14 Salads That Satisfy

A lackluster bowl of lettuce can leave your stomach growling minutes later. Luckily, these 14 hunger-fighting salad recipes are packed with enough protein and fiber to satisfy you for hours.

Artichokes may not pack as much protein as tofu, but they're still a surprisingly good source to keep you fuller longer.

Ingredients: extra-firm tofu, artichoke hearts, extra-virgin olive oil, black pepper, kosher salt, fennel, pink grapefruit, honey, radicchio, navel oranges, pine nuts, fresh chives

Calories: 496

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White Bean and Lentil Tabbouleh

White Bean and Lentil Tabbouleh

Lentils are a superfood that should be a staple of any healthy diet, and in this salad they join tuna for a major helping of protein.

Ingredients: green lentils, extra-virgin olive oil, lemon juice, kosher salt, black pepper, parsley, fresh mint, red onion, cannellini beans, cherry tomatoes, tuna

Calories: 483

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Roasted Carrot and Chickpea Salad

Roasted Carrot and Chickpea Salad

This salad is bursting with both color and flavor, and it boasts a tangy yogurt-based dressing to tie it all together.

Ingredients: carrots, chickpeas, extra-virgin olive oil, black pepper, kosher salt, sweet peas, Greek yogurt, lemon juice, granulated sugar, kalamata olives, sunflower seeds, parsley

Calories: 529

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Broccoli and Miso Quinoa Salad

Broccoli and Miso Quinoa Salad

With quinoa, tempeh, and broccoli making the base of this salad, it's chock full of vegan protein sources.

Ingredients: red quinoa, kosher salt, green cabbage, watermelon radishes, broccoli florets, lime juice, miso, sesame oil, tempeh, roasted salted peanuts, garlic

Calories: 532

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Avocado and Watercress Salad

Avocado and Watercress Salad

This tasty salad is all about texture—from creamy avocado to to crunchy pistachios—not to mention the the complex flavors.

Ingredients: extra-virgin olive oil, tarragon, honey, kosher salt, watercress, edamame, hard-cooked eggs, avocados, grape tomatoes, green olives, pistachios

Calories: 472

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Steak and Feta Salad

Steak and Feta Salad

Mint, oregano, and basil could all be picked from a home herb garden for maximum freshness. But even if you don't have a green thumb, this salad is a great way to use up extra fresh herbs before htey wilt in your fridge.

Ingredients: fresh mint, lemon, extra-virgin olive oil, fresh oregano, feta cheese, flank steak, black pepper, kosher salt, baby spinach, cucumber, fresh basil

Calories: 444

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More than just greens

Adobo-Marinated Grass-Fed Flank Steak With Spinach Salad
Filling grass-fed beef is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and tastes fantastic with this cilantro and citrus marinade.

Ingredients: Steak, orange juice, lime juice, adobo seasoning, cilantro, garlic, corn, olive oil, jícama, spinach, roasted red peppers, avocado, queso fresco

Calories: 386

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Pizza Panzanella Salad


This Italian bread salad provides perfect Mediterranean flavor for less than 350 calories. Even though it's meatless, the navy beans and feta cheese will surely satisfy.

Ingredients: Italian cheese–flavored pizza crust, romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, red onions, kalamata olives, cucumbers, navy beans, roasted red peppers, feta cheese, red wine vinegar, dried dill, fennel seeds, extra-virgin olive oil

Calories: 336

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Moroccan Lamb Salad With Carrots and Mint


This zesty dish proves a salad doesn't have to include lettuce. Though lamb is generally a fatty meat, lean loin chops and portion control keep dieters content. And adding in low-cal mint and carrots creates plenty of flavor in this sophisticated dinner.

Ingredients: Lean lamb loin chops, garlic, Greek-style yogurt, lemon juice, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, carrots, fresh mint, golden raisins, scallions

Calories: 227

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Chicken Salad With Potatoes and Arugula


Instead of nibbling on a dinner roll, eat the potatoes in this salad. Potatoes contain resistant starch, which keeps you full longer than other starches. Chicken provides lean protein, and Parmesan finishes off this dish with a sharp burst of flavor.

Ingredients: New potatoes, chicken breasts, olive oil, white wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, arugula, tarragon, Parmesan cheese

Calories: 369

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Grilled-Vegetable Salad With Lentils


The oil and vinegar combo in this vegetarian dish will provide a rich flavor for the antioxidant-rich vegetables. And with 20 grams of protein and fiber, you won't have to worry about your stomach grumbling two hours later.

Ingredients: Dried lentils, bay leaf, red onion, walnuts, olive oil, red wine vinegar, herbes de Provence, garlic, asparagus, zucchini, yellow, orange, and red bell pepper, eggplant, thyme

Calories: 404

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Lobster and Corn Salad With Tarragon Vinaigrette

Yunhee Kim

Perfect for spring or summer, this protein-rich salad can be thrown together in 20 minutes. Using seasonal foods adds a layer of freshness, and the entire dish comes in at less than 300 calories.

Ingredients: Champagne or white wine vinegar, lemon juice, shallots, tarragon, olive oil, corn, lobster meat, chives

Calories: 290

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Black Bean–Quinoa Salad With Basil-Lemon Dressing

Jan Smith

Quinoa is rich in both fiber and protein, so it makes the perfect base for this whole-grain salad. Though the recipe contains tomatoes, carrots, and lima beans, serve over spinach leaves for a boost of antioxidants.

Ingredients: Quinoa, vegetable broth, firm tofu, olive oil, basil, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, sugar, lemon rind, garlic, lima beans, tomatoes, green onions, carrots, black beans

Calories: 232

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Spanish-Style Tuna and Potato Salad

Becky Luigart-Stayner

This gourmet salad makes a great work-friendly lunch—just pack the lettuce and potato mixture in separate containers. The array of Spanish spices takes this dish up a notch, and it's full of heart-healthy fats, fiber, and satiating protein.

Ingredients: Red potatoes, green beans, cherry tomatoes, shallots, paprika, red pepper, albacore tuna, olive oil, sherry vinegar, romaine lettuce

Calories: 239

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