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Here Are A Bunch Of Dinner-Worthy Salads With No Lettuce At All

Less lettuce and more of the good stuff.

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2. Citrus, Avocado, and Blackened Salmon Salad

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This blackened salmon comes together in just ten minutes, and it's the perfect protein-packed summer salad topper. Get the recipe.


3. Cajun Roasted Cauliflower Salad

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Whether you're cutting back on meat or you just want to mix things up, this spicy cajun cauliflower is a great substitute for your typical salad protein like chicken or shrimp. Get the recipe.

4. Ahi Tuna Poke & Mango Salad

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You could also nix the lettuce all together and throw this poke mix over rice, zucchini noodles, or soba noodles. Get the recipe.

6. Roasted Wheat Berry Salad with Arugula Pistachio Pesto

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You could swap wheat berries for pretty much any grain, like farro or bulgur wheat. But it's the homemade pesto that really takes this dish to the next level. Get the recipe.


8. Grilled Corn, Tomato, and Avocado Salad with Chimichurri

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Covered in chimichurri sauce and goat cheese, you won't feel like you're eating veggies. Top this plate with some grilled skirt steak to make it even more filling. Get the recipe.


13. Mediterranean Salad Bowls with Lebanese BBQ Meatballs

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This 30-minute meal features quinoa, tomatoes, cucumber, avocado, feta cheese,

and tender meatballs spiced with cinnamon, allspice, and crushed red pepper. Get the recipe.

14. Peach Caprese Salad

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This refreshing meal comes together in 15 minutes with just a few simple ingredients-- peaches, tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese-- and a garnish of fresh basil olive oil, balsamic, salt, and pepper. Get the recipe.


16. Chili Lime Shrimp & Scallops with Corn, Zucchini Noodles, and Avocado Crema

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Despite how #fancy this recipe might look, it comes together in no time. And creamy zucchini noodles are far more satisfying than a bowl of lettuce. Get the recipe.

17. Summer Grain Bowls

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To make this farro and quinoa base even more flavorful, cook it in chicken broth. Then, the grains get topped with a medley of fruits and veggies, marinated in lemon juice and olive oil. Get the recipe.

18. Sesame Crusted Salmon Ni├žoise Salad

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Bring this bistro favorite right to the comfort of your own kitchen. And if sesame crusted salmon isn't your thing, you can swap it for tuna steaks or even the canned version. Get the recipe.


21. Mediterranean Three-Bean and Quinoa Salad

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You'll be suprised how quickly this quinoa and bean medley fills you up, but you can also serve this salad with anything from charred chicken to grilled veggie burger. Get the recipe.

22. Toasted Freekah and Salmon Salad

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Got leftover salmon? Toss it with some freekah (or any grain) and dress it with this zesty yet creamy dressing made with Greek yogurt, lemon juice, and olive oil. Get the recipe.


27. Pesto Salad with Pesto and Roasted Veggies