45 Nutritious & Filling Paleo Salads


Oh salads, glorious salads! I am a big fan but not in a ‘woman laughing alone with salad’ kind of way. I like my salads full protein and fat, as well as the crunchy veg. And today’s round up is about nourishing and filling salads, with great texture, colour and flavours. Superfood powerhouses!


Now, I am not saying that every salad needs to have meat in it – in fact there are loads of fantastic, satiating vegetarian and vegan salads – but it does help to have some protein to keep you fuller for longer. Fat is also essential for your body to absorb all those fat-soluble nutrients. Good olive oil dressing, nuts and avocados are all great additions.

To start off with, I wanted to share some of my own salad recipes. These are all available on the site but it’s very likely that you haven’t stumbled on all of them just yet. And if you have indeed tried some of them already, I am expecting a comment…no less 😉


From top left to right we have my fabulous chicken larb salad made with red cabbage slaw and a flavoursome Asian dressing. It’s one of my earlier recipes and I do wish I remembered to make it more often because it’s really amazing.

My 20-minute BLT salad with cooked prawns and avocado is a great lunch meal because it’s so quick and easy. As is my super simple tinned sardines salad with shaved zucchini and grilled peppers in citrusy dressing, with a few pumpkin seeds for extra vitamin E.

In the bottom left is my take on a Caesar salad with kale or other leafy greens instead of cos lettuce.

My duck salad with balsamic cherries is just so damn sexy, isn’t it? Great flavours too.

And finally, the egg and radish salad with creamy dressing is a recipe from my childhood. See, no meat 😉 I still love it today!

Not in the pictures but no less delicious are these salads from my archives:

Paleo Salads In  A Jar – five to choose from!

Spicy Beef & Cucumber Salad with Cashew Raita

Cavolo Nero Salad with Tomatoes & Fried Garlic

Raw Zucchini Caponata

My Ukrainian Vinegret – Potato & Beetroot Salad 

Moving along to more salads from my fellow food bloggers around the world, here is a collection of the tastiest looking and sounding salads I could find. Some of these I have actually tried.


Fall Chop Salad with Herb Roasted Chicken, Pears & Prosciutto

Brussels Sprouts Salad with Almonds & Bacon

Vietnamese Chicken & Cabbage Salad

Easy Summer Shrimp Salad

Madras Chicken Salad


Easy Raw Summer Fruit & Kale Salad

Paleo Cauli-rice Salad

Anti-cancer Eastern Dragon Salad

Pumpkin, Beetroot & Avocado Salad

Sticky Sesame Chicken Salad


Fig, Golden Beet & Prosciutto Salad with Fig Dressing

Balsamic Ginger Steak Salad

Autumn Cobb Salad with Smokey Pumpkin Dressing

Simple Cobb Salad with Egg

Chinese Chicken & Cucumber Salad


Buffalo Chicken Chopped Salad

Savoury Summer Fruit Salad

Spiced Orange & Grapefruit Salad

Sriracha & Lime Chicken Chopped Salad

Cranberry & Avocado Salad

Low FODMAP 7-Layer Salad

Below are the 80/20 paleo salads and contain some quinoa, white rice noodles, wild rice and dairy.


Byron Bay Salad

Grilled Eggplant Caprese Salad

Rocket, Roasted Sweet Potato & Wild Rice Salad

Quinoa Salad with Zucchini, Peas & Preserved Lemon

Vietnamese Shrimp Noodle Salad

And finally, the best of the rest just in case there weren’t enough to choose from!

Spanish Tuna Salad with Roasted Red Peppers

Perfect No-Mayo Coleslaw

Simple Potato Salad with DIY Mayo

Turkey, Bacon, Fig & Raspberry Salad

Easy Steak Salad with Peaches & Balsamic

Green Papaya Salad

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Irena Macri
By Irena Macri

About the author: Hi, I’m Irena Macri. I share delicious recipes that I have cooked and loved. I am a published cookbook author, have been food blogging for over 10 years and have a Diploma in Nutrition. You will find many healthy recipes as well as my favourite comfort food. More about me here | Subscribe to my newsletter and freebies

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