When I was a teenager I wouldn’t be caught dead eating a salad. Salad was just a pile of lettuce, maybe a cucumber, and some croutons—boring! Apparently I didn't know how great a salad could really be. In college I started paying more attention to my health and began eating more salads. I moved beyond cucumber and added lots of different healthy low-cal vegetables, I whisked up delicious dressings and added a little lean protein to keep me satisfied. Boring salads were a thing of the past.
Working in the EatingWell Test Kitchen, I’ve helped develop some salad recipes that are anything but ordinary, including our 7 Simple Summer Salad Recipes.
Here are four of my favorite salads. These delicious salad recipes from EatingWell combine the ingredients I love best to make a salad that will fill you up and are definitely not boring!