Jim LoveIt takes a lot of imagination to make a salad interesting these days. Gone are the days when "rocket" was an "exotic" green and the only thing you would use kale for was lining the bottom of platters of shell-on shrimp and crab legs at the raw bar.
But more interesting isn't always better; think of all the salads that just had too many ingredients and too much going on. Were they interesting? Sure. Were they enjoyable eating experiences? Probably not.
That's why this week, we're considering the salad. Carefully. With respect, love, and attention. All of the recipes featured here can be made at home for about $27 or less, excluding the cost of small amounts of basic ingredients such as butter, oil, flour, sugar, salt, pepper, and other dried herbs and spices.
Arugula Salad with Radishes and Grilled Swordfish
This is a celebration of all things spring: spicy wild arugula, crisp radishes, and the return of grilling…
- Will Budiaman
Herb and Coleslaw Salad
This salad recipe is fast, fresh, and full of crunch and flavor, without being full of calories…
- Tyler Sullivan
Click here to see the Herb and Coleslaw Salad Recipe.
Fennel Salad with Red Onion, Parsley, and Lemon
This simple salad is a great change of pace from a traditional greens salad, and it pairs wonderfully with chicken or fish…
- Dan Myers
Spinach and Steak Salad with Ginger Dressing
For a quick and easy salad with an Asian twist, toss a hanger steak in a container with soy sauce overnight, drain, pat it dry, grill, and slice thinly to elevate a ginger-dressed salad to a hearty, satisfying meal…
- Arthur Bovino
Shaved Asparagus Salad
Nothing says spring like raw, shaved asparagus. Dress it up with a bit of lemon juice, almonds, and olive oil for a simple dish…
- Jessica Chou
Click here to see the Shaved Asparagus Salad Recipe.
- Will Budiaman, The Daily Meal
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