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I was flabbergasted to discover that there isn't a national salad day. There is Potato Salad Day (March 8) and Caesar Salad Day (July 4, natch), but what about all the other salads that pull us through harried lunchtimes, that bring the requisite crunch and acid to our dinners, that are so mighty they warrant a whole book?

You know the ones we're talking about, because you've made them already: The 50 salad recipes that follow are the most popular in our history.

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Toss these salads (with your hands, please) and celebrate like it's a national holiday:

Jessica Koslow's Crispy Brown Rice "Kabbouleh"
Jessica Koslow's Crispy Brown Rice "Kabbouleh"
Caesar-Style Kale Salad with Roasted Onions and Ricotta Salata

Caesar-Style Kale Salad with Roasted Onions and Ricotta S... by cookinginvictoria

Lacinato Kale and Mint Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing

Lacinato Kale and Mint Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing by dymnyno

Quinoa and Mango Salad with Lemony-Ginger Dressing

Quinoa and Mango Salad with Lemony-Ginger Dressing by jenniebgood

Citrus Ginger Tofu Salad with Buckwheat Soba Noodles

Citrus Ginger Tofu Salad with Buckwheat Soba Noodles by Poppies and Papayas

Vietnamese Rice Noodle Salad
Vietnamese Rice Noodle Salad
Dilled, Crunchy Sweet-Corn Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

Dilled, Crunchy Sweet-Corn Salad with Buttermilk Dressing by creamtea

Quinoa Salad with Hazelnuts, Apple, and Dried Cranberries

Quinoa Salad with Hazelnuts, Apple, and Dried Cranberries by darksideofthespoon

Northern Spy's Kale Salad

Northern Spy's Kale Salad by Genius Recipes

Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Red Onion, Lemon and Pecorino

Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Red Onion, Lemon and Pe... by Merrill Stubbs

Peter Miller's Lentils Folded into Yogurt, Spinach, and Basil
Peter Miller's Lentils Folded into Yogurt, Spinach, and Basil
Crunchy Creamy Cucumber Avocado Salad

Crunchy Creamy Cucumber Avocado Salad by Bee @ deuxdilettantes

Lemon-Dill Orzo Pasta Salad with Cucumbers, Olives, and Feta

Lemon-Dill Orzo Pasta Salad with Cucumbers, Olives, and F... by Sarah Fioritto

Green Goddess Dressing

Green Goddess Dressing by Brette Warshaw

Forbidden Rice Salad with Thai Coconut-Lime Dressing

Forbidden Rice Salad with Thai Coconut-Lime Dressing by Asha Loupy

Joan's on Third's Curried Chickpeas
Joan's on Third's Curried Chickpeas
Moro's Warm Squash & Chickpea Salad with Tahini

Moro's Warm Squash & Chickpea Salad with Tahini by Genius Recipes

Roasted Potato Salad with Mustard-Walnut Vinaigrette

Roasted Potato Salad with Mustard-Walnut Vinaigrette by Shannon

Sriracha-Lime Corn Salad

Sriracha-Lime Corn Salad by Kendra Vaculin

My Mother's Lebanese Tabbouleh

My Mother's Lebanese Tabbouleh by cdilaura

Allen Miglore's Caesar Salad
Allen Miglore's Caesar Salad
Spicy Grilled Chicken Salad with Noodles

Spicy Grilled Chicken Salad with Noodles by Merrill Stubbs

Toro Bravo's Radicchio Salad with Manchego Vinaigrette

Toro Bravo's Radicchio Salad with Manchego Vinaigrette by Genius Recipes

Brussels Sprouts Caesar

Brussels Sprouts Caesar by Josh Cohen

Molly Stevens' Roasted Fennel, Red Onion, and Orange Salad

Molly Stevens' Roasted Fennel, Red Onion, and Orange Salad by Genius Recipes

Charred Broccoli and Lentil Salad
Charred Broccoli and Lentil Salad
Two-Pea Pesto Chicken Salad

Two-Pea Pesto Chicken Salad by Kendra Vaculin

Roasted Chickpea Salad with Za'atar

Roasted Chickpea Salad with Za'atar by Shruti Jain

Farro, Golden Beet, and Feta Salad with​ ​Pecans and Chive-Sage Dressing

Farro, Golden Beet, and Feta Salad with​ ​Pecans and Chiv... by em-i-lis

Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad with Honey Balsamic Dressing

Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad with Honey Balsamic Dressing by Kendra Vaculin

Spring Vegetable Panzanella with Poached Eggs
Spring Vegetable Panzanella with Poached Eggs
Chickpea "Tuna" Salad

Chickpea "Tuna" Salad by Sarah Jampel

Shades of Green Chopped Salad

Shades of Green Chopped Salad by fortheloveofyum

Kale, Cabbage, and Brussels Sprout Chopped Salad

Kale, Cabbage, and Brussels Sprout Chopped Salad by Kenzi Wilbur

Eric Korsh's Farm Lettuces Salad with Dill Vinaigrette

Eric Korsh's Farm Lettuces Salad with Dill Vinaigrette by Genius Recipes

Rice Noodle Salad with Spring Vegetables and Tahini-Lime Dressing
Rice Noodle Salad with Spring Vegetables and Tahini-Lime Dressing
Spring Soba Noodle Salad with Fava Beans

Spring Soba Noodle Salad with Fava Beans by Gena Hamshaw

Cold Vegetable and Noodle Salad with Ponzu Dressing

Cold Vegetable and Noodle Salad with Ponzu Dressing by Sarah Jampel

Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid's Luang Prabang Fusion Salad

Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid's Luang Prabang Fusion Sa... by Genius Recipes

Roasted Carrots with Carrot Top Pesto and Burrata

Roasted Carrots with Carrot Top Pesto and Burrata by Kenzi Wilbur

French Lentil, Kamut, and Avocado Salad with Basil Dressing

French Lentil, Kamut, and Avocado Salad with Basil Dressing by Petit World Citizen

Lentil and Basmati Salad with Tamarind, Coconut, and Cilantro

Lentil and Basmati Salad with Tamarind, Coconut, and Cila... by gingerroot

Deborah Madison's Lentil Salad with Mint, Roasted Peppers, and Feta Cheese
Deborah Madison's Lentil Salad with Mint, Roasted Peppers, and Feta Cheese
Chicken and Cabbage Salad with Sesame Seeds, Scallions & Almonds

Chicken and Cabbage Salad with Sesame Seeds, Scallions & ... by Alexandra Stafford

Toasted Farro Salad with Roasted Leeks and Root Vegetables

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

Roasted Mushroom Salad

Roasted Mushroom Salad by cucina di mammina

Burmese Chicken Salad

Burmese Chicken Salad by Giao Chau

Roasted Onion Salad with Arugula and Walnut Salsa

Roasted Onion Salad with Arugula and Walnut Salsa by Marian Bull

Miso Peanut Pasta Salad

Miso Peanut Pasta Salad by mrslarkin

My Mother's Potato Salad
My Mother's Potato Salad

Tell us: Which salad deserves a national day?