Exploring 32 Gluten-Free Salads: Fresh and Flavorful for Every Occasion

32 Gluten-Free Salads, Fresh and Flavorful for Every Occasion. Salads offer a refreshing and nourishing option for those following a gluten-free lifestyle that doesn’t compromise on taste. Whether you’re planning a casual lunch, a festive gathering, or a wholesome dinner, gluten-free salads can be the star of the menu. 

pouring lime cumin vinaigrettte into rice salad


In this collection, you will find gluten-free salads for spring, summer salads for barbecues, something hearty for cooler weather, and something to serve as a stand-alone main. These vibrant salads include veggies, gluten-free grains, pasta, ramen, proteins and plenty of fresh herbs. 


fall warm white bean rice salad in a bowl

Roasted Pepper White Bean Rice Salad

The unbeatable simplicity of this dish makes this recipe a keeper. This rice salad can be served warm, cold, or room temperature. GO TO RECIPE->

sukiyaki noodle salad in a bowl with chopsticks

Gluten-Free Beef Sukiyaki Noodle Salad

This gluten-free noodle salad picks up on the popular Japanese custom of eating cold soba noodles with soy dipping sauce – comforting food to be enjoyed for its simplicity. GO TO RECIPE->

pasta salad with bocconcini, olives tomatoes and herbs

Gluten-Free Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Keeping meals light in the summer, which is why this recipe is our go-to pasta salad. It is light, filled with seasonal fresh veggies and is exceptionally flavourful. GO TO RECIPE->


German Cucumber Salad

German cucumber salad is preferably served cold, but you can serve it at room temperature. For a summer cookout, place the salad bowl in a bigger bowl filled with ice. This will keep the cucumber salad at a good temperature. GO TO RECIPE ->

chicken ramen noodle salad, gluten free

Chicken Ramen Noodle Salad – Gluten Free

What we love the most, you can make this noodle salad well in advance and keep it in the fridge to enjoy when you are ready. Just bring the salad to room temperature first, get a big bowl, chopsticks and enjoy! YUM. GO TO RECIPE->

gluten-free noodle salad in a bowl

Vietnamese Noodle Salad Lettuce Bowl – Gluten Free

This noodle salad is made with in-season vegetables, which makes the Vietnamese dish taste extra fresh. Think fresh crispy cucumber, julienned carrots, bell peppers, spring onions and the mighty snow peas. GO TO RECIPE->

grilled corn salad in a bowl with mint dressing

Grilled Corn Salad With Cucumber & Minty Cilantro Vinaigrette

What we love about this salad is, you can bring it to cookouts without keeping it refrigerated. This grilled corn salad goes exceptionally well with barbecues. GO TO RECIPE->

overview of gluten free vegan noodle salad in a bowl

Vegan Ramen Salad With Sesame Ginger Dressing Gluten-Free

A light dressing with olive oil, toasted sesame oil, rice vinegar, a hint of garlic and for a touch of maple syrup combined with veggies, noodles and cashews to deliver the maximum flavour and texture in a bowl. GO TO R ECIPE->

beet and carrot salad topped with feta in a salad bowl

Beet And Carrot Salad With Feta Cheese

This is a wicket vibrant root vegetable salad to spruce up any meal. Low-carb and low-cal beet salad even diet savvy will  love it! GO TO RECIPE->

best summer pasta salad with olives, tomatoes, onions and herbs in a bowl

Gluten Free Summer Pasta Salad

Whether you’re searching for a plant-based healthy meal option on a hot summer day, or head to a backyard barbecue, or packing up for a picnic at the park, a light veggie summer pasta salad is always a big hit during hot weather months. GO TO RECIPE->

roasted butternut squash salad

Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

By adding butternut squash to salads, they become more filling and healthier. And when squash is roasted, especially with a splash of maple syrup, you know the salad will be a winner. GO TO RECIPE->

vegan summer coleslaw salad

Best Vegan Coleslaw Recipe

This recipe has classic ingredients you would find in coleslaw, but, in addition there is celery, cucumber, garlic and olive oil. The celery adds extra crunch, the cucumber adds cool freshness, the garlic adds extra flavour, and the olive oil adds extra creaminess. GO TO RECIPE->

curried potato salad in a bowl

Curried Potato Salad With Chickpeas & Tomatoes

The creaminess in this potato salad comes from full-fat Greek yogurt. An excellent way to skip mayonnaise. Fresh mint, basil, cilantro, garlic, lime juice, and a pinch of curry powder is what makes this salad more flavourful than typical potato salad.  GO TO RECIPE->


Gluten-Free Buttermilk Chicken Pasta Salad

This gluten-free buttermilk chicken pasta salad involves cooking pasta, slicing vegetables, cooking bacon, mixing dressing ingredients, and combining everything together. This is a gluten-free pasta salad to suit every skill level. GO TO RECIPE->


