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15 Nearly Greenless Salads for a More Colorful Lunch Routine

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If you draw your salad perimeters around a selection of verdant vegetable slices, a few renegade croutons, some kind of vinaigrette, and an endless backdrop of green—well, we've done that, too. And we've had some great salads within them.

Greens of all sorts are great, and they definitely hold a leaf-load of potential, but if you're willing to expand your edible color palette (and your salad definition) just a bit—to, say, the wintry and raucous purple-red radicchio, the bold browns of lentils, or the pale off-white of endive—you'll be welcomed to a whole new world of produce (and flavor) potential. Let your next salad be an opportunity to experiment with a range of pantry pigments: To get you started, here are 15 nearly green-less salad recipes for inspiration.

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Toro Bravo's Radicchio Salad with Manchego Vinaigrette
Toro Bravo's Radicchio Salad with Manchego Vinaigrette
Green Kitchen Stories' Winter Millet Salad
Green Kitchen Stories' Winter Millet Salad
Farro, Golden Beet, and Feta Salad with​ ​Pecans and Chive-Sage Dressing
Farro, Golden Beet, and Feta Salad with​ ​Pecans and Chive-Sage Dressing
Gabrielle Hamilton's Endive Salad in the Roman Puntarelle Style
Gabrielle Hamilton's Endive Salad in the Roman Puntarelle Style
Engin Atkin's Turkish Radish and Herb Salad (Anatolian Gypsy Salad)
Engin Atkin's Turkish Radish and Herb Salad (Anatolian Gypsy Salad)
Heidi Swanson's Mostly Olive Salad, With Some Farro
Heidi Swanson's Mostly Olive Salad, With Some Farro
Bon Appétit's Radicchio Salad with Sourdough Dressing
Bon Appétit's Radicchio Salad with Sourdough Dressing
Warm Farro and Mustard Green Salad with Maple-Roasted Acorn Squash
Warm Farro and Mustard Green Salad with Maple-Roasted Acorn Squash
Moro's Warm Squash & Chickpea Salad with Tahini
Moro's Warm Squash & Chickpea Salad with Tahini
Spice Merchant Cauliflower Couscous
Spice Merchant Cauliflower Couscous
Molly Stevens' Roasted Fennel, Red Onion, and Orange Salad
Molly Stevens' Roasted Fennel, Red Onion, and Orange Salad
My Mother's Lebanese Tabbouleh
My Mother's Lebanese Tabbouleh
Carrot, Lentil, and Feta Salad
Carrot, Lentil, and Feta Salad
Crunchy Cabbage Salad with Miso-Ginger Dressing
Crunchy Cabbage Salad with Miso-Ginger Dressing
Everything I Want to Eat Quinoa and Lentil Salad
Everything I Want to Eat Quinoa and Lentil Salad

How do you redefine salad? Dish it in the comments!

Tags: Salad, Round up, Vegetables, Grains, Quinoa