Protein Salads are a favorite No Cook Meal, whether or not I’m doing a Whole30!
They’re my go-to for a quick, satisfying lunch or dinner. Be creative and use mix-ins you have in your pantry and fridge to suit your taste, no boring lunches allowed! Add crunch with diced veggies or nuts…or boost the flavor with a spicy mayo or ranch to bind, endless combinations!
Keep these basics stocked for ready to go Protein Salads anytime: veggies, fruit, nuts, cans/packets of tuna/salmon/chicken, spices, and of course…Whole30 MAYO (homemade or store bought). Protein salads are nutrient dense and filling…try one today! (Another favorite to try: Curry or Waldorf Chicken Salad)
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Whole30 Salmon Avocado Protein Salad
- Yield: 2
- 1 Can Compliant Wild Salmon or Tuna (Wild Planet and Safe Catch are favorites)
- 1–2 tbsp Whole30 Compliant Mayo of your choice (I used plain homemade here, but Chipotle Lime is a spicy favorite)
- 1/4 cup or more diced celery
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Arugula (or other greens)
- Cherry tomatoes
- Avocado (halved and pitted)
- Hard boiled egg (optional add in)
- Squeeze of lemon juice or compliant dressing (optional add in, I used Tessemae’s Lemon Garlic)
- Combine first four ingredients in a bowl.
- Slice avocado in half, remove skin and pit, stuff mixture into halves
- Serve over arugula or other lettuce blend with tomatoes and any other veggies you like.
- Optional add ins: hard boiled egg, a drizzle of compliant vinaigrette, squeeze of lemon, olives, leftover roasted potatoes
Experiment with other Whole30 mayo flavors and mix ins to suit your taste!