As a side dish or main course, vegetable salads are hearty, colorful meals. Easy preparation makes these vegetable salad recipes -- whether marinated, grilled, or chopped -- not only fast but delicious.See Popular Vegetable Salad Recipes
For a filling, no-cook meal, make this bright layered summer salad. Its easy to customize this quick recipe to include your favorite in season vegetables.
It's impossible to grill tiny favas, but the sweet-starchy beans get a similar smoky flavor when they're charred quickly in a hot skillet. Jean-Georges Vongerichten tosses the charred beans with garlic, jalapeno, tarragon, and cubes of cheese for a warm salad.
Summer savory, a minty herb, complements buttery potatoes and zesty fennel.
The Oriental noodles are crunchy when you first make this cabbage salad. If you prefer softer noodles, chill the salad to give them time to absorb some of the soy-vinegar dressing.
Choose a variety of heirloom and farmstead tomatoes for this recipe. Prepare them whole, sliced, and cut in wedges to make a colorful salad.