10 Easy Around-The-World Salad Ideas

Elizabeth Buxton

The harsh truth is that salads can get real sad, real fast. After we've spent our Sundays bulk-prepping baked veggies, cooked grains, chopped nuts, and more, there is only so much energy left for creative flourishes — especially as we fling ourselves headfirst into Monday. So, inevitably, we end up eating the same variation all week long.

But let's not allow boring salads get the best of us! It's springtime after all, a time to be adventurous and feel alive; So why not take a trip around the globe with us? Ahead we've rounded up ten tasty salads scaling the multi-cuisine landscape; All are easy, festive, and require little to no actual cooking.

Caribbean Rainbow Salad
Chickpeas, hemp hearts, mangos, avocados, and lime add layers upon layers of flavor to this Caribbean-style rainbow salad.

Photo: Courtesy of Fooduzzi.

Mexican Chopped Salad
Keep your flavor profiles festive and whip up this salad — complete with a creamy vegan avocado dressing.

Photo: Courtesy of Happy Kitchen Rocks.

Massaged Kale Antipasto Salad
Make an Italian-style meal in a pinch with leftover charcuterie spread mix-ins — this kale take throws in some marinated artichoke hearts, salami, pepperoncinis, and a little Parm.

Photo: Courtesy of From A Chef's Kitchen.

French Bean Salad
Like a classic Nicoise salad but without the tuna.

Photo: Courtesy of Well Plated.

Chinese Chicken Salad
Try this salad with tofu instead of chicken to cut down on cook time.

Photo: Courtesy of Damn Delicious.

Chopped Greek Salad
A killer Greek salad is all in the dressing — this recipe uses a mixture of EVOO, red wine vinegar, lemon, and honey for a sweet and savory kick.

Photo: Courtesy of Marla Meridith.

Curried Sweet Potato Lentil Salad
Give your next salad some extra zest with curried lentils and sweet potatoes.

Photo: Courtesy of Vegan Richa.

Turkey Cobb Salad
For an all Americana-style situation mix up a cobb with a twist — try throwing in some sliced deli turkey in place of cooked chicken.

Photo: Courtesy of Countryside Cravings.

Cauliflower Tabouli
Shake things up in salad land with this fresh Middle Eastern-style chopped cauliflower tabouli salad.

Photo: Courtesy of My Life Cookbook.

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