Bobby Flay's Salad Smarts
On How to Dress a Salad
"I don't like to dump the dressing on top of the greens," he says. "Instead, I pour it against the side of the bowl—using only enough to glaze the leaves—then toss."
On the Perfect Vinaigrette
Dijon mustard helps bind the oil and vinegar and gives the classic dressing a lightly spicy flavor.
Dip or Dressing?
Bobby Flay uses thick dressings like Russian dressing as a dip or on sturdy greens, like iceberg.
Bobby Flay never met a chile he didn't like. Here, he uses jalapeños in a versatile dressing that's as good on delicate greens as it is on grilled vegetables, fish or meat.
Reinvented Russian Dressing
This version of Russian dressing is tangier than the classic; made with nonfat Greek yogurt, it has just one-sixth the calories.
Citrus-Poppy Seed Vinaigrette
Bobby Flay combines lime, orange and grapefruit juices for a dressing that's great on greens or fruit, especially honeydew.
Smoky Orange Vinaigrette
This marmalade-sweetened dressing is quintessential Bobby Flay, with bold flavors that taste best with grain salads or grilled meat.
Creamy Garlic Vinaigrette
For this lower-fat tribute to creamy Caesar dressing, Bobby Flay adds sweet roasted garlic puree instead of lots of mayonnaise.