Meatless Monday: Salad sensations

Aug 1, 2011 at 1:31 p.m. ET

Expand your horizons when you think about salads. They’re not all the tossed green variety. From melons to beans to greens, a salad makes a perfect Meatless Monday meal.

Tabbouleh Salad

It's easy to feel like you're eating right by just sitting down with a simple salad for lunch or dinner. But sometimes we get so set in our ways with a particular meal it's hard to break away from what we know best -- and that can get boring. Spruce things up with your salads! Use a variety of greens and main ingredients to make them flavorful, filling and fascinating!

Salad situation, A-OK

There are so many types of salads it's amazing! Check out the variety of salads that will make your Meatless Monday meals anything but boring:

Grain salads

Greens salads

Bean salads

Seafood salads

Potato salads

Fruit salads

Pasta salads

The perfect take-to-work lunch, salads are convenient and healthy. Hosting a heavy-duty get together? Salads are easy to make and have something for everyone to enjoy. Tired of turning on the oven? Salads make a perfect no-cook meal in minutes.

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