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10 Healthy Salad Recipes Perfect for Lunch & Meal Prep

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If you’re looking for the best, ridiculously easy, salad recipes that are perfect for lunch and meal prep, you’re in the right place!

Read on for easy lunch recipes to make now, or prep ahead—these salads are all super simple, gluten-free, dairy-free, and totally delicious.

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Tools to Make Salad Prep Easy

These divided glass containers make prep a breeze.

Glass mason jars work well, too. Here’s the low down on how to store anything in a mason jar.

Vegetarian Salad Recipes for Lunch and Meal Prep

Crunchy Curry Quinoa Salad (gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian)

This Crunchy Curry Quinoa Salad makes a perfect lunch, dinner side, or vibrant addition to any brunch table.

Autumn Lentil Salad With Maple Mustard Dressing (gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian)

Autumn Lentil Salad with Maple Mustard Dressing packs so much flavor and texture into every bite, yet is surprisingly simple to make. It can be prepared ahead, too, making it perfect for lunch.

Crunchy Smashed Chickpea Salad (gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian)

Creamy and crunchy (without dairy or mayo), Crunchy Smashed Chickpea Salad is packed with plant-based protein and fiber. It's s snap to make, tastes delicious, and packs beautifully for lunch.

5-Ingredient Mediterranean Pasta Salad (gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian)

With just five simple ingredients and 20 minutes you can whip up this tasty and crowd pleasing 5-Ingredient Mediterranean Pasta Salad recipe. Great for lunch on the go.

Lunch Box Tomato Basil Lentil Salad (gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian)

Simple to make with pantry staples and a few fresh ingredients, Lunch Box Tomato Basil Lentil Salad packs beautifully for lunch on-the-go.

Autumn Meal Prep Lentil Salad (gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian)

Autumn Meal Prep Lentil Salad is packed with nutrition and full of beautiful fall flavors. Perfect to prep-ahead and take for lunch, or enjoy as a side dish anytime.

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Whole30 Salad Recipes for Lunch and Meal Prep

One-Bowl Harvest Chicken Salad (gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo)

One-Bowl Harvest Chicken Salad (Dairy-free, Mayo-Free) is a fresh, bright recipe, perfect for lunch or dinner. Simple to make, crunchy, and satisfying, you'll want to make this one again and again.

Turmeric Tahini Loaded Chicken Salad (gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo)

Packed with nourishing ingredients, Turmeric Tahini Loaded Chicken Salad is perfect for lunch at home or to make ahead and take on-the-go!

Meal Prep Golden Glow Chicken Salad (gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo)

Meal Prep Golden Glow Chicken Salad is an easy, healthy make-ahead meal that you can prep ahead and take on the go. Make it with chicken, or any protein you like!

Meal Prep Lemony Dill Egg Salad (gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, vegetarian)

Meal Prep Lemony Dill Egg Salad is fresh, bright and super simple to make ahead. A gluten-free, dairy-free, mayo-free recipe.

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The Best Egg Salad Recipes Perfect for Meal Prep

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Read on for simple, delicious egg salad recipes perfect for meal prep. All the recipes are gluten-free, dairy-free, and mayo-free, too!

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Let’s do some simplified meal prep! If you’ve got hard boiled eggs, then we have the recipes for you. Read on for the best prep ahead, easy, healthy egg salad recipes.

And while there’s nothing wrong with a traditional mayonnaise-based egg salad, there’s plenty of room for mayo-free options, too.

All five of following egg salad recipes are made with just a handful of real food ingredients, can be prepared ahead, and are filled with flavor.

Serve the egg salad over greens, in a wrap, or as a sandwich.

Read on for the recipes and answers to your commonly asked egg salad questions!

How do I make perfect, easy-peel hard boiled eggs?

My method for perfect, easy-peel hard boiled eggs is simple: set an electric pressure cooker for 1 minute, then quick release the pressure and plunge the eggs into an ice bath to stop the cooking. Here’s my exact method for making hard boiled eggs.

How long does egg salad stay fresh in the fridge?

Properly stored, covered and refrigerated, egg salad will last 3 to 5 days.

How to best store meal prep egg salad?

I like to store egg salad in glass meal prep containers or mason jars.

Here’s a simplified guide to storing anything in a mason jar.

Here are the glass meal prep containers I use.

Can egg salad be made without mayonnaise?

Yes, all of these recipes are mayonnaise free!

What’s the best mayonnaise to use in egg salad?

Look for a good quality avocado mayonnaise, one that is free of sugar, soy, and canola oil, such as Primal Kitchen and Chosen Foods.

