Salads

5 Chef Upgrades for Your Kale Salad

Love it or hate it, the kale salad has moved from trendy-dish-of-the-moment to here-to-stay perennial. Here are five ways chefs make kale salads even better. 1. Giada’s clever trick. TV chef (and owner of a new eponymous restaurant in Las Vegas) Giada DeLaurentiis freezes a wedge of Gorgonzola to make melt-in-the-mouth shavings for her prosciutto-and-fig […]

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Avocado Salads

Romaine and Charred Corn Salad with Avocado Dressing Smashing ripe avocado with olive oil, lemon juice, honey and garlic creates a fantastic, creamy and lightly sweet dressing for this hearty salad by Molly Chester. Use fresh corn when it’s in season for a sweet, tender crunch, and add tangy red onion for just a little bit of […]

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DIY Salad Toppings

Start with watercress and chive vinagrette (recipe below), then get creative. Chive VinaigretteMakes 1/2 cupIn a small bowl, combine 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice, 2 Tbsp. chopped chives, 1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar and 1 tsp. Dijon mustard. Gradually whisk in 1/4 cup olive oil until well blended. Season with kosher salt and pepper. Variation #1 […]

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Spring Salads

Buttermilk-Dressed Spring Greens
 Chef Eli Dahlin of Dame in Portland, Oregon, blends full-fat cottage cheese into this supereasy buttermilk dressing to add body and a luxurious creaminess. Quinoa Salad with Spring Vegetables When she’s cooking at home, The Chew co-host Carla Hall likes to prepare whole-grain salads. “They’re nutritionally awesome and really filling, plus they […]

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Acorn Squash and Escarole Salad

Active Time: 30 MINTotal Time1 HR 15 MIN Yield: Serves : 10 This lovely knife-and-fork salad from Food & Wine’s Justin Chapple gets terrific texture from crunchy hazelnuts and pomegranate seeds, and the creamy buttermilk drizzle perfectly ties all the tasty components together.Slideshow: More Acorn Squash Recipes Ingredients 1 cup raw hazelnuts
 1 1/2 pounds acorn […]

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Spring Asparagus Salad 
with Feta

Active Time: 40 MINTotal Time1 HR 15 MIN Yield: Serves : 6 In Kent, England, asparagus is a highlight in springtime, and The Milk House gets a fresh crop every morning from a local farm. This lovely salad combines both fresh and blanched asparagus with peas, pea shoots and edamame in a creamy, bright, lemony […]

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7 Great Grilled Salads

Give your salad a boost of smoky flavor by grilling the greens—it’s super easy and mega delicious. Here are seven great ways to char your salad:  1. Grilled Endives with Serrano HamThis simple salad is all about flavor harmony, not complicated technique: the nutty acidity of the reduced sherry vinegar balances the rich salty ham and […]

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Fennel, Chicken and Potato Salad

Active Time: 20 MINTotal Time1 HR Yield: Serves : 4 to 6 Potato salad meets chicken salad in this bright, fresh-tasting dish that’s packed with fresh fennel and tarragon. Slideshow: More Potato Salad Recipes Ingredients 1 pound baby red potatoes
 Kosher salt Pepper
 1/3 cup mayonnaise
 3 tablespoons dry white wine, such as Pinot Grigio
 1 […]

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Grapefruit-Pomegranate Salad

Active Time: 20 MINTotal Time25 MIN Yield: Serves : 4 We were blown away by this ruby-hued salad from Fairfax in New York City, a stellar combination of grapefruit supremes, pomegranate, toasted hazelnuts, and fresh mint.Slideshow: More Grapefruit Recipes Ingredients 1/2 cup hazelnuts
 4 medium-size Ruby Red grapefruits
 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
 1/2 […]

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Summer slaw

Preparation time: 20 minutes Serves:6-8 as a side Ingredients ½ small white cabbage½ small celeriac2 small red onions, finely sliced3 carrots, peeled and coarsely grated100g radishes, quartered100g half-fat crème fraîche1 tsp wholegrain mustard1 tbsp cider vinegar1 tsp caster sugar25g pack fresh flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped Method Using a sharp knife, finely shred the cabbage, removing […]