Recipe Roundup: Summer Salads

shaved broccoli salad

 

Every July, farmers' markets across the country offer a stunning tapestry of fruits and vegetables seemingly designed to distract us from the month's baking heat. This week, find cool relief with simply prepared seasonal salads.

 

Shaved Broccoli Stalk Salad with Lime and Cotija

JBF Award winner Tara Duggan, the author of Root-to-Stalk Cooking: The Art of Using the Whole Vegetable, uses often-discarded-but-delicious broccoli stalks and leaves in this unconventional dish.


Fennel and Arugula Salad

To bring this lemony tangle of greens and fennel to the next level, try adding a pinch of fennel pollen or using smoked sea salt in place of regular.


Kale Salad with Pecorino and Hazelnuts

Consider this recipe a template for kale salad: feel free to substitute Parmesan, aged Gruyère, or Grana Padano for the Pecorino, and almonds or walnuts for the hazelnuts. 


Sugar Snap Pea Greek Salad with Radishes and Goat’s Milk Feta

Crisp, quickly blanched sugar snaps, fresh herbs, and toasted pita transform the traditional Greek salad.

 

Anya Hoffman is a freelance writer and a contributing editor at the James Beard Foundation. Find her on Twitter.

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