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9 Summer-Meets-Fall Salads to Make Right Now

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I’ve mentioned before that my favorite meals to make are salads. They’re so versatile and forgiving, shifting to accommodate my mood, budget, the state of my fridge. From buttery, tender lettuce and juicy stone fruit to tangy buttermilk dressing and crispy shallots, I love the variety of tastes and textures.

We're in a golden time for salad-making, my friends. Every morning when I walk to work, I see the Union Square Greenmarket with the best of both worlds: tables piled with late summer tomatoes and peaches and corn alongside pumpkins and squash patiently waiting for their time to shine. It's a special moment for vegetables, one I fully plan to take advantage of in the form of bountiful salads.

Want to join? Here are nine ways that both celebrate summer and make us excited about fall:

Chris Schlesinger & John Willoughby's Grilled Sausage and Cornbread Salad
Chris Schlesinger & John Willoughby's Grilled Sausage and Cornbread Salad
Roast Squash & Chickpea Salad with Orange-Tahini Dressing
Roast Squash & Chickpea Salad with Orange-Tahini Dressing
Roasted and Raw Broccoli Salad with Creamy Miso Dressing
Roasted and Raw Broccoli Salad with Creamy Miso Dressing
Panzanella della Piazzale
Panzanella della Piazzale
Carrot, Lentil, and Feta Salad
Carrot, Lentil, and Feta Salad
Southwestern Quinoa Salad, by Way of the Pantry
Southwestern Quinoa Salad, by Way of the Pantry
Kale & Bulgur Salad with Brown Butter Apple Vinaigrette
Kale & Bulgur Salad with Brown Butter Apple Vinaigrette
Crispy Farro and Tomato Salad
Crispy Farro and Tomato Salad
Cesare Casella's Pontormo Salad with Pancetta and Egg
Cesare Casella's Pontormo Salad with Pancetta and Egg

If you're still feeling summer

What's your favorite way to celebrate in-between seasons? Share in the comments below!

Automagic Spring Menu Maker!
Automagic Spring Menu Maker!

Tags: Fall, Summer