About Andrew Swallow

Andrew Swallow

Andrew Swallow is the co-founder and executive chef of Mixt Greens, a salad-focused fast casual restaurant chain based in Washington, D.C. He debuted his first cookbook, Mixt Salads, in 2010.  Swallow is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and has spent more than 13 years in the restaurant industry working positions in both the front of house and back of house. @mixtsalads

A salad of butter lettuce with maytag blue cheese on a brown plate.

Butter Lettuce with Maytag Blue Cheese

Forget that wedge of iceberg beneath a glob of bottled blue cheese dressing. This lovely little salad is creamy yet sharp, rich yet acidic, classic yet blissfully unconventional.

Haricots Verts with Frisee and Bacon

Haricots Verts with Frisée and Bacon

An inventive riff on plain old greens, this inspired salad juxtaposes a sassy sherry vinaigrette with crisp green beans, tender cipollini, and—mmmm—bacon. Our kinda salad.