I love vegetarian and plant based salad bowls as a lunch option. It's great to have a midday meal that's filling, fresh and packed with good carbs and plant protein. I usually follow a basic guide to my salad bowls so they are simple to make, well balanced and taste good. This is done by splitting the bowl into 7 main elements: greens salad, a root and fruit based salad, pulses or higher protein grains, good fats, texture, dressing and topping.
I usually find that creating a bowl with these elements is satisfying on both a flavour and fullness level. Here are some of the things I put into each element. It's fun to mix and match and adorn with pickles and olives (if you like them).
Greens Salad (lone or mixed):
Root/Fruit Salad (lone or mixed):
Pulses/Higher Protein Grains (I always try to keep one or two mason jars of cooked options in the fridge):