Looking for some healthy salad recipes that are gluten-free and dairy-free? Check out these 75 delicious salads that are perfect for a gluten and dairy-free diet!
If you’re like me, salads are almost always a staple in my meals and meal planning. In the warmer months, salads become the go-to lunch option and sometimes for dinner when warming up the house seems like too much of a chore.
In the cooler months, I eat less salads as meals and more as side dishes with heartier ingredients, like wild rice and sweet potatoes.
The best part about salads is that they can be made to suit whatever you’re in the mood for. Create a base of greens, add some protein, some crunch, an extra layer of flavor or texture, and top it all off with a dressing.
Every single component of salads are optional and customizable. Which is why I love them so much for a gluten and dairy-free diet.
Eating gluten-free? Don’t use croutons. Or make them yourself using gluten-free bread.
Eating dairy-free? Omit cheese, or at least use dairy-free cheese. Make (or buy) your own dairy-free salad dressings.
Read on: Gluten-free Salad Dressing: Types & Brands
Salads are a simple and quick way to get loads of vegetables and keep a variety in your diet. That’s why I’ve rounded up 75 delicious salad recipes that are all gluten-free and dairy-free.
In this recipe roundup, you’ll find:
- Gluten-free Dairy-free Chicken Salad Recipes
- Gluten-free Dairy-free Pasta Salad Recipes
- Gluten-free Dairy-free Greek Salad Recipes
- Gluten-free Dairy-free Cobb Salad Recipes
- Gluten-free Dairy-free Italian Salad Recipes
- Gluten-free Dairy-free Spinach Salad Recipes
- Gluten-free Dairy-free Chopped Salad Recipes
- Gluten-free Dairy-free Healthy Salad Recipes
- Gluten-free Dairy-free Potato Salad Recipes
- Gluten-free Dairy-free Macaroni Salad Recipes
- Gluten-free Dairy-free Tuna Salad Recipes
- Gluten-free Dairy-free Egg Salad Recipes
- Gluten-free Dairy-free Broccoli Salad Recipes
- Gluten-free Dairy-free For Parties Salad Recipes
- Gluten-free Dairy-free Salad Dressing Salad Recipes
Whether you’re looking for a specific recipe or just want some inspiration, I hope you find a few recipes you’d love to try out from this list!
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Gluten-free Dairy-free Chicken Salad Recipes
If you’re looking for a few chicken salad recipes, try one of these green salads with chicken or a more dressing-based chicken salad – all gluten and dairy-free!
This balsamic strawberry chicken salad is made with everything in its name, plus red onion, avocado, and walnuts. A homemade balsamic vinaigrette tops the whole thing for tons of flavor!
This chicken salad is made with a homemade chimichurri sauce. Chimichurri is a delicious fresh sauce made from cilantro, garlic, green onions, and cumin. You’ll love this on top of any of your favorite salad toppings.
Taco salads are one of my favorite foods in the world. This chicken taco salad is made with Romaine lettuce, corn, black beans, avocados, red onion, Roma tomatoes, and chopped cilantro. Yum!
This pesto chicken salad is made with a homemade arugula pesto (you can also use basil if you want too!), chicken, fresh Romaine lettuce or arugula, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes, and soft boiled eggs.
This kale chicken caesar salad is made with avocado, pine nuts, kale, and a dairy-free caesar dressing. The whole thing is topped with grilled chicken. This salad looks amazing!
Gluten-free Dairy-free Pasta Salad Recipe
Pasta-based salads are a perfect addition to a picnic or barbecue. They’re also great for meal prepping, because you can make it once and portion it out for the week for lunches.
Try one of these gluten and dairy-free options next time you want to make a pasta salad.
Read on: Gluten-free pasta: brands & options
This Italian pasta salad is made from gluten-free rotini pasta, bell pepper, cucumber, red onion, broccoli, pepperoni, black olives, and a homemade Italian dressing. With tons of fresh flavors, this is a real crowd pleaser!
