If it's too hot for soup and sandwiches make you feel stodgy, try one of these filling salads. They're tasty, healthy and won't leave you feeling peckish mid-afternoon.
These filling salad recipes are brilliant if you want to eat a little healthier but don't want to go hungry. Salad recipes don't need to be boring and they can also fill you up - you just need to know the magic ingredients that can turn a simple salad into a filling meal the whole family can enjoy.
These filling salad recipes come in all shapes and sizes as well as flavours and ingredients - you're going to be spoilt for choice.
We've got delicious salads to choose from including a Moroccan chicken salad, Slimming World's summer mackerel salad and a summery rice and prawn salad.
Perfect for hearty lunches or light dinners in the sun, take a look through our delicious filling salad ideas.
Slimming World's summer mackerel salad
Slimming World's summer mackerel salad is ideal for fish lovers. It's healthy, easy-to-make and packed full of fruity, sweet and fishy flavours - delicious!
Get the recipe: Slimming World's summer mackerel salad
Fruity pasta salad
This fresh and fruity pasta salad is ideal for enjoying in the summer sun. The citrus flavours and short-shaped pasta make this dish irresistible.
Get the recipe: Fruity pasta salad
Sticky roast chicken salad
This sticky roast chicken salad is ready in 35 mins and is packed full of fresh flavour. The sticky chicken is covered in sweet chilli dipping sauce which tastes great with the Chinese lettuce and shallots.
Get the recipe: Sticky roast chicken salad
Warm salmon and minted vegetable salad
This filling warm salmon and minted vegetable salad also includes peas, fresh mint and a tangy dressing.
Get the recipe: Warm salmon and minted vegetable salad
Tuna penne niçoise
A classic tuna nicoise salad can be made even more filling with the addition of a little penne pasta - see this Slimming World recipe for a healthy take.
Get the recipe: Tuna penne niçoise
Chicken, tomato and peach couscous salad
Add sweet peach to your salad with this chicken, tomato and peach couscous salad recipe. You may think it sounds strange but the tangy peach flavour compliments the cous cous and succulent chicken.
Get the recipe: Chicken, tomato and peach couscous salad
Warm chicken and barley salad
This cheap, light and healthy warm chicken and barley salad is sure to become a firm favourite. Made with little effort, this dish is bursting with flavour that will definitely keep you satisfied throughout the day.
Get the recipe: Warm chicken and barley salad
Chicken, beetroot and rice salad
Make this chicken, beetroot and rice salad for a delicious filling lunch. The sweet beetroot and the succulent chicken breasts make a hearty combo that definitely hits the spot.
Get the recipe: Chicken, beetroot and rice salad
Pasta, avocado and minty beans salad
Got your friends coming over for lunch? Make this delicious and healthy pasta, avocado and minty beans salad. The mint brings a lovely kick to the smooth flavours of the avocado - and the pasta and beans will keep you full until dinner!
Get the recipe: Pasta, avocado and minty beans salad
Gok Wan's Vietnamese-style leftover chicken salad
Fancy something a little different? Try Gok Wan's Vietnamese-style leftover chicken salad recipe. Use leftover chicken to make this salad which is full of veg and topped with a lovely lime and chilli dressing.
Get the recipe: Gok Wan's Vietnamese-style leftover chicken salad
Warm chicken tzatziki salad
Adding plenty of protein is a great way to make your salad more filling and we love this warm recipe which uses chicken and is served up with a cooling Tzatziki.
Get the recipe: Warm chicken tzatziki salad
Poached egg salad niçoise
This mouth-watering poached egg salad niçoise salad combines a meaty tuna steak, sharp black olives, fresh chives and gooey poached eggs together to create the ultimate filling salad.
Get the recipe: Poached egg salad niçoise salad
This Mediterranean salad is made with filling bulgur wheat to keep you going for that little bit longer. Full of juicy tomatoes, fresh herbs and covered in a zingy dressing, this is the perfect light lunch or side dish to dinner.
Get the recipe: Tabbouleh
Chicken liver salad
This chicken liver salad is an old school classic. With juicy fresh
chicken livers, streaky bacon and a handful of crisp green leaves, this
salad is delicious and full of protein.
Get the recipe: chicken liver salad
Potato and apple salad with mackerel
Fancy something different? Try our potato and apple salad with mackerel -
the sweetness of the apple adds a sharp and moreish flavour to the fish
and the potato will keep you satisfied for longer.
Get the recipe: Potato and apple salad with mackerel
Couscous and pomegranate salad
This quick and easy salad is the perfect filling lunch. Equally as delicious served warm or cold, it balances sweet and savoury really well.
Get the recipe: Couscous and pomegranate salad
Oriental duck salad
With the fat removed, duck is one of the leanest meats and makes a satisfying meal with very little extras, Try this simple salad with only six ingredients that can be ready in half an hour.
Get the recipe: Oriental duck salad
Thai chicken rice salad
With a deliciously sweet and sour dressing, this salad turns leftover
chicken into a delicious dish which won't leave you hungry. We love all
the fresh herbs, which help to give this dish so much flavour.
Get the recipe: Thai chicken rice salad
Zingy rice and prawn salad
Punchy lime and juicy prawns make this a delicious and satisfying dish.
Mixed with fresh veggies and rice it makes a moreish meal.
Get the recipe: Zingy rice and prawn salad
Trout salad with creamy tomato dressing
This summery-looking dish a delicious combination of healthy fresh trout, crunchy greens and a light and tangy crème fraîche dressing.
Get the recipe: Trout salad with creamy tomato dressing
Warm spaghetti with rocket, raisins and chickpeas
This veggie salad makes the most of delicious fresh veggies. Adding chickpeas means you're getting an extra portion of fruit and veg for the day and they are full of healthy vitamins and minerals too.
Get the recipe: Warm spaghetti with rocket, raisins and chickpeas
Chickpea and coriander salad
Chickpeas are an excellent source of protein and slow-release energy. This quick and simple chickpea and coriander salad will keep you full until dinner.
Get the recipe: Chickpea and coriander salad
Poached egg and bacon salad
Crispy bacon, homemade croutons and poached eggs make this
brunch-inspired poached egg and bacon salad filling and full of flavour.
Get the recipe: Poached egg and bacon salad
Cauliflower and radish salad
Packed with plenty of healthy raw veg, this salad has loads of flavour and lots of crunch. Cauliflower is delicious served raw like this as it has a slightly mustardy flavour and soaks up the flavours of the dressing really well.
Get the recipe: Cauliflower and radish salad
Warm lentil and beetroot salad
Tender lentils. earthy beetroot and salty goat's cheese ensure this salad is filling and flavoursome.
Get the recipe: Warm lentil and beetroot salad
Griddled chicken salad
You won't go hungry with this protein and carb-packed griddled chicken salad- made extra delicious with the addition of a white wine vinegar and Dijon mustard dressing.
Get the recipe: Griddled chicken salad