I didn't realize quite how much we love our salads here on The Kitchn until I started sifting through all our recipes from 2013. Let me tell you: we like them a lot. And we're not talking about wimpy pale salads with a few cherry tomatoes and goopy ranch dressing, either. We're talking about salads like our Chopped Brown Rice Salad with Grapes and Pecans and our Radicchio Salad with Avocado, Red Quinoa, and Ricotta Salata — salads filled with colorful vegetables, crunchy textures, and bright snappy flavors.
These are salads that you could take to work and actually look forward to having for lunch. Add a poached egg or a chunk of baguette, and many of these could happily serve as a light dinner. It was hard to choose, but here are fifteen that you definitely need to check out: