No need to be alarmed about all the garlic; the OJ and soy sauce mellow it out.
Recipe: Garlicky Steak Salad with Chickpeas and Artichokes
This reinvented version of Salade Niçoise uses wild Western salmon instead of tuna and anchovies, and adds watercress—because
we love greens.
Recipe: Poached Salmon Niçoise
For a warm salad, have the greens prepped and ready to dress when the hot chicken comes out of the oven. Using two kinds of
paprika makes the dressing a little smoky and a little sweet.
Recipe: Spanish-Style Chicken Salad
The mix of chicory greens creates layers of textures and flavors from mild to somewhat bitter. It’s a great combo with the
sweet shrimp and big hit of lemon.
Recipe: Shrimp and White Bean Salad with Lemon Dressing
A touch of honey in the dressing brings out the roasted vegetables’ natural sweetness, and their meaty texture satisfies even
the carnivores at the table. For an extra layer of flavor, serve the salad with shaved parmesan or asiago cheese.
Recipe: Roasted Vegetable Salad with Honey Dressing
One of the tastiest parts of this upgraded chicken salad are the young carrots. If you can't find young carrots, cut regular
ones into 1/2-in. sticks instead.
Recipe: Champagne Chicken Salad
Robust, briny, and herbaceous, Italian-style salsa verde works beautifully as both a marinade and a table sauce.
Recipe: Beef, Broccolini, and Bread Salad with Salsa Verde
Crumble crunchy won tons into this twist on a traditional salmon salad for a crisp texture.
Recipe: Salmon Sesame Salad
Slicing the carrots is fastest on a classic French- or Japanese-style mandoline, but you can also use a vegetable peeler.
Recipe: Rainbow Carrot, Pea Shoot, and Chicken Salad
Using both fresh and smoked jalapeños (chipotles) gives this version of chimichurri, the Argentinean steak sauce, lots of
flavor without being wildly spicy.
Recipe: Grilled Steak and Vegetable Salad with Chipotle Chimichurri Dressing
Marinate albacore tuna in honey and Dijon and quickly sear it on the grill. Serve with mixed baby greens, thinly sliced sweet
onion, oranges, sliced avocado, and a fresh lime dressing.
Recipe: Grilled Albacore Citrus Salad
Crunchy green papaya is usually the main ingredient in this type of Thai salad, but it can be hard to find.
Surprisingly, jicama—a crisp, beige-skinned root—makes a great stand-in. Find it at well-stocked grocery stores and Latino markets. To serve as a main course, increase shrimp to 1 lb.
Recipe: Thai-syle Jicama Salad
Dandelion greens give a bright, appealingly bitter edge to the rich chicken and the sweet beets.
Recipe: Chicken Salad with Roasted Beets and Dandelion Greens
To add even more delicious flavor to this salad, try eating the young leaves from your radishes instead of composting them.
Recipe: Grilled Beef and Spring Onion Salad
This lighter version of Russian Salade Olivier replaces much of the mayonnaise used in the original with yogurt.
You can steam the vegetables and make the dressing ahead, but serve the dressed salad right away.
Recipe: Baby Vegetable Salad with Cornichons
Succulent shrimp, sweet mango, and creamy avocado makes a delicious meal in a bowl. Minced chiles gives the lime dressing
the perfect kick.
Recipe: Mango Avocado Shrimp Salad
This dish has all the great flavor of the original and is packed with garden-fresh ingredients.
Recipe: Best-Ever Chicken Salad
This chicken salad gets its wow factor from a dressing spiked with harissa, a Tunisian chile sauce. Cool yogurt balances the
Recipe: Grilled Chicken on Greens with Creamy Harissa Dressing
Leftover sliced beef makes this salad easy to whip up. We love its distinctive fresh herbs and crunchy peanuts.
Recipe: Thai Beef Salad
Top a beautiful bowl of local salad greens with a perfectly fried egg, crisp slivers of leeks, and a fresh-thyme vinaigrette.
Recipe: Eggs and Greens
Celebrate summer with a hearty dinner of vine-ripened tomatoes topped with a savory mix of tuna, cannellini beans, green onions,
and a lemony dressing.
Recipe: Tomato "Bruschetta" with Tuna and Cannellini Salad
Fresh mint, basil, dill, parsley, and cilantro make a delicious counterpoint to crunchy fried calamari.
Recipe: Vietnamese Calamari Herb Salad
Endive adds crunch to this delicious mix of creamy gorgonzola, avocado, and salty crumbled bacon.
Recipe: Endive Salad with Bacon, Gorgonzola, and Avocado
We've updated the classic steak salad with a sweet and salty dressing of soy sauce, black beans, sherry, ginger, vinegar,
and brown sugar.
Recipe: Hot Flank Steak Salad with Chinese Black Bean Dressing
Pasta salad goes main-dish with the addition of succulent shrimp, baby spinach, mint, onion, and a light and lemony yogurt
Recipe: Shrimp, Lemon, and Spinach Whole-grain Pasta Salad
Toss together shredded chicken with orzo pasta, sweet corn, chopped red onion, and basil. Add a ricotta-lemon dressing. Dinner's
Recipe: Chicken, Corn, and Tomato Pasta Salad
Flavor and texture contrasts give this salad extra appeal: Nutty pasta mingles with crisp green beans, strewn with bits of
crunchy bacon and creamy Roquefort.
Recipe: Green Bean and Whole-grain Penne Salad
It's surprising how light and fresh this vinaigrette-dressed salad tastes, given that most of the ingredients come from the
pantry. Here it's served as an entrée, but it also works as an appetizer or sandwich filling.
Recipe: Greek Tuna Salad
Toss this hearty salad in a bit of olive oil and red-wine vinegar and you've got a light but satisfying dinner in 25 minutes.
Recipe: Chickpea Panzanella with Capers
We cut the lamb into smaller pieces so it cooks quickly and each one has some of the flavorful harissa crust.
Recipe: Harissa Lamb with Lemon Mint Chickpea Salad
Mizuna and mustard greens add bite and a healthy base to this zesty salad.
Recipe: Sesame Chinese Chicken Salad with Asian Greens
The paprika delivers great smoky flavor in this main-dish salad.
Recipe: Grilled Chicken, Corn, and Spinach Salad with Smoky Paprika Dressing
All the best flavors of the Mediterranean, tossed in a lovely salad. We prefer the chicken grilled and sliced, but if you're
pressed for time, you can easily substitute 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken from the deli.
Recipe: Grilled Chicken Pita Salad
The spicy flavor of horseradish is a nice contrast to the richness of grilled steak. Grilling whole gourmet mushrooms as an
accompaniment is a good way to keep all the cooking outside.
Recipe: Grilled Horseradish Steak with Mushroom Salad
For a great cool dinner, toss yellow tomatoes, potatoes, and squash in an herb dressing and top with flaked smoked trout.
Recipe: Smoked Trout and Veggie Salad