This Greek pasta salad is made from lentil or chickpea pasta, cucumbers, red onion, grape tomatoes, fresh dill, kalamata olives, and a homemade dressing. This salad is full of flavor from the fresh veggies and some great protein from the lentil or chickpea pasta.
Read on: Are chickpeas gluten-free?
Avocado pasta salad combines some of the great flavors of pasta salad with a homemade avocado dressing. In this salad, you’ll find gluten-free pasta, fresh corn, grape tomatoes, red onion, avocado, and chives.
This simple veggie pasta salad uses your choice of gluten-free pasta, bell peppers, red onion, and broccoli with a homemade vinaigrette. Enjoy this as a side or add some protein to enjoy it as a main.
This avocado BLT pasta salad is gluten, egg, and dairy-free. It’s made with bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, gluten-free pasta, Romaine lettuce, and a homemade dressing.
Read on: Is bacon gluten-free?
Gluten-free Dairy-free Greek Salad Recipes
Greek salad is full of flavor with tons of veggies and pops of lemon, olives, and fresh herbs. Skip the feta for a dairy-free option or look for a dairy-free substitute for this ingredient to make sure your salad is gluten and dairy-free.
Classic Greek salad is made with delicious summer fruits and veggies and topped with a splash of lemon juice and olive oil. Enjoy cucumbers, tomatoes, kalamata olives, dairy-free feta cheese, fresh chives, thyme, and basil in this super fresh salad that’s perfect as a side dish or main.
This quinoa salad is great, because it’s super fast, uses healthy fresh ingredients like cucumbers, tomatoes, and bell peppers, and is free from the top 8 allergens. Enjoy this salad as a side dish, a main dish, or as a meal prepping recipe for on the go lunches or dinners.
Read on: Is quinoa gluten-free?
Quinoa tabouli is made from quinoa, fresh herbs and veggies – a perfect summertime dinner or great as a side dish too. You get to make your own dressing with just olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper too!
I love recipes that are simple, healthy, and don’t require a ton of ingredients. This salad fits the bill on all those! Enjoy this Greek salad with Romaine lettuce, artichokes, cherry tomatoes, kalamata olives, green olives, and red onion.
This Greek salad is a full of flavor with sautéed chickpeas, kalamata olives, and a creamy lemon dressing. The salad is made up of Romaine lettuce, red bell pepper, red onion, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, green onions, and avocado.
Gluten-free Dairy-free Cobb Salad Recipes
Cobb salads are full of different ingredients, so you can easily get creative by making swaps for foods that are gluten and dairy-free. Try one of these Cobb salad variations next time you get a craving!
This chicken Cobb salad has all the traditional Cobb toppings, like eggs, bacon, lettuce, chicken, grape tomatoes, avocado, and a dairy-free ranch dressing. You can use a homemade ranch dressing or buy one from the store.
This lemon chicken Cobb salad is full of flavor, including apples, cucumbers, red onions, avocado, hard boiled eggs, chicken, and a homemade lemon vinaigrette.
This coastal take on a Cobb salad features toppings like eggs, tomatoes, avocado, and avocado – but mixes it up by adding shrimp. Enjoy a homemade creamy cilantro lemon dressing to go with this salad.
Fall Cobb salad is a seasonal twist on a traditional Cobb salad. With bacon, sweet potatoes, eggs, apples, avocado, and homemade gluten-free croutons. You’ll also love the cider vinaigrette recipe that goes on top of this salad!
For an Asian twist on a traditional Cobb salad, you’ll use Napa cabbage and Romaine lettuce, plus chicken, shredded carrots, red bell pepper, green onions, cucumber, sesame seeds, and cilantro.
Read on: Is blue cheese gluten-free?
Gluten-free Dairy-free Italian Salad Recipes
These Italian salad recipes are made with greens, tomatoes, olives, red onions, and homemade dressings. You can also look for a gluten-free Italian dressing for a quick shortcut.
