Just 24 really great salad recipes that are so much more than iceberg lettuce.

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People have a habit of underestimating the effort and creative genius involved in making a good salad, don’t they.

Just bring a salad, they say casually when you ask what to bring to the barbecue. A quick salad’ll do.

Aside from smothering an iceberg lettuce in ranch dressing, there’s nothing quick about coming up with a salad that’s a) not flat and b) doesn’t taste like air. Where does one start?

For this reason, we asked food blogger Marie Phitidis a.k.a Phoodie for her very best ‘see I put in some effort’ salad recipe.

She gave us 24.

Yes, 24 banger salads to impress your friends, feed your family and make up a huge bowl of as your meal prep for the week.

So next time you’re asked to ‘just bring a salad’, you really ought to make it one of these.

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1. Pumpkin, Goat’s Cheese and Roasted Hazelnut Salad

PUMPKIN, GOATS CHEESE AND ROASTED HAZELNUT SALAD
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Find the full Pumpkin, Goat's Cheese and Roasted Hazelnut Salad recipe here.

2. Panzella Salad

Panzella Salad
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Panzella Salad
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Find the full Panzelle Salad recipe here.

3. Pea Tabbouleh Salad

Pea Tabbouleh Salad
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Find the full Pea Tabbouleh Salad recipe here.

4. Chinese Chicken Salad

Chinese Chicken Salad
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Find the full Chinese Chicken Salad recipe here.

5. Quinoa Salad with Roasted Almonds, Persian Fetta and a crunchy topping

Quinoa Salad with Roasted Almonds, Persian Fetta and a crunchy topping
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Find the full Quinoa Salad recipe here.

6. Vietnamese Noodle Salad

Vietnamese Noodle Salad
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Find the full Vietnamese Noodle Salad recipe here.

7. Haloumi, Quinoa and Sweet Roasted Almond Salad with Balsamic and Honey Dressing

Haloumi, Quinoa and Sweet Roasted Almond Salad
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Haloumi, Quinoa and Sweet Roasted Almond Salad
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Find the full Haloumi, Quinoa and Sweet Roasted Almond Salad recipe here.

8. Middle Eastern Summer Salad

Middle Eastern Summer Salad
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Find the full Middle Eastern Summer Salad recipe here.

9. The 'Best Pumpkin Salad Ever'

Pumpkin Salad
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Find the full Pumpkin Salad recipe here.

10. Quinoa and Beetroot Salad with Mint, Smoked Almonds, Currants and Roasted Garlic Dressing

Quinoa and Beetroot Salad
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Quinoa and Beetroot Salad
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Find the full Quinoa and Beetroot Salad with Mint, Smoked Almonds, Currants and Roasted Garlic Dressing recipe here.

11. Brown Rice, Kale, Roasted Capsicum and Goat's Cheese Salad with Tahini Dressing

Brown Rice, Kale, Roasted Capsicum and Goat's Cheese Salad
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Find the full Brown Rice, Kale, Roasted Capsicum and Goat's Cheese Salad recipe here.

12. Radicchio, Parmesan and Parsley Salad with Fried Shallots

Radicchio, Parmesan and Parsley Salad
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Find the full Radicchio, Parmesan and Parsley Salad recipe here.

13. Grilled Peach, Fennel and Blue Cheese Salad

Radicchio, Parmesan and Parsley Salad
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Find the full Grilled Peach, Fennel and Blue Cheese Salad recipe here.

14. 'Green" Potato Salad with Dijon Dressing

'Green" Potato Salad
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Find the full Green" Potato Salad recipe here.

15. Roasted Beetroot, Labneh and Walnut Salad with a Garlic, Lemon and Olive Oil Dressing

Roasted Beetroot, Labneh and Walnut Salad
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Find the full Roasted Beetroot, Labneh and Walnut Salad recipe here.

16. Cauliflower Salad with Pine Nuts, Green Beans and Tahini Yoghurt Dressing

Cauliflower Salad
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 Find the full Cauliflower Salad recipe here.

17. Crunchy Brown Rice Salad with Roasted Almonds and Seeds

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Find the full Crunchy Brown Rice Salad recipe here.

18. Broccoli and Pancetta Salad

Broccoli and Pancetta Salad
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19. Caramelised Fennel and Cabbage Salad

Caramelised Fennel and Cabbage Salad
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Find the full Caramelised Fennel and Cabbage Salad recipe here.

Find the full Broccoli and Pancetta Salad recipe here.

20. Bacon, Corn and Avocado Salad with a Sour Cream Dressing

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Find the full Bacon, Corn and Avocado Salad recipe here.

21. Traditional Tabbouleh Salad

Traditional Tabbouleh Salad
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Find the full Traditional Tabbouleh Salad recipe here.

22. Greek Salad... with a twist

Greek Salad
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Find the full Greek Salad recipe here.

23. Honey Glazed Carrot and Radish Salad with Fetta and Walnuts

Honey Glazed Carrot and Radish Salad
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Find the full Honey Glazed Carrot and Radish Salad recipe here.

24. Chickpea Salad with Quinoa, Almonds and Goat's Cheese

Chickpea Salad with Quinoa, Almonds and Goat's Cheese
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Find the full Chickpea Salad recipe here. 

Marie Phitidis is a food blogger. You can find her website Phoodie here and follow Phoodie on Instagram for more truly delicious recipes.

P.S. Mia Freedman has a tuna theory. Yes, a tuna theory. If you regularly have tuna in your salad for lunch, listen up.

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