The Complete Salad Cookbook: A Fresh Guide to 200+ Vibrant Dishes Using Greens, Vegetables, Grains, Proteins, and More by America's Test Kitchen

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  • Crispy and creamy kale salad

    • MollyB on August 10, 2021

      Overall this seemed like more work that it was worth, though it was a very good salad. We had it alongside some pan-fried Halloumi and the flavors worked well together. What I liked the most was the slow-roasted seasoned kale chips. That's the one part I'd probably make again, as they'd be a good garnish on other salads or grain bowls.

    • klrclark on May 26, 2022

      Though it is a lot of work. My extended family actually begs me to make this for every get together. The first time I made this three of the twenty five people there ate it all and left none for anyone else. They apologized by saying it was so good I couldn't help myself. I would agree the slow roasted seasoned kale chips are really the best part of it.

  • Pasta salad with asparagus and smoked mozzarella

    • Lottabooks on April 23, 2023

      Who knew that pasta boxes are shrinking and are no longer the standard pound?! I doubled the recipe for a get together but used only about 13 oz. whole wheat penne, which was a good amount for this dish. Very nice pasta salad that holds well in the refrigerator. I used smoked mozzarella (recipe calls for smoked mozzarella or smoked gouda), and basil. Also used Cabernet red wine vinegar. Great dish for fresh asparagus.

  • Arugula, roasted red pepper, and white bean salad

    • hbakke on July 06, 2021

      This was a nice, simple salad. I roasted a mix of peppers instead of using jarred roasted red peppers. I would make this again for a vegetarian lunch or light dinner.

  • Mexican street corn salad with shrimp

    • jay.moe on August 15, 2022

      Grilling the corn outside gave it a charred, smoky flavor with minimal cleanup. Although I added a little extra sour cream to balance out the lime, it was a tasty dressing. Next time I would add some chili powder and garlic to the sautéed shrimp. Easy and delicious summer meal.

  • Citrus salad with watercress, dried cranberries, and pecans

    • jay.moe on June 12, 2022

      Since watercress wasn't available, spinach was a good substitute. Omitted the shallot and grapefruit since a family member doesn't care for those ingredients. Would make a good summer meal with added shrimp or chicken.

  • Foolproof vinaigrette

    • BadSuzanna on February 11, 2022

      Perfect. Also includes EVOO, salt, Dijon.

  • Charred cabbage salad with torn tofu and plantain chips

    • Acarroll on November 08, 2023

      I was excited for this recipe but it didn't deliver. Red curry and ginger were overpowering.

  • Broccoli salad with creamy avocado dressing

    • Liz_Young on February 15, 2024

      This was really good, but more work than I expected. Makes 3 large lunch servings. I used chives (instead of tarragon), omitted the shallot, and did not toast the almonds.

  • Oregano-black olive vinaigrette

    • Liz_Young on December 18, 2023

      Should be Oregano-Black Olive Vinaigrette

  • Creamy avocado dressing

    • Liz_Young on February 15, 2024

      This is amazing! Next time I would try reducing the lemon juice a bit.

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  • ISBN 10 1948703572
  • ISBN 13 9781948703574
  • Published Apr 27 2021
  • Format eBook
  • Page Count 424
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher America's Test Kitchen

Publishers Text

Discover your inner salad genie and rethink your idea of salad with this creative cookbook. With over 230 recipes, ingredient information, and tips, this is the only cookbook you'll ever need to make innovative, stunning, and satisfying salads.

What does a salad have the potential to be? An exciting and inviting mix of color, crunch, and flavor: Peaches over silken burrata; a hint of oil spiced with curry leaves on crunchy carrots flavored with lime and cilantro; Southwest Beef Salad with Cornbread Croutons. Explore the creative possibilities of main-dish and side salads, learn how to build and layer unique flavor combinations and embrace a wide range of ingredients from barley, octopus, and miso to more familiar salad greens, vegetables, and fruits. Our dishes will be the star of the table whether eaten by themselves or as part of a larger meal.

Our recipes feature simple but surprising leafy salads like Pea Green Salad with Warm Apricot-Pistachio Vinaigrette and more filling salads incorporating vegetables and proteins, such as Steak and Sweet Potato Salad with Chili-Lime Dressing. There are international offerings like Crispy Thai Eggplant Salad, and riffs on classics: Give Caesar salad a twist by throwing the romaine on the grill for smoky char, or update your pasta salad with One-Pot Pasta Salad with Chicken (and tomatoes, olives, pepperoncini, green beans, arugula, feta).

The book is dotted with information about unexpected salad ingredients like za'atar, dates, and persimmons. You'll also acquire ideas and inspiration to assemble your own dishes, with tips on mixing and matching greens with raw or cooked vegetables, nuts, fruits, and cheese. The Salad Bar chapter equips you with an assortment of dressings and toppings. This is the cookbook you pull out when you want inspiration for dinner, a feast for the eyes, and some salad for thought in the kitchen.

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