News flash: Salad does not have to be boring. Just skip the mesclun and try one of these five recipes to liven up lunch or dinner.

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Erin McDowell

Thai Veggie Salad

This Thai-inspired dish swaps greens for crunchy veggies--and is topped with a spicy peanut dressing.

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Erin McDowell

Fish Taco Salad

Sautéed tilapia fillets atop a bed of hearty slaw will be your new go-to come Taco Tuesday.

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Erin McDowell

Raw Zucchini Salad

Skip the pasta and serve this satisfying meal of lightly-dressed zucchini ribbons topped with Parmesan cheese.

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Erin McDowell

Crispy Goat Cheese Salad

Arugula, fennel and radishes are the perfect bed for rounds of goat cheese encrusted with pistachios.

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Erin McDowell

Spicy Carrot Salad

Shredded carrots and chickpeas make for a delightful light lunch.

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