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Hearty, Healthy Dinner Salads

Try these refreshing, protein-packed salads with lasting power. In other words, you won't be hungry in an hour.

By Julie Miltenberger

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Persian Lentil Rice Salad

Makes: 8 side salads
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 21 minutes

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Thai Beef Salad

Makes: 4 main dish salads
Prep: 25 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Let Stand: 10 minutes

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Arugula, Blueberry and Corn Salad

Makes: 4 side salads
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes

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Lettuce Lesson: Kale

Lacinato kale (also known as dinosaur and Tuscan kale) is surprisingly good raw. Packed with vitamin K, this hearty green is ideal for make-ahead salad.

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Kale Caesar Salad

Makes: 4 side salads
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 2 minutes

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Chicken, Fennel and Orange Salad

Makes: 4 main dish salads
Prep: 15 minutes
Marinate: 1 hour
Cook: 12 minutes

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Chipotle Potato Salad

Makes: 6 side salads
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes

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Lettuce Lesson: Tatsoi

Often found in packaged mixed greens, tatsoi has a spinach-like crunch and mildness that make it perfect on its own.

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Citrusy Salmon Salad

Makes: 4 main dish salads
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 6 minutes

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Lettuce Lesson: Mache

Mache—or lamb's lettuce—is delicate, sweet and nutty. Simple prep, such as tossing with vinaigrette, is best.

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Shrimp and Pesto Pasta Salad

Makes: 6 main dish salads
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 7 minutes

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Lettuce Lesson: Mustard Leaves

The smaller the mustard green leaves, the more tender when eaten raw. They offer a spicy addition to salads—much like, well, a grainy mustard.

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Summer Spelt Salad

Makes: 6 side salads
Soak: overnight
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Cool: 30 minutes

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Lettuce Lesson: Mizuna

Mizuna is frequently spotted in mesclun because of its mild versatility. Try mixing with other greens.

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Grilled Fruit Salad

Makes: 12 servings
Prep: 30 minutes
Grill: 18 minutes

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Sesame Steak Salad

Makes: 4 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Marinate: 15 minutes
Broil or Grill: 6 minutes
Let Rest: 5 minutes

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Santorini Shrimp Salad

Makes: 4 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 4 minutes
Broil or Grill: 5 minutes

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Peanut, Pork and Noodles

Makes: 4 servings
Prep: 25 minutes
Cook: 3 minutes
Grill: 4 minutes

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Poached Salmon Salad

Makes: 6 servings
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Refrigerate: at least 1 hour

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Bombay Chicken Salad

Makes: 4 servings
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 9 minutes
Grill: 12 minutes

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Veggie Bowl

Makes: 4 servings
Soak overnight
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes

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