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17 Salads That Will *Actually* Keep You Full

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Romaine, kale, cabbage, or spinach—I love a big bowl of salad. Specifically, I love the contrasting textures and ingredients a truly good salad contains; from crunchy romaine and buttery avocado to chewy dried cranberries, variety makes each bite new and exciting. One thing I’m not a fan of? How hungry I get about two hours after digging in.

Thankfully, with a little bit of planning, it’s simple to make hearty, satisfying salads. Try spicing up your greens by adding roasted chickpeas or seared tofu with a creamy tahini dressing. Or layer wedges of butternut squash on a bed of farro. Or think outside the greens and make a salad out of grains, beans, potatoes, or noodles. The choice is yours! If you’re looking for some inspiration, here are 17 of our favorite salads guaranteed to keep you full.

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Greens + Meat Salads

The Silver Palate's Turkey Hash Salad
The Silver Palate's Turkey Hash Salad
Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Bacon, Meyer Lemon, and Tart Dried Cherries

Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Bacon, Meyer Lemon, and... by Elizabeth Stark

Endive with Bacon and Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Endive with Bacon and Buttermilk Ranch Dressing by Elizabeth Stark

Shaking Beef (or Other) Salad
Shaking Beef (or Other) Salad

Greens + Grains Salads

Rainbow Chard and Wild Rice Salad with Blood Orange Vinaigrette
Rainbow Chard and Wild Rice Salad with Blood Orange Vinaigrette
Kale & Bulgur Salad with Brown Butter Apple Vinaigrette

Kale & Bulgur Salad with Brown Butter Apple Vinaigrette by Sarah Jampel

Jessica Koslow's Crispy Brown Rice "Kabbouleh"

Jessica Koslow's Crispy Brown Rice "Kabbouleh" by Genius Recipes

Warm Farro and Mustard Green Salad with Maple-Roasted Acorn Squash

Warm Farro and Mustard Green Salad with Maple-Roasted Aco... by Nicole Franzen

Crunchy Kale and Asian Pear Salad with Granola

Crunchy Kale and Asian Pear Salad with Granola by Lindsey S. Love | Dolly and...

No Lettuce (Still salads)

Cauliflower Salad with Pickled Grapes, Cheddar Cheese & Almonds
Cauliflower Salad with Pickled Grapes, Cheddar Cheese & Almonds
Shaved Broccoli Stalk Salad with Soft Feta & Golden Raisins
Shaved Broccoli Stalk Salad with Soft Feta & Golden Raisins
Orange Vegetable Pileup with Homemade Cottage Cheese
Orange Vegetable Pileup with Homemade Cottage Cheese
Quinoa with Roasted Beets and Pear

Quinoa with Roasted Beets and Pear by Kendra Vaculin

Everything I Want to Eat Quinoa and Lentil Salad

Everything I Want to Eat Quinoa and Lentil Salad by Sarah Jampel

Lobios Salad (Spiced Kidney Beans with Herbs and Feta)

Lobios Salad (Spiced Kidney Beans with Herbs and Feta) by Kenzi Wilbur

Spicy “Rice” and Bean Salad

Spicy “Rice” and Bean Salad by Ali Slagle

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

Tell us your favorite satisfying salad and how you dress it below!