If a high-protein salad sounds like a paradox to you, it’s time to think again. The truth is, it’s actually a lot easier than you think to get good protein intake from a salad. We’ve rounded up a few of the best for you below!

1. Quinoa + Kale Protein Power Salad

Protein here comes in the form of nuts, chickpeas, and quinoa. It’s a fruity salad, with pomegranate seeds and oranges, and a hint of mint. Not only will your muscles thank you, your tastebuds will too.
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2. Mediterranean Three Bean Quinoa Salad

Another meat-free protein power house, this time from Two Peas and Their Pod. This one has a mediterranean twist making it perfect for summer. It’s light, refreshing, filling, and full of protein. Green beans, chickpeas and white beans are the big protein sources in this delightful salad.
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3. Seared Tuna Salad with Wasabi Butter Sauce

This Skinnytaste salad is both protein-packed and luxurious. What could be more of a lunch treat than seared tuna? Imagine your coworkers taking out their sad desk lunches and being able to impress them with this beauty! Looks aside, it’s delicious and nourishing, with an impressive 37g of protein per serving, and only 311 calories! Eat up!
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4. Shrimp Salad

I’m all about salads you can arrange prettily on a plate, and this is one of those. Part of the secret in this delightful salad? Veggie prep. The wonderful Brittany from Eating Bird Food blanches her broccoli and broils her asparagus so that they aren’t mushy and don’t lose their taste. This is definitely one of those recipes where you can prepare most of it in advance, which is especially handy if you tend to have busy weeks.
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5. Turkey Taco Bowls with Cauliflower Rice

Don’t worry meat lovers, we have something for you! This is a salad that doesn’t look or feel like a salad, but still provides all the health benefits of one. You’ll fill up on turkey, avocado, cheese, and black beans for a massive 37 grams of protein; you’ll wish taco Tuesday was everyday.
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6. Chicken Bacon & Strawberry with Orange Balsamic Vinaigrette

Preparing and roasting bacon in a cooking pan until it is crisp

If you want more meat, and you want something sweet; this is your salad. This one contains even more protein, and comes with perfectly cooked chicken and crunchy walnuts. You’re going to have a hard time not making this over and over again.
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7. Beet and Mozzarella Salad

I know that for a lot of people, beets are the enemy; but I happen to love them; LOVE them. Combine them with mozzarella, basil, mint, and farro and you’ve got a treat of a salad.  At 509 calories and 22 g of protein, this is a salad that will keep you full and fueled without weighing you down.
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Femi A-Williams is a health and fitness convert trying to reconcile a healthy lifestyle and a happy food life. She is 80% whole grain and 20% donut.

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