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13 Lunch-Ready Salads for Every Food Mood

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In theory, I love salad. Love it. But in practice, I'm rarely in the mood for one. Which is silly! With so many salads out there—and so many of them open to the leftover cooked grains or meats from last night's dinner—you're bound to find at least one that's right for you. Here are 13 lunch-ready salads for every food mood.

If you need something rich and creamy...

Brussels Sprouts Caesar

Brussels Sprouts Caesar by Josh Cohen

Vegan Cashew Caesar Salad

Vegan Cashew Caesar Salad by Sophie - Wholehearted Eats

If you're only in it for the egg...

3 P.M. Salad

3 P.M. Salad by Kendra Vaculin

Arugula, Avocado and Radish Salad with Poached Egg

Arugula, Avocado and Radish Salad with Poached Egg by fiveandspice

If you want to go with the grain...

Radish and Pecan Grain Salad

Radish and Pecan Grain Salad by Amanda Hesser

Toasted Farro Salad with Roasted Leeks and Root Vegetables

Toasted Farro Salad with Roasted Leeks and Root Vegetables by Elizabeth Stark

If you'd like a fruity twist...

Roasted Grape and Butternut Squash Salad with Kale and Parmesan

Roasted Grape and Butternut Squash Salad with Kale and Pa... by Elizabeth Stark

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Merguez, Persimmon, and Za'atar Yogurt

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Merguez, Persimmon, and Za'at... by Josh Cohen

If you think you'd rather go with a steak...

Spicy Thai Steak Salad

Spicy Thai Steak Salad by Merav

Bloody Mary Steak Salad

Bloody Mary Steak Salad by Ali Slagle

If by "salad" you mean "mostly bread"...

Winter Panzanella

Winter Panzanella by fiveandspice

Winter Panzanella with Orange, Roasted Beets, and Pomegranate Seeds

Winter Panzanella with Orange, Roasted Beets, and Pomegra... by Ann S

And if you're feeling adventurous...

Beet Herb Salad (in Jello Form)
Beet Herb Salad (in Jello Form)

Any salads you're always in the mood for? We wanna hear all about 'em!

Tags: salad, lunch, mood, craving