Simple no-cook salad ideas to brighten up your work lunch

Don’t get into a lunch rut. Try out our quick and easy no-cook salad recipes to prepare on week nights for your colourful lunch the following day.

Watermelon and Feta Bean Salad

  • Feta cheese, crumbled
  • Red onion, chopped finely
  • Chunks of watermelon
  • Butter lettuce, shredded
  • Cucumber, diced
  • Sweetcorn
  • A handful of basil leaves
  • Vine ripened tomatoes, sliced
  • A tin of mixed beans
  • Balsamic vinegar to taste

Mix the lettuce, cucumber, sweetcorn, basil, tomatoes and beans in a bowl. Add the watermelon and sweetcorn, and crumble the feta cheese on top. Add balsamic vinegar to taste.

Celery and Tuna Crunch Salad

  • A small tin of tuna
  • 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon of wholegrain mustard
  • A good grind of black pepper
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • Iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • Celery, diced
  • A handful of parsley
  • Red onion, sliced thinly

Create a bed of lettuce, celery and red onion. Mix together the tuna, mayonnaise, mustard, black pepper and lemon and add to the dish. Sprinkle with parsley.

Fruity Prawn Salad

  • Peeled, cooked prawns
  • Juice of half a lime
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Half a teaspoon of paprika
  • A good grind of pepper
  • 2 tablespoon of caster sugar
  • 2 mangoes, diced
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 3 spring onions, finely sliced
  • A handful of grapes, sliced in half
  • A handful of spinach

Mix together the prawns, lemon, lime, oil, sugar, paprika and pepper. Place on a bed of spinach and avocado. Add the mangoes, grapes and spring onions.

Bacon and Blue Cheese Creamy Salad

  • A packed of crispy, cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 clove garlic finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 iceberg lettuce, cut into strips
  • 6 radishes, thinly sliced
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 ounces blue cheese
  • 5 vine ripened cherry tomatoes

Mix together the yoghurt, lime juice, oil, garlic, blue cheese and salt. Drizzle over a bed of lettuce and avocado. Add the radishes, tomatoes and bacon.

Evie Garnett

Evie is the Head of Beauty for Suit Your Look, specialising in hair and skin products. She loves nothing better than natural haircare and learning all about the science behind beauty ingredients!

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