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16 Salad Ideas With No Lettuce At All

Who needs lettuce anyways?

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If you're anything like me, you know that the best part of salads is everything BUT the greens.


Because, let's be honest, lettuce just gets in the way and slows you down from eating the stuff you actually want to eat. So here are 16 delicious salads made without greens:

1. Chicken Cucumber Avocado Salad


3. Mediterranean Farro Salad With Spiced Chickpeas

Farro can be found in the grain section of most grocery stores, but feel free to use quinoa or couscous if you can't find it. Get the recipe.

4. Crunchy Thai Peanut and Quinoa Salad


6. Citrus, Fennel, and Avocado Salad

7. Cantaloupe and Mozzarella Caprese Salad

Using a melon baller to cut the cantaloupe makes this salad look extra fancy, but simple chunks will be just as delicious. Get the recipe.

8. Citrus, Avocado, Quinoa, and Blackened Salmon Salad

Blackened salmon makes this vibrant salad feel super hearty, but feel free to leave it out or swap a plant-based protein in to make it veg. Get the recipe.


11. Roasted Sweet Potato Rainbow Salad With Lime Crema

12. Vegan Pasta Salad With Chickpeas

This pasta salad is tossed in a vibrant green pesto so you can get your greens in without having to actually eat them. Get the recipe.


15. Chipotle Sweet Potato Noodle Salad With Roasted Corn

16. Couscous Salad With Basil Vinaigrette