10 Salads That Actually Taste Good

For some people, eating salad is a punishment. It’s a diet food, the piece of wilted lettuce that you begrudringly substituted for fries, and according to Ron Swanson, sustenance only fitting for rabbits. But salads don’t have to be detestable — there are plenty of delicious salad recipes out there that combine ingredients so fresh and flavors so bold that you’ll forget you’re eating raw vegetables. Meet your new favorite meal thanks to these chefs who’ve created salads that actually taste good. Click the photo of each salad to view these cooks’ masterpieces!


1. Sriracha Lime Chicken Chopped Salad from Lexi’sCleanKitchen.com

Lexi’s Clean Kitchen


2. Mexican Chopped Salad from TheCafeSucreFarine.com


The Café Sucre Farine


3. Harvest Cobb Salad from DamnDelicious.com

Damn Delicious


4. Thai Cashew Chopped Salad with Ginger Peanut Sauce from TheRecipeCritic.com

The Recipe Critic


5. Tomato Cucumber Salad with Olives and Feta from FiveHeartHome.com

Five Heart Home


6. Brussels Sprouts, Cranberry and Quinoa Salad from GimmeSomeOven.com

Gimme Some Oven


6. BBQ Chickpea Chopped Salad with Avocado Ranch from TheGardenGrazer.com

The Garden Grazer


7. Baby Bok Choy with Sesame Dressing from CulinaryHill.com

Culinary Hill


8. Spicy Kale and Quinoa Black Bean Salad from TheGlowingFridge.com

The Glowing Fridge


9. Blackberry Honey Walnut Salad from CarlsbadCravings.com

Carlsbad Cravings


10. Broccoli Cauliflower Salad from Chef-in-Training.com

Chef in Training