A different sort of pasta salad, with a sweet-salty dressing made from soy sauce and citrus juices. A sure fix to the hot summertime doldrums.
A hodge-podge of some of my very favorite things: sweet, vibrant early-summer strawberries and sugar snap peas; salty marinated tofu; fluffy, chewy quinoa. Definitely more than the sum of its parts.
A meal-sized spring salad topped with tender marinated chicken and dressed with a chicken-infused vinaigrette, because why go halfway?
This hearty grain salad has been a favorite in my house for years. The brown rice gives it a hefty backbone, while the kale and raisins round out the flavor. The dressing is the star, though: a little salty, a little sweet, a little pungent, and entirely delicious.
I made this because I got tired of reading overwrought recipes for a dish that, really, couldn’t be simpler. No finicky knives, no ridiculous mashing, just pure unadulterated avocado.
This simple salad displays the best of French summer cooking: sweet, ripe tomatoes rounded out by gentle onion flavors, lightly salted, all tied together by a soft, barely-sweet vinegar dressing.
This recipe would be delicious any time of year, under any weather conditions: let’s just be clear on that. But especially in the late days of summer (when the thought of heating up your kitchen is just excruciating) cool, filling salads are a godsend. And when they’re as flavorful as this one — shrimp! basil! tomatoes! it’s almost a caricature of summer! — it’s no sacrifice at all.
Not only is this a rock-solid coleslaw recipe, but the blog post portion is a testament to my fervent coleslaw mania. I might have gone a little overboard, but I think coleslaw’s worth it.
This chicken makes a great main dish, but I love it most as an addition to salads, grain bowls, and all manner of brown bag lunches: its bright, rich flavor complements all sorts of dishes.
It’s spring! It’s time to eat peas, and this salad is one of my favorite ways. With its fresh sweet peas, mild spicy zing, and room temperature appeal, it makes a great potluck dish.