5 Minutes Protein Packed Summer Salad

5 Minutes Protein Packed Summer Salad: easy to make salad that’s ready in 5 minutes and packed with flavors, protein and best of summer bounty. It makes a great option for anytime meal or perfect for picnics/bbq’s.

5 Minutes Protein Packed Summer Salad: #salad #orange #bbq

Summer is finally here to stay and we are getting ready for all the summer picnics/bbq and outdoor parties, which means lots of quick meals and salads.

So here I’m with an easy-peasy 5 Minutes Protein Packed Summer Salad recipe that’s so easy to put together and tastes absolutely delicious.


Now, if you work from home like me, salads make a perfect and healthy meal but then I really don’t want to be eating the salad day after day.

I want variety and this 5 Minutes Protein Packed Summer Salad is one of my favorite.

It has everything from greens, antioxidants, crunch, meat and a healthy base like couscous and quinoa.

Apart from all that, I’m making this ‘Honey-Orange Vinaigrette’ to add that extra touch of summer or healthy glow as I call it.


Trust me, once you try this ‘Honey-Orange Vinaigrette’, you’d want to drizzle it over Everything!!!

It is tangy-sweet and just perfect on salads to fruits or even a piece of toasted bread.

Apart from all these delicious ingredients, I’m also adding some extra crunch with roasted cashews and chili-lime peanuts.healthy-summer-salad

So go ahead and try this 5 Minutes Protein Packed Summer Salad with homemade Honey-Orange vinaigrette and make it a part of your lunch or picnic menu.

You can meal prep this salad in advance, just chop and pack the ingredients in separate ziploc/small boxes and mix everything when ready to serve.

For Picnics, you can carry the salad in the icebox and serve immediately upon reaching.


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5 Minutes Protein Packed Summer Salad: #salad #orange #bbq


Yields 2 People

5 Minutes Protein Packed Summer Salad

5 minPrep Time

5 minTotal Time

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4.5 based on 2 review(s)

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1 Cup Cooked Quinoa

1/2 Cup Cooked Couscous

1 Medium Chicken Sausage - cooked and sliced or use any choice of meat or protein

1/2 Cup Mung Bean Sprouts

1/2 Cup Cooked Chickpeas

1/2 Cup Pomegranate Seeds - fresh or frozen

1 Small Orange - peeled

1 Cup Chopped Kale

1/2 Cup Chopped Spinach

2 Tbsp Dried Cranberries

2 Tbsp Chili Lime Peanuts - or any flavor you like

2 Tbsp Roasted Cashews

Honey-Orange Vinaigrette:

3 Tbsp Fresh Orange Juice

1 Tsp Olive Oil

1 Tsp Honey




  1. In a small jar, add the Vinaigrette ingredients and shake to mix everything evenly.
  2. In a large bowl or serving plate, arrange the salad ingredient.
  3. Pour the Vinaigrette and serve chilled or you can mix the salad and serve.



1099 cal


27 g


182 g


35 g
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1 Reply to "5 Minutes Protein Packed Summer Salad"

  • The Novice May 23, 2018 (1:33 pm)
    This looks super tasty, and so healthy as well. I love any dish with bright colours!

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