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 make-up products. She loves nothing better than shopping for the next big make-up trend!

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