Weeknight Cooking

50 of Our Most Popular, Brightest Salads

April 18, 2017

I was flabbergasted to discover that there isn't a national salad day. There is Potato Salad Day (March 8) and Caesar Salad Day (July 4, natch), but what about all the other salads that pull us through harried lunchtimes, that bring the requisite crunch and acid to our dinners, that are so mighty they warrant a whole book?

You know the ones we're talking about, because you've made them already: The 50 salad recipes that follow are the most popular in our history.

Toss these salads (with your hands, please) and celebrate like it's a national holiday:

Tell us: Which salad deserves a national day?

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