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20 Salads You Can Make Using Last Night’s Leftovers

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Jacqueline PaumierGuest Blogger
August 13, 2016 · 4k Views

You promise yourself you'll eat them, but somehow your leftovers always end up being pushed to the back of the fridge and inevitably tossed into the trash. Why waste food, money, and time wondering what to do about lunch? Try these creative salads inspired by everyday leftovers for a healthy and unique spin on upcycled meals. Your coworkers will never guess your salad came from last night's dinner!

 In case you need some extra ingredients for your innovative salads, visit our coupon pages for Safeway, Vons, Whole Foods, Costco, and Sam's Club to save on your groceries.


1. Avocado Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps

via Whole Heavenly Oven

2. Turkey Apple Cranberry Pecan Salad

via Renee's Kitchen Adventures

3. Steak Salad with Blue Cheese Crumbles

via A Family That Eats Together

4. Ultimate Taco Salad with Avocado Ranch Dressing

via Five Heart Home

5. Buffalo Shrimp Dinner Salad

via Skinny Mom

6. Salmon Greek Salad with Lemon Basil Dressing

via Jessica Gavin

7. Healthy Turkey Lettuce Wraps

via Eat Yourself Skinny

8. Korean Spicy Green Onion Salad

via My Korean Kitchen

9. Kale and Couscous Tofu Bowl with Orange Tahini Dressing

via Cooking and Beer

10. Grilled Chili Lime Chicken Fajita Salad

via Café Delights

11. Asian Sesame Salad with Sriracha Salmon

via For the Love of Basil

12. Homestyle Harvest Turkey Salad

via Kraft

13. Chicken Club Pasta Salad

via Spend with Pennies

14. Bun Cha – Vietnamese Pork Meatballs with Vermicelli Noodle Salad

via Eat, Little Bird

15. Blackened Fish Taco Salad Bowl

via Physical Kitchen

16. Balsamic Asparagus Quinoa Salad with Baked Tofu

via The Taste Space

17. Pulled Pork Cobb Salad

via Cook Smarts

18. Philly Cheesesteak Salad

via Grass Fed Mama

19. Bacon Cheeseburger Salad

via Sugar-Free Like Me

20. Bruschetta Chicken Pasta Salad

via Café Delites


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Jacqueline is a modern day gypsy, who has lived in several countries and has traveled to over 20. A sucker for all things pleasing to the senses; her world revolves around food (any and all food), foreign indie films, and salsa music. The first to jump off a waterfall and the last to say no to sushi, she has been described as a bit of an “extremist”. In her perfect world, no one ever spells “cool” as “kool” and Ryan Gosling has more tattoos. She enjoys spending her free time in her New Orleans home with her Cubano guitarist husband and 1-year-old son.