I can’t eat or am allergic to eggs. Can I make egg salad without eggs?

Yes! Substitute 1-2 cans of drained, rinsed chickpeas for the eggs. Smash one can with a fork, and keep the other whole, then proceed with the recipe.

I hope you’ll make these egg salad one soon. If you do, be sure to share it on Instagram and tag me at @realfoodwholelife so I can see!

These Egg Salad Recipes Are

gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, grain-free, soy-free, mayo-free, paleo and whole30

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Tools to Make Egg Salad

6-Quart Instant Pot for the best hard boiled eggs

8-inch Chef’s Knife

My Favorite Cutting Board

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MEAL PREP GOLDEN GLOW Egg Salad (Mayo-Free)

Ingredients

For the Dressing

¼ cup fresh lemon juice

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

2 teaspoons honey (omit for whole30)

2 teaspoons mild curry powder

1 teaspoon salt

⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil

For the Salad

2 cups diced hard boiled eggs

1 cup diced English cucumber

1 cup diced green apple

1 cup diced red bell peppers

2 tablespoons chopped green onion

¼ cup roasted, salted sunflower seeds 

Instructions

1. Make the dressing by whisking together the lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, mustard, honey, curry powder and salt in a small bowl. Drizzle in the olive oil and whisk until well combined.

2. Make the salad by combining the eggs, cucumber, apple, bell pepper, and green onion in a large bowl. Add the dressing and toss to coat.

3. Allow to sit for 5-10 minutes for the flavors to absorb.

4. Serve and enjoy immediately, topped with sunflower seeds, or cover and store for up to 5 days, with sunflowers seeds as a topping.

Makes 2-4 servings.

Prefer to make this with chicken? Check out Meal Prep Golden Glow Chicken Salad

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Meal Prep TURMERIC TAHINI LOADED Egg Salad (Mayo Free)

Ingredients

For the Turmeric Tahini Dressing

1 teaspoon turmeric

1 tablespoon tahini (sesame seed butter)

1 garlic clove, minced or finely grated

1 teaspoon honey (omit for Whole30)

¼ teaspoon kosher salt

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil

For the Salad

2 cups diced hard boiled eggs

1 cup shredded carrots

1 cup slaw mix or finely shredded cabbage

1-2 green onion, finely chopped

¼ cup sulfite-free raisins

Instructions

1. In a medium bowl, add the turmeric, tahini, garlic, honey (if using), salt, pepper, and vinegar, stirring to combine. Drizzle in the olive oil and whisk until smooth. Alternatively, add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.

2. In a large bowl, add the eggs, carrots, slaw or cabbage, green onions, and raisins. Add the dressing, stirring to combine. Allow to sit for 15 minutes for the flavors to combine.

3. Serve over greens, if desired.

Makes 2-4 servings.

Prefer to make this with chicken? Check out Meal Prep Turmeric Tahini Loaded Chicken Salad

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ONE-BOWL HARVEST Egg Salad (mayo-free)

Ingredients

1 tablespoon whole grain mustard

1 teaspoon honey (optional)

½ teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons lemon juice

4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

2 green onions, chopped

2 cups chopped apple (from about 2 medium apples)

2 cups chopped celery (from about 8-10 stalks)

2 cups chopped hard boiled egg

 Instructions

1. In a large bowl, whisk together the mustard, honey, salt, vinegar, and olive oil until well combined.

2. Add the green onion, apple, celery, eggs, and cashews, stirring until well combined.

3. Serve over greens is desired

Makes 2-3 servings.

Prefer to make this with chicken? Check out One-Bowl Harvest Chicken Salad

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Guacamole Egg Salad (Mayo-Free)

Ingredients

2 cups chopped hard boiled egg

1 small, ripe avocado, mashed

1 tablespoon lime juice

2 tablespoons red onion

½ cup chopped tomato

¼ teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

1. Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl, stirring to combine.

2. Serve over greens, if desired.

Serves 2-3.

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Meal Prep Lemony Dill Egg Salad

Ingredients

¼ cup fresh lemon juice

1 garlic clove, minced or finely grated

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon yellow mustard

1 teaspoon dried dill

¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

1 cup finely chopped celery

¼ cup finely chopped yellow onion

12 hard boiled eggs, finely chopped

Instructions

1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, garlic, salt, mustard, and dill. Slowly stream in the oil, whisking until very smooth.

2. Add the celery, onion, and eggs to a large bowl. Add the dressing, stirring to combine. Allow to sit for 5 minutes for the dressing to absorb. Taste and add additional salt or dill if desired. Serve immediately or store covered in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Makes 4-6 servings. 

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