This Avocado Dressing Transforms Humdrum Salad Greens Into Something Spectacular

Many home cooks tend to rely on yogurt, tahini, and mayo to add creaminess to salad dressings, but consider this fresh alternative: avocado. Though it sounds strange, blended avocado adds a hefty body (and yet neutral flavor) to just about anything you throw in your blender – from salad dressing to ice “cream” to green […]

A Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Sesame-Ginger Soba Noodle Salad

Say hello to my go-to dish for feeding a crowd: sesame-ginger soba noodle salad. Vibrantly flavored, full of crisp vegetables, and best served at room temperature, this noodle dish is perfectly tailored for potlucks and casual dinner parties, and will even shine as leftovers the next day (provided there’s some left). The best part: the […]

How to Pack a Perfect Mason Jar Salad

Packing a to-go salad in a mason jar seems like a great idea – it’s an easy way to transport a vibrant, veggie-heavy meal without worries of dressing leaking into your bag – but if improperly assembled, it may end up underdressed, soggy, or less than fresh. Don’t let that happen to you! Instead, follow […]

Look Forward to Lunch! Chicken Caesar Kale Salad in a Jar

While a simple caesar salad is deliciously traditional, sometimes our favorite recipes could use a little makeover. Don’t worry, we wouldn’t dare change the robust flavor of the dressing – it’s the base of this salad that’s getting an upgrade. Bye-bye romaine and hello kale, cucumber, and avocado. The kale marinates overnight, yielding tender, hearty […]

More Than 40 Salads For Those Who Feel Meh About Lettuce

Salad recipes don’t begin and end with a head of lettuce or a bag of mixed greens. While they have their time and place, it’s easy to get bored with these delicate (in both flavor and texture) greens. Instead, make one of these exciting recipes starring everything from cruciferous vegetables like kale, broccoli, and brussels […]