Salads

A plate of warm arugula salad -- caramelized red onions, arugula, shaved Parmesan, and toasted pine nuts with a balsamic drizzle.

Warm Arugula Salad

Caramelized red onions. Pancetta. Pine nuts. A dribble of balsamic vinegar. Peppery arugula. Convinced yet?

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A small jar of Thai-inspired peanut dressing next to a bowl and jar of chicken salad.

Thai-Inspired Peanut Dressing

Perfect with all manner of salads, skewers, veggies, noodles, and more, this savory dressing doubles as a sauce. And a godsend on busy weekdays.

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Two halves of a tuna salad sandwich stacked on top of each other with some sliced pickles on the side on a white oval plate.

Tuna Salad Sandwich

Tuna fish sandwiches can be made with so many variations that there’s a version for everyone. Hank Shaw walks you through a few of his faves.

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Two white plates of frisée with bacon and egg, croutons, and a dressing, glasses and fork and knife nearby

Frisée With Bacon and Egg

Take a cue from Paris bistros and make this a menu staple. Bitter greens. Classic vinaigrette. Homemade croutons. Crisped bacon. Hard-boiled eggs. Simple yet superbly satiating.

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A ceramic bowl filled with silken tofu with soy-sauced tomatoes and scallion and basil leaves to garnish.

Silken Tofu With Soy-Sauced Tomatoes

A quick summer salad, filled with juicy tomatoes and silken tofu, brings a beguiling contrast of textures and temperatures. Perfect for lazy days and healthy appetites.

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A plastic bowl of creamy Italian salad dressing on a white and grey marble surface.

Creamy Italian Salad Dressing

Iceberg lettuce gets a serious upgrade with this creamy vinaigrette, a handful of herbs and red wine vinegar. Not only iceberg lettuce, you’ll slather it on everything.

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Shrimp salad garnished with dill in a cardboard takeout container.

Shrimp Salad from Ina Garten

Creamy but not gloppy, light but not abstemious, this shrimp salad is gonna rock your world. And your cocktail party. And your lunch work rotation.

A bowl of purslane salad topped with yogurt and oil and a lemon wedge on the side, with a bowl of marinated tomatoes beside it.

Purslane Salad

A simple and cooling salad made with an increasingly trendy spring green that’s capturing the attention of home gardeners and restaurant chefs across the country.

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A small white bowl filled with chicken-pea shoot salad.

Chicken-Pea Shoot Salad

An ardent pea shoot aficionado divulges her favorite bling come spring–a simple, sprightly salad that flaunts the sweeter side of these cute, curly shoots.

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A blue bowl filled with buttermilk ranch dressing with a spoon resting in it.

Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Creamy, cool, herby, and tangy, this homemade ranch dressing is unspeakably better than the stuff in a bottle or (shudder) envelope. Slather, drizzle, dunk, and dip away.

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