gluten-free salads - all I can eat is salad

All I Can Eat is Salad!

Are you stuck with the thought, “All I can eat is salad” because you now live gluten-free?


I cannot tell you how many people say this after being told they need to live gluten-free.


First of all- what’s wrong with 

a gluten-free salad?



Second of all . . . this is not the case.

If you want to make a delicious and tempting salad, go for it.  Salad can be a fabulous solution to your gluten-free meal but it doesn’t have to be your only option.


Now there are so many delicious ideas to have instead of salad – even when eating out.


Honestly, my thinking was almost the opposite. I found salads hard to order because of the croutons and extras added on top. And, the salad dressings were a tough call for some restaurants to state if they were a safe bet.


But, I get it. 


Salad can be a safe option for many of you who eat gluten-free. This should not be something that gets you down – but something that you can celebrate.


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Why would you celebrate salad?


Celebrate because salads offer a WIDE range of options. You can build a salad with whatever you have on hand – grab your greens, veggies, and add a protein – how awesome and delicious is that!


When we make salads for dinner in our home we call this “The Big Salad”.


It always amazes me how filling it actually is – and ALL healthy for you!


gluten-free taco salad

One of our favorite gluten-free salads 

is the Taco Salad


Give it a try!


gluten-free salads - all I can eat is salad

Gluten-Free Taco Salad

Jennifer Marcks / Gluten Free MARCKS the Spot
Salads can be a great addition to your gluten-free meal plan. Build your own with whatever you have on hand and watch your energy soar.
Course Main Course, Salad, Side Dish


  • 1 lb. ground turkey or cooked shredded chicken
  • 1 jar Wegmans Green Chili Sauce (or 1 T chili powder and ¼- 1/2 cup of water)
  • Romaine lettuce
  • 1/4 red onion, chopped
  • 1 red, orange, yellow or green pepper, chopped
  • Organic cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 medium cucumber, sliced
  • ½ can olives, sliced
  • Gluten-free shredded cheese (optional - we use Daiya GF/DF cheese)
  • Avocado, sliced
  • Fresh chopped parsley or cilantro (for top)
  • Shredded carrots or chopped broccoli
  • Your favorite gluten-free salsa (optional)


  • Brown the ground turkey over medium heat until cooked through, and then add in the Green Chili Sauce. Otherwise, you can add in ¼ tablespoon of chili powder and ¼- 1/2 cup of water to the meat. Turn down to low heat and cook for about 5 minutes to absorb the flavors.
  • Clean and chop the lettuce and all of the veggies. You can easily mix up what you choose to use what you have on hand.
  • We like to make a-la-carte display and place each veggie in a bowl so each person can build their own salad.
  • Start with a base of lettuce on a plate or in a bowl. Add the meat over the top. Then add on any veggies you would like – build your own plate!
  • Top off with sliced avocado, fresh chopped parsley or cilantro, or your favorite gluten-free salsa.
Keyword dairyfree, gluten-free, salad

Make a taco salad and then go explore all the other options you DO have for your gluten-free meals.


Not really sure how to do this?


First: Grab my FREE cheat sheet: How to Save Money Being Gluten-Free

Second: Join our Gluten-Free Facebook Group to stay on top of all things gluten-free to help build a gluten-free lifestyle that works for YOU.

This information is provided for educational and informational purposes only, to educate you about gluten-free living and as a self-help tool for your own use. It is not meant to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure. Use this information at your own risk based on your own judgment. Always seek the advice of your own Medical Provider regarding any questions or concerns you have about your specific health or any medications. This information is not allowed to be reproduced, replicated, or sold.

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