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.

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.

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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