Having a repertoire of great salad recipes is key. This is a list of many of the best salads I've made over the years. You will see a mix of chopped salads, green salads, and grain and pasta salads. They all value fresh, whole, seasonal, plant-based ingredients. Enjoy!
Recipes for chopped salad
One of my favorite salad genres. Chopped salads usually have an intense taste, texture, and ingredients. They often have a strong dressing and are a great way to use up odds and ends in your refrigerator.
Lime and peanut coleslaw
This feather-light, mayo-free coleslaw recipe uses bubbly peanuts, cherry tomatoes, and lime vinaigrette, and goes perfectly with fajitas or whatever you're on the grill.
Spicy Rainbow Chopped Salad with peanuts
Everyone loves this gorgeous chopped rainbow salad with blood oranges, crispy shallots, peanuts and a creamy red curry dressing. Try it!
A refreshing chopped cucumber salad with peanuts, spices, roasted coconut and chillies.
A good shredded salad
A shredded salad with lots of cabbage and spring onions mixed with soy sauce, honey and coriander and a lot of roasted peanuts and celery.
Pea apple salad
The kind of hearty apple salad I love – old apples, shaved celery, and your choice of roasted nuts. The dressing is creamy and peppered with rosemary, garlic and champagne vinegar.
Recipes for green salad
The key to great salads is buying amazing lettuce leaves. Or better yet (and less expensive), grow your own if you have the space. For the best salad base, look for vibrant leaves that are not sad or withered, and pass on pre-packaged and wrapped salads.
Grilled wedge salad with spicy ranch dressing
A delicious, crispy grilled wedge salad with a spicy ranch dressing, chives and nuts. The most popular summer salad of all time.
Anna's California miso avocado salad
A California-inspired miso, avocado, and lima bean salad from A Modern Way to Eat by Anna Jones. Seasonal greens and beans are combined with an assertive, creamy miso dressing.
Genius kale salad
There is a special kale salad recipe in the Food52 Genius Recipes cookbook. A single kale salad that did the gauntlet and outperformed all others to get a piece in the spotlight.
The greenest salad
A shredded green salad with blanched broccoli, avocado, pistachios, some feta and a tarragon balsamic vinaigrette.
An ideal lunch salad
Chickpeas, celery, black olives, pepitas, avocado, blanched broccoli. Full of crispness and substance, it is a salad that can stand in a container for up to a few hours without collapsing.
Lacinato Kale and Pecorino Salad
A base of finely grated lacinato kale to which an abundance of toasted pecans, pecorino cheese, and grated Brussels sprouts are added. A strong lemon tahini dressing is used to lighten things up and take the edge off the kale.
Summer salad recipes
The summer salads are arguably the main season for salads and offer all of the magic that comes from backyard gardens and local markets. These salad recipes will help you process tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, corn and beautiful stone fruits. Many are suitable for meals and will help keep your kitchen cool in hot weather.
Grilled zucchini bread salad
A bread salad made from torn pieces of toasted multigrain bread, grilled zucchini, chickpeas and a simple ponzu dressing with garlic.
A really great coconut and corn salad
Brush a pan with butter, add corn, fresh thyme, red onions, roasted almonds and coconut and finish with a splash of lemon or lime juice …
Heirloom tomato salad
My favorite tomato salad this year – with roasted and ripe tomatoes, capers, mozzarella, almonds and chives.
Fruit salad with Thai herbs
A summer fruit salad – berries, peaches and pluots, drizzled with a citrus, lemongrass and honey dressing, garnished with roasted walnuts and lots of mint.
Easy tomato pasta salad
Top-class pasta salad – tomatoes & pasta in an A + One-Bowl menu. Whole wheat pasta, baby cabbage, basil, and the best tomatoes you can get your hands on.
Cucumber Salad by Joshua McFadden
A wrestler of a cucumber salad. The main actors: cucumbers, ice-bathed green onions, toasted walnuts, mint, rose and a yogurt dressing mixed with vinegar.
Well & # 39; amas Fattoush
A beautiful fattoush recipe and a preview of the new book by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi, Jerusalem.
Pluot summer salad
This salad is based on pluot, with toasted ginger, garlic and shallots. It's drizzled with a simple lime and soy sauce dressing and is generously sprinkled with herbs – in this case, mint, basil, and coriander.
Pasta Salad Recipes
A handful of favorite salad recipes with pasta, noodles, fresh ingredients and super strong flavors.
Sriracha rainbow noodle salad
This is a pasta salad that you will crave every day. A radiant, colorfully speckled tangle of noodles, cabbage, chopped carrots, pickled sushi ginger and an abundance of coriander, basil and spring onions.
Hazelnut chard ravioli salad
Plump ravioli with roasted hazelnuts, lemon mangold and caramelized onions are the heart of this ravioli salad recipe.
Classic macaroni salad
A fresh take on the classic macaroni salad. It hits all the notes of your favorite old-fashioned macaroni salad, but it also gives you some nutritious options for you to explore.
Be nice to your future self and simple lunch salad with noodles, edamame, vegetables, ponzu dressing, peanuts and pomelo.
Great picnic salad recipes
These are the salad recipes to turn to when you need something that can travel. The types of salads that a picnic or potluck can take.
Tempeh Taco Salad
All the things you love about a taco in salad form. Tempeh Taco Salad – Crushed tortilla chips add the crunch, black beans and crumbled tempeh coated in taco seasoning add the substance, and a strong, smoked paprika and apple cider dressing pulls it all together.
California barley peel
I made this lovely California Barley Bowl by Megan Gordon for a family brunch last week. From her inspiring new cookbook Whole Grain Mornings.
