Hearty Salads with No Lettuce Whatsoever

posted: 06/12/18
by: Kristine Boyd

Salads with tons of romaine and spinach are great, but they can get old. We can't be the only ones who are sick of shoveling through a bowl of lettuce just to feel hungry in an hour. That is why we are excited to talk about hearty salads that don't require any leafy greens. These salads get straight to business with bold flavors, high protein, and nutrients that pack a punch!


Sweet Potato Salad by Averie Sunshine

No need for traditional potato salad that is loaded with mayo. This sweet potato salad has southwestern vibes that is perfect for lunch, dinner, or even a side dish for your next summer barbeque!


Roasted Sweet Potato Salad ????- Goodbye mayo-loaded, boring potato salad!! ? This Mexican-inspired potato salad is full of flavor and texture with corn, black beans, peppers, and cilantro!! Great for parties, events, or as a make-ahead meal prep recipe!!? Tap @averiesunshine and visit the link in my profile for clickable links to ALL RECIPES or find the recipe here ? https://www.averiecooks.com/2015/07/roasted-sweet-potato-salad.html #averiecooks #averiesunshine #food52grams #huffposttaste #buzzfeast #feedfeed #buzzfeedfood #beautifulcuisines #foodgawker #bhgfood #f52grams #eeeeeats #foodblogfeed #sweetpotatoes #sweetpotatosalad #salads #sides #thanksgivingsides #fallsalads #roastedsweetpotatoes #mexican #vegetarianfood

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Zucchini Noodle Salad by Wholesome Yum Blog

The spiralizer isn't just for making faux pasta dishes. You can use it to make delicious, fresh salads that will take lettuce out of the running. This zucchini noodle salad is packed with bacon, tomatoes, and a delicious vinaigrette that makes everything come together!


Bring on ALLLLLL the summer salads! This Zucchini Noodle Salad with Bacon and Tomatoes is perfect to bring to all of your summer cookouts! With only 10 minutes of prep time, this will be your new go-to salad! . Ingredients for Zucchini Noodle Salad with Bacon and Tomatoes: Olive oil Lemon juice Garlic powder Sea salt Black pepper Zucchini Bacon Grape tomatoes Fresh basil . Find the recipe on the blog at Wholesome Yum: https://www.wholesomeyum.com/recipes/zucchini-noodle-salad-recipe-with-bacon-tomatoes-low-carb-paleo/ (Visit the site from the link in my bio and search for zucchini noodle salad!) . #lowcarbdiet #lowcarblifestyle #lowcarbs #ketogenic #ketofam #atkins #ketolife #eatfatlosefat #lowcarbhighfat #ketosis #ketogenicdiet #lowcarbfood #highfat #ketoadapted #ketodiet #lowcarblife #sugarfree #lowcarb #keto #glutenfree #zucchininoodle #zucchinisalad #summersalad #skinnytaste #easysalad #easyrecipes #bacon #lowcarbsalad #ketozucchini #ketosalad

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Quinoa Chickpea Salad by Eating Bird Food

This is the epitome of the perfect meal prep recipe! You can make this in large batches and it saves really well in the refrigerator. With tons of healthy and hearty ingredients, this salad will top iceberg lettuce any day of the week!


My quinoa chickpea salad just got a facelift... aka new photos that make it look WAY more appealing. ????? . This salad is absolutely perfect for meal prep because the recipe is super simple and it makes a big batch. Just portion out a few big scoops on a bed of greens and boom you've got delicious, #proteinpacked #plantbased lunches for the week -- loaded with all the goods: quinoa, chickpeas, cucumbers ? , onion, carrots ? , bell pepper, tomatoes ? , fresh parsley ? and crumbled feta ?. PS: You can totally skip the feta if you're looking for a dairy-free option, but we love it in there. . Grab the link to this recipe in my profile. . . #eatingbirdfood #saladeveryday #saladlife #saladlove #saladvibes #quinoasalad #mealprepsalad #mealpreprecipes #mealpreplunch #vegetarianmealprep #iifym #iifymgirls #saladprep #cleaneatz #cleaneats #cleaneating #healthyliving https://www.eatingbirdfood.com/quinoa-chickpea-salad/

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Broccoli Salad by Eat Your Heart Out

While this may not be the most photogenic dish you've ever made, it sure does pack a punch in the flavor department. This is possibly the best way to get more broccoli in your diet because it is that good!



Pesto Quinoa Salad by Eat Lively

This salad tastes as good as it looks. It is packed with quinoa, mozzarella balls, tomatoes, and basil. Simply toss all of your ingredients in your store-bought pesto of choice and you have a delicious lunch for everyday of the week!



Summer Farro Salad by Proud Italian Cook

Farro is the new trend in the delicious, healthy grain department. It is full of nutrients and keeps you satisfied for hours. Add ribbons of squash and chopped vegetables to make the perfect hearty salad!



Who needs lettuce when you can get all your nutrients in without it! These salads are fulfilling and extremely easy to make. All of these can be made portable by throwing them in a mason jar for on-the-go use! For more satisfying salad ideas click here.