Beet Salad With Vinaigrette – Easy Recipe

This light and flavorful salad is made with fresh sweet beets, a light vinaigrette, onions, caraway seeds and fresh parsley. GO TO RECIPE->

vegetarian texas potato salad with eggs, pickels and herbs in a bowl

Very BEST Texas-Style Potato Salad

You can serve this creamy Texas potato salad with just about anything. Your favourite proteins such as pork, chicken, beef or fish. This naturally gluten-free zesty salad is always a huge hit at BBQs or large gatherings. GO TO RECIPE->

brussel sprouts salad with cranberries

Shredded Brussel Sprouts and Cranberries Salad

This brussels sprout and cranberries salad will make the festive activities less stressful because you can make it a day in advance. The only thing to add just before serving is the toasted almonds. GO TO RECIPE->

quinoa salad with grapes and sweet peas i a bowl

Quinoa Salad With Grapes and Sweet Peas

This recipe is so popular that it was featured in Western Living Magazine on how to host gluten free guests. Because this refreshing salad has essential nutrients your body needs without sacrificing taste. GO TO RECIPE->

mediterranen brown rice salad dish

Mediterranean Brown Rice Salad

What we love about this brown rice salad is, the salad is hearty enough for an entrée. Always serve this Mediterranean brown rice salad at room temperature. GO TO RECIPE->

two bowls stacked with chickpea tomato and cucumber salad

Chickpea Salad with Tomatoes and Cucumber

Try this hearty clean and simple chickpea salad packed with flavour, protein and fiber. When it comes to simplicity, freshness and taste, it doesn’t get any better than this epic salad.  For a hearty. lunch, serve over lettuce leaves and enjoy as a main. GO TO RECIPE->

gluten free vegetarian Italian pasta salad with fresh tomatoes in a bowl

Gluten-Free Italian Pasta Salad

This flavorful Italian-inspired pasta salad dish is especially popular during the summer months because it does not need refrigeration. GO TO RECIPE->

cabbage, fennel, salad with fruit in a bowl

Cabbage and Fennel Citrus Salad

When following a weight loss or low carb diet, it is essential to include a lot of fiber and nutrient rich foods in your everyday meals. This cabbage and fennel citrus salad has it all, plus a lot of deliciousness. GO TO RECIPE->

greek quinoa salad with olives, tomatoes and herbs on a large spoon

Easy Greek Quinoa Salad

This wholesome salad is a perfect complement to almost any entrée, especially summer barbecues. And, because it is so delicious this Greek quinoa salad recipe may just become your favourite salad. GO TO RECIPE->

Thai celery and fennel salad in a bowl

Classic Thai Celery and Fennel Salad

This fresh, flavourful CLASSIC THAI SALAD goes exceptionally well as a side with chicken, fish or pork. Or, serve as a starter over a lettuce leaf. Enjoy! GO TO RECIPE->

moroccan chickpea rice salad in a bowl with wooden salad spoon

Moroccan Chickpea Rice Salad

The nutritious salad takes only minutes to put together, but it has to rest for at least thirty minutes for the flavors to develop. And yes, it is vegan. GO TO RECIPE->

vegan summer potato salad

Vegan Summer Potato Salad

This potato salad will most certainly keep you cool during the summer months. What we love about this delicious vegan salad is, it will keep in hot weather making it ideal for sports events or barbecues. GO TO RECIPE->

warm fall salad with squash

Warm Harvest Salad with Sticky Pecans

This is a hearty salad, with warm roasted vegetables, fresh baby spinach and sticky pecans are flavoured with tamari ginger vinaigrette. GO TO RECIPE->

tuscan bean zucchini and tomato salad in a bowl

Tuscan White Bean Salad

This nutritious side dish is not a typical bean salad. The juices from the roasted veggies, fresh basil, parsley and the various textures make this bean salad a winner. GO TO RECIPE->

lentil summer salad with celery in a bowl

Immune Boosting Lentil Salad

This plant-based salad recipe comes together fast and easy and is nutritionally packed for optimum health. GO TO RECIPE->

soba salad with kale, leafy greens recipes

Spinach and Carrot Soba Noodle Salad

The carrots and spinach add freshness and textures, making this soba noodle dish hearty and satisfying.  The dressing is made with sesame oil, tamari sauce, fresh lime juice, ginger, garlic and is lightly sweetened with maple syrup. So good! GO TO RECIPE->


Vegan German Potato Salad

In this tasty salad, the potatoes are marinated in a light vinaigrette flavoured with a popular spice used in Germany called the caraway seed. GO TO RECIPE->

instant pot warm white bean salad on a platter

Instant Pot Warm White Bean Salad

This warm white bean salad goes exceptionally well with ham or a pork rib roast. Are you thinking of serving this salad when entertaining? This warm salad can be made in advance and can also be served at room temperature.  GO TO RECIPE->


Gluten-free salads offer exciting flavors and textures, making them suitable for every occasion imaginable. From casual lunches to elegant dinners or hearty lunches on the go, these fresh and flavorful creations are nutritious and acceptable for most diets.

So, whether you’re hosting a gathering or simply craving a nutritious meal, you will find a gluten-free salad that may become your favorite in this collection. If you feel adventurous, create your special salad with one of our 18 delicious gluten-free dressing recipes.