Winter salads can be a challenge, but really, there's so much available as long as you stay away from rock-hard, plastic-looking pinkish tomatoes, overpriced asparagus, and other foods best eaten when they're in season in the summer. This meal-in-a-bowl began as a color study in reds and greens, with a handful of farro thrown in for texture (you could use barley or medium-size couscous instead). Instead of spinach, try kale, or a mix of lettuces and dark leafy greens. Swap dried cranberries for dried cherries, if you wish. This dish filled with fruits and vegetables couldn't be easier, or more...
Shrimp and bacon really kick up this broccoli slaw salad, and your own homemade ranch dressing pulls it all together. Easy to make, and hearty enough for a healthy weeknight main course.
Great for potlucks or picnics, this black bean salad comes with an Asian twist: a sesame-ginger dressing. Make it a few hours ahead, and serve as a side salad with anything from the grill.
If you're lucky enough to be able to get lobster where you live, this lobster and avocado salad with chunks of fresh tomato and basil should be at the top of your summer picnic food list.
Toss some slow-cooker Greek chicken into a crisp chopped green salad. Add sun-dried tomatoes, olives, cucumber and plenty of Romaine lettuce. Pour on a sweet poppy seed dressing. Mix everything together, and you've got a meal in a bowl!
A single vegetable can become a salad with the right dressing. Your pantry of Asian condiments provides everything you need to turn a humble red cabbage into a spectacular side dish in minutes.
A twist on the classic, this smoky egg salad gets its kick from Spanish smoked paprika and sweet caramelized onions. Serve it in lettuce boats, or tucked into a pita.