Nobody will accuse you of eating "rabbit food" when you sit down to one of these bright and hearty vegetarian main-course salads! They burst with fresh and roasted vegetables, as well as hearty grains like bulgur and quinoa, and protein-rich beans and cheese. You'll look forward to eating these green, grain, and pasta salads for lunch or dinner any day of the week.
This healthy taco salad begins with a bed of romaine lettuce and baked tortilla chips. Heat pinto beans, frozen corn, and salsa in the microwave to make the warm topping.
Combine chewy Israeli couscous with sauteed mushrooms, scallions, and corn to make this one-bowl vegan dinner. The addition of black beans and avocado make it a hearty meal.
Green lentils (also known as French lentils) have a nutty flavor and hold their shape when cooked, making them a great choice for salads. Mix in sauteed shallots, carrot, celery, and red bell pepper, as well as fresh spinach and goat cheese to make this hearty salad.
No need to choose between pasta salad and greens when you can have both! Sun-dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, feta cheese, and cannellini beans make this salad a satisfying meal.
The broccoli and tomatoes in this one-dish meal are roasted with garlic until tender and caramelized. Toss with white beans and baby spinach, and a tangy dressing of Dijon mustard, red wine vinegar, and lemon juice.
Chewy, nutty-tasting bulgur wheat forms the foundation of this satisfying main-dish salad. Crisp pan-fried chickepeas, roasted red bell peppers, and baby spinach leaves complete the meal.
This meatless main-dish salad gets Middle Eastern allure from toasty cumin and lemon zest. The combination of chickpeas and whole-wheat couscous provides complete protein.