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Prosperity Toss Salad

Tossed with a sweet-tart and salty dressing made from umeboshi, or pickled Japanese plums, each ingredient in Danielle Chang’s version of this colorful composed salad has an auspicious meaning used to commemorate the Lunar New Year. Piles of cucumbers, taro root, and carrots are cut into noodle-like ribbons to represent longevity. Radishes, pomelos, and green vegetables like cucumbers are symbols of good fortune. Chang serves it as an appetizer to raise good luck, encouraging guests to use their chopsticks and mix and toss the ingredients together. According to superstition, the higher they toss the salad, the better their luck will be in the new year.

Any-Season Caesar Salad

A robust, creamy dressing and a few minutes on the grill help to tame chicories or sturdy—even bolted—lettuces in this bright salad. Swapping mayonnaise for raw egg means this dressing stays fresh in the fridge all week.

Nora Ephron’s Vinaigrette Is My Go-To Salad Dressing

 Everyone needs a good back pocket vinaigrette, mine just happens to be from the writer of When Harry Met Sally.

Chicory Salad with Cranberry Sauce Vinaigrette

Drizzled with a tart dressing spiked with leftover cranberry sauce, this vibrant salad is a refreshing reset after a heavy Thanksgiving feast, perfect for a day-after lunch. Leftover cornbread, crumbled and crisped in bacon drippings, adds the perfect touch of balancing richness. If Castelfranco radicchio isn’t available, use any chicories or bitter greens such as endive, treviso, or frisee. “Most of us only make cranberry sauce once a year, and there’s always leftovers,” says chef Brittanny Anderson, who shared this recipe. “A vinaigrette is the perfect place to use it all up.”

Farro Salad with Roasted Root Vegetables

Crispy roasted root vegetables like parsnips and celery root add an earthy, caramelized depth to this simple grain salad made with tender, chewy farro. Resist the urge to stir the vegetables during cooking to help the them develop the most color.

These Amazing Summer Salads Are Inspired by Barbecue Sauce

Taking their cue from regional barbecue sauces, these bold dressings transform summer salads into hearty main dishes.

More Salads

Summer Tomato Salad with Jicama and Avocado

Traci des Jardins’ take on a classic, produce-forward summer salad features juicy tomatoes, crunchy cucumbers, and lightly sweet slices of jicama. The simple lime dressing gets a hit of fresh, herbal brightness from plenty of cilantro leaves.

Charred Focaccia and Steak Salad

Focaccia is the ideal crouton for a dinner salad; it’s tender yet sturdy enough to stand up to bold ingredients like the steak and Calabrian chile in this recipe.

Crunchy Cabbage Salad with Peanuts and Fish Sauce

Nick Bognar’s salad of fresh shredded cabbage is a riot of flavors and textures. The tangy, spicy dressing soaks into each bite, which is punctuated with pops of sweet crunch from the quick-candied peanuts and bursts of verdant flavor from fistfuls of herbs.