This Italian chicken zoodle salad looks incredible! With a homemade Italian dressing, cooked chicken, zoodles, cucumber, and cherry tomatoes, this fresh salad is sure to be a hit!
This vegan Italian pasta salad is full of your traditional Italian style pasta salad ingredients and with a homemade dressing that you make with a mason jar! Make sure you use gluten-free pasta to make it gluten-free too!
This tossed salad reminds me of those you might get at a restaurant. This Italian salad spotlights Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, olives, and red onions with a homemade Submarine vinaigrette you’ll love.
A classic Italian chopped salad includes Romaine lettuce, radicchio, cannellini beans, sun dried tomatoes, and a red wine vinaigrette. This is a perfect side dish for any of your favorite Italian meals.
This delicious Italian pasta salad is full of delicious ingredients, like gluten-free pasta, frozen peas, grape tomatoes, red onion, Canadian bacon, sun dried tomatoes, kale, basil, and flat leaf parsley. To make this dairy-free, leave out the mozzarella cheese.
Gluten-free Dairy-free Spinach Salad Recipes
Spinach is a super healthy green and it’s easy to find at the store (it’s also easy to grow in a backyard garden!). Try one of these recipes that layer on tons of flavor from fruit, veggies, bacon, and delicious dressings.
I think just about anything can be made better with bacon added to it. Check out this blueberry bacon spinach salad with fresh blueberries, spinach, bacon, and red onion. The homemade blueberry vinaigrette is light and a perfect sweet balance to the salty bacon in this recipe.
This Thai peanut chopped spinach salad has a homemade peanut dressing made from peanut butter, rice wine vinegar, lime juice, tamari soy sauce, and ginger – you can make this entire dressing from pantry ingredients!
This dressing goes on a bed of spinach, cabbage, bell pepper, carrot, zucchini, scallions, cilantro, peanuts, and chickpeas for a delicious filling salad.
A strawberry spinach salad just screams spring and summer to me! Enjoy this salad with a homemade creamy poppyseed dressing and a bed of spinach, basil or mint, strawberries, avocado, pecans, shredded chicken, and slivered almonds. Omit the cheese for a dairy-free salad.
A simple strawberry salad made from spinach, Romaine lettuce, red onion, strawberries, sliced almonds, and homemade croutons (make sure you use gluten-free bread!) is topped with a homemade poppyseed dressing.
Enjoy this as a side salad or top it with some grilled chicken for a main dish.
This bacon and eggs spinach salad is made using hard boiled eggs, crispy bacon, plus fresh spinach, and a homemade dressing. Enjoy this salad with only 15 minutes of prep time!
Gluten-free Dairy-free Chopped Salad Recipes
Chopped salads are one of my favorite ways to eat salad. Grab your favorite ingredients and give everything a big chop to combine flavors and get a perfect bite every time. Try one of these delicious recipes, like Thai chopped salad, fiesta chopped salad, or Southwestern chopped salad.
This chopped Thai chicken salad looks incredible with shredded chicken, a homemade dressing, and a bed of fresh red cabbage, green cabbage, red bell pepper, shredded carrots, green onions, cilantro, and slices almonds.
Israeli salad is made with finely diced cucumber, Roma tomatoes, red onion, bell peppers, parsley, mint, and a simple olive oil and lemon juice dressing. This is perfect as a side salad or to top grilled chicken or fish.
For a seasonal twist on a chopped salad, try this fall harvest salad. This salad recipe has a homemade almond apple dijon dressing and a bed of mixed greens, sweet potatoes, red beets, apples, pears, pumpkin seeds, chopped pecans, dried cranberries, and dairy-free feta cheese (you can also omit this ingredient for a dairy-free option).
This fiesta chopped salad comes together with green bell pepper, orange or red bell pepper, jalapeno pepper, red onion, cherry tomatoes, corn, black beans, black eyed peas, cilantro, and a homemade dressing.
This is perfect to top chicken or steak, or even scoop up and enjoy with tortilla chips.
