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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

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

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

Southern-Style Slaw with Pecans and Maple-Dijon Vinaigrette

Serious Eats Jennifer Segal 1 comment

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

Asian Slaw with Ginger Peanut Dressing

Serious Eats Jennifer Segal 13 comments

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

Quinoa Salad with Watercress, Oranges, Avocado, and Almonds, with Citrus Vinaigrette

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Start the new year off right with this light and tasty quinoa salad topped with delicate greens, citrus, avocado and crunchy almonds. More

Baby Spinach Salad with Pears, Red Onions, Cranberries and Toasted Hazelnuts

Serious Eats Jennifer Segal 2 comments

Tender greens, juicy pears, crimson cranberries, and toasted hazelnuts make a festive salad to start all those special holiday meals. More

Arugula, Fennel and Orange Salad

Serious Eats Jennifer Segal 1 comment

Spicy arugula, finely sliced fennel, and juicy oranges make a simple and elegant autumn salad. More

Arugula, Apple, and Pomegranate Salad with Cider-Honey Vinaigrette

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This salad of peppery arugula, crisp apples and juicy pomegranate seeds is adapted from Raising the Salad Bar by Catherine Walthers. It's perfect for autumn, and as pretty as it is delicious! More

Zucchini Carpaccio Salad with Parmesan, Basil, and Walnuts

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Raw zucchini is beautiful and tasty when sliced carpaccio-thin and topped with olive oil, fresh lemon, Parmesan, walnuts and basil leaves. Try it as a starter, side dish or even as a light lunch. More

Chopped Greek Salad with Fresh Herbs

Serious Eats Jennifer Segal 4 comments

An authentic Greek salad with fresh chopped vegetables, herbs, feta cheese, lemon juice, and olive oil. Add chopped grilled chicken to make it a meal, and be sure to serve it with warm bread to mop up all the lemon and herb-infused olive oil at the bottom of the bowl. More

Tortellini, Chicken and Spinach Salad with Tomato-Balsamic Vinaigrette

Serious Eats Jennifer Segal 2 comments

With cheese tortellini, grilled chicken, marinated artichoke hearts and tangy sun-dried tomatoes, this salad is a meal unto itself—perfect for company for lunch or a potluck. Serve it at room temperature with the garlicky tomato-balsamic vinaigrette on the side. More

Fresh Corn Salad with Scallions and Basil

Serious Eats Jennifer Segal 1 comment

Fresh corn is a staple at every summer cookout, but cooking it fresh can leave you sweating over a hot stove while your guests kick back outside. This make-ahead salad of sweet, crisp corn scraped off the cob, mild scallions, and fresh basil in a tart white wine vinaigrette is a great alternative. More

Serious Salads: Patricia Wells's Warm Potato Salad with Capers, Scallions & Mint

Serious Eats Jennifer Segal 1 comment

This warm potato salad, adapted from one of my favorite cookbooks, Salad as a Meal: Healthy Main Dish Salads for Every Season by Patricia Wells, is a welcome change from the typical American-style potato salad loaded with mayonnaise. More

Serious Salads: Asparagus with Dijon Mustard Sauce and Chopped Hard Boiled Egg

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This springy salad of bright green asparagus spears and chopped hard boiled eggs in a creamy Dijon mustard sauce is perfect for Easter brunch. You can serve it as a first course—a welcome change from leafy greens—or side to poached salmon or honey baked ham. More

Serious Salads: Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese, Walnuts and Honey Dijon Vinaigrette

Serious Eats Jennifer Segal 2 comments

This elegant salad showcases earthy jewel-toned roasted beets, tangy goat cheese, and toasted walnuts in a sharp yet sweet honey dijon vinaigrette. More

Serious Salads: White Bean and Mint Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Serious Eats Jennifer Segal 2 comments

Amazing how a homemade vinaigrette and fresh herbs can breathe life into canned cannellini beans. Feel free to make this salad ahead of time; it gets better and better the longer it sits. More

Mesclun with Glazed Pecans, Goat Cheese and Dijon-Mustard Vinaigrette

Serious Eats Jennifer Segal Post a comment

This elegant salad is perfect for Thanksgiving. The goat cheese and pecans dress it up, and the dressing is one of those salty-sweet flavor combinations that everyone loves. More

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