Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Wednesday Pinspiration: Badass Salads

With Spring well under way and Summer right around the corner, lately I've been finding myself craving low maintenance, fresh tasting meals.

I've been craving badass salads!

A badass salad is a salad that goes above and beyond social convention. It has veggies, fruits, nuts, meat, potatoes, grains, fresh dressings. A badass salad makes your wilted garden side salad look pathetic.

A badass salad is a full meal, not a side.

Lately I've posted a few recipes like this Buddha bowl in my sweet potato round up, or this plated Salmon Sushi Salad, but today I want to post some Pinspiration for your Hump Day to inspire you to make some hunger busting salads.

After all, bikini season is nearly upon us!

Most of the salads below are based on some of my favourite styles of food: Thai, Vietnamese, Greek. I've also listed some with twists on classic salad recipes, or those that just scream Summer picnic.

Clicking on any of the pictures will launch the Pin for these recipes. The dish and blog name are all listed above.

Enjoy and happy eating!

Curry Quinoa Buddha Bowl with Coconut Creamed Kale - Gotham Kitchen

Thai Style Buddha Bowl with Peanut Sauce - Leelalicious

Greek Quinoa Bowls - Peas & Crayons

Cilantro Lime Chicken Salad & Mango Salsa - Cafe Delites

Candied Walnut and Pear Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing - The Recipe Critic

Almond, Berry & Chicken Spinach Salad - Chelsea's Messy Apron

Vietnamese Garlic Shrimp Noodle Salad - Recipe Tin Eats

Kale and Lime Ceasar Salad - Gimmie Some Oven (WHAT an awesome blog name!)

Which salad are you craving? Let me know in the comments below!