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Thumb_13649_Lobster Cobb Salad

Thumb_13649_Lobster Cobb Salad

The original cobb salad was invented in 1937 at Hollywood’s famous celebrity hangout, the Brown Derby. The salad was made with chicken, but Laurent Tourondel likes to use lobster instead. Read more about this recipe at the Washington Post.

Thumb_19687_Romaine And Escarole Salad With Hot Bacon Dressing

Thumb_19687_Romaine And Escarole Salad With Hot Bacon Dressing

Use leftover bacon dressing to make coquilles Saint-Jacques aux noix. This recipe is part of Andrew Schloss's Sunday Dinners.

Thumb_9658_California Caesar Salad

Thumb_9658_California Caesar Salad

This is an adaptation of Suzanne Martinson's California Caesar Salad recipe that appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, in 2002. Martinson says the keys to making it are using the inner parts of the romaine only, chilling the lettuce until it's crisp, and using lightly toasted sourdough bread.

Thumb_9492_Caesar Salad With Toasted Croutons

Thumb_9492_Caesar Salad With Toasted Croutons

So much is made of Caesar dressing that we forget about what it dresses. The combination of crisp, cold romaine, crunchy garlic croutons and rich, umami parmesan shavings is a delicious enough base for just about any good dressing.

Thumb_6668_Hearts Of Romaine Salad With Lemon-Parsley Vinaigrette

Thumb_6668_Hearts Of Romaine Salad With Lemon-Parsley Vinaigrette

Romaine is great for salads because it is so crunchy and juicy at the same time, and still has a bright green flavor.  We dress it up with a simple lemon vinaigrette, which would really work on any salad.

Thumb_11560_Herbed Tuna Salad With Feta And Pine Nuts

Thumb_11560_Herbed Tuna Salad With Feta And Pine Nuts

This tuna salad would be good on bread or in a pita but I’ve discovered that my favorite way to eat this is to scoop it right onto a piece of lettuce, pick it up, and eat it by hand. This came from Nicole of Pinch My Salt and was the featured recipe for Root Source: Chives.

Thumb_12066_Skirt Steak Tacos With Radishes, Romaine, Cotija And Lime

Thumb_12066_Skirt Steak Tacos With Radishes, Romaine, Cotija And Lime

The balance between the richness of the beef and cheese and the crispy romaine and radishes make these tacos refreshing and fulfilling at the same time. If you can't find cotija cheese, substitute another salty, crumbly cheese like quesco fresco or feta.

Thumb_13043_Charred Chicken Salad

Thumb_13043_Charred Chicken Salad

Smoky barbecued chicken makes a base for this delicious warm salad. You could also use a store-bought rotisserie chicken or, really, any leftover chicken. This recipe is part of Andrew Schloss's Sunday Dinners.

Thumb_7486_Romaine And Mint Salad With Lemon Vinaigrette

Thumb_7486_Romaine And Mint Salad With Lemon Vinaigrette

Doesn't this recipe sound good? It is. If you'd like some ideas about what to eat with it, click on the "goes with..." tab to the left. For the lowdown on ingredients, techniques and tools, click on "related tips."

Thumb_7498_Romaine, Radish And Mint Salad With Lemon Vinaigrette

Thumb_7498_Romaine, Radish And Mint Salad With Lemon Vinaigrette

Doesn't this recipe sound good? It is. If you'd like some ideas about what to eat with it, click on the "goes with..." tab to the left. For the lowdown on ingredients, techniques and tools, click on "related tips."

Thumb_20603_Eggless Caesar Salad

Thumb_20603_Eggless Caesar Salad

Use leftover dressing to make broiled shrimp romano and as a sauce for cold roast beef. This recipe is part of Andrew Schloss's Sunday Dinners.

Thumb_12073_Skirt Steak Wrap With Radishes, Romaine And Cotija

Thumb_12073_Skirt Steak Wrap With Radishes, Romaine And Cotija

The balance between the richness of the beef and cheese and the crispy romaine and radishes make these wraps refreshing and fulfilling at the same time. If you can't find cotija cheese, substitute another salty, crumbly cheese like quesco fresco or feta.


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