Salads loaded with color, spices, and best of all flavor are natural to the Mediterranean way of eating. Lettuce, however, is rarely the star of the show. Expand your idea of what a salad can be with dishes like Balela made with fresh herbs, chickpeas, tomatoes and olives. Or try a Roasted Asparagus Salad on for size. For something sturdy and robust whip up a Mediterranean Vegetable Salad with Barley. Enjoy these salad recipes as a side dish or as the main event.