No shade to iceberg lettuce, but most of us don’t salivate over our desk salads. Raw vegetables aren’t quite as seductive as, say, French fries. But in their defense, salads are low-lift, they don’t require that we spend our Sundays engaged in that thing called “meal prep,” and they’re vegetable-heavy, which the internet tells us is good for us.
That said, on occasion, we’d like for our lettuce-based lunches to come with a little more pizzazz. So, we’ve gone ahead and come up with five different ways to bring your salads to life without totally overturning your lunch routine. It’s like the culinary form of bedazzling. Ahead, see what inspires you — then go get stoked to pack tomorrow’s lunch.