A delicious salad doesn’t have to be made with lots of ingredients—it’s easy to make a nutritious and filling salad with just 5 ingredients or less. Check out the recipes below that are sure to leave you satisfied!

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1. 5-Ingredient Charred Zucchini Salad

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Charred zucchini and caramelized onions add a ton of flavor to this 5-Ingredient Charred Zucchini Salad by Shashi Charles which can be enjoyed as is or as a side!

2. Greek Salad with Tofu Feta

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This simple Greek Salad with Tofu Feta by Marina Yanay-Triner is topped with seasoned and baked tofu feta that will completely transform your dish. Who said salads were boring?

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3. Grapefruit Grain Salad with Roasted Chickpeas

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This Grapefruit Grain Salad with Roasted Chickpeas by Medha Swaminathan combines a farro base with fresh radishes and cilantro, as well as grapefruit-roasted chickpeas and a grapefruit vinaigrette! Besides being the prettiest color, grapefruits add a lot of versatility to any dish. Not only are they great in desserts, but they also work so well in savory dishes. This grapefruit grain salad incorporates fresh grapefruit in the dressing, a simple citrusy vinaigrette made with only three ingredients. The vinaigrette is used to marinate the roasted chickpeas and also drizzled over the salad, to keep the grapefruit flavor present throughout. The base for this grapefruit grain salad is farro and cilantro. The ratio of herbs and grains makes this salad a bit like a tabbouleh.

4. Basil Cucumber Salad

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I came up with this crunchy and refreshing Basil Cucumber Salad by Shannon Leparski after feeling inspired from the warmer weather. It really hit the spot! It’s perfect for spring and summer and all things warm weather related. Not only is it cleansing and ultra healthy, it’s great for hydrating our bodies and keeping our skin youthful and glowing. With crunchy cucumber, chopped cauliflower, fresh basil and a creamy lemon dressing, this nourishing recipe is perfect for lunch, as a side or a light dinner.

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5. Crunchy Hemp Coconut Fruit Salad

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This Crunchy Hemp Coconut Fruit Salad by Nikki Stokes is light yet filling – perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner – and you can make it in just 5 minutes flat.

6. Red, White, and Blue Salad With Watermelon Vinaigrette

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This Red, White, and Blue Salad With Watermelon Vinaigrette by The Natural Epicurean is a refreshing treat on a hot day. The star shapes and the colorful fruit make it the perfect partner for any 4th of July party!

7. Summer Tomato Basil and Avocado Salad

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This Summer Tomato Basil and Avocado Salad by Jesse Lane Lee is simple and so refreshing for a hot summer day!

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8. Apple and Grape Pasta Salad

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There are people who like to mix savory flavors with sweet, and there are those who do not. If you’re part of the former group, you have to try this Apple and Grape Pasta Salad by Michele Elizabeth! It’s ridiculously simple yet very unique. Pasta is tossed lightly with vegan mayonnaise for a creamy base, and then the grapes and apple provide small bursts of sweet freshness.

9. Massaged Kale Salad

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This Massaged Kale Salad by Christina Bedetta is super convenient because the hearty-yet-flavorful leaves can be prepped and stored in the refrigerator for up to a week! Mix it up to your liking, and enjoy!

10. Marinated Zucchini and Seaweed Salad

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This Marinated Zucchini and Seaweed Salad by Alejandra Olmedo is great as an appetizer, starter or accompaniment, also the seaweed gives a very refreshing marine flavor.

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Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammationheart healthmental wellbeingfitness goalsnutritional needsallergiesgut health and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked many health problems, including acnehormonal imbalancecancerprostate cancer and has many side effects.

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