Pinto beans lend body while also adding a dose of satiating protein and fiber to this spicy soup. Adapt the toppings to your taste — we love it with tangy pickled onions (see recipe below), but they are completely optional. Avocado, cilantro, jalapeños and radishes all make great toppers as well.
Chewy farro provides toothsome texture to this meatless salad topped with feta, olives and roasted grapes.
Quinoa doesn’t have to be relegated to being a base, it can also be a topper! Here, it’s broiled until crisp then sprinkled over the salad.
Roasted chickpeas seasoned lightly with curry powder make a crunchy topper for this orange-infused salad.
Maple-roasted pears and cashews adorn this hearty kale salad with chicken and a rich buttermilk dressing.
Why bother stuffing your chicken when you can simply cook the chicken in the stuffing? In this recipe, the chicken is nestled in vegetables and chunks of whole- grain bread, for a stuffing-like mixture that’s deliciously infused with the chicken’s natural juices.