Serious Salads

When you want your vegetables to be more than just a side dish.

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Black Bean, Corn, and Red Pepper Salad with Lime Cilantro Vinaigrette

Serious Salads Jennifer Segal 2 comments

This is the ultimate summer salad, and it's perfect for entertaining. Not only is it festive and colorful, but you can make it ahead of time—in fact, you should, because it gets better and better the longer it sits. More

Black Bean, Corn, and Red Pepper Salad with Lime Cilantro Vinaigrette

Serious Eats Jennifer Segal 14 comments

This is the ultimate summer salad, and it's perfect for entertaining. Not only is it festive and colorful, but you can make it ahead of time—in fact, you should, because it gets better and better the longer it sits. More

Asian Cucumber, Celery and Avocado Salad

Serious Salads Jennifer Segal 4 comments

Cucumbers and celery, intensely flavored with garlic, ginger, and lime juice, are served on top of sliced avocado. More

Asian Cucumber, Celery, and Avocado Salad

Serious Eats Jennifer Segal 4 comments

Cucumbers and celery, intensely flavored with garlic, ginger, and lime juice, are served on top of sliced avocado. More

Serious Salads: Italian Fresh Herb Vinaigrette

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Think of this as a much, much improved version of that bottled Italian dressing sitting in your fridge door. More

Italian Fresh Herb Vinaigrette

Serious Eats Jennifer Segal 2 comments

Think of this as a much, much improved version of that bottled Italian dressing sitting in your fridge door. More

Serious Salads: Springtime Carrot, Pea, and Mint Salad

Serious Salads Jennifer Segal 2 comments

Carrots and peas are often served together hot, so why not try them together cold in this springtime salad? More

Carrot, Pea, and Mint Salad

Serious Eats Jennifer Segal 1 comment

Carrots and peas are often served together hot, so why not try them together cold in this springtime salad? More

Raw Asparagus Caesar Salad

Serious Salads Jennifer Segal 1 comment

I know it may sound strange, but crisp raw asparagus makes a wonderful salad. Here, it's chopped into bite-sized pieces and tossed with a creamy Caesar vinaigrette and freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano. More

Raw Asparagus Caesar Salad

Serious Eats Jennifer Segal 1 comment

I know it may sound strange, but crisp raw asparagus makes a wonderful salad. Here, it's chopped into bite-sized pieces and tossed with a creamy Caesar vinaigrette and freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano. More

Carrot and Chickpea Salad with Fried Almonds

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Carrots and chickpeas are tossed in a lemon vinaigrette flavored with cilantro, smoked paprika and cumin—an unusual but delicious combination. For a sweeter variation, try adding currants, honey, and cinnamon. More

Carrot and Chickpea Salad with Fried Almonds

Serious Eats Jennifer Segal 6 comments

Carrots and chickpeas are tossed in a lemon vinaigrette flavored with cilantro, smoked paprika, and cumin—an unusual but delicious combination. More

Serious Salads: Southern-Style Slaw with Pecans and Maple-Dijon Vinaigrette

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Sweet and tangy with lots of crunch, this Southern-style slaw is light and refreshing. More

Southern-Style Slaw with Pecans and Maple-Dijon Vinaigrette

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Sweet and tangy with lots of crunch, this slaw is light and refreshing. More

Serious Salads: Roasted Beets with Balsamic Glaze

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These beets are oven-roasted, which intensifies their natural sweetness, and then tossed in a tart and syrupy balsamic reduction. You can serve them as a side dish, but more often than not I just keep them in the fridge for snacking and tossing over salads. More

Roasted Beets with Balsamic Glaze

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Roasted beets tossed with a maple-balsamic glaze are perfect for snacking or tossing over salads. More

Bulgur Salad with Apricots, Radicchio, Herbs and Walnuts

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Bulgur is an ancient Middle Eastern grain made from whole wheat kernels that have been parboiled, dried and crushed (or cracked). Chewy and nutty-tasting, it's high in fiber, protein, and nutrients. More

Bulgur Salad with Apricots, Radicchio, Herbs and Walnuts

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Bulgur is an ancient Middle Eastern grain made from whole wheat kernels that have been parboiled, dried and crushed (or cracked). Chewy and nutty-tasting, it's high in fiber, protein, and nutrients. More

Serious Salads: Asian Slaw with Ginger Peanut Dressing

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This slaw is a great way to eat your colors, and it's every bit as delicious as it is healthful. More

Asian Slaw with Ginger Peanut Dressing

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This slaw is a great way to eat your colors, and it's every bit as delicious as it is healthful. More

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