10 Salad Ideas for People Who Hate Lettuce March 15 2016

Quick, what's your favorite component of a salad? The croutons? The dressing? The heirloom tomatoes? Or is it that delicious lettuce?

Ha! We're just kidding. Lettuce is nobody's favorite part of a salad.

Don't get us wrong, we're not knocking those leafy greens. But sometimes, that lettuce is just acting as a filler, or a medium to deliver other, more flavorful ingredients to our mouths. Lucikly, there's no law in the books stating that salads need to be made with lettuce.

We're taking a look at the best salad recipes that call for no lettuce, or anything even resembling the stuff. That means no iceberg, no romaine, no kale, no arugula, no green leaf, no mesclun, no endive, no chicory, no bibb, no spinach — absolutely no broad leafy greens of any kind.

So without further ado, here are 10 lettuce-free salad ideas to try:

(Click here for recipes and salad inspiration)