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Spice Up Your Lunches With 6 Salad Recipes From 58p

‘Tis the season for salads. I don’t know about you, but as soon as it reaches 20 degrees, I get an almost instant craving for salads. Who am I kidding? It’s more like 17 degrees. And if you think I’m bonkers to crave a salad, then you’re not doing salads right.

At Myprotein we take our food very seriously, from snacks to shakes, fakeaways to salads. And in a time of increased cost of living, we’re trying our best to make recipes as nutritious and cost effective as possible. These recipes aim to use up store cupboard staples, like that loyal tin of chickpeas you picked up way back when. Happy tummies and happy wallets alike.

Note: all prices are taken from ASDA online, so prices for each recipe may vary depending on where you shop.

Cold Peanut Noodle Salad

Noodles, veg and a peanut sauce — now that’s my kind of salad. You might want to slice your noodles up if you’re taking this into work, unless you want to risk slurping noodles up into your mouth while splashing sauce everywhere. Or maybe I’m just a messy eater.

Protein: 10.4g | Carbs: 25.7g | Fat: 2.9g | Calories: 176kcal

2 tbsp. soy sauce £0.20
1 lime £0.17
1 tsp ginger £0.10
1 garlic clove £0.10
4 tbsp Powdered Peanut Butter £0.30
1 tbsp Sugar-Free Syrup (Maple) £0.20
200g whole wheat noodles £0.65
½ red cabbage £0.45
2 carrots £0.15
Price (for 4 servings) £2.32
Price (per serving) £0.58

Easy Pasta Salad

There’s so much more to a salad than just a couple of leafy greens and leaving it at that. We’re pretty set on having a delicious salad, and the key to that? A carb source. Few days go by where I don’t eat pasta, so this salad ticks all the boxes.

Protein: 26g | Carbs: 40g | Fat: 20g | Calories: 415kcal

200g pasta £0.30
2 cans tuna £1.75
1 tin sweetcorn £0.40
2 carrots £0.20
1 pepper £0.30
Price (for 3 servings) £2.95
Price (per serving) £0.98

Chipotle Chicken Salad

Not only is this delicious, macro-balanced meal packed with protein, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals, it’s absolutely bursting with flavour too. It’s made with chipotle sauce, which really brings a taste of Mexico.

Protein: 48g | Carbs: 33g | Fat: 21g | Calories: 509kcal

25g chipotle paste £0.30
2 garlic cloves £0.15
½ tsp cumin £0.05
½ tsp smoked paprika £0.05
½ tsp chilli powder £0.05
1 tbsp honey £0.20
2 chicken breasts £2.25
1 tbsp coconut oil £0.20
1 large avocado £0.65
A handful of coriander £0.10
200g 0% fat Greek yoghurt £0.40
1 lime £0.17
Lettuce £0.30
Cherry tomatoes £0.20
2 tbsp black beans £0.20
1 bell pepper £0.30
Price (for 3 servings) £5.57
Price (per serving) £1.85

“Green Goddess” Salad

Not too long ago TikTok was rocked by the “Green Goddess” salad. How could we not get in on the hype?

Protein: 22.8g | Carbs: 43g | Fat: 22.5g | Calories: 461kcal

1 green cabbage £0.96
1 cucumber £0.50
1 bunch spring onions £0.50
1 bunch chives £0.50
1 handful spinach £0.20
2 garlic cloves £0.20
1 shallot £0.15
2 lemons £0.40
⅓ cup parmesan cheese £0.30
Price (for 2 servings) £3.71
Price (per serving) £1.85

Chickpea Salad

A delicious taste of the Mediterranean you can eat at your desk. Al desko. The combination of feta, olives and chickpeas is really something to write home about, especially when it gives you 19g of protein.

Protein: 19g | Carbs: 25.5g | Fat: 23g | Calories: 401kcal

35ml white wine vinegar £0.10
2 cans chickpeas £1.00
1 handful parsley £0.20
1 cucumber £0.50
1 red onion £0.26
1 red pepper £0.30
200g kalamata olives £1.00
150g feta £0.50
Price (for 4 servings) £3.86
Price (per serving) £0.96

Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

It wouldn’t be a salad rundown without the classic caesar salad. It’s light, creamy, cheesy goodness. And with the addition of the pasta, we couldn’t be more excited about it.

You can also make it veggie by swapping the chicken for a meat-free alternative or removing it altogether.

Protein: 41g | Carbs: 65g | Fat: 15.5g | Calories: 557kcal

200g pasta £0.35
3 chicken breasts £3.50
1 romaine lettuce £0.50
400g cherry tomatoes £0.80
80g croutons £0.50
200ml light caesar dressing £1.00
100g parmesan £1.00
Price (for 4 servings) £7.65
Price (per serving) £1.90

Take home message

Whether you’re looking for some fresh addition to your work lunch menu, an interesting BBQ side, or just a way to mix up your mid-week dinners, these salads are definitely worth trying. And they won’t break the bank either.

 

 

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Emily Wilcock

Emily Wilcock

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Emily is studying Business Management & Marketing at the University of Birmingham and is currently on her intern year. She has a keen interest in both writing and fitness, so is happy she can now combine the two. She likes to spend time with her friends, both in & out of the gym.


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