15 Non-Boring Salads to Make for Lunch

15 Non-Boring Salads to Make for Lunch

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Dana Velden
Dec 30, 2016

I'm not sure why salads have a reputation for being boring — unless, of course, we're looking at the same ol' limp lettuce and out-of-season tomato wedge drowning in reduced-fat bottled salad dressing. But don't worry — nothing could be further from that on this list of 15 vibrant, eclectic, exciting, scrumptious salads that will take your lunch from yawn to hooray in the time it takes to unfold your napkin.

Vegetable and No-Lettuce Salads

No limp lettuce here! These salads lean instead on crunchier, longer-lasting veggies for a lunch that is still crisp and vibrant.

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From Our Sunday Night Salad Series

This was one of our favorite recipe features this year: five salads designed to be made ahead on Sunday nights and enjoyed all week long.

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Grain and Bean Salads

Even heartier salads, thanks to the mighty legume.

(Image credit: Brie Passano)

Pasta and Noodle Salads

Salads that put pasta to work.

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