Many people think the only way to add flavor to salad is by drenching it in dressing and drowning out the tasteless greens, but that's far from the truth. If you're in a time crunch and don't want to sacrifice flavor or fitness, no need to worry. It's time to ditch the dressing and pile on the good stuff with these three easy salad recipes.

1. Mediterranean Medley Salad

  • Prep Time:3 mins
  • Cook Time:2 mins
  • Total Time:5 mins
  • Servings:1
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 bowl romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cup mixed olives
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese
  • 4 tablespoons hummus
  • 1 tablespoon olive tapenade – optional
  • Pita bread
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Emma Sullivan

Step 1

Gather your ingredients.
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Emma Sullivan

Step 2

Separate your ingredients into various bowls.
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Emma Sullivan

Step 3

Put lettuce into a bowl and top with the feta, olives, and hummus.
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Emma Sullivan

Step 4

Warm up the pita bread and place in a side dish with your dip of choice (hummus or tapenade).
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Emma Sullivan

2. Deconstructed Taco Salad

  • Prep Time:3 mins
  • Cook Time:2 mins
  • Total Time:5 mins
  • Servings:1
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 bowl romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cup chunky salsa
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 cup ready-made black bean salad
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Emma Sullivan

Step 1

Gather your ingredients.
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Emma Sullivan

Step 2

Slice up an avocado.
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Emma Sullivan

Step 3

Measure out your ingredients and separate them into bowls.
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Emma Sullivan

Step 4

Put lettuce in a bowl and top with salsa, cheese, and black bean salad and enjoy.
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Emma Sullivan

Make sure to try out this black bean taco salad for another fiesta-worthy meal.

3. Asian Fusion Salad

  • Prep Time:3 mins
  • Cook Time:2 mins
  • Total Time:5 mins
  • Servings:1
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 cup rice noodles
  • 1/4 cup peanuts
  • 1/2 cup Asian vegetable medley
  • 1/3 cup alfalfa sprouts
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Emma Sullivan

Step 1

Place rice noodles into bowl as a base, then add peanuts, vegetables, and sprouts on top.
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Emma Sullivan

No more excuses that you're "running late." Whip up one of these delicious and easy salads, all the while leaving the dressing in the fridge.