Right now our lettuce is going gangbusters. We haven’t quite mastered the art of successive plantings which means we are going to be eating a ton of salad in the next couple of weeks.

So I came up with a list of all of the main dish salads we’ll be eating this week and next… or until we figure this successive planting thing out a little better.

Taco Salad

This is the most obvious and most frequently eaten in our home. Throw together your greens, onions, fresh cilantro, ground beef seasoned with cumin and garlic, cheddar cheese, sour cream, avocado, salsa, beans, or anything else you might eat on a taco.

Greek Salad

Combine your greens with any of the following: red (or other) onions, cucumber, tomato, feta cheese, olives, chicken/ground beef/lamb. Toss with a vinaigrette made of olive oil, red wine vinegar (or lemon juice), minced garlic, and dried oregano.

Caesar Salad

This is my current favorite. Combine your greens with Parmesan cheese, any extra veggies, and a protein. Toss with a nourishing Caesar salad dressing.

Fruit, Nut, & Cheese Salad

Our local health food store carries a version of this and it is possibly my favorite salad of all time. Top your greens with protein (if desired), chopped onion, fruit, chopped nuts, and chunks of cheese. Great combinations include dried cherries with almonds and blue cheese, dried apricots with feta and almonds, fresh apples with cheddar and walnuts, and fresh pears with blue cheese and walnuts. Dress with a simple vinaigrette or our favorite cultured dairy-based blue cheese dressing (found in Simple Food {for spring}).

Cobb Salad

I’m not sure how "authentic" this is but I combine greens with chicken, cooked bacon, onions, other veggies, and maybe some avocado and toss with our favorite homemade ranch dressing made using cultured dairy (found in Simple Food {for spring}).

Asian Chicken Salad

Combine greens with chopped chicken, chopped almonds, chopped cabbage, and chopped green onions. Toss in a vinaigrette made with lime juice, olive or sesame oil, garlic, and ginger.

Salad Nicoise

Top your greens with canned or fresh tuna, steamed potatoes & green beans, hard boiled eggs, olives, and anchovies (if you’re wild & crazy). Toss with a simple vinaigrette.

Anyone else eating a ton of salad?