Chunky, Unusual Summer Salads

Next to a hearty grilled cheeseburger or steak, leafy green salads can feel too dainty, and grain salads can seem too filling. So the CHOW Test Kitchen developed five summer side salads that are fresh, chunky, and unique. These salad recipes are cheese- and meat-free, don't contain any lettuce that'll wilt and get soggy in the heat, and are sure to stand out at any barbecue or picnic thanks to their unexpected combinations of fruit, vegetables, and dressings.

Bok Choy and Pineapple Salad with Peanut DressingBok Choy and Pineapple Salad with Peanut Dressing

Tomato, Tomatillo, and Corn Salad with Avocado DressingTomato, Tomatillo, and Corn Salad with Avocado Dressing

Radish and Wax Bean Salad with Crème Fraîche DressingRadish and Wax Bean Salad with Crème Fraîche Dressing

Kale-Apple Coleslaw with Poppy Seed DressingKale-Apple Coleslaw with Poppy Seed Dressing

Moroccan Zucchini, Grape, and Bell Pepper SaladMoroccan Zucchini, Grape, and Bell Pepper Salad