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What are your favorite (green) salads?

I have resolved to go on a bit of a salad kick, and would like suggestions. I looked through the results of a search for "salads" on this website, and found some good ideas, but most of the highest rated results were noodle, potato, or grain salads, rather than green ones, which is what I had in mind. What are your favorite (vegetable heavy) salad recipes? I'm vegetarian, so steak salad recipes need not apply, but am otherwise flexible. :) I am especially interested in salads that can be made even when it is not late summer. So far my favorites are the green salad with hard boiled eggs from Marco Canora's A Good Food Day and the greens salad with chickpeas and a mustard vinaigrette from America's Test Kitchen's Complete Vegetarian Cookbook.

asked by macfadden over 1 year ago

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Susan W

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added over 1 year ago

I love this one. I sort of burned out on it by eating too many. It's been a while though, so I'm glad you asked this question.
http://www.eatingbirdfood...

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added over 1 year ago

If you accept vegetarian but not predominately green, my classics are

Caprese salad: Tomato, mozzarella, basil
Greek salad: feta, tomato, cucumbers and olives.

Dressing just a good virgin olive oil and salt

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Kristen W.

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added over 1 year ago

Well this one doesn't fall into the green category either, but it's vegetarian and looks lovely and I'm making it with my beautiful farm box asparagus and potatoes tomorrow: http://smittenkitchen.com...

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added over 1 year ago

First of all, bump up your greens....add leafy herbs (dill, basil, parsley, cilantro). Use your pantry.....red or black beans with a lime cumin vinaigrette (add avocado, corn, tomato) or garbanzo or canellini beans (add marinated artichoke hearts, capers, olives) with a parmesan balsamic vinaigrette (perhaps some fresh mozzarella and a few chunks of ciabatta to soak up all the great juice). Combine the beans with a bit of the right cheese.....also a modern day waldorf.......raisins, sliced apple, walnuts, with spinach greens in a honey, apple cider vinegar, yoghurt dressing...

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added over 1 year ago

This one never fails:https://food52.com/recipes...

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added over 1 year ago

My favourites are the following:

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(not green but fantastic nonetheless) http://smittenkitchen.com...

I also suggesting picking up a few Ottolenghi cookbooks and riffing on his herb heavy green salads according to your own taste.

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luvcookbooks

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added over 1 year ago

I like chopped green salad. There is one in my recipes, but roughly speaking, finely chopped leaves of a sturdy green like romaine, a little chopped cabbage, carrots chopped up in very small pieces (still w a slight crunch, not quite grated), diced pieces of celery and chopped celery leaves, a bit of apple chopped very small, a handful of crumbled feta and a handful of seeds or nuts (I like chopped toasted walnuts). A lemony oil and lemon dressing with a tiny bit of mustard and plenty of salt and pepper.
I also like a salad of whole arugula leaves with some shaved Parmesan and a lemony dressing.

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Kristen W.

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added over 1 year ago

Luvxookbooks, that chopped salad sounds so good I think I'm going to make it tomorrow - I think I've got everything but the feta on hand. :)

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luvcookbooks

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added over 1 year ago

So pleased! Hope you like it.

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BerryBaby

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added over 1 year ago

Salads are my crave food! I have one every day. This time of year I plant a 'salad bowl' on the patio and have the pleasure of picking fresh greens that I grow. Nothing better! Going to try and post a photo....let's see if this works.

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ktr
added over 1 year ago

To me the thing that really changes a salad up is the dressing. I eat a fair amount of salad and while a simple balsamic is my favorite, I often change it up and make honey mustard or caesar or whatever else sounds good to me at the time. You can change a salad dressing up by simply changing the type of vinegar or oil as well.

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added over 1 year ago

I have been doing the massaged kale thing lately with lemon and olive oil and adding chopped sweet peas, chopped fresh asparagus, and herbs I have laying around…mint, cilantro, parsley, and really any other choppable (?) green there is. Fantastic, fresh, and easy.

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added over 1 year ago

I love bok choy salad

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