15 Salad Recipes For People Who Hate Lettuce

Lettuce is not an essential part of a great salad. Here's all the proof you need.

06/10/2016 06:00 am ET

Some folks just don't like lettuce. We get it. Sometimes leafy greens are wilty and wrong, and taste bland in comparison to all the good stuff also found in a salad bowl. In those cases, lettuce is just an annoying obstacle. It feels superfluous.

To all you lettuce haters out there, we've got great news: Just because you're not a fan of leafy greens doesn't mean you can't partake in -- and love -- a good salad. There are many great salad recipes out there that don't need those leafy greens, and we have 15 of them for you below.

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