Summer Salad Recipes
Celebrate the season's bounty with colorful, fresh salads.
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Grilled Romaine Salad with Blue Cheese
Alex Guarnaschelli elevates this classic steakhouse side by grilling romaine hearts whole and topping them with a Tabasco-spiked anchovy dressing and crumbled blue cheese.
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Spicy Kale Caesar Salad
Spice up a standard salad by spiking Caesar dressing with homemade hot sauce and brushing it over toasted bread cubes for a fiery set of croutons.
Snap Pea and Radish Salad
Sweet peas and tangy radishes are tossed with zesty lemon-shallot vinaigrette and salty feta cheese for a quick and flavorful salad.
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Arugula and Grape Salad
Juicy red grapes and a tangy Dijon mustard vinaigrette counter the peppery edge of arugula in this simple, crisp salad.
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Grilled Romaine with Charred Grapefruit Dressing
Sturdy chunks of romaine lettuce can stand up to the heat of the grill, taking on a smoky char that pairs wonderfully with this tart grapefruit dressing.
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Watermelon Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette
Featuring sweet watermelon, savory feta cheese and a tart pomegranate vinaigrette, this bright summer salad is complex in flavor, but it's a breeze to whip up.
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Spinach Salad with Sweet Roasted Pecans and Gorgonzola
Sweet spinach and candylike pecans are balanced by the sharpness of Gorgonzola cheese and a sherry-shallot vinaigrette.
Creamy Cobb Potato Salad
Taking its cue from the legendary salad created from leftovers in a late-night Hollywood kitchen, our potato-studded version is a star in its own right.
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Avocado Salad with Toasted Cumin Vinaigrette
Serve this salad for a light start to a summer meal. Ripe avocado adds richness atop a springy bed of arugula and cilantro, while the mellow, nutty vinaigrette offers a subtly smoky edge.
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Fresh Broccoli Salad
Alton Brown breaks out his mandoline for this salad's thin broccoli shavings, which soak up the tart vinaigrette with freshly squeezed lemon and Dijon. Toasted hazelnuts add subtle heft alongside summer's best: basil and tomatoes.
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The creamy nuttiness of avocado balances the bite of red onions in Debi Mazar's quick and easy salad.
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Massaged Kale Salad
Massaging raw kale with oil and lemon juice for two to three minutes softens the leaves and cuts their bitterness, making the superfood much easier to eat and digest.
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Peach and Blue Cheese Salad
Ripe summer peaches shouldn't be limited to dessert! Michael Symon tosses them with blue cheese and peppery arugula for a sweet-and-savory salad.
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Spinach Salad with Orange Vinaigrette
Giada De Laurentiis swaps bacon for lighter, leaner prosciutto in her spinach salad and dresses the lot with a zesty orange vinaigrette.
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Asparagus Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
Shave asparagus into thin ribbons and lightly toss with lettuce, red onions and lemon to make this simple, refreshing salad.
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