10 Main Course Salads That Come Together in Minutes

When it's too hot to stand over the stove, make these

When it gets to be deep summer, and our kitchens aren't cooled by central air, the thought of turning on the stove or oven at all feels like too much to bear. Which is why we're all about the main course salad: the one-pot meal of warm-weather cooking. From spinach and tofu salad to the best thing to do with hearts of palm, see all our favorite main course salad recipes below.

Cucumber and Corn Salad with Pomegranate and Poppy Seeds

Cucumber and Corn Salad with Pomegranate and Poppy Seeds
Cucumber and Corn Salad with Pomegranate and Poppy SeedsFarideh Sadeghin

Pomegranate seeds add a pop of tart juice to each bite of this buttery sautéed corn salad with crunchy cucumbers and a toasty sesame oil vinaigrette. Get the recipe for Cucumber and Corn Salad with Pomegranate and Poppy Seeds »

Tomato Salad with Green Beans and Basil

Tomato Salad with Green Beans and Basil
Tomato Salad with Green Beans and BasilMarcus Nilsson

Tearing the basil leaves for this simple salad releases their aroma while preventing the bruising that results from chopping. Get the recipe for Tomato Salad with Green Beans and Basil »

Peach and Plum Salad

Peach Plum Salad
Peach and Plum SaladMarcus Nilsson

In this salad red wine vinegar balances the sweetness of ripe fruit, while cilantro and basil add a floral note. Get the recipe for Peach and Plum Salad »

Hearts of Palm and Avocado Salad

Hearts Of Palm and Avocado Salad
Hearts of Palm and Avocado SaladFarideh Sadeghin

Canned hearts of palm have a vegetal, slightly nutty flavor similar to artichokes, and they combine perfectly with butter lettuce and avocado. Get the recipe for Hearts of Palm And Avocado Salad

Raw Celery Root Salad with Apples and Parsley

Raw Celery Root Salad with Apples and Parsley | Dan Kluger
Raw Celery Root Salad with Apples and ParsleyPaul Sirisalee | Food Styling: Eugene Jho

Crisp, raw celery root (a.k.a. celeriac) mingles with tart, julienned apples, crunchy croutons, and a tarragon-infused, mayonnaise-based dressing in this raw salad. Get the recipe for Raw Celery Root Salad with Apples and Parsley »

Spinach and Tofu Salad with Peanut–Miso Dressing

Spinach and Tofu Salad with Peanut–Miso Dressing
Spinach and Tofu Salad with Peanut-Miso DressingAndrea Fazzari

Tofu adds creaminess to this spare salad of spinach dressed with peanut butter and red miso paste. Get the recipe for Spinach and Tofu Salad with Peanut–Miso Dressing »

Tricolore Salad with Grapefruit Saba Vinaigrette

Tricolore Salad with Grapefruit Saba Vinaigrette
Tricolore Salad with Grapefruit Saba VinaigretteAndré Baranowski

Grapefruit supremes (segments of pulp separated from the membrane) and aged balsamic vinegar brighten this classic Italian salad from author Dana Bowen. Get the recipe for Tricolore Salad with Grapefruit Saba Vinaigrette »

Arugula, Radicchio, and Fennel Salad

Arugula, Radicchio, and Fennel Salad
Arugula, Radicchio, and Fennel SaladMatt Taylor-Gross

Walnuts and parmesan add richness to this crunchy salad from The Yellow Table's Anna Watson Carl. Get the recipe for Arugula, Radicchio, and Fennel Salad »

Radish and Cilantro Salad with Goat Cheese

Radish and Cilantro Salad with Goat Cheese
Radish and Cilantro Salad with Goat CheeseMatt Taylor-Gross

In this simple Japan-meets-California salad, radishes are tossed with cilantro and a fragrant rice vinegar and soy sauce vinaigrette before topped with goat cheese. Get the recipe for Radish and Cilantro Salad with Goat Cheese »

Shaved Cauliflower and Radicchio Salad

Shaved Cauliflower and Radicchio Salad
Shaved Cauliflower and Radicchio SaladJoseph De Leo

Aleppo pepper (a tangy Middle Eastern spice), raisins, and raw cauliflower marry in this simple yet unusual salad. Get the recipe for Shaved Cauliflower and Radicchio Salad »