This delicious Southwestern chopped salad highlights tons of fresh ingredients, like corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrot, onion, avocado, bell pepper, and mixed greens.
You’ll also get an amazing Tex Mex dressing to top everything with. To make sure this recipe is gluten-free, swap the orzo out for quinoa.
Read on: Is Orzo Gluten-free?
Gluten-free Dairy-free Healthy Salad Recipes
The term “healthy” is vague, but this collection of salad recipes highlights options that have minimal ingredients, loads of veggies, and simple dressings you can feel good about. They’re all gluten and dairy-free too!
This 10 minute kale salad is perfect for when you have extra kale around. With just a few leaves of kale, an apple, some walnuts, dried cranberries, and a simple dressing of olive oil, lemon juice, and maple syrup, this salad comes together really quickly and easily.
Enjoy this detox salad that’s full of good-for-you ingredients like kale, broccoli, red cabbage, carrots, cilantro, slivered almonds, green onions, avocado, and a homemade carrot ginger dressing.
This salad is full of spinach, Brussels sprouts, walnuts, pomegranate seeds, and an apple. With a homemade apple cider vinegar dressing, you’ll love how much flavor is packed into this delicious salad. It’s even good for meal prep!
This wild rice kale salad has kale, chicken, wild rice, apple, avocado, almonds, and dried cranberries with a homemade tangy lemon balsamic cilantro dressing.
I’m a sucker for Mexican inspired dishes, so this healthy taco salad had to make the list. With chicken tenders cooked with taco seasoning, romaine lettuce, corn, black beans, avocado, Roma tomatoes, red onion, and chopped cilantro, this meal looks incredible!
Get my gluten-free taco seasoning recipe.
Gluten-free Dairy-free Potato Salad Recipes
Potato salad is a highlight at most summer barbecues or picnics. Try one of these recipes that give a twist to a classic potato salad with bacon, mustard, vegan mayo, or use their Instant Pot to make this dish quickly and easily.
Read on: Is potato salad gluten-free?
If you’re a big fan of potato salad, you’ll love this new twist on the classic recipe. This salad has a homemade ranch dressing, bacon, cheddar cheese (swap this out for Daiya – or omit), hard boiled eggs, potatoes, and green onions. Perfect for bringing to a gathering!
This mustard potato salad is full of flavor from hard boiled eggs, mayo, dill pickles, onion, red pepper, celery, yellow mustard, white vinegar, and some seasonings to really make the flavors come together. Enjoy it in the summer with dinner or bring it to your next cookout to share.
Read on: Is mustard gluten-free?
If you’re looking for a gluten, dairy, and egg-free potato salad, this vegan potato salad is going to be a winner for you. This recipe keeps it simple with potatoes and red onion, alongside a delicious homemade dressing.
This classic potato salad has all the traditional flavors of potato salad but keeps it dairy-free. Enjoy this recipe with a homemade dressing and tons of flavor from potatoes, celery, red onion, and hard boiled eggs.
This potato salad gets credit for being unique and speedy. You can cook the potatoes in your Instant Pot, cutting down loads of time on boiling potatoes. It’s a unique take on potato salad by making your own homemade ranch dressing plus loading up your salad with bacon… yum!
Gluten-free Dairy-free Macaroni Salad Recipes
Macaroni salad is another quintessential picnic food. You might like one of these vegan macaroni salad recipes, and be sure to opt for gluten-free elbow pasta when making yours at home to suit your needs.
This macaroni salad is perfect for a crowd. You can make it gluten-free by using gluten-free elbow pasta, and it’s dairy-free and egg-free with the vegan macaroni dressing. You’ll love that you’re getting a few extra veggies too.
Gluten-free macaroni salad is made with gluten-free pasta, mayo, sweet relish, diced onions, diced olives, celery, and green onions. With sweet relish and black olives, this is a new take on macaroni salad I’d be interested to try!
