Taste

15 Salad Recipes For People Who Hate Lettuce

Lettuce is not an essential part of a great salad. Here's all the proof you need.
06/10/2016 06:00am ET

Some folks just don't like lettuce. We get it. Sometimes leafy greens are wilty and wrong, and taste bland in comparison to all the good stuff also found in a salad bowl. In those cases, lettuce is just an annoying obstacle. It feels superfluous.

To all you lettuce haters out there, we've got great news: Just because you're not a fan of leafy greens doesn't mean you can't partake in -- and love -- a good salad. There are many great salad recipes out there that don't need those leafy greens, and we have 15 of them for you below.

1
Marinated Zucchini Feta Salad
How Sweet It Is
Get the Marinated Zucchini Feta Salad recipe from How Sweet It Is
2
Crispy Apple And Kohlrabi Salad
Cookie + Kate
Get the Crispy Apple and Kohlrabi Salad recipe from Cookie + Kate
3
Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad With Pan-Fried Goat Cheese And Pomegranate
Love And Olive Oil
4
Caramelized Cauliflower Salad
Naturally Ella
Get the Caramelized Cauliflower Salad recipe from Naturally Ella
5
Easy Grilled Corn And Tomato Salad
How Sweet It Is
Get the Easy Grilled Corn and Tomato Salad recipe from How Sweet It Is
6
Citrus Fennel And Avocado Salad
Foodie Crush
Get the Citrus Fennel and Avocado Salad recipe from Foodie Crush
7
Rainbow Power Salad With Roasted Chickpeas
Pinch of Yum
8
Roasted Beet Salad With Pea Shoots And Chèvre
Adventures in Cooking
9
Summer Chickpea Salad
How Sweet It Is
Get the Summer Chickpea Salad recipe from How Sweet It Is
10
Caprese Zucchini Salad
Foodie Crush
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11
Chipotle Sweet Potato Noodle Salad
Pinch of Yum
12
Cabbage Salad With Peanuts
Naturally Ella
Get the Cabbage Salad with Peanuts recipe from Naturally Ella
13
Corn, Tomato, Avocado Salad
Lovely Little Kitchen
Get the Corn, Tomato, Avocado Salad recipe from Lovely Little Kitchen
14
Chickpea Pepper Salad
Feasting at Home
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15
Lemony Herb-Loaded Greek Salad
Pinch of Yum
Get the Lemony Herb-Loaded Greek Salad recipe from Pinch of Yum