Why settle for a simple salad when there are so many incredible recipes out there? Salads are no longer just about the lettuce — now, you can incorporate grains, nuts, and a medley of fruit and veggies. We’ve rounded up some modern and extravagant salads for you to try!

Harvest Grains

With red beans and baby spinach, Harvest Grains and Veggie Salad is definitely one for the recipe books. (via jujugoodnews)


If you love the flavors of BBQ chicken but are looking for a salad recipe, this BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad is perfect for you. (via Iowa Girl Eats)


This Chicken Bacon and Avocado salad is topped with blue cheese, chopped onions, and olive oil. A love fest for meat eaters. (via Gimme Some Oven)


This salad is so good it makes you want to book a flight to Greece. On second thought, just eat the salad! Meditteranean, Eggplant and Barley is Santorini in a bowl. (via Smitten Kitchen)


Spring Panzanella Salad has a crunch from croutons and a freshness from asparagus. (via Smitten Kitchen)


BBQ Chicken and Quinoa Salad combines our new favorite grain with BBQ chicken. (via Hey Caryl)


The addition of oregano in this Greek Salad with Lemon and Oregano makes for a wave of added flavor. (via Smitten Kitchen)


Grilled Corn with Salsa Verde Ranch highlights one of our favorite summer veggies: corn. (via Elise’s Kitchen)


This salad is under 30 minutes to prepare and features spicy sausage. We can thank Jamie Oliver for this Chorizo and Tomato Salad. (via Greedy Gourmand)


Finally! A potato salad for the anti-mayonnaise crowd! Lemony Roasted Potato Salad is sent straight from heaven. (via Bev Cooks)


We are not fans of conventional salads — which is why we love the chili pepper, peanuts, cilantro, and papaya in the Chopped Thai Chicken Salad. (via Pinch of Yum)


Bruschetta is a delicious but oily mess. Cherry Tomato and Blue Cheese Salad is the absolute best alternative. (via Aggie’s Kitchen)


Padma’s Salad with Rancho Gordo Beans and Bäco Flatbreads is very Top Chef and artisanal. (via Alexandra’s Kitchen)


Salad Niçoise is an adaptable classic. There are varieties with seafood, potatoes, and watercress. Salmon Nicoise Salad has a little of everything. (via The Café Sucre Farine)

What’s your favorite salad to make at home?


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