This vegan macaroni salad is a great option to bring with you to get-togethers. It’s made in just 15 minutes and is loaded with peas, celery, red pepper, red onion, vegan mayo, lemon juice, sweet pickle relish, dijon mustard, sugar, and garlic powder. To make it gluten-free, swap out the pasta for gluten-free elbows.
You got to love a recipe that’s Top 8 allergy-friendly, especially when loading up a dish to share at get-togethers. This recipe is loaded with gluten-free elbows, red bell pepper, celery, carrots, red onion, vegan mayo, vinegar, dijon mustard, and black pepper.
This recipe calls for elbow macaroni and cheddar cheese, but you can easily make it gluten-free by using gluten-free pasta and dairy-free by using dairy-free cheddar cheese. Enjoy this packed up for BBQ’s, cookouts, and parties.
Gluten-free Dairy-free Tuna Salad Recipes
Tuna salad is a dressing-based salad, usually made with mayonnaise a naturally gluten and dairy-free food. This set of recipes gives a few variations on the classic, with extra veggies, cranberries, a Mexican twist, and even a mayo-free option.
Do you love tuna salad for lunch? This is a new and healthy take on what you’re probably most familiar with. This recipe has canned tuna, celery, fresh dill, lemon juice, red onion, capers, and mayo. A delicious and flavorful take on your traditional tuna salad.
If you love tuna, but want to infuse a little more flavor, try this recipe. This healthy tuna salad with cranberries recipe has tuna, mayo, spicy brown mustard, lemon juice, dried oregano, chopped dill, and dried cranberries.
I love to find a recipe I haven’t tried before – especially if it’s a new take on a recipe I’m super familiar with. Like this mayo free tuna salad. This tuna salad is made with tuna, tomato, celery, parsley, lemon juice, and black pepper… super simple and good for you!
This quick Mexican tuna salad comes together in just a few minutes, and is loaded with tons of Mexican inspired flavor. Enjoy this tuna salad with lime juice, olive oil, paprika, red pepper, black beans, cumin, avocado, red onion, and jalapeno.
I make my own version of Mediterranean tuna salad that I share in my weekly menu planning service, but this one looks delicious too. With bell peppers, red onion, cucumber, tuna, garlic, chickpeas, olives, fresh parsley, and lemon juice, there is tons of flavor is this tuna salad.
Gluten-free Dairy-free Egg Salad Recipes
If you like eggs as a main protein source, you can feel good about this set of recipes. All of these are naturally gluten and dairy-free with some delicious variations on a classic recipe. Be sure to use gluten-free bread or crackers to eat with it.
This gluten and dairy-free avocado egg salad is super simple, but full of flavor. You only need eggs, avocado, lime juice, and Everything But the Bagel Seasoning (which I’ve had luck finding at Trader Joe’s).
This healthy egg salad recipe is super simple with just 5 ingredients: eggos, avocado, lemon juice, salt and pepper. This is a great option if you don’t love the flavor of mayo since the healthy fats from the avocado provide a similar consistency.
Here’s another great egg salad recipe made with avocado in place of mayonnaise. This one has fresh herbs, like chives and parsley to freshen the recipe up even more.
Try this egg salad recipe if you like tons of flavor in your egg salad. This recipe has eggs, mayo, dijon mustard, celery, red onion, chives, fresh dill, salt and pepper.
I love recipes that are straightforward and simple – and this recipe fits the bill. This recipe highlights eggs with mayo, lemon juice, dried parsley, mustard, onion powder, garlic, and salt and pepper.
Gluten-free Dairy-free Broccoli Salad Recipes
Broccoli salad is crunchy and full of flavor with dried fruit, nuts, and a sweet and tangy dressing. All these recipes are gluten and dairy-free, so give one a try next time you’re craving this type of salad!
If you’re looking for a new way to get your veggies in, this apple broccoli cauliflower salad is a perfect option. Full of flavor and tons of crunch with fresh raw veggies, apples, celery, red onion, and some dried cranberries, walnuts, and lemon garlic dressing, this recipe is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
This vegan broccoli salad uses a shortcut from the produce department in the form of broccoli slaw, which is always pretty handy when fixing up a salad as a side dish. Enjoy this recipe with broccoli slaw, broccoli florets, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, and a balsamic maple mustard dressing.
This healthy broccoli salad is great to eat as a side dish or pack up for a get together. Enjoy this broccoli salad with bacon, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, diced red onion, mayonnaise, maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, and salt and pepper.
I love the simplicity of this crunchy broccoli salad. With just broccoli, carrots, red onion, vegan mayo, apple cider vinegar, sunflower seeds, and dried cranberries, all the flavors pack a punch in a simple dish.
Broccoli slaw salad is great for taking to a BBQ or get together. Enjoy this salad with broccoli slaw, broccoli florets, sliced almonds, dried cranberries, and red onion – plus a no-mayo dressing to top it off!
Gluten-free Dairy-free For Parties Salad Recipes
If you’re looking for a big salad recipe, this set of recipes won’t disappoint. Choose from Italian chopped, Brussels sprouts, vegan Caesar, vegan chickpea, and easy quinoa salads. All without gluten and dairy!
This Italian chopped salad is full of bold flavor with a homemade Italian dressing, salad greens, carrots, cucumber, tomatoes, salami, pepperoni, olives, peperoncini, red onion, and chickpeas. Bring this to any get together and everyone will love it!
This Brussels sprouts salad is a great side dish for the fall and winter months when Brussels sprouts are in season. With other flavors like kale, cranberries, pomegranate arils, pecans, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, and a homemade dressing, you’ll love this salad.
If you love Caesar salad, but have been looking for a dairy-free version, try this recipe! This salad uses roasted chickpeas as croutons and a homemade roasted garlic cashew dressing to top it off. Everyone will love this salad!
For a simple and easy to make salad that’s perfect for a crowd, try this chickpea salad. This recipe has just chickpeas, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, and a garlic vinaigrette.
If you enjoy bringing something a little different to parties and get togethers, try this easy quinoa salad. This recipe has cooked quinoa, spinach, cucumber, tomatoes, avocado, and green onions. It’s simple, but full of flavor!
Gluten-free Dairy-free Salad Dressing Salad Recipes
Salad isn’t a salad without a good dressing. Opt for one of these homemade options that are perfect for loading on your favorite salads, or look for a dressing with no gluten ingredients and a gluten-free label at the store to help you stick with your gluten-free diet.
If you’ve been looking for a simple but flavorful way to create ranch dressing at home with no dairy and no eggs, I’ve got you covered. Try this recipe that’s full of dried herbs (many you probably have in your pantry already!), vegan mayo, full fat coconut milk, and apple cider vinegar.
For a dairy-free ranch dressing without the mayo, try this avocado based dressing. This recipe uses avocados, unsweetened almond milk, fresh parsley, cilantro, and chives, fresh lime juice, and a few other pantry staples for a delicious and healthy homemade dressing.
Try this Caesar vinaigrette for a dairy-free take on this classic dressing. This recipe has lemon juice, olive oil, fresh garlic, anchovy paste, dijon mustard, salt, and pepper.
It’s easy to know a salad dressing is dairy-free when you make it yourself. This healthy Greek salad dressing is full of flavor and you very likely already have many of the ingredients on hand in your pantry, like dried herbs, olive oil, and red wine vinegar. You’ll also need one lemon and fresh garlic.
For a Thousand Island dressing that has no dairy, check out this vegan dressing. With vegan mayo, ketchup, dill pickle juice, dill pickle, onion powder, and paprika, this salad dressing comes together quickly and easily.
Read on: Gluten-free salad dressing types & brands
I hope if you’ve been on the hunt for some healthy salad recipes that are both gluten-free and dairy-free, that this recipe roundup has been inspiring to you! What salads do you try to eat on a regular basis? Share in the comments below!
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