Recipes

7 salads you can make WITHOUT using lettuce

Australia is currently facing a lettuce shortage!

Those who can find lettuce may find them for an extortionate price of above $12 for ONE lettuce!

In fact, it’s spurred global fast food giant KFC to put cabbage in its burgers instead of lettuce, while some Subway outlets are making do without the staple vegetable.

So what does this mean for our staple lunch-time salads?! Hope it not lost. You can enjoy a heap of salad recipes WITHOUT lettuce. Check out 7 of our fave ones below…

7 salads you can make WITHOUT using lettuce

7 salads you can make WITHOUT lettuce

Lentil and halloumi salad

This recipe, from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge, makes use of tinned lentils, which are high in protein and very filling.

Combined with haloumi and some simple salad ingredients they make for a very tasty lunch.

Get the recipe here.

Thai Sweet Chilli Chicken Salad

This Thai chicken salad recipe was sent in by mum Cassie who says, “I have used chicken in this salad but you can simply swap the chicken for any protein source such as tofu or fish.”

It still contains a heap of veggies – just not lettuce.

Chickpea, Spinach And Pumpkin Salad

Chickpea and Pumpkin Salad

This Chickpea, Spinach and Pumpkin Salad recipe makes it easy to get up to your recommended 5 serves of vegetables a day, but the best part is that it tastes amazing.

A great way to mix it up is to try different combinations of roasted and fresh vegetables. While it doesn’t contain lettuce, it does have spinach but you can make it without.

Roasted sweet potato, feta and freekeh salad

Roasted Sweet Potato, Feta and Freekeh Salad

This salad is such a great combination of flavours. Spiced roasted veggies, tangy feta, and the nuttiness of the ancient grain freekeh all pack a punch.

Freekeh is wheat that is harvested very young, then roasted. Popular in Middle Eastern recipes, it’s a great ingredient to add to everything from salads to soups. Again, if you can’t find spinach, you can leave it out.

Find the full recipe here.