Delicious Salad Protein Ideas


Chickpeas are one of the easiest protein sources to add to salad, whether roasted or canned (after draining).

Black bean

A spoonful of black beans in your salad adds roughly 6 grams of protein, making it a full lunch.


Quinoa's 8 grams of protein per cup makes it pleasantly filling. Over 5 grams of nutritional fiber in this quantity of quinoa aids digestion and keeps you fuller.


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Meat eaters should choose salmon. Salmon has 37 grams of protein per 5-ounce fillet and low saturated fat, unlike chicken or beef.

Hard-boiled egg

Hard-boiled eggs add high-quality protein to a salad, as well as a slew of key nutrients like choline, iodine, and vitamin B12 


If you want a crunchy salad, omit the croutons and use walnuts. One ounce of walnuts (a typical serving) has almost 4 grams of protein.


Pistachios have 6 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber, comparable to an egg and 1/2 cup of broccoli per serving.

Lean beef

"Lean beef adds protein, iron, zinc, and other minerals to salads. With veggies and healthy fats, lean cuts and the necessary 3–4 ounce quantity form a healthful salad."

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