Salads

Spinach and Strawberry Salad Recipe

"My family loves this all year round if we can find strawberries. Even the grandchildren love this salad. Quick and easy." Ingredients Adjust US Metric 2 bunches spinach, rinsed and torn into bite-size pieces 4 cups sliced strawberries 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1/4 cup white wine vinegar 1/2 cup white sugar 1/4 teaspoon paprika 2 […]

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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 […]