Summer Salad Ideas

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021 | Lifestyle

Hi all! Coach Lisa here!

One of the things I am trying this month is having a Superfood Salad for dinner most nights of the week. And let me tell you – salads don’t have to be boring. A lot of days I just don’t feel like having anything come dinner time so in the spirit of my Intuitive Eating challenge and setting myself up for success – I am going to have my first meal of the day be my largest meal (like reverse timed supper) and then if I get to the end of the day and don’t feel well or like eating it isn’t as big of a deal.

But to also try and set myself up for success – I am going to plan, and prep for, having a Superfood Salad + protein + whole grain. I will pick a protein + grain and prep it at lunch time when I have more energy and less pain and then combine anything I want from the ingredients on hand and pre prepped to make things so much simpler.

Everything But the Kitchen Sink SuperFood Salad


  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Arugula
  • Chard
  • Tatsoi
  • Hydroponic Lettuces

Proteins (to be added on the day)

  • Salad Shrimp (precooked/frozen)
  • Chicken Breast (cooked at lunch time)
  • Garlic Steak Bites (cooked at lunch time)
  • Crispy Air Fryer Tofu
  • Black Beans
  • Lentils
  • Tribali Burger (I have chicken, turkey, beef)
  • Diced Ham
  • Canned Chicken
  • Canned Tuna
  • Smoked Salmon

Whole Grains (to be cooked at lunch time)

  • Quinoa
  • Couscous
  • Bulgar
  • Barley
  • Farro
  • Rice

Pre Prepped Salad Toppers

  • Homemade Pickled Onions
  • Homemade Pickled Eggs
  • Polenta Garlic Croutons
  • Green Onion
  • Rainbow Carrots
  • Mini Cucumber
  • Heart of Palm
  • Watermelon / Purple Daikon Radish
  • Purple Cabbage
  • Corn
  • Mini Peppers
  • Celery
  • Rainbow Beets
  • Pomegranate

No Prep Needed, Add-ons

  • Dry Roasted Wasabi Edamame
  • Roasted Corn Nuts
  • Pepitas
  • Water Chestnuts
  • Bean Sprouts
  • Pea Shoots
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Grapes
  • Berries
  • Olives
  • Avocado
  • Peas
  • Mushrooms
  • Nuts (Pistachio, Almonds, Pecans)
  • Cheeses (Goat Cheese, Feta, Gorgonzola)

Dressings (Pre Prepped and Bottled)

Here are the dressings that I reach for, buy, or make the most. I like to browse my favorite grocery aisles, and whole-food recipe books for dressing ideas!

  • Lemon Dijon Hummus Dressing
  • Carrot Ginger Miso Dressing
  • Creamy Lemon Poppyseed Dressing
  • Spicy Ranchero Dressing
  • Lemon Ponzu Dressing