Salads are way too often an afterthought — even when it’s our whole meal. Toss some greens, perhaps a few tomatoes and maybe a sad amount of croutons and away we go. While it will fill a (rather tiny) void, it’s hardly anything to get excited about. And meals should be at least a little bit exciting, shouldn’t they?
Bust out of that salad rut and move beyond the usual salad suspects. Here are 17 ways to add a wee bit of crunch, small amount of sweetness, or even a wee pot of protein — and a whole lot of interest to your next salad.