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High Protein Salad Meal Prep

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Salad meal prep in a big bowl

Prep

20 minutes

Yield

3 - 4 servings

This salad meal prep recipe is going to be on your rotation for summer this year. Not only is it great to prep on Sunday for the week ahead, or ahead of time for a BBQ or picnic, this recipe is filled with protein that’ll keep you full and fueled for the day.

Salad meal prep in a big bowl

Why you’ll love this salad meal prep recipe:

  • Easy: This high-protein salad recipe can be made in just 20-minutes. So quick!
  • Healthy: This recipe is not only full of protein but other healthy ingredients that add in the nutrients you need to keep healthy
  • Meal Prep: Prep this salad ahead of time for lunches for the week, or a BBQ/potluck
Big pasta salad in a bowl

Ingredient Notes:

Pasta: This is a salad meal prep that includes pasta, however, you can totally sub the regular, wheat pasta for a gluten-free option or even your favorite rice, lentil, or chickpea pasta. Whatever you prefer!

Fresh Herbs: Fresh herbs are so great any time of the year but especially in the summer to add some freshness to your recipe. They’re also easy to grow in a pot or garden in your backyard or on your balcony, so you can have them easily accessible to throw into recipes like this salad.

Pistachios: One of the protein sources in this recipe, aside from lentils, is pistachios. They add a crunch to the salad, but also even more protein to fill you up. You can also omit these if there are any nut allergies.

How to make this salad meal prep recipe:

  1. Cook the fusilli according to the instructions on the package. Allow cooling.
  2. Drain and rinse the lentils and set them aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine ALL of the ingredients. 
  4. Mix to combine and adjust seasoning to taste. 
  5. Enjoy this bright and delicious summer salad!
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Expert Tips & FAQ:

Get Creative: Personalize this salad to fit your needs! Do you like feta? ADD IT! OR do you like lemon juice or fresh blueberries or arugula?! ADD IT!! Have fun!! 

Pasta: Swap the fusilli for any pasta shape you wish! Even make this gluten-free.  

Storage: Salad can be kept in the fridge in an airtight container for 3 – 5 days.

Can I make this salad vegan? Yes! Grate some tofu and cook it up a bit. Then toss that in instead of the eggs.

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Salad meal prep in a big bowl

High Protein Salad Meal Prep

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 3 - 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Mediterranean Lunch
  • Method: Combine
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean-Inspired, Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy-Free
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This high-protein recipe is the perfect salad meal prep idea. Prep it for lunches, a BBQ, picnic, or potluck. It’s really easy and loaded with protein to keep you full.


Ingredients

Scale

250g cord-style fusilli pasta (cooked)

2 cups snow peas (sliced)

2 cups fresh strawberries (diced)

½ medium red onion (thinly diced)

1 – 500ml can lentils

¼ cup pistachios (chopped)

3 hard boiled eggs (grated)

½ large avocado

4 tbsp. rice wine vinegar

3 tbsp. olive oil

1 tbsp. salt

1 tsp. black pepper

1 tsp. garlic powder

½ tsp. chili flakes

2 tbsp. fresh basil (chopped)

2 tbsp. fresh mint (chopped)


Instructions

Cook the fusilli according to the instructions on the package. Allow to cool.

Drain and rinse the lentils and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine ALL of the ingredients. 

Mix to combine and adjust seasoning to taste. 

Enjoy this bright and delicious summer salad!!

Notes

Personalize this salad to fit your needs! You like feta? ADD IT! OR do you like lemon juice or fresh blueberries or arugula?! ADD IT!! Have fun!! 

Swap the fusilli for any pasta shape you wish! Even make this gluten free.  

This salad is AMAZING and PACKED with protein! Pack it for your lunches, take it to BBQ’s or summer picnics, etc.! It’ll be a hit!!

Salad can be kept in the fridge in an airtight container for 3 – 5 days.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 894
  • Sugar: 15.2g
  • Sodium: 659.4mg
  • Fat: 17.6g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.1g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 3.9g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 140.2g
  • Fiber: 36.5g
  • Protein: 48.9g
  • Cholesterol: 139.5mg

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