Salad break

Balance holiday feasting with refreshing greens
JERRY ANNE DI VECCHIO

My job as a food editor includes tasting many dishes ― often hourly in our test kitchen. When I'm seriously exploring restaurants on the road, I usually visit five or six a day, sampling my way through each menu. Sure, it's fun, but it's also mighty filling. During some dense dining on a recent whirlwind tour of Seattle eateries, I came across this salad at the Palisade restaurant at the Elliott Bay Marina and was struck by how it refreshed my weary palate. The sweet, smoky combination would be just the thing for a simple supper to break up end-of-the-year holiday excesses.