Mung yoga bowl
The kind of bowl that keeps you strong – herb-filled yogurt over a hearty bowl of mung beans and quinoa, topped off with roasted nuts and a simple paprika oil.
Garlic and Lime Salad Wraps
Not a salad per se, but a lot of my favorite salad components play a role here. Ginger-garlic tempeh rice, folded in lime salad wraps with lots of herbs, cucumber and carrots.
Herbal rice salad with peanuts
A herb-filled rice salad recipe with peanuts, roasted coconut and a hefty burst of fresh lime.
Carrots, dill and white beans salad
Warm, coin-shaped slices of fried carrots, white alubia beans and chopped dill with a spicy, sweet lemon and shallot dressing.
Bar tartine cauliflower salad
A wonderful cauliflower salad from the new Bar Tartine cookbook – a crispy, hearty mix of cauliflower, seeds, chillies, radishes, chickpeas and spring onions, coated in a garlic yogurt dressing.
Rainbow cauliflower rice bowl
Lightly cooked cauliflower is chopped and then tossed with turmeric, cumin, cayenne pepper, and a hint of ghee. Then add sliced avocado, hard-boiled eggs, toasted seeds, rainbow chard stalks, and lettuce. It's nice and tasty.
Last minute everything bagel noodle bowl
A perfect stew. Pasta, tofu and broccoli boiled in a saucepan, drained, sprinkled with splashes of olive oil and ponzu, plus a generous shower with all the bagel spices to top it off.
An extraordinary salad with an unusual coconut oil dressing
Coconut oil dressing was just one of the brilliant ideas that came to mind on the pages of Julia Sherman's new Salad For President cookbook.
A maximalist potato salad
Tender potatoes are loaded with chilies, chopped herbs, garlic, and whatever light, fresh veggies you have on hand.
Spring roll salad
Imagine a spring roll without the wrapper and you have this salad. A familiar chorus of flavors – sweet, sour, spicy, hot and nutty, all projected onto a mound of serpentine rice noodles and seasonal vegetables with peanut dressing and a sprinkle of lime.
Lazy Day peanut noodle salad
A peanut noodle salad recipe with soba noodles with green onions, tofu, peanuts and asparagus.
A simple asparagus panzanella – a quick, mustard-based buttermilk dressing accentuates good asparagus, along with crispy toasted bread slices and a hint of sesame seeds. Rub a hard-boiled egg over the top for a richer meal.
Salad with coconut beans and artichokes
The bean and artichoke salad I took out for Easter this year – pickled celery, chopped kalamata olives, and roasted walnuts, along with tender artichokes and lots of white cocagne beans that I bought at my neighborhood farmers market.
Ayocote Bean Mushroom Salad
A winter bean salad with delicious Rancho Gordo Ayocote Negro beans and fried hedgehog mushrooms.
Coconut quinoa bowl
A quirky, unique bowl of quinoa with a few secrets. And next time you're left with quinoa (another favorite grain), give it a try – coconut, garlic, almonds, kale topped with salted yogurt and avocado.
A lovely summery zucchini agrodolce – shredded zucchini, doused with a sprinkle of garlic agrodolce made from vinegar, honey and olive oil, tossed with roasted coconut and walnuts for the crispness, red onions for the bite and assertiveness, a few chopped dates and tiny greens or herbs that are threaded around.
Blue Cabbage Studio Sala Sala
A lively spring salad – butter salad, saffron almonds, blue cabbage microgreens.
Salad with shredded eggs
Mincing hard-boiled eggs on a box grater makes a light, fluffy, light-colored egg salad, and I have to say, a nice alternative to chopped, heavily-dressed versions of the classic.
A good winter salad
A simple salad made from crunchy lettuce, a garlic dressing with melted lemon butter and shaved endive, delicata squash, avocados and pepitas.
Thinly sliced avocado arranged on simple lentils, drizzled with oregano oil, roasted hazelnuts and chives.
Simply tossed coriander leaves and stalks with a simple shallot and soy sauce dressing, plus peanuts and asparagus. If you're a cilantro fan at all, this is what you have to try.
Buttermilk and Asparagus Salad
Easy side – asparagus with a garlic buttermilk dressing, cheeky radish sprouts, lots of fresh coriander, and a handful of cooked posole.
Moroccan carrot and chickpea salad
A beauty of a carrot salad – tricked with chickpeas, dried pluot pieces, almond flakes and a toasted cumin dressing.
Favorite Salad Booster & Dressings
An extraordinary ginger and carrot dressing
Blender dressings are great, in part because they're quick. Put everything in one container, puree and you're done. This one is great – carrots, turmeric, coconut milk, shallots, and ginger combine to create a dressing that's perfect for everything from green salads to grain salads.
Five-minute avocado dressing with herbs and spinach
If you love a good avocado dressing, this is a must to try. It smells of fresh herbs, seasoned with miso and enriched with spinach.
I often carry a small vial of this seasoned kale nori medley in my purse and refill it every few days. Nutritious and tasty, use it as a healthy condiment for salads, vegetables, stir-fries …
Seven great mixer dressings to keep
Use these dressings on salads, cereal bowls, spring rolls, spread them on sandwiches and spoon them on tacos.
A shallot vinaigrette with rosé wine instead of vinegar.
Have fun with the salad recipes! I hope there are some here who will come to your table later this year. I have a particular preference for the Spicy Rainbow Chop Salad. And this coriander salad changed my idea of coriander. And that's the best bean salad with a tangy, sweet lemonade dressing. Don't miss the favorite salad dressings listed below and try the wedge salad below with one of them instead of the flavorful ranch!
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