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7 Healthy Salad Recipes That Don’t Include Sad, Wilted Lettuce


If your goal this year was to eat a few more salads, we’re guessing you’re sick of lettuce by now. Lucky for you, these salad recipes without lettuce are doubly filling and will help you stick to those healthy-eating resolutions. The lettuce was never the best part of the salad, anyway!

Instead of serving up a salad as an afterthought, make it the star of the show. You’ll enjoy these hearty salads on their own, as sides, and as leftovers (no more sad desk lunches for you!) — and so will the rest of your family. We even recommend bringing them to barbecues, picnics, and potlucks. This way, you can still eat healthy without feeling like you’re depriving yourself of your favorite foods. 

Of course, you don’t have to swear off leafy greens forever. But just knowing there are dozens of other healthy fruits, veggies, and grains that can give you the same crunch and a lot more flavor should inspire you to get creative in the kitchen. Don’t you think it’s time to stop suffering through flavorless greens and actually enjoy what you’re eating? Keep scrolling for our favorite salad recipes without lettuce.

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