10 Top Rated Clean Eating Salads

Posted on Apr 22 2014 - 5:06am by Elena

Are you wondering what clean eating is? Would you be surprised to hear that there really aren’t any health goals you can achieve without it? You have to know that just cannot get healthy without eating healthy. You can exercise every day, but the food is more important for good health and fit body. Here are some advices to eating healthy: eat whole foods (replace processed foods with fresh and natural foods); let ingredients guide you, not you them (clean eating is about focusing on quality first, and not letting terms like zero trans fat, low sodium, or sugar free fool you into thinking that a processed food is healthy), listen to your body, do it yourself (eat more homemade food). Take a look on these 10 top rated clean eating salads and start right now!

Greek Salad with Easy Zesty Dressing

10 Top Rated Clean Eating Salads

This Greek salad is a must try! It is one of the healthiest salads around. Chock-full of fresh, raw veggies and served with a healthy and super easy zesty lemon dressing. So delicious and guilt free. You could eat this all day and not get tired of it.

RECIPE: Greek Salad with Zesty Lemon Dressing 

Arugula and Brussels Sprouts Salad with a Creamy Dressing

10 Top Rated Clean Eating Salads

This salad is pretty simple. It is made with cherry tomatoes, shredded carrots, chicken, and Parmesan cheese. On top of a bed of finely chopped/shredded brussels sprouts mixed with arugula salad. If you don’t like tomatoes you could use sweet peppers. And same with carrots – you could replace those with julienned sweet peppers. You could add some nuts to this salad. Walnuts go the best with the lettuce and dressing.

RECIPE: Arugula and Brussels Sprouts Salad with a Creamy Dressing 

Caprese Quinoa Salad

10 Top Rated Clean Eating Salads

This is an Italian-inspired meal made even more heart-healthy and protein-packed with quinoa. This salad comes together in just few minutes, giving you that classic Italian caprese flavors in a more health-conscious manner using quinoa and avocado, leaving you with a summer dish that’s so perfect, so light and so refreshing.

RECIPE: Caprese Quinoa Salad

Apple and Celery Chicken Salad

10 Top Rated Clean Eating Salads

This chicken salad was highly inspired by smoked salmon and arugula salad, but this time we replace the salmon with chicken. You gonna really love the combination of apples and celery in a salad, and after trying it successfully with salmon we wanted to give it a go with chicken.

RECIPE: Apple and Celery Chicken Salad 

Brussels Sprout & Avocado Salad

10 Top Rated Clean Eating Salads

You gonna really love this combo. What really pulls it together is the fish sauce (if you’re vegetarian you can sub it out), but it really brings the most amazing salty-rich flavor to the bold, tangy dressing. And it’s perfect with brussels sprouts.

RECIPE: Brussels Sprout & Avocado Salad 

Spinach Walnut and Feta Salad

10 Top Rated Clean Eating Salads

The key to this salad is the various textures. Each bite has velvety leaves of spinach contrasting with crunchy chunky walnuts. The dried fruit is firm but chewy while the feta is chewy yet soft. The dressing is a simple balsamic vinaigrette. You can dress this up by adding fresh fruits like pears or apple, but if you’re making it for a large group on a tight budget, keep it simple.

RECIPE: Spinach Walnut and Feta Salad

Charred Corn, Bacon and Berry Summer Salad

10 Top Rated Clean Eating Salads

You know how hot it is in the summer and you don’t feel like heating the oven? We’ve got just the solution for you. One of our favorite salads is this Charred Corn, Bacon and Berry Summer Salad. It’s so simple to prepare and full of so many healthy and yummy ingredients. Enjoy the freshness.

RECIPE: Charred Corn, Bacon and Berry Summer Salad 

Rainbow Cabbage Salad with Tahini Lemon Dressing

10 Top Rated Clean Eating Salads

Purple vegetables, such as this cabbage and others like eggplant and blueberries, contain anthocyanins. Anthocyanins are chemicals that protect body cells, decrease the spread of cancer cells, and more. Be sure to add some toasted sesame seeds (or hemp seeds would work) on top to compliment the salad nicely.

RECIPE: Rainbow Cabbage Salad with Tahini-Lemon Dressing 

Baby Spinach with Honey Roasted Butternut Squash, Pumpkin Seeds, Gorgonzola and Dried Cherries

10 Top Rated Clean Eating Salads

Gluten free, vegetarian and just plain good for you. The sweet-salty combination of the roasted butternut squash, dried cherries and gorgonzola cheese along with the slight crunch of the pumpkin seeds topped with a honey dijon vinaigrette will have you savoring every bite.

RECIPE: Baby Spinach with Honey Roasted Butternut Squash, Pumpkin Seeds, Gorgonzola and Dried Cherries 

Carrot and Beetroot Salad

10 Top Rated Clean Eating Salads

What else you need when you have a plate full of fresh and very healthy salad? This one contain beetroot, which is very good for the blood, carrots which are good for our eyes and skin and red onion. If you want you can add some nuts or fresh mint and you will have a perfect meal!

RECIPE: Carrot and Beetroot Salad