Salad recipes don't begin and end with a head of lettuce or a bag of mixed greens. While they have their time and place, it's easy to get bored with these delicate (in both flavor and texture) greens. Instead, make one of these exciting recipes starring everything from cruciferous vegetables like kale, broccoli, and brussels sprouts to juicy tomatoes, crisp carrots, and even celery.

Salad recipes don't begin and end with a head of lettuce or a bag of mixed greens. While they have their time and place, it's easy to get bored with these delicate (in both flavor and texture) greens. Instead, make one of these exciting recipes starring everything from cruciferous vegetables like kale, broccoli, and brussels sprouts to juicy tomatoes, crisp carrots, and even celery.

If I am going to eat a microwaved leg of lamb and the last bit of a head of lettuce, my only request is that the whiskers are removed. A stubbly leg in the mouth is highly unpalatable. (Creative Microwave Cooking, 1976)

If I am going to eat a microwaved leg of lamb and the last bit of a head of lettuce, my only request is that the whiskers are removed. A stubbly leg in the mouth is highly unpalatable. (Creative Microwave Cooking, 1976)

VEGETABLE GARDENING INSPIRATION. THIS YEAR'S PLANNING HAS BEGUN. The Art of Doing StuffThe Art of Doing Stuff

VEGETABLE GARDENING INSPIRATION. THIS YEAR'S PLANNING HAS BEGUN. The Art of Doing StuffThe Art of Doing Stuff

Dynamic SD92SC Manual Salad Spinner - 5-gal Capacity, Dries 6-8 Heads of Lettuce, 21x17"

Dynamic SD92SC Manual Salad Spinner - 5-gal Capacity, Dries 6-8 Heads of Lettuce, 21x17"

Super Crisp-It® Container: Keep a full head of lettuce, cabbage or cauliflower fresh, dry and tasty. ON SALE NOW. visit  sistersistertupperware.my.tupperware.com

Super Crisp-It® Container: Keep a full head of lettuce, cabbage or cauliflower fresh, dry and tasty. ON SALE NOW. visit sistersistertupperware.my.tupperware.com

In keeping with the trend of waging war on vegetables everywhere, this recipe calls for hollowing out a head of lettuce and filling it with mayonnaise, cream cheese, and deviled ham. Description from democraticunderground.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

In keeping with the trend of waging war on vegetables everywhere, this recipe calls for hollowing out a head of lettuce and filling it with mayonnaise, cream cheese, and deviled ham. Description from democraticunderground.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

A Caesar salad kit. Americans buy twice as many packages of bagged salad greens as heads of lettuce these days. Is the bagged stuff just as good? If it gets you to eat more leafy greens, yes.

A Caesar salad kit. Americans buy twice as many packages of bagged salad greens as heads of lettuce these days. Is the bagged stuff just as good? If it gets you to eat more leafy greens, yes.

Rainbow Chard, looks beautiful and tastes great!  Greens often are not green.  This rainbow chard is  so beautiful when grown around heads of lettuce.

Rainbow Chard, looks beautiful and tastes great! Greens often are not green. This rainbow chard is so beautiful when grown around heads of lettuce.

Is bagged salad a waste of money? Not necessarily. A package of bagged lettuce serves 4 people, and costs about 3 dollars. A head of lettuce, on the other hand, serves 8 people, and only costs about a dollar. But although a head of lettuce is cheaper, the odds that you’ll use it all before it turns brown are pretty slim - you’ll end up wasting half the lettuce, and half your money. So if you have a small family, opt for the bagged lettuce. If you have a big family, go for the un-chopped…

Is bagged salad a waste of money? Not necessarily. A package of bagged lettuce serves 4 people, and costs about 3 dollars. A head of lettuce, on the other hand, serves 8 people, and only costs about a dollar. But although a head of lettuce is cheaper, the odds that you’ll use it all before it turns brown are pretty slim - you’ll end up wasting half the lettuce, and half your money. So if you have a small family, opt for the bagged lettuce. If you have a big family, go for the un-chopped…

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