Salad is the perfect choice for filling up while cooling down during the dog days of summer. If your family doesn't jump for joy at that word, however, it's probably time to up your veggie game. Forget the bum wrap of salad as "rabbit food" that leaves you bored and hungry. Just a few protein and fiber-rich ingredients, like whole grains and legumes, can effortlessly upgrade your salad from side dish to entree in no time.
Easy to prep ahead -- just get your ingredients chopped and whisked; hold off on tossing until you're ready to serve -- an intriguing new salad recipe is a great excuse to host a summer luncheon in the backyard. Expect extra high-fives from your vegan and vegetarian friends, who will be happy to get some reprieve from BBQ season. Give it a go with any one of these unique, veggie-loaded salads. Perfect for summer. Definitely not for rabbits.