Super Salads for Gluten-Free Lunches

When packing a gluten-free lunch for school or work, salads can be your best option. They provide variety and require little or no extra effort at all. With these simple tips, you can make lunches that put the focus on satisfaction, not only on gluten-free.


  1. Roasted, grilled or sautéed meats turn salads into a hearty meal. If you're short on time, pick up an already-roasted chicken from the deli - just be sure to ask if it's gluten free.*
  2. Pair beans with gluten-free grains like rice for a complete protein that will help keep you fuller, longer. Our Black and White Bean and Quinoa Salad does just that, with added vegetables too.
  3. Since salads are a great gluten-free go-to, make sure they're always enjoyable. Avoid soggy salads by pouring the dressing into the bottom of your container and placing the greens and vegetables on top. Shake the container, with the lid on tight, right before you eat it.
  4. Juicer vegetables, like tomatoes, can leak excess moisture once cut. To still get their flavour without your salad becoming a soupy mess by noon, add them to your dressing instead, like we do in this recipe for Quinoa and Chickpea Salad With Tomato Vinaigrette.


Now that you've got the best tips for packing hearty, delicious salads for lunch, here are our best gluten-free salad recipes too.

Tip: If you're unsure whether an ingredient is gluten-free, always check with the manufacturer.

Black and White Bean and Quinoa Salad
Quinoa and Chickpea Salad With Tomato Vinaigrette
Quinoa Salad with Chicken and Black Beans
Cobb-Style Turkey Salad
Grilled Buffalo Chicken Salad With Blue Cheese Dressing
Jalapeno and Tuna Potato Salad

Tags: gluten-free, spring


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