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 […]
So you decided to make good life choices and pack a salad for lunch, and then you dig in and discover the worst: it’s soggy. Ugh. Thankfully, there’s an easy way to avoid that tragedy altogether when you pack your salad in a mason jar. The trendy jars aren’t just cute; they’re incredibly helpful for […]
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 […]
Balsamic vinaigrette is to salad-lovers what cake must have been to Marie Antoinette. We need to have it around, preferably within reach, always and forever. The best thing about balsamic vinaigrette, besides its tangy, sweet, distinctly aged flavor, is that it is an absolute cinch to make at home. (True salad-lovers also know that store-bought […]
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 […]
Eating a salad without dressing is like eating an ice cream sundae without fudge or caramel – you just don’t do it! If your go-to dressing is store-bought or simple oil and vinegar, let these vinaigrette and creamy dressing recipes inspire you to upgrade your homemade salads.
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 […]
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 […]