Bryce: I love a salad of baby spinach, chickpeas, grilled chicken, avocado, artichoke hearts, oil, and salt.
Lauren K.: I could name about 500 salads I love, but the one I miss the most is a radicchio salad with a pear-brown butter vinaigrette, candied pecans, and brie. It was from Lovely Hula Hands, a restaurant in Portland that closed many years ago.
Merrill: My favorite is a tomato salad with New Jersey beefsteaks, lots of olive oil and salt, a splash of red wine vinegar, and some freshly torn basil. It's imperative that the tomatoes hang out in the dressing for at least an hour before serving (and that the basil be added at the last minute).
Posie: Everyone should drop everything and go get the scrambled egg, pancetta, and radicchio salad at Salumeria Rosi on the Upper West Side. It's the perfect mix of salty and sweet, of warm and cold. I am in love.
Erin: Does it count if it's bread-based? Panzanella is definitely my favorite, with tons of tomatoes, lots of cucumbers in huge chunks, and entirely too much vinegar!
Stephanie: Oh, I'm so behind panzanella. Erin, we can be on a team.