Best Salads Without Lettuce (Slideshow)

Greek Salad

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Whether you eat Greek salad as a prelude to a traditional feast or as a stand alone dish, this salad will not bore the senses with its many textures and colors. Opa!

Click here for a Classic Greek Salad Recipe. 

Avocado, Mint, and Quinoa Salad

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Quinoa is a healthy and hearty vegetable (yes, it's a vegetable!) that tastes good as both a hot side or a cold salad. 

Click here for the recipe for Avocado, Mint, and Quinoa Salad.

Cannellini Bean Salad

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Bean salads are typically taken to picnics and potlucks. Don't limit it to these gatherings! Bean salads are a great source of protein and fiber. Pop open a can, mix it with other healthy ingredients, and eat this salad as a post workout snack that'll keep you full in a healthy way.

Click here for a Cannellini Bean Salad Recipe. 


Tomato and Watermelon Salad

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Watermelon invokes Summer and a refreshing snack. Its ability to refresh is no different when put in a salad. 

Click here for a recipe for Tomato adn Watermelon Salad. 

Watermelon, Radish, Fennel Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

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Watermelon pairs well with many ingredients in providing a base for both healthy and tasty salads. 

Click here for a recipe for Watermelon, Radish, Fennel Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette.

Farro Salad with Spring Peas, Onions, and Feta

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Farro is a hulled wheat that can be used in soups, sides, and salads. Its versatile in use and a healthy. Its packed with fiber and magnesium and helps you sustain a healthy immune system. 

Click here for the recipe for Farro Salad with Spring Peas, Onions, and Feta.

Cucumber Melon Salad

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Nothing says summer salad like this Cucumber Melon Salad. This salad hits many notes with its sweet, cool, and tangy ingredients.

Click here for a recipe for Cucumber Melon Salad. 

Chickpea, Avocado, and Pea Shoot Salad with Orange Dill Dressing

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This high-protein salad is every bit as hearty and satisfying as it is light and refreshing. Serving it warm allows the flavors to stand out, and brings out the richness of the avocado. Pea shoots can be hard to come by and won’t make or break your salad. They’re well worth a bit of searching, as they’re nutrient-packed, tender, and delicious, but if you can’t find them, you’ll enjoy this combination equally well with watercress.

Click here for a recipe for Chickpea, Avocado, and Pea Shoot Salad with Orange Dill Dressing.

Grapefruit, Fennel, and Feta Salad

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With the crunch of fennel, richness of feta, and burst of flavor from grapefruit, this salad is fulfilling and refreshing. 

Click here for the recipe for Grapefruit, Fennel, and Feta Salad.

Green Bean Salad with Goat Cheese Dressing

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Goat cheese makes a uniquely tangy dressing for crisp-cooked green beans and sweet corn kernels.

Click here for a recipe for Green Bean Salad with Goat Cheese Dressing.