which is small and rice-shaped. Here's the recipe.
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For a ~twist~ on a standard pasta salad, this vegan one uses orzo pasta which is small and rice-shaped. Here's the recipe.

11. Chinese Chicken Salad

This salad doesn't go soggy in the fridge so is ideal if you want to make it in advance. Here's the recipe.
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This salad doesn't go soggy in the fridge so is ideal if you want to make it in advance. Here's the recipe.

12. Warm Quinoa Salad

A great basis for a main meal, and perfect for vegans, you can bulk this out with steamed broccoli or any steamed vegetables of your choice. Here's the recipe.
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A great basis for a main meal, and perfect for vegans, you can bulk this out with steamed broccoli or any steamed vegetables of your choice. Here's the recipe.

13. Warm Brown Rice and Chickpea Salad with Cherries and Goat Cheese

If you want to make a quick meal, go for pre-cooked brown rice which works just as well for this. Here's the recipe.
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If you want to make a quick meal, go for pre-cooked brown rice which works just as well for this. Here's the recipe.

14. Roasted Sweet Potato Salad With Honey Lemon Dressing

Depending on your preferences you can use feta or goat's cheese on top. To make it vegetarian, just omit the bacon. Here's the recipe.
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Depending on your preferences you can use feta or goat's cheese on top. To make it vegetarian, just omit the bacon. Here's the recipe.

15. Peach Sweet Corn and Halloumi Salad

Tbh, every salad should have halloumi. Here's the recipe.
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Tbh, every salad should have halloumi. Here's the recipe.

16. Three Bean Greek Kale Salad

Unlike some salads, this tastes even better when kept in the fridge for a little while. Here's the recipe.
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Unlike some salads, this tastes even better when kept in the fridge for a little while. Here's the recipe.

17. Spicy Grilled Salmon Salad With Grapefruit and Coconut

Barbeque salmon and tangy grapefruit means this salad is perfect for summer. Here's the recipe.
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Barbeque salmon and tangy grapefruit means this salad is perfect for summer. Here's the recipe.

18. Asian-Style Brown Rice Salad

With rice, chicken and vegetables this proves salad can be way more than a bed of lettuce. Here's the recipe.
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With rice, chicken and vegetables this proves salad can be way more than a bed of lettuce. Here's the recipe.

19. Roasted Spring Vegetable Cobb Salad

The best thing about this salad is that it's super easy to customise to your tastes. Here's the recipe.
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The best thing about this salad is that it's super easy to customise to your tastes. Here's the recipe.

20. Vegan Power Salad Bowl

If you didn't think vegan food could be tasty or filling, think again. Avocados, sweet potatoes, couscous, chickpeas...there's plenty in this vegan salad to keep you full. Here's the recipe.
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If you didn't think vegan food could be tasty or filling, think again. Avocados, sweet potatoes, couscous, chickpeas...there's plenty in this vegan salad to keep you full. Here's the recipe.

21. Roasted Butternut Squash, Artichoke and Goats Cheese Salad

As if the salad itself wasn't great as it is, the honey, lemon, and mustard vinaigrette makes it even better. Get the recipe here.
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As if the salad itself wasn't great as it is, the honey, lemon, and mustard vinaigrette makes it even better. Get the recipe here.

22. Banh Mi Salad with Honey-Mustard Lime Dressing

It has all the components of a Bhan Mi sandwich AND a poached egg on top. What's not to like? Here's the recipe.
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It has all the components of a Bhan Mi sandwich AND a poached egg on top. What's not to like? Here's the recipe.