Quinoa is technically a seed, but it cooks up and eats like a grain. It's ideal for salads — warm or cold — but can also be used in soups, as a pilaf-like side dish, or formed into patties to make homemade veggie burgers. And because it's a complete protein (containing all 9 essential amino acids), it's an excellent ingredient to use in vegetarian dishes. Recipe: Quinoa Salad with Grilled Cherry Tomatoes - Delish.com
Chicken Tostada Salad - This is a refreshed version of the ubiquitous taco salad, with lean chicken and chopped vegetables piled high on a crispy tortilla. For a shortcut, omit frying the tortillas and serve the chicken salad over large handfuls of good-quality corn tortilla chips.
Lentil Salad with Roasted Veggies - GoodHousekeeping.com
NYT Cooking: There are two essential steps to a stellar farro salad. The first is cooking the farro with enough salt and aromatics so that it delicious before you combine it with the rest of the ingredients. The second is to use very good olive oil in the dressing. This farro salad, from the restaurant Charlie Bird in SoHo, hits both these marks. The chef Ryan Hardy cooks the...