Two Healthy, Simple Salads to Recreate

While dining at Tartinery in NYC I completely fell in love with two of their salads and decided to recreate them at home. Now I’m sharing how you can recreate these healthy, simple salads at home. 

Two Healthy, Simple Salads to Recreate | Filling Salads for Lunch and Dinner | Louella Reese

You know how you have those seasons where you’re so into salads and eat them so often you find yourself craving them. Then randomly you fall off that wagon and the thought of ordering or creating a salad just sounds silly, why would you want that? You’ve experienced this before, right? 

Well if so and you’re in the need of a salad to bring you back on the wagon (or to create a salad season of life, a lot of metaphors going one right now) I have not one but TWO healthy, simple salads for you! These two salads have completely turned me back into a salad person! They are so incredibly yummy, filling, and packed with nutrients. Morgan, Sunni, and I had these salads while dining at Tartinery in NYC last week during NYFW. The amount of times we said “this is sooooo good” was slightly out of control. I’m sure the gal next to us was thinking, we get it, it’s good OR maybe she was thinking, crap I should have ordered that. I’m going with the latter because she really should have!

I digress, these healthy, simple salads need to be on your menu next week. Whether you prep Sunday and create them to bring for lunch every day at work or make a couple of nights for dinner. Trust me, you’ll be so happy and satisfied that you did! 

Two Healthy, Simple Salads to Recreate at Home




Step one: rinse ingredients 

Rinse/wash kale and radishes. Drain and rinse chickpeas. Place items aside.

Step two: fill your bowl

Fill bowl with desired amount of kale. Top with chickpeas – handful if personal size, full can if creating a large salad to serve. Cut up radishes and place desired amount on top. I slivered them very thin and placed about five to six slices on my personal sized salad. Would do two to three full radishes (the small ones) for a salad to serve. 

Step three: dress your salad

This salad tastes amazing with lighter traditional caesar dressing or a lemon vinaigrette. Toss your salad and enjoy! 


Brussels Sprouts
Sliced Almonds 
Shelled Edamame 


Step one: rinse and prepare your ingredients 

Rinse/wash spinach, brussels sprouts, and cilantro. Slice avocado – use 1/4 avocado if it’s a personal size salad, full avocado if creating a salad to serve. Shred your brussels sprouts – I like to use our ninja blender to do this – plus for a minute or two. Chop your cilantro. 

Step two: fill your bowl

Fill bowl with desired amount of spinach and shredded brussels sprouts. Top with avocado, sliced almonds, shelled edamame, and cilantro. Pro tip: this salad tastes VERY good with LOTS of cilantro. 

Step three: dress your salad

This salad tastes amazing with a very light dressing, like white vinaigrette or lemon vinaigrette. Toss your salad and enjoy! 


  1. Jennifer wrote:

    These salads sound so good! I definitely have to try them. 🙂

    Posted 2.14.20
  2. Lisa Autumn wrote:

    OH they all sound yum!

    Lisa |

    Posted 2.16.20
  3. I am always looking for new salad ideas and these look great! Simple and healthy is always high on my list of priorities. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Posted 2.16.20
    • With you girl friend! Of course – hope you love them as much as I do!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 2.17.20
  4. Morgan wrote:

    Craving that quinoa salad SO BAD now!!

    The HER Chronicles []

    Posted 2.18.20
  5. Rachel wrote:

    I always love ordering salads at restaurants, but never make them at home because I’m so boring with my ingredients! These two sound delicious and I can’t wait to recreate them, too!


    Posted 2.18.20
    • Yayyy! Cannot wait to hear what you think! I am positive you will absolutely love them!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 